Phil Foden reveals he will buy new dog and give it special name if England go on to win World Cup this year

PHIL FODEN says he will get a dog called ‘World Cup’ if England triumph in Qatar later this year – to go with the pooch he already has named ‘Carabao’.

The Manchester City ace got himself a French bulldog soon after his boyhood club won the League Cup for a third straight year in March 2020.

Asked if it was true the mutt had been christened after the energy drink who sponsor the competition, Foden said: “Yeah, it is.

“After I won it, I got a dog just after the final, so I decided to call it that. It’s not having puppies though, no chance.”

The Etihad favourite was part of the Three Lions squad who came so close to glory in the Euros last summer.

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Asked if he would consider calling another dog ‘World Cup’, he said: “If we get there and win it then yeah – definitely.”

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Before then he is aiming to add the Champions League to a medal collection that already includes three Premier Leagues,an FA Cup and four Carabao Cups – at the tender age of 21.

He said: “Obviously that’s the one we dream about, the one we want.

“We’ve won the Premier League all these times and all the cups but it would be extra special if we could – but if not I still believe we’ve been so successful in the last few years.”

Foden was stunned recently when City legend and former team-mate Sergio Aguero named him as his favourite current player.

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