The England team will aim for its first FIFA World Cup title in Russia. Belgium is placed in Group G of the 2018 FIFA World Cup alongside Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. Let’s have a look at the performance of the team in FIFA World Cups.
The England team has announced its squad having Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders and Forwards and the team will be managed by Coach. Here you can get more details about the England Squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Raheem Sterling: Under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, the youngster has evolved into one of England’s most exciting attacking forces. Genuine flair is something that seems hard to come by for the Three Lions, but Sterling has it in abundance. His ability to cut through opponents with his combination of speed and trickery will serve England, and if he can improve his finishing abilities, Southgate’s men have every hope of delivering a respectable campaign this summer.
Harry Kane: England’s most important offensive component, the weight of expectation rests heavy on Kane’s shoulders. After firing blanks in France 2016, the forward went on to flourish on the domestic stage – hitting 38 and 45 goals respectively across the following two seasons. His talents are undeniable but, if he’s to prove himself as England’s saviour, he must deliver this summer. Concerns over his ankle will likely play a role in his performances.
John Stones: So much has been made of Stones in recent years that it’s hard to draw any definitive conclusions over the player. Confident and ambitious on the ball, but inclined to the occasional lapse in concentration, the 23-year-old offers something different to the traditional English defender. Indeed, out of all England’s centre-backs, Stones is the most attuned to Southgate’s new system – but his lack of recent game-time at City will be of concern. How this has affected his self-belief and composure will be certainly put to the test in Russia. If he struggles to find his groove, this could have repercussions for the rest of the side.
2018 FIFA World Cup England Squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
Standby: Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jake Livermore (West Brom), James Tarkowski (Burnley).
England World Cup 2018 Kits
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