World Cup jerseys get mixed reviews ahead of Qatar visit by England
DUBAI: England players are set to undergo a whirlwind of emotion and emotion-management as they arrive in Qatar for Friday’s 2018 World Cup semifinal against co-hosts Qatar, whose team is tipped to win the trophy.
England have struggled recently, losing to Croatia in the last 16 at an international tournament since 1950.
They were humiliated 6-0 by Croatia at the World Cup. England had a huge, raucous welcome for a team who may be in the finals for the first time since 1990 when they stunned the Argentinians in a 2-1 win.
England captain, Wayne Rooney, will lead his team. England’s former captain, Steve Gerrard, will not be in Qatar to represent his country.
England are set to face a Qatar squad that includes seven players who were involved in last year’s World Cup final.
So, is this a tough enough group for England to be in the World Cup final? There’s no such thing as a bad group at the World Cup. But this group is certainly very exciting.
It’s a group filled with players who may have fallen further and further behind in terms of form.
It’s one that is led by manager Gareth Southgate, who led the U.S. to victory last summer and has guided England to the semi-finals of the European Championships, as well as the World Cup itself.
So, it seems a lot of pressure is being placed on the England camp ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
But let’s not forget that England are ranked No. 3 in the world, tied with Argentina in the FIFA rankings, and are in the quarterfinals of the Confederations Cup.
They were also the runners-up of the Confederations Cup and are coming up with a lot of points on the side.
This group is no pushover.
England have to take this group seriously, or they won’t have a chance to win at Qatar.
The U.S. team will be making its second appearance in the World Cup since 1990. They will be playing for an eighth time at the World Cup.
The U.S. will have a new head coach