England World Cup 2022 guide: Star player, fixtures, squad, one to watch, odds to win

England World Cup 2022 guide: Star player, fixtures, squad, one to watch, odds to win

After coming so close to glory at Euro 2020, England will be determined to end their long wait for a trophy at the World Cup in Qatar.

They have struggled for form recently under Gareth Southgate but they still possess a squad packed with talent and experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about England…

Coach: Gareth Southgate. Boasts an impressive tournament record of reaching a semi-final and final, but will this be his last amid uncertainty over his future?

Captain: Harry Kane. England’s talisman, their chances could rest on the form of the Tottenham striker.

Star player: Kane. See above. If he gets injured it is hard to see where the goals will come from.

One to watch: Phil Foden. The Manchester City midfielder showed snippets of quality at Euro 2020. Is this the tournament he takes by storm?

Phil Foden is capable of being one of the stars of the tournament (The FA via Getty Images)
Phil Foden is capable of being one of the stars of the tournament (The FA via Getty Images)

World ranking: 5th

Odds: 8/1

Best thing about them: The squad is likeable and have reconnected with the public.

Worst thing about them: Sweet Caroline. It is a great song, but we’ve all heard it too much now surely?

Their prospects in three words: It’s coming home…. (Only kidding, semi-finals the aim).

Fixtures (all times GMT)

November 21 vs Iran (1pm)

November 25 vs USA (7pm)

November 29 vs Wales (7pm)

Squad in full

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Ben White, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Luke Shaw

Midfielders: Conor Gallagher, Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison

Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Mason Mount, Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling