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FIFA World Cup 2018: England team, records, fixtures

England's Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young during training

England's Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young during training

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad (Provisional)

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

On standby : Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), James Tarkowski (Burnley)

2018 FIFA World Cup

In Group G, England started their campaign on a positive note by winning the first two matches easily. Captain Harry Kane led from the front and took the team to the knock-outs. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick. England lost to Belgium in the last group match and took the second place.

In the Round of 16, England beat Colombia in a thriller following a penalty shootout. The scores were tied 1-1 after extra time and England eventually won 4-3, also their first knockout victory in the World Cup for 12 years. In the quarter-final, England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach their first semi-final since 1990.

Coach for 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate during training

England manager Gareth Southgate during training

Gareth Southgate

Fixtures

 

June 18: vs Tunisia

June 24: vs Panama

June 28: vs Belgium

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 14

No. of matches played (number): 62

No. of matches won: 26

No. of matches lost: 16

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 1

No. of goals scored in WC: 79

Top 3 players to watch: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling

Road to WC: England beat Scotland 2-2 in a thrilling match to ensure a spot in the top 32.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Peter Shilton (17)

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): Gary Lineker (10)


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