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View Poll Results: How far will England go in the FIFA World Cup 2018?

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  • Group stages

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  • Last sixteen

    11 57.89%
  • Last eight

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  • Semi-finals

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  • Winners

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    How far will England go in the FIFA World Cup 2018?

    England squad looks strong on paper but then they always do ahead of World Cups!


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    My prediction is that England will reach the quarter-finals.

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    Think round of 16 as usual and then out.

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    Scrape into the playoff phase and get knocked out immediately.

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    Last 8.

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    Round of 16 might take a risk and say they might not even make it out the group granted they have weaker opponents in Tunisia and Panama but with England we never know

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    Round of 16, they'll probably face Columbia and get knocked out.

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    Last 16.They have a decent squad,then again they always have a decent squad,but they always choke.

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    Shame that England has never produced a midfielder like Iniesta, Xavi, Pirlo, Fabregas, Ozil, etc. Players that can control the flow of the game but also change games by themselves. Last such player was Scholes but he was forced out of the team for the failed Gerard Lampard experiment. This will be their downfall again. Thought was maybe Wilshire could develop into that player but we saw how that turned out. So...not sure how far they'll go. Anything beyond round of 16 would be fantastic for them. They have to find a way to create chances for Kane who is a great talent.


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    Quater final but depends on who they get in the final 16.

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    I don't watch football, but find it hilarious how England hype themselves up prior to every tournament and then get knocked out very early on.

    Every. Single. Time.

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    This is our year.

    First semi-final since 1990!

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    They will go the distance.

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    Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson will be competing for one midfield place in England's starting XI at the World Cup, says manager Gareth Southgate.

    Both have captained the Three Lions, with Tottenham's Dier starting 12 of Southgate's 16 games in charge and Liverpool's Henderson starting nine.

    Dier played in Saturday's friendly win over Nigeria, while Henderson will start against Costa Rica on Thursday.

    "I think we will only want to play with one 'pivot'," said Southgate.

    "I would be amazed if the two of them are not important figures for us during the tournament, but there is clearly the possibility they might not both play in every match.

    "It is a key decision, but that is management, isn't it? You either select players, or you choose your system and pick the best people to fit into it. They are the tough calls."

    Southgate has preferred to play a system with three central defenders, two wing-backs, a holding midfielder, three attacking midfielders and a lone striker.

    That means captain Harry Kane is most likely to start up front on his own, with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling playing closest to the Tottenham striker, leaving Leicester's Jamie Vardy on the bench.

    Southgate added: "We have looked at it in training [Kane with Vardy] and at the moment we have not gone with it. We have had Harry with Raheem - we liked the look of that."

    The friendly at Elland Road in Leeds is the last before the Three Lions head to Russia.

    Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will start and Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will be given his international debut.

    England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June, with further Group G matches against Panama and Belgium.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44391862

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    Depends upon the opponents they faced.
    I think in last few wc, england team of 2002 was good and that team could have been the one of the strongest for this wc

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    Quarter finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    I don't watch football, but find it hilarious how England hype themselves up prior to every tournament and then get knocked out very early on.

    Every. Single. Time.
    This post is outdated, since the Golden Generation passed their peaks / retired there has been very little hype or expectation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    This post is outdated, since the Golden Generation passed their peaks / retired there has been very little hype or expectation.
    Come again - there was a "Golden Generation"? What did they win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    This is our year.

    First semi-final since 1990!
    Have you seen our defence and central midfield? @MMHS will tell you about sir Henderson's ability.

    Hope you are right anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Have you seen our defence and central midfield? @MMHS will tell you about sir Henderson's ability.

    Hope you are right anyway.
    My fear is a lack of creativity.

    We can field a defence with 3 of the 4 players from Man City: Delph, Walker and Stones with perhaps Maguire.

    It won’t happen, but my team would be:

    ..................Kane...................
    .......Rashford......Sterling......
    .............Alli.....Henderson....
    Delph.........................Walker
    ...........Maguire...Dier...........
    .................Stones................,
    ................Butland..................

    That’s 5-4-1 in effect, with Dier and Stones as twin sweepers! And when attacking it becomes first 3-6-1, then 3-4-3!
    Last edited by Junaids; 8th June 2018 at 17:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    My fear is a lack of creativity.

    We can field a defence with 3 of the 4 players from Man City: Delph, Walker and Stones with perhaps Maguire.

    It won’t happen, but my team would be:

    ..................Kane...................
    .......Rashford......Sterling......
    .............Alli.....Henderson....
    Delph.........................Walker
    ...........Maguire...Dier...........
    .................Stones................,
    ................Butland..................

    That’s 5-4-1 in effect, with Dier and Stones as twin sweepers! And when attacking it becomes first 3-6-1, then 3-4-3!
    Not a bad team but would rather see Rose start. Delph isn't convincing as a full back.

    Also Butland distribution isn't as good as Pickford.

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    How far will England go in the FIFA World Cup 2018?

    Well, I predict England to participate in the tournament.


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    High Hopes!



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    As an Englishman I really think we will do well this time round I wouldn't be surprised if England get to Quarter Final or even Semi Final. Some of the players picked are very suspicious and the defence doesn't give me any confidence despite Walker playing CB. Walker, Stones, Jones and Maguire don't really impress me. Would prefer Tarkowski and even Cahill who I don't rate whatsoever as they are decent defenders. I think they problem we will have with our defence is that we don't have out & out defenders, more ball playing CB. Jones can play CB and seems like a player who will just put everything on the line. Walker is one of the finest RB's today and would do much better than Trippier at RB.

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