After an easy start, England’s likely path to World Cup victory includes horrific matches against France, Argentina, and Brazil.
ENGLAND’S route to a first World Cup title since 1966 is likely to include dreadful matches against France, Argentina, and Brazil.
Gareth Southgate’s team has been assigned to Group B, where they will face the United States, Iran, and one of Wales, Scotland, or Ukraine.
On Monday, November 21, the Three Lions face Iran in their first match of the competition.
On November 25, England will face the United States, before potentially facing one of their British rivals in the final group game on November 29.
Wales has already advanced to the play-off final, where they will face the winner of the Scotland-Ukraine match in June.
This will be England’s first World Cup match against Wales, Scotland, or Ukraine.
Southgate’s side will face the country that finishes second in Group A if England wins Group B.
The tournament hosts Qatar, the Netherlands, Senegal, and Ecuador are in this group.
England might face the defending African Cup of Nations champions, Senegal, in the last-16.
Teranga’s Lions qualified for the World Cup after defeating Egypt on penalties in their qualification.
If England wins their match against Senegal, they will face World Cup holders France in the quarter-finals.
In Group D, France will face Denmark, Tunisia, and one of Peru, Australia, or the United Arab Emirates.
They will then face the Group C runners-up, with Argentina, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico vying for first place.
If England makes it to the semi-finals, they will face the other country from the top half of the draw.
And after their memorable clashes in 1986, 1998, and 2002, England might face Argentina in what could be another World Cup classic.
It doesn’t get any easier for England when they have to compete against yet another South American giant.
Brazil, which last won the World Cup in 2002, might be England’s last opponent.
Despite the fact that England fans are ecstatic about their group stage opponents, Southgate has refused to call it a simple group.
“We haven’t played the USA and Iran in a while, and the third is an unknown, but it may be a British derby,” he told Bazzup Sport.
“We have to escape away of this gang.” Our initial goal is to get out of the group, and then we’ll work our way up from there.
“All of our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine in this crisis, so when that tie is played,
“You have the advantage of losing out on the top six or seven teams if you are seeded.
“The majority of the first seeds would be satisfied with the group they receive. In pot two, there are a few highly regarded teams.
“The United States of America is a fascinating country. They have some excellent players, and we know what they’re capable of, so that one in particular is exciting.”