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See portraits of the full England football squad and manager by artist Matt Small at this new exhibition that opens at Guildhall Art Gallery on 20 October.

One month before the World Cup in Qatar, This is England features the most successful national men’s team since the World Cup winners of 1966, after reaching the final of the Euro 2020 tournament.

The exhibition presents 27 portraits of the full England football squad and manager of the EURO 2020 team by artist Matt Small.

The set of paintings depict a group of players from a diverse set of backgrounds who not only made history with their sporting achievement but who collectively inspired the country through their example of teamwork and stance on equality, inclusivity and racial injustice.

See portraits of one of the most successful England teams in recent history and celebrate the diversity of what it means to be English today.

"Through their resolute and determined stance on various social issues and matters of inclusion and compassion for all, this group of players have come to represent the modern face of England, a multi-cultural land where people from all walks of life now call the country home."

Matt Small
Harry Kane with a portrait of himself
Harry Kane with his portrait Photographer credit: Eddie Keogh