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England at the FIFA World Cup: what we should expect

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It will be the first time the World Cup will hold in an Arab country and the second in Asia.

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Many top nations are going to the competition, and one of them is England.

They are contenders to win the World Cup again. The team has been competing since 1950 and has played in 18 subsequent tournaments. 

The team failed to make it to the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, the 1978 competition in Argentina, and the US 1994 World Cup. Also, they failed to advance from the group stage on three occasions.  

However, England’s best moment was in the 1996 tournament when they won the Cup, which was held in England, and they also finished four places in 1990 when Italy hosted it and in 2018 when Russia hosted it. 

They have reached the quarter-final nine times and the last World Cup.

The England team will play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is scheduled in Group B alongside Iran, the United States of America, and Wales. 

The Squad

England is set for the FIFA World Cup, and Southgate has selected a group of young, experienced, and talented players.

With thirteen players set for their first World Cup, three are heading to their maiden senior major tournament: Conor Gallagher, James Madison, and Callum Wilson.

However, below is the list of the 26-man England squad for the tournament. 

  • Goalkeepers; Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale 
  • Defenders; Trent Alexnder-Arnold, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker, Ben White
  • Midfielders; Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice
  • Forwards; Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Madison, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson

Possible Lineup

Plenty of England’s fans can’t wait to see players at their top performance perform at the World Cup, but there is no easy way to line up for the team.

The squad has been released, and it’s fair to say it caused controversy. 

Southgate has watched every player as they play for their various clubs, and he knows the best line-up that suits the country. He will need to pick his line-up after whittling it down to 26 players.

However, the formation will be 3-4-3, and our possible line-up for the England team are:

  1. Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford  
  2. CB – Kyle Walker
  3. CB – John Stones
  4. CB – Harry Maguire
  5. RWB – Kieran Trippier
  6. CM – Declan Rice
  7. CM – Jude Bellingham 
  8. LWB – Luke Shaw
  9. RW – Mason Mount
  10. ST – Harry Kane
  11. LW – Raheem Sterling

England in Group B: Possible Finish

England will be playing against Iran, Wales, and the United States of America team, and looking at the three teams, England is the best in the history of the FIFA World Cup.

Apart from being one of the contenders to win the World Cup, England has won the title before, and they currently have a squad that can win it for them again. 

England will dominate the other three teams in their group, and their possible finish is that they will finish at the top of the Group table after completing the group stage fixtures as scheduled.

They will also have more goals in their group, having players like Harry Kane, who won the golden boot in the last World Cup in Russia. 

Overall Projection for the Team

England’s team will likely top the Group B stage at the World Cup, with the USA team finishing second.

Argentina has the second-best chance at 13.1 % to win the World Cup, while the England team is given a 0.7% chance of winning the whole trophy.

So, our projection for the England team is that they will reach the final quarter-final.   

Our Thoughts

The number one favourite to win the 2022 World Cup in Brazil, which recently received the number one FIFA ranking, and they have +400 odds of winning.

Still, our thoughts about the England team are that if they can play the same way, their old players won the World Cup in 1966, or they should play as a team and have a winning mentality, then can beat their odds of winning the Cup. 

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