Hart, 31, has endured a disappointing season on loan at West Ham having moved to the London Stadium last summer to enhance his chances of going to Russia.
But his misery is set to be compounded on Wednesday when Gareth Southgate names his 23-man squad for the tournament, which starts on June 14.
Southgate has decided to axe Hart, with Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope the goalkeepers set to be on the plane to the World Cup instead.
England face Nigeria at Wembley and Costa Rica at Elland Road next month in friendlies before they travel to Russia for their opener against Tunisia.
And Express Sport understands Pickford will be between the sticks when the Three Lions take on their north African opponents in Volgograd on June 18.
England follow up their showdown with Tunisia by facing central American minnows Panama in Nizhny Novgorod six days later.
And Gareth Southgate‘s men conclude their Group G fixtures by going head-to-head with Belgium in Kaliningrad on June 28.
Hart, who last played for England in last September’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at Wembley, will have to make do with watching the tournament from home.
Hart, a veteran with 75 caps, started just 19 of West Ham’s Premier League fixtures this season after losing his place to Adrian under David Moyes.
Pickford, by contrast, started every one of Everton’s Premier League games as they finished eighth under former England manager Sam Allardyce.
Southgate’s decision comes six months on from him revealing Hart remained his No 1 as he responded to claims concerning Butland from England legend Gordon Banks.
“Gordon obviously is a Stoke man so I would expect him to back Jack but we have some very good goalkeepers,” Southgate said.
“We have really good competition for places. Joe has been our number one through the qualifying campaign and has performed really well.
“We had the best defensive record in Europe. We have also come off the back of two nil-nils against Brazil and Germany so in terms of our defence and our goalkeepers they have had as good performances as anybody in Europe up to this point.
“Equally we know there is great competition for places. Three types of goalkeeper in as many ways – in terms of their experiences and styles. Plus we have the likes of Fraser Forster and Tom Heaton, who is out injured, and there are other young goalkeepers coming through.
“You are never settled as a coach. You are always looking at who is in form and we are still six months to the finals so it is great not only in goal but other position on the pitch we have got great competition.
“If we play tomorrow, I think Joe Hart would be our number one. I said that before the last game and he had a very good performance against Brazil. Equally, as I keep having to say to him, we are six months away and he has got to maintain form and make sure [of that] in the lead up to the World Cup.”
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