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England’s World Cup stars look unrecognisable in cute childhood photos – but can you tell who is who?

FOR these footie-mad cheeky chappies their dreams have come true – they’re going to play at the World Cup.

Some of the players named in England’s squad by manager Gareth Southgate on Thursday celebrated by posting cute throwback pics of themselves.

James Maddison began his career in Coventry City’s academy

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison showed he was England-crazy as a kid – complete with St George’s cross face paint.

The in-form star was the big late addition to the squad heading to Qatar.

There is one weekend of Premier League matches left before the squad fly out to the tournament.

Here are some of the England players when they were dreaming of World Cup glory  . . . and where their footie dreams began.

Mason Mount has came through the Chelsea Academy into their first team
Declan Rice started in the Chelsea Academy before joining West Ham
Kalvin Phillips started out with Wortley FC Juniors before joining Leeds United
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford began with Washington Envelopes, Tyne and Wear
Raheem Sterling played for Alpha & Omega FC in North West London
Kyle Walker came through the Sheffield United youth system
Harry Kane began with Ridgeway Rovers in Chingford, North London
Jude Bellingham went from the Birmingham City academy to the first team
Marcus Rashford began with Fletcher Moss Rangers FC, West Didsbury, Manchester
Phil Foden starred for the Manchester City Academy and won the Premier League for their first team
Jack Grealish started out with Highgate United FC, Solihull

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