Birmingham City whizkid James going to World Cup with Wales

Wales are taking Birmingham City whizkid Jordan James to the World Cup.

The Sun says midfielder James picked the Welsh ahead of England but missed out on Rob Page’s main party that goes to the World Cup.

However, the 18-year-old is due to travel with the senior group for experience and will be with them rather than taking a break with his Championship club.

Remarkably, James, who won two Under-20 caps for England, has never even played for Wales’ Under-21s.

He was however named in their squad to face Austria in September.

But after Joe Allen withdrew from the squad, he was promoted to the seniors.