World Cup 2022 starts in November, 32 teams will compete for the main trophy in history. The England football team is going to Qatar as one of the five clear favorites for the tournament. Southgate has a young and incredibly promising team. Today we will tell you which England squad will come to the 2022 World Cup, which group they are in and what are the chances for the British to win the Fifa World Cup.
The Three Lions team is going to the seventh World Cup in a row, for the first time in the last 10-15 years forecast for the World Cup is positive for them. Made up of 90% of last European Championship finalists, the team is made up of Premier League superstars and is poised to improve on the result of the last World Cup in Russia when they lost to Belgium in the third-place match with the wooden medals.
England 2022 World Cup squad: squad and top stars
England’s strengths are squad and youthfulness. Southgate’s squad is one of the youngest in terms of average age, with top notch players in every position. Most of them play in their home championship - usually this indicates weakness. But when your home league is the Premier League, everything changes. Our editors have analyzed the matches of the England team ahead of the 2022 World Cup and present an extended application in Qatar.
|Goalkeepers||Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale|
|Protection||Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, Ben White, John Stones, Rhys James, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier|
|Midfield||Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Phil Foden, Jude Billingham, Calvin Phillips|
|Assault||Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Tammy Abraham, Marcus Rashford|
The composition of the British lines looks great. Pickford, who played the last major tournament without substitutions, will enter the gates of the England national team. But Arsenal’s Ramsdale and Newcastle starter Pope can easily replace Pickford if injured, both having a great season in the Premier League.
The flanks of the defense will tear apart the rivals in the group at the 2022 World Cup: the hope of the London Arsenal Sack will take the left edge, but the competition on the right is incredible - the leader of Liverpool Alexander-Arnold, the multiple Premier League champion Walker and Trippier, who returned to the top level, plus one of the leaders of Chelsea, James, will compete with them. Almost anyone can play in central defence, with Southgate playing 3 centre-backs this is a great choice of performers. White, Maguire and one of the Tomori/Gahee/Stones trio will play in the center.
Wildly promising youngsters are gathered in midfield: City newcomer Phillips, West Ham hope Rice, Bundesliga top player Billingham and current City leader Foden. The eldest of them is 27 years old, Foden is only 22, and Billingham is generally 19. The England national football team for the 2022 World Cup will have strong Ward-Prowse and Liverpool legend Jordan Henderson in reserve.
Southgate has an indispensable option in the form of Harry Kane at the forefront, but Roma representative Abraham plays in a similar style. In the center of attack or on the flanks, they will compete with the resurgent Manchester United career Marcus Rashford. On the edges of the attack there is the same Saka, the clear leader of the England team Sterling and slightly surrendered to City Grealish.
England Team: World Cup history
The Three Lions team won the only victory at the home world championship in 1966, since then the team’s best result is 4th place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In general, for the England team, matches at World Cup 22 will be difficult, according to tradition, they have little success in the group. In 2014, the British did not leave the group with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica, in 2010 they lost in the first match of the playoffs to Germany with a score of 1:4.
How did the British qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
Spoiler: very easy. In Group I, Southgate’s team won 8 wins and 2 draws in 10 matches. The rivals in the FIFA qualifying group were Albania, Poland and Hungary - the rivals are quite passable. At the same time, the England team scored 39 goals in 10 games, the result is excellent even despite the weakness of the group.
World Cup 2022 Group: England Football Team
World Cup 2022 table will delight local fans. England were lucky again with the group, they got to rivals Wales, the USA and Iran. If in Group B the strongest opponent is a convenient Wales team, then the chances of a playoff are skyrocketing. Resistance is to be expected from Iran and the United States, but in terms of the composition and experience of international matches, they are not even close to equal to the Southgate team.
Our editorial forecast for the performance of the England national football team at the World Cup: at least reaching the ¼ finals. The competition is very high, despite the Euro final, the younger generation of Englishmen have little experience of big matches with really strong opponents. They can easily stumble already in the playoffs.
Based on the classic Southgate 3-5-2 formation, the starting XI might look like this: Pickford-Walker/White, Maguire-Stones-Saka-Alexander Arnold-Phillips, Billingham-Rice-Kane-Sterling. The first matches and the group at the Fifa World Cup will allow Sitegate to gradually enter the tournament with the maximum rotation in positions.
Of course, Kane, as the main striking force of the team, will play at the base for the last 4-5 years. He has already scored 50 goals for the national team, he is 3 goals away from the best goalscorer in the history of Wayne Rooney. Of active players, Sterling is second with 19 and Marcus Rashford with 12.
The main advantage of the England team at the World Cup is teamwork. 90% of the squad from the World Cup in Russia will come to Qatar. It’s easier to name those who definitely won’t come: these are the deflated Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard, the veterans Rose, Delph and Welbeck with Vardy.
The statistics of the England team in the last major tournaments (2nd and 4th places) make the bookmakers put them in the top three possible winners of the tournament. On the victory of the British at the World Cup they give from 7.5 to 8.5. For the exit of the England team from the group at the 2022 World Cup - only 1.4. The editorial forecast for a ¼ output is estimated at approximately 1.4 to 1.5.