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Nick Pope got news of England call up on tv

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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope learned that he has been called up in the England World Cup squad by watching Sky Sports News in Paphos.

After the end of last season, Pope was relaxing on vacation in Cyprus when he got the call from the FA that he is part of the England World Cup squad.

However, he did not believe the news until he saw the announcement on Sky Sports News in a Paphos bar.

“I was in Paphos in Cyprus,” he told Soccer AM, via Sky Sports.

“I was in disbelief obviously so I went down to a local sports bar to check it was real an hour later, as you only find out an hour before the public and everyone learn.

“So it gave me an hour to find a place with Sky Sports News!”