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Pope's Incredible Journey

From hiding under his bed to a place at the World Cup Finals

14 June 2018

Nick Pope has enjoyed an incredible journey from a shy youngster who was rejected by Ipswich Town to a place, via college and non-league football, in the Premier League with Burnley and now a part in the 2018 World Cup Finals.

Nick Pope won his first cap in England's final warm-up game

The Clarets’ goalkeeper made his Premier League bow only last September but earned his spot in England’s 23-man squad in Russia thanks to a run of stand-out performances to help Burnley qualify for Europe.

BBC reporter Tom Williams chatted with Nick and his family at home in East Anglia before the 26-year-old flew out with Gareth Southgate’s squad to start their World Cup campaign against Tunisia next Monday.

Catch up with the story in the video above, with thanks to BBC local news.


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