England keeps their unbeaten tag till the Quarter-Finals. England is the top goal scorer as a team having 12 goals in 4 matches. Actually in 3 matches as they had a goalless draw with USA. In the first match against Iran, England scored whooping 6 goals. So simply, they are top goal scorers overall and in a single match as well. Their current squad is experienced and perfect which makes them unbeatable. No team will wish to face England in the early knockout stages. But Senegal’s wish did not came true and now they are eliminated:)
- History of England in World Cup matches
- Greatest English Footballers of All Time
- Current England Squad
- How England can win this World Cup
History of England in World Cup matches
|FIFA World Cup finals record||Qualification record||Manager(s)|
|1930||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member||None|
|1966||Champions||1st||6||5||1||0||11||3||Squad||Qualified as hosts||Ramsey|
|1970||Quarter-finals||8th||4||2||0||2||4||4||Squad||Qualified as defending champions||Ramsey|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||1||2||1||3||4|
|1982||Second group stage||6th||5||3||2||0||6||1||Squad||8||4||1||3||13||8||Greenwood|
|1994||Did not qualify||10||5||3||2||26||9||Taylor|
|1998||Round of 16||9th||4||2||1||1||7||4||Squad||8||6||1||1||15||2||Hoddle|
|2002||Quarter-finals||6th||5||2||2||1||6||3||Squad||8||5||2||1||16||6||Keegan, Wilkinson, Eriksson|
|2010||Round of 16||13th||4||1||2||1||3||5||Squad||10||9||0||1||34||6||Capello|
|2018||Fourth place||4th||7||3||1||3||12||8||Squad||10||8||2||0||18||3||Allardyce, Southgate|
|2026||To be determined|
England’s World Cup records are pretty decent. Englishmen won the World Cup only once in 1966. England was always a changing side and always had many great players in their squad. Let’s have look at their best performance on World Cup stages till now.
Champions in 1966
Semi-Finalists in 1990, and 2018
Quarter-Finalists in 1954,1962,1970,1986,2002,2006 and now in 2022
Round of 16 in 1998 and 2010
7th-time Quarter-Finalists England had awesome world cup records. As I said before, this team was always a big challenge for any team since then. England had amazing players in their history. Let me list down a few of them.
Greatest English Footballers of All Time
There are many outstanding English footballers but let me list 5 out of them for you which are fans favorites.
The only World Cup winner for England Bobby Charlton was an amazing English Footballer. The goal-scoring midfielder is the second-greatest goalscorer in England’s history as a midfielder.
Even the great Pele said once “I have never played against such a great defender”. Bobby Moore was the best English captain ever.
Liverpool star Steven Gerrard was a midfielder and scored 125 goals in his carrier.
90’s style icon David Beckham was a great footballer in England’s history.
Wayne Rooney remains England’s youngest goal scorer at just 17 and, despite ups and downs, he was the top goal scorer for England till date.
Current England Squad
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Captain: Harry Kane
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Harry Maguire, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Conor Coady, Ben White.
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, James Maddison, Conor Gallagher.
Forwards: Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling , Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Callum Wilson.
Most of the predictors already predicted England as a winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Their performance till now in this World Cup might prove the predictors right. They are simply dominating their opponents with their amazing form, outstanding stamina, accurate passing, and perfect finish. Harry Kane is about to break Rooney’s records to be the all-time top goal scorer from England. This shows his current amazing form. Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka are also at the peak form of their carriers. I can only say, the current English team is looking perfect and are deserving contenders to win this FIFA World Cup 2022.
How England can win this World Cup
Here is the possible way for Argentina to win this 2022 World Cup title. From every group, we have selected some possible winners who might face Argentina.
Round of 16 – England vs Senegal
England already beat Senegal and entered into the quarter-finals.
Quarter-Finals – England vs France
If England wins this match, they will reach the semi-finals
Semi-Finals – England vs Spain
If England beat Spain, they will reach the finals.
Finals – England vs Argentina
By defeating Argentina, England could be the winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
This is the possible way for England to win this World Cup title. Hope they will do better in the next matches as well. It’s time to hold the trophy for England after 56 years. What’s your opinion on this? Leave your comment in the comment section below.
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