England are among the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The bookies make Gareth Southgate’s side third favourites to go all the way in Qatar this winter, as they hope to bounce back from a disappointing Euro 2020 final which they lost on penalties.
England have been drawn in Group B with Iran, Wales and the USA. They should qualify at ease, but all eyes will be on Gareth Southgate when he names his squad for the tournament.
Only three Manchester United players made the latest squad for the upcoming Nations League fixtures, including Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Dean Henderson.
World Cup 2022 odds
Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup for a sixth time, followed by France and England, so you can put your money on more than Manchester United live scores.
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
Can England go all the way?
That is the big question that dominates the British media every time a major competition comes around. Southgate and his side will be aiming to go one step further than they did at Euro 2020, but he has several issues to sort with his squad selection.
With his recent selection, Southgate went back on his usual method of picking players based on form. The proof was in the pudding when he overlooked Jadon Sancho after his brilliant start to the season.
There are also questions about whether Marcus Rashford will make the squad. He missed out on the ongoing international break due to injury, but he hasn’t been part of Southgate’s plans for over a year.
World Cup 2022 groups
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Ghana, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Canada, Uruguay, South Korera
Marcus Rashford tipped for place in England squad
Paul Merson believes Rashford should be on the plane to Qatar.
On top of that, the former Arsenal star thinks Rashford should feel hard done by for not making the recent squad.
“I think Marcus Rashford should feel hard done by. If he wasn’t injured, I think he would have got into this squad and I think he’ll get into the final 26-man World Cup squad if he keeps doing what he’s doing.
“It does depend on what Ivan Toney does in the two Nations League games this month. I think the Brentford man has a chance otherwise there’s no point of him being there in the September squad.”