Curtis Davies: England snub "nail in the coffin" for World Cup dreams

The Hull City defender was left out of Roy Hodgson’s latest squad and now feels he has no chance of travelling to Brazil this summer.

Roy Hodgson has named a 30-man squad for the upcoming friendly fixture against Denmark, with some of the national selector’s decisions coming under scrutiny this week.

Gareth Barry and Tom Huddlestone have both reason to feel hard done by after being overlooked, but Curtis Davies should potentially feel the most aggrieved.

The commanding centre-half has been a lynchpin in Steve Bruce’s side this season, with many campaigning that the former Aston Villa man should be given his chance.

However, with Davies overlooked once more, he has admitted that his World Cup ambitions are as good as dead in the water.

"I feel disappointed because I knew the manager was going to name a bigger squad," the 28 year old told BBC Radio Humberside.

"I think this is the nail in the coffin of my chances of going to Brazil.

"You never know until the last minute but, for me, anyone who was going to be in consideration would have been included in this 30-man squad.

"I thought I might have been picked but football is about opinions and obviously the manager's opinion on my style is that he doesn't like it enough to put me in the squad at the moment."

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