England vs France Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs France Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The World Cup is reaching the business end, with the biggest tie of the quarter finals being played on Saturday. England will face France in what will be a huge test for Gareth Southgate and the playing squad. If they manage to beat the current World champions, it will be validation for a manager that still has questions asked of his abilities. Meanwhile, a loss will provide further ammunition for those that believe Southgate is unable to win a major …
Should Jordan Henderson stay in the England team against France?

Should Jordan Henderson stay in the England team against France?

The anticipation is already building ahead of Saturday. England will go into the game as narrow outsiders, but they shouldn't fear France. They aren't the same complete team that they were four years ago, without the midfield quality of N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. Gareth Southgate will have his own selection dilemmas, which will be a nice problem to have going into a World Cup quarter final. Jordan Henderson was a surprise selection in the last two matches. It allowed …
Will Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden start for England against Senegal?

Will Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden start for England against Senegal?

England will play their round of 16 tie against the African champions Senegal on Sunday. It is a game that the Three Lions will be expecting to win, but it is important that they don’t get ahead of themselves. Gareth Southgate has a few big decisions to make, especially in attack. This could be their final opportunity to settle on their best eleven. It is important that the manager settles on a front three that works. It is possible that …
England vs Wales Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs Wales Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England and Wales meeting at the World Cup has been spoken about since the draw. Unfortunately, there won’t be as much needle as had been speculated due to the group situation. England only have four points, but Wales require a four goal swing to move above their neighbours. It seems unlikely they will manage that. If they do, it will be one of the greatest World Cup stories of all time. It is expected that England will make the knockout …
Jude Bellingham's World Cup performance showed why he is England's next star

Jude Bellingham's World Cup performance showed why he is England's next star

The transfer to Borussia Dortmund is becoming a common one for England teenagers. Jadon Sancho was the first to make the move. He has since been followed by Jude Bellingham and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. The former looks to be one of the breakout stars of the 2022 World Cup. It is difficult to be a member of the England squad and have a relatively low profile in the country. Bellingham has never played in the Premier League, so there will be …
England vs USA Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs USA Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England have their second match of the World Cup on Friday evening against the United States of America. A win for the Three Lions will all but confirm their place in the next round after a very good opening day win over Iran. On paper, this looks to be a tougher game, with USA having a more physical and progressive playing style. A lot of their starting eleven have played in English football, so this could have the feeling of a …
England vs Iran Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs Iran Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England's World Cup campaign starts on Tuesday, as they open Group B with a match against Iran. It could be a tough game for the Three Lions, as their opponents will be more used to the conditions in Qatar and historically, England have struggled against teams that set up in a deep block. Carlos Queiroz won't be afraid to set up negatively and look to frustrate their superior opposition. Iran have the attacking players to threaten on the counter attack …
How will England line-up against Iran

How will England line-up against Iran

The Premier League has finished for the time being. The focus for football fans will now be on Qatar. England are a divisive subject under Gareth Southgate. Some believe he isn't extracting the most from the talented squad and he is too defensive to win a tournament. Others think that he is the best England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey, and he has enough credit in the bank to be supported this winter. He has named his squad for the …
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