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Harry Maguire was playing for Hull City when he joined his mates to watch England at the European Championships in 2016. Two years later, the lad nicknamed 'slab head' is scoring in the World Cup quarter-final.
England manager Gareth Southgate has put his trust in Maguire after some doubted his inclusion in the 23-man squad, but the centre-back has repaid his faith with a flurry of solid performances alongside John Stones and Kyle Walker.
It has been an incredible journey for the 25-year-old, who plays his football at Premier League side Leicester City.
Harry Maguire went to Euro 2016 with his mates and was set to be playing championship football roughy a year ago. Now he's scoring for his country in a World Cup quarter final. Football is incredible.- Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) July 7, 2018
Harry Maguire went to Euro 2016 with his mates. Now he has scored in the World Cup quarter final, not a bad two years for him! pic.twitter.com/spBBIPSnZh- Football Stands (@TheFootyStands) July 7, 2018
He was watching the Three Lions as a fan two years ago and now, he will come up against either Russia or Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Incredible.
The fact that Maguire only made his debut in February this year against Lithuania is testament to his progression in recent months.
2016 - Harry Maguire goes on a Euro 2016 bender :beers::beers::beers:- CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) June 24, 2018
2018 - Harry Maguire's bagging assists and creating chances left, right and centre for the England national team
What a lad! #NationalHero pic.twitter.com/j9QjoTlYiT
Can England go on and win the World Cup this summer? Can Maguire help them create history in Russia?
Let us know in the comments.
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