Entering their 16th World Cup appearance and a national record seventh straight, England are entering the tournament with a lot of pressure on them as group favourites and the fourth-best odds at winning the tournament.
England came through their qualification group with ease, winning eight and drawing twice, scoring 39 goals, the most out of anyone in UEFA qualification whilst also conceding only three goals, the joint 2nd least in UEFA qualification.
Harry Kane was the joint top scorer in qualification and after winning the golden boot in his first World Cup in 2018, he is now the favourite to win the golden boot again in Qatar and if England are to go far in the tournament, he will have to be the main cog in that.
England are entering the tournament on a run of six games without a win, which means this tournament is coming with people doubting their ability, but after reaching the semi-final and final in their past two major tournaments, the team has shown it has the ability all over the pitch to go deep into tournaments.
If England are to be successful, their defence will be the reason, they only conceded two goals during the Euros in 2021, both coming in the semi-final and final, so if they repeat their defensive success in this tournament, they will have a good chance of winning.