Fourth in the previous edition, England is cited among the second circle of favorites for the 2022 World Cup. Team, schedule and form, here is everything you need to know about the Three Lions.
England squad for the 2022 World Cup
Led by Harry Kane, top scorer of the previous edition, England relies on more or less fit executives, like Harry Maguire, at the bottom of the hole for months at Manchester United, and young that she sometimes has trouble integrating into the image of the talented Phil Foden, not as brilliant in selection as with Manchester City.
In addition to the two Chelsea full-backs, Reece James and Ben Chilwell, who were not selected because of injuries, coach Gareth Southgate kept Jadon Sancho on the sidelines, however, he recalled Marcus Rashford to the detriment of Tammy Abraham.
Guardians: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker ( Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal).
Environments : Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham).
Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), James Maddison (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle) .
England schedule (Group B)
- Monday November 21, 2 p.m., England – Iran (Day 1)
- Friday November 25, 8 p.m., England – United States (2nd day)
- Tuesday 29 November, 8 p.m., Wales – England (matchday 3)
The form of England
They may have reached the semi-finals of the previous edition and then the final of the Euro at home, the English are far from being at their best at the moment. At the dawn of this World Cup, the Three Lions thus remain on an embarrassing series of six consecutive games without a win (3 draws and 3 defeats) which earned them a humiliating relegation to League B of the League of Nations in September.
Facts about England
In office since 2016, Gareth Southgate may be playing his last tournament. Indeed, the technician finds himself strongly contested despite a current contract until 2024. He was copiously whistled after the home defeat against Hungary (0-4) in June and only a title would satisfy the excessive appetite. fans and save his head. To top it off, Mauricio Pochettino made a foot call to the Three Lions last week…
England’s chances at the 2022 World Cup
On what they have shown in their last major international competitions, the English can aim for the last four. On what they have shown for six months, they risk not passing the first round… On paper, the British are however the big favorites but beware of this homogeneous group without a real small nation.