England: The Ultimate 2022 FIFA World Cup Review #14

G'day tribe. Yesterday I started off Group B with the United States. Today we continue our ultimate World Cup review with England. England is in Group B which is widely regarded as the "group of death" with all the political context behind the groups teams.

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Group A - Qatar | Ecuador | Senegal | Netherlands
Group B - United States |
Group F - Canada | Croatia | Morocco | Belgium
Group H - Ghana | Portugal | Uruguay | South Korea


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Country: England
Nickname: The Three Lions

Last World Cup Appearance: 2018 (Fourth Place)
Previous World Cup Appearances: 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

World Rank: #5
Star Players: Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Trent Alexander-Arnold


England will relish the chance to battle it out in the Anglo-Welsh derby. You get the feeling that Qatar 2022 is England's best shot to add to their 1966 World Cup triumph especially when you consider the Three Lions reached the 2018 World Cup semifinals and the Euro 2020 final.

They're actually building a winning mentality now in big tournaments and slowly getting past the mental roadblocks that destroyed them in the previous decades. The Lionesses' success at Euro 2022 will surely help to spur on the men's national team.

England’s first Group B game will be played at the Khalifa stadium and there's sure to be some ill feeling as it's where British construction worker Zac Cox fell to his death in 2017.

Against USA at the World Cup, England have never beaten them and there most recent meeting in the tournament was the 1-1 draw in 2010 famous for goalkeeper Rob Green’s huge error.

In a group also containing Iran, the English side has a wealth of talent and Gareth Southgate has done a remarkable job with the side since taking over in 2016.


World Cup Group: Group A - United States, England, Iran, Wales


Prediction: England secured progression to the World Cup, with a 10-0 win over San Marino. They're not gonna have it anywhere near as easier against the might of the US, Wales and Iran.

Gareth Southgate has a wealth of riches and won of the best and deepest squads to work with in world football. Harry Kane is at the peak of his career and is a proven tournament player up front. His the sort of players that can genuinely win the Golden Boot and bring home the World Cup trophy.

Defenders Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker are also at the peak of their careers and have big tournament experience. Then there's superstars such as Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, and Jack Grealish. When you mix world-class rising stars like Phil Foden, Buyako Saka, and Jude Bellingham you can see why England are a genuine shot.

There's a backline of riches with defensive stars Ben White, John Stones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori. There's also exceptional depth with dark horse stars like Tammy Abraham, Kalvin Phillips and Mason Mount which shows just how much depth the Three Lions have.

Gareth Southgate seems to have gotten his tactics right at international level and he has an extremely strong side to play with across the entire path. When you consider just how much depth they have, it's the sort of strength across the entire squad which will help them through a deep tournament run.

To win the tournament England needs to be near perfect for the entire tournament and not just flashes of brilliance. After a fourth place at the 2018 World Cup and a first-time finals appearance at Euro 2020, they're primed to go one better and have a genuine shot of winning it.

I think they could fall just short and end up winning third place after a heartbreaking semi-final loss. They're definitely one of the favourites however.

Third Place.


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As much as England has a talented and team buzzing with confidence, I still don't think they have what it takes to rank top3 in Qatar. Most of their players are hugely overrated and apart from maybe Kane and Sterling, they lack those intelligent players who can come up with the goods when things are not going to plan. Add the fact that Southgate is not much of an excellent tactician and I see them losing at the quarterfinal stage unless they get a favorable draw

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I think the likes of Saka, Bellingham and Foden can mature after falling just short at EURO

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The problem with those players are how they'll fit into the 3-5-2 system. I remember the last time Southgate even tried Saka out as a wing back, which limits his ability.

Apart from maybe Bellingham, I can't see how the other two can fit in comfortably in that system

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Southgate has a lot of heart to be able to list Harry Maguire in his squad, I don't understand why Marcus Rashford was not listed though.
England has a lot of talents, it might just be too overwhelming for Southgate to actually choose😅.

Harry kane is on a different level this season, I see him banging in a lot of goals at the world cup and I also expect first timer Bukayo Saka to continue his beautiful football at the world cup, best of luck to them.

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You're not wrong, it's a good problem to have with so much talent but so easy to leave home someone that could make a difference. Sane comes to mind for Germany in 2018 World Cup

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The English version is one of the favorites for me. Undoubtedly supplied by the Premier League these players are very talented, and besides that I dare to say that it is the most talented team in the World Cup. It will also be a team with a lot of young talent, and that already gave a warning in the last European Championship. Undoubtedly one of my.

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In my own opinion, I don't think England will perform well in the upcoming world cup tournament in November, they are not looking good in their last performance in the Euros. The England team needs discipline and maybe a new head coach.

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Big call it would be to sack Southgate. Wonder if a foreigner might be good? Like the ol' Sven-Goran Eriksson days

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Football is an uncertain game, it is very difficult to say what happens at any time. England is undoubtedly a good team if they can get back to their old form let's see what they can do in the upcoming World Cup.

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All is well, till things go south. Southgate is not tactically flamboyant enough to lead this team of immense talent to glory. This team has all the great players in all the positions but lacks the guidance that matters.

I mean, who subs on three teenagers in the 118th minute of the Euro Final to take penalties? WHO?

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