The English National Football team has represented England at 14 World Cups, with England’s last and only World Cup win coming in 1966. As of 2018, England is ranked 15th according to FIFA’s rankings.
England has been drawn in group G for the group stage along with Belgium, Tunisia, and Panama. Belgium will be favorites to top the group and England should be favorites to come in second place and qualify for the round of 16 as well. Tunisia will be expected to finish in the third position albeit will compete with England for that qualification spot. Panama is the clear underdogs of the group.
The English Squad
The English squad will include Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli, Jack Wilshere, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Eric Dier, Ross Barkley, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Kyle Walker, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young, Nathaniel Clyne, Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and several others.
Fact: Wayne Rooney is England’s leading all-time goal scorer with 53 goals in 119 caps. Michael Owen scored 40 goals from 89 Caps.
Expected Group Finish
Odds on England winning the World Cup
England has a very long shot at winning the World Cup in Russia with bookies placing England at 16/1 and 17/1 to win the World Cup. Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina and Belgium has better odds and is favorites in that order to win the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
England - Predicted Finish
This World Cup, England should reach at least the round of 16, and if they do get a lucky draw, then they could make it until the Quarter Finals. This will be Gareth Southgate’s first World Cup as a manager of a National squad. The average age of most of the starting 11 in the England squad is really young at around 25 years.
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