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England stars Wilson, Rice and Henderson look ripped and ready for World Cup 2022 as they hit Qatar gym for first time

CALLUM WILSON, Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson looked pumped up for the World Cup as England’s star hit the gym.

Gareth Southgate’s side’s opening group game against Iran is lees than a week away and the Three Lions took part in their first full session since arriving in Qatar last night.

Gareth Southgate and his England squad are settling into their Qatar World Cup camp
Callum Wilson was hard at it in the gym ahead of the World Cup
Midfielder Declan Rice also looked ripped and ready
Experienced ace Jordan Henderson was having a go on the weights

Pictures showed the England boss putting the players through their paces at the Al Wakrah SC Stadium – where temperatures reached 32C on Wednesday – ahead of Monday’s opening game.

But it is not only out on the pitch that his squad are getting ready to try to bring football home.

Striker Wilson plus midfielders Rice and Henderson all looked ripped and ready for action in the team gym.

Newcastle United’s Wilson was all-smiles as he enjoyed a set on the kettle bells.

The 30-year-old has not represented the Three Lions since 2019.

But just last week the Toon ace revealed that his drive and hunger – which stemmed from his childhood – kept him pushing for a seat on the plane to the Middle East.

Rice, who has taken an EMPTY suitcase to Qatar to bring home the World Cup, was also hard at it as he took part in a stretching and lifting exercise.

The confident England and West Ham ace revealed his extra bag when he joined up with Gareth Southgate’s squad at St George’s Park on Monday.


And experienced veteran Henderson, 32, also appeared to be in tip-top shape.

The Liverpool captain was decked out in shorts and vest as he lifted weights.

All three will be desperate to show Southgate that they deserve a chance to shine in Qatar as the big kick-off edges closer.

But one man who will not be ready to take on Iran is Kyle Walker after the full-back confirmed he will MISS the Three Lions’ opening game.

Southgate had already hinted the 32-year-old wouldn’t be available until later in the group stage after not featuring since October 2 due to a groin issue.

Striker Wilson will be chomping at the bit the get amongst the goals

But encouraging scenes at training suggest the Manchester City ace could be ready for the business end of the tournament.

He was seen jogging alongside his team-mates as the Three Lions trained in the Middle East climate.

England start their World Cup campaign against Iran on Monday in Group B.

Next up is a clash against Gregg Berhalter’s USA.

And then a mouthwatering clash against neighbours Wales in the final game on November 29.

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