Why England May Not Win The World Cup Anytime Soon

By Peter C

The English men’s national team otherwise known as the Three Lions, has been relatively unsuccessful in major international tournaments since winning the World Cup in 1966.

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Since then, England has gone into tournaments, basically the European Championship and the World Cup, with high hopes of winning, making them one of the favorites in most of these competitions.

However, it has always been a disappointment for every English football supporter. Since the start of the 21st century, the Three Lions have been eliminated in the Euro 2000 first round, Euro 2004, and the last eight of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

The team got to the semifinal of the World Cup in 2018 and made it to the Euro 2020 (the first major final since 1966).

Having flourished at the league level, being one of the best leagues globally in terms of quality and financial prowess, England needs to intentionally work on the technical ability and tactical awareness of players. The grassroots body needs to focus first on the skills of developing players before their physicality.

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England needs to move away from the conventional way of doing things to taking up and imbibing new practices that will help upcoming generations compete greatly and win against their contemporaries in major tournaments.

Led by Gareth Southgate, England got to the last four of the World Cup in 2018 and the final of the Euro 2020. So maybe there’s hope for the future.