Eleven months after being beaten twice in three minutes by Leigh Griffiths Joe Hart’s England career looks over.
At 2pm this afternoon Gareth Southgate announced his 23 man squad for the World Cup Finals in Russia with three keepers picked ahead of the 31-year-old.
Last June at Hampden Hart was the first choice England keeper but next month he’ll be watching Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope battling it out in Russia.
Hart’s career has been in a tailspin since Euro 2016 where he lost a number of soft goals before discovering that he had no future under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
New manager Southgate stuck by the on-loan Torino keeper during the opening matches of the World Cup qualifiers but the two free kicks that Griffiths scored highlighted how vulnerable the keeper had become.
A season on loan at West Ham did little for his reputation with Southgate looking to Everton, Burnley and relegated Stoke for his World Cup keeper.
After 75 caps it appears that Hart’s international career is over, the three keepers going to Russia have got a combined total of nine international appearances.