10 Reasons England Can Win The World Cup

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It’s coming home, it’s coming…

Ok, England might not be going into the game as World Cup favourites, but there’s a real sense of optimism here at thatsagoal.com, and with good reasoning too.

Don’t believe us? Here are our top 10 reasons England can win the World Cup…

We Have a New Breed of Manager

Southgate may not come across as an awe-inspiring manager, but when was the last time the Three Lions brought in an up and coming manager?

For so long The FA have chosen a manager who are old hands. And it’s never quite worked. Southgate will look to play modern football in a modern tournament. Surely that’s the perfect place to start?

The Older Players have Gone

No Wayne Rooney, no Steven Gerrard, potentially no Joe Hart or even Gary Cahill.

It’s always said it’s good to have experience in a World Cup Squad, but the only an experienced England World Cup squad is used to is failure.

The younger players have had relative success in the under age groups and will go into the tournament without the weight of previous World Cups on their shoulders. They’ll be fearless and as Iceland, Wales and Costa Rica have proved in recent years, that can be fruitful.

We Have Harry Kane

Not since Gary Lineker have England had such a clinical striker ready for tournament football.

Harry Kane is among the favourites to Euro 2020 top goalscorer betting tips and has been lethal in front of goal this summer. We’ll play to his strengths and as well as teammate Dele Alli behind him, he’ll also have Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling who’ve oozed class all season.

We Could Actually Win a Shootout

England have some lethal finishes in this tournament, all of whom are full of confidence and scoring goals.

The likes of Kane and Jamie Vardy have incredible records from the penalty spot, while Marcus Rashford, Sterling and Eric Dier continue to show composure and the ability to perform under pressure for their clubs.

A Back Three Will Suit Us

Gareth Southgate’s switch to a back three since November may have turned a few heads, but it’s a formation that suits all.

It gives the attack the freedom to move forward, and even on the attack the likes of Kyle Walker, who could play on the right hand side of a back three, he’ll still be able to move forward while taking on his defensive duties.

It’s much more suitable to how England want to play football, adds more fluidity and plenty of cover when we come up against the bigger teams.

There’s Cover in All Positions

We don’t envy Southgate having to choose an England starting eleven from this squad.


It’s perhaps only Harry Kane, and maybe Kyle Walker, who have a nailed on starting place, with multiple options in every position.

All of which are talented players. Even in attack, Vardy and Rashford are worthy replacements of the Spurs man. What that means is we have someone ready and waiting, whether there are injuries pre-tournament or during.

We don’t want another tournament having to play Danny Mills at right back after all.

England Have Stood Up Against Major Opposition

The Three Lions have had some good results against bigger opposition of late. Their 0-0s against Brazil and Germany were encouraging, while their recent win over the Netherlands proved their up to the challenge.

They won’t worry about going up against anyone this tournament, and that’s only a good sign.

We’re on a Winning Streak

2017 was a terrific year for the England national team. They won the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup last year and showed a new breed of winners within the country.

Few of those players are quite ready for the first team this summer, but the spirit and good feeling around St George’s Park should rub off on the first team. Another trophy in 2018?

A Premier League Triumph

Much of the potential England squad this summer are going into Russia 2018 on the back of great seasons.

The Manchester City players have had a phenomenal season, walking away with the league. The Manchester United team have had their best finish in some time and could still lift the FA Cup. As could Spurs.

Liverpool are flying high in the Champions League and are oozing quality, while the likes of Harry Maguire, James Tarkowski and Jamie Vardy are receiving high levels of praise for their domestic seasons.

The Route To The Quarter Final is Winnable

England have been blessed with a group that should be comfortable to navigate this summer. Group G includes Tunisia and Panama, and Belgium.

By the time they face the latter, they should already be through, setting up a tie with either Colombia or Poland. Both fixtures are winnable before facing the big boys in the latter stages.

Brazil will be the likely candidate. Can they do it? Nine other reasons suggest England can conquer.

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