England topped the group and did not lose a recreation, however there are nonetheless considerations within the squad.
England World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Information
England certified comfortably for the 2018 World Cup with out setting the world alight. They have been unbeaten in 10 video games however scored solely 18 objectives and sometimes struggled to interrupt down defensive-minded groups. Gareth Southgate stepped up from an under-21 function following Sam Allardyce’s shock exit. There have been disappointing crowds at Wembley – however England nonetheless had the best common attendance of any European qualifier.
Key Moments in Qualifying
Sam Allardyce quits as supervisor after 67 days and one recreation in cost – the 1-Zero victory over Slovakia – following a newspaper “sting”.
An injury-time equaliser from Harry Kane earns a 2-2 draw with Scotland at Hampden Park.
After struggling to interrupt down a Malta facet that put 10 males behind the ball, England rating 3 times within the final 5 minutes. Three days later, they get well from conceding an early aim to beat Slovakia 2-1.
A 1-Zero win over Slovenia at Wembley confirms qualification in entrance of a disappointing crowd at Wembley.
England World Cup Group
England are the ultimate group in Group G. The opposite three sides are Eden Hazard and Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
England World Cup Friendlies
England’s first 2018 warm-up match was towards the Netherlands on the 23rd of March, after which Italy adopted 4 days later. Two extra friendlies comply with on the 2nd and seventh of June towards Nigeria, and Costa Rica.
- 23rd March – Netherlands (received 1-Zero)
- 27th March – Italy (drew 1-1)
- 2nd June – Nigeria
- seventh June – Costa Rica
England World Cup Fixtures
England open their marketing campaign towards Tunisia on the 18th of June. Panama comply with six days later, after which the doubtless huge conflict towards Belgium is on the 28th.
Gareth Southgate, age 47 (03.09.70)
Caretaker from September 2016, he was handed a four-year deal that November. Beforehand the under-21s’ supervisor, he performed within the 1998 World Cup finals, the place England misplaced within the spherical of 16, and missed a vital penalty in England’s Euro 96 semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane rescued the facet on a variety of events with essential objectives and was appointed captain in October 2017.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli makes intelligent runs from midfield. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson was Southgate’s most popular option to anchor the midfield, with Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier. Manchester Metropolis’s Kyle Walker is a vibrant attacking right-back. Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford was deployed as a large attacker or from the bench.
All-time main scorer Wayne Rooney introduced his retirement from worldwide soccer in August 2017. Liverpool pair Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge missed a lot of the qualifying marketing campaign by harm.
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks made his debut within the remaining qualifier towards Lithuania. Centre-backs Harry Maguire and Michael Keane, and right-back Kieran Trippier additionally featured throughout qualifying.
England World Cup Squad
Preliminary World Cup Squad –
Goalkeepers – Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Defenders – Ryan Bertrand, Joe Gomez, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker, Ashley Younger
Midfielders – Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jack Wilshere
Forwards – Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy
We initially had Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the squad.
England World Cup Accidents
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out with a knee harm picked up towards Roma throughout the Champions League.
The Unanswered Questions
Who will rating the objectives if Harry Kane is injured?
Kane was high scorer within the qualifiers, whereas Jamie Vardy has struggled to repeat his Leicester type of two years in the past, and all-time high scorer Wayne Rooney is not obtainable.
Is Joe Hart the best man to be first-choice keeper?
He has struggled for type since leaving Manchester Metropolis and was criticised for conceding two free-kicks towards Scotland. Jordan Pickford of Everton and Burnley’s Tom Heaton are each thrilling long-term prospects.
Which gamers may make a late push for inclusion?
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks seems a extremely achieved prospect, whereas Dominic Calvert-Lewin – a star of England’s Below-20 triumph – wants recreation time at Everton. Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the star of the November pleasant towards Germany.
Might Jack Wilshere be recalled?
England lacked creativity in midfield within the qualifiers, however though Wilshere may present that spark he has struggled to make Arsenal’s beginning line-up following accidents.
Will Southgate go for a again three?
The supervisor has inspired all England groups, from under-17s upwards, to play Four-2-Three-1 however has not too long ago experimented with a Three-Four-Three.
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