That time of the year that we dread, but also love is fast approaching, The World Cup. For four weeks football takes over with the planets best players thrashing it out for the honour of being named the best. In June in all gets under way in Russia with 32 nations looking to make history in Eastern Europe and it looks like one of the most wide open tournaments in recent memory. The defending champions Germany are currently the bookies favourites (9/2) to retain their crown but they’re likely to be challenged by the likes of Brazil, France, Spain and Argentina which is a mouthwatering prospect for fans worldwide. Keep pace of all the latest World Cup odds, tips and match insight by checking out our World Cup area.For us England fans however they come in much lower down the pecking order, with the Three Lions priced up as big as 18/1 to go all the way and lift their second World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s men have been handed a decent draw in the group stage but it’s pretty fair to say that confidence of them going deep isn’t high, with memories of their humiliating early exit from Euro 2016 to Iceland still fresh in the minds of everyone associated with the national team.
This is Southgate’s first major tournament as manager of the senior team and there’s an awful lot of speculation of who he’ll give the nod when he announces his squad. It’s fair to say that England are going through a bit of a period at the moment with plenty of places up for grabs in the team, so it’ll be interesting to see who makes it in. With the international break now fully upon us and England in action we’ve put together a quiz. We want to see if you can name everyone to feature in the last four England squads (23 players) at major tournaments. You have a nine minute time limit to name as many possible so give it your best shot below!