England's World Cup squad: Can you guess the Three Lions stars from their childhood photos?

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England’s World Cup squad will be returning to the country as heroes after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions have proven one of the surprise packages in Russia and face Croatia on Wednesday for the right to play in the final in Moscow this weekend.

The global appeal of the Premier League means even the most casual football fan could spot an England player in the street.

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But would you recognise them from years before they became household names and graced our TV screens every week?

Yahoo Sport UK has gone back through the years to see if you can recognise the squad in these classic photographs.

<p>Can you guess the England stars from their old photographs? </p>
Guess the England stars

Can you guess the England stars from their old photographs?

<p>Here’s a current Man United man in his England kit as a youngster – but who is it? </p>
Guess the England stars

Here’s a current Man United man in his England kit as a youngster – but who is it?

<p>It’s Ashley Young </p>
Guess the England stars

It’s Ashley Young

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<p>This winger has gone on to big things from humble beginnings. </p>
Guess the England stars

This winger has gone on to big things from humble beginnings.

<p>It’s Raheem Sterling </p>
Guess the England stars

It’s Raheem Sterling

<p>This lad had a spell out in Portugal – but what’s his name? </p>
Guess the England stars

This lad had a spell out in Portugal – but what’s his name?

<p>It’s Eric Dier </p>
Guess the England stars

It’s Eric Dier

<p>This boy has always been a bit of a poser! </p>
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This boy has always been a bit of a poser!

<p>It’s Dele Alli, of course! </p>
Guess the England stars

It’s Dele Alli, of course!

<p>There’s two stars to spot in this picture – who are they? </p>
Guess the England stars

There’s two stars to spot in this picture – who are they?

<p>That’s Fabien Delph and Danny Rose in their Leeds days. </p>
Guess the England stars

That’s Fabien Delph and Danny Rose in their Leeds days.

<p>Here’s one of England’s players speaking to Ryan Giggs during his time at Old Trafford. </p>
Guess the England stars

Here’s one of England’s players speaking to Ryan Giggs during his time at Old Trafford.

<p>It’s Danny Welbeck </p>
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It’s Danny Welbeck

<p>This one shouldn’t be difficult! </p>
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This one shouldn’t be difficult!

<p>That’s Jamie Vardy enjoying a win about 10 years ago. </p>
Guess the England stars

That’s Jamie Vardy enjoying a win about 10 years ago.

<p>This man has been one of the stars of this World Cup. </p>
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This man has been one of the stars of this World Cup.

<p>It’s Harry Maguire. </p>
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It’s Harry Maguire.

<p>Here’s one of the young Three Lions with some of his old Man United heroes. </p>
Guess the England stars

Here’s one of the young Three Lions with some of his old Man United heroes.

<p>That’s Jesse Lingard </p>
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That’s Jesse Lingard

<p>This defender has changed quite a bit! </p>
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This defender has changed quite a bit!

<p>It’s Chelsea’s Gary Cahill </p>
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It’s Chelsea’s Gary Cahill

<p>Here’s a current England striker pictured with David Beckham. </p>
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Here’s a current England striker pictured with David Beckham.

<p>It’s the skipper – Harry Kane! </p>
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It’s the skipper – Harry Kane!

<p>Here’s an England star pictured at a very young age. </p>
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Here’s an England star pictured at a very young age.

<p>It’s Jordan Pickford! </p>
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It’s Jordan Pickford!

<p>This young lad was a bit of a surprise call up. </p>
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This young lad was a bit of a surprise call up.

<p>That’s Nick Pope of Burnley. </p>
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That’s Nick Pope of Burnley.

<p>The big midfielder hasn’t really changed. </p>
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The big midfielder hasn’t really changed.

<p>It’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek. </p>
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It’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

<p>Here’s one of England’s lads in Blackburn Rovers kit as a young gun at Ewood Park. </p>
Guess the England stars

Here’s one of England’s lads in Blackburn Rovers kit as a young gun at Ewood Park.

<p>It’s Phil Jones, of course! </p>
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It’s Phil Jones, of course!

<p>This boy is a regular in the England side now. </p>
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This boy is a regular in the England side now.

<p>It’s Kieran Trippier! </p>
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It’s Kieran Trippier!

<p>This youngster started his career at Barnsley. </p>
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This youngster started his career at Barnsley.

<p>That’s John Stones! </p>
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That’s John Stones!

<p>This forward always had a ball at his feet as a boy! </p>
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This forward always had a ball at his feet as a boy!

<p>It’s Marcus Rashford. </p>
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It’s Marcus Rashford.

<p>The Liverpool defender is pictured here with Reds legend Jamie Carragher. </p>
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The Liverpool defender is pictured here with Reds legend Jamie Carragher.

<p>It’s Trent Alexander-Arnold </p>
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It’s Trent Alexander-Arnold

<p>This young chap looks to have a bit of a wild side. </p>
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This young chap looks to have a bit of a wild side.

<p>It’s Jordan Henderson </p>
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It’s Jordan Henderson

<p>You’ll probably got this one quite easily as we couldn’t find an older photo. </p>
Guess the England stars

You’ll probably got this one quite easily as we couldn’t find an older photo.

<p>It’s Kyle Walker – but I’m sure you knew that! </p>
Guess the England stars

It’s Kyle Walker – but I’m sure you knew that!

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