England World Cup news: You won’t believe what Joe Hart was doing during Three Lions win over Sweden

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The Manchester City star decided to let off some steam while his teammates were out in Russia doing the business

Football may well be coming home, but Joe Hart has been there all summer long.

After spending last season on loan at West Ham United, Hart has decided to try his hand at cricket (can’t blame him after the season he had in east London).

Hart was playing for local side Shrewsbury during England’s win over Sweden

Hart was playing for local side Shrewsbury during England’s win over Sweden

The goalkeeper, who has 75 caps for his country, turned out for Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon in their Birmingham League Premier Division match against Knowle and Dorridge.

However, he had a bit of a nightmare at the crease.

The 31-year-old batted at number nine in the order for his local side, but was dismissed for just six.

However, he did show off his handling skills as he made a catch to dismiss Ethan Brookes, but it was not enough as his side lost by a wicket.

Prior to his footballing days, Hart played cricket at a decent standard and could have played for Worcestershire after spending two years in the academy!

The Manchester City star was omitted by Gareth Southgate before the Three Lions left for Russia and (no offence Joe) it’s proved to be a great decision.

While many though Jack Butland was going to be the No.1 in Russia, the performances of Jordan Pickford have meant the Stoke City star has not yet had a chance to feature at the World Cup.

He made three incredible saves during the quarter-final clash in Samara which had fans comparing him to Manchester United star David De Gea.

England won the game in Samara 2-0 thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Maguire.

They will now face either Russia or Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the Final on July 15.

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