It’s coming home, innit? Indeed this time now. Will it though? Well, even the so-called experts have not been able to predict the answer to that over so many years. The song came out in 1996 when England National Football Team was hosting the Euros in 96. Still, Football’s most significant honour, the FIFA World Cup hasn’t come to England team yet. So the only probable and safe answer is – only time will tell. They had come so near to bringing it home against Italy in the Euro 2020, that this question still lingers on.
England national football team overview
In recent years, the England National Team has evolved tactically. The absolute best players are chosen to represent the country, and 3-to 4 more England teams can be created with the players not selected. This is a team of bonafide superstars, each the talisman in their clubs. Well, that has been the case for them all these years.
Their defensive organization has improved from a tactical aspect, with manager Gareth Southgate preferring the 3-5-2 formation primarily, and when needed must, adapting well to a back 4 as well in a midfield diamond or the most popular 4-3-3 formation. England will not be caught lacking tactically anymore.
Past performance of the England national football team
The England National Football Team has had an excellent run-in toward the qualification process. They have recorded 8 wins, and 2 draws in what has been a solid run-in for the world cup. Having topped the group and undefeated in the qualifiers, the England football team go into the world cup in Qatar with a lot of promise and expectation as always is the case with England.
On March 25, 2021, they began their qualification campaign against San Marino at home, and they ran out of 5-0 winners. This was capped off by 2 straight victories against Albania and Poland. In the next international break in September, England National Football Team got better off Hungary and Andorra with the same scoreline of 4-0. Poland was a challenge for England who put on a tough fight and got a 1-1 result.
The October WC qualifiers saw England demolish Andorra 5-0 and draw against Hungary. Thus, cementing their spot at the top of the qualification table. The final game in November, saw the England National Football Team bulldoze San Marino in a 10-0 rout. The game also saw Harry Kane score 4 goals in a single match since Ian Wright in 1993. Thus, securing an automatic spot for the WC in Qatar reserved for top spot holders.
Harry Kane, of course, is leading the goalscoring for England in the qualifiers with 12 goals in 10 games, which sees the Englishman jump to 3rd in the all-time England top scorers list behind the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney.
The recent form of the England team
The recent form has been off the charts for England, with England National Football Team Players making the journey to Qatar look like a stroll in the park. The record of 8 wins, 2 draws, and no defeats in the qualification campaign speak for itself. Even the qualifying campaign of the Three Lions in recent years has shown the same trend of qualifying in style and facing problems way ahead in the tournament.
The strength and Weaknesses of the England national football team
Regarding goal scoring, England is a well-oiled machine that delivers efficiently and shows no signs of wear or tear. When it comes to Harry Kane leading the line, the goals are never an issue for England. Even in the qualifiers, they amassed a +36 goal difference which was almost twice as much as Poland, who came in 2nd place in the group.
Over-reliance on Harry Kane for goals will be reduced to an extent with Tammy Abraham coming of age in his debut season at AS Roma under the tutelage of the box-office Manager Jose Mourinho. Tammy has had a breakthrough season under Mourinho after his Chelsea exit, where he was not favoured by Thoams Tuchel and not given game time even after an impressive run under Frank Lampard previously.
City stalwarts Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden have had impressive seasons, with Phil Foden picking up the Premier League Young player of the year award for the 2nd year running and will bolster the attack for the England National Football Team.
In the middle of the park, the reliability of Henderson and Rice will be counted on in Qatar. Kalvin Phillips, who was the starter for most of the games in the Euro 2020, will need to prove his fitness to Southgate to get a seat on the plane to Qatar. Defensively, there will be questions regarding Harry Maguire, who has had a poor season with Manchester United. But, for Gareth Southgate, Maguire remains his first-choice centre-back along with Tyrone Mings and John Stones.
England national football team players to watch out for
England National Football Team always has had exciting players to look for in Major tournaments. Players are expected to carry the weight of the expectation of the whole nation; players like Gazza leave a lasting impression on the fans after all these years with their flair and feel for the game.
Approaching the Qatar WC, some players are getting boarding passes to Qatar, and some will make a strong case for themselves. Phil Foden, flourishing in Man City, will be one of the players to watch out for. His creativity and flair with the ball are something most fans enjoy, and this will be the perfect opportunity for him to break through and be one of the leading men for England, something that was missing during Euro 2020 even though he had a decent campaign.
Ollie Watkins, who has had a great season at Villa, will make a case for himself. Eric Dier, who leads spur’s defence in a sweeper position, has had a revival under Conte and will be giving the England manager a headache over selecting a centre-back partnership.
How to watch England match live stream?
The England match live stream is available all over the Uk and worldwide by various sports broadcasting companies. In the UK, Sky Sports is covering England live football TV streaming; ITV and Bein Sports will also help.
Live Streaming Football options like Sky Sports + and Sony Six(in the Indian subcontinent) also remain reliable. England live football streaming is also available on a gamut of free online streaming partners. These are accessed from your mobile device with the best free live football streaming websites also offering the games in HD.
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