England Starting Lineup vs Wales: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

After a 4th place finish in 2018, England enters the 2022 World Cup with the 4th shortest odds to win it all — behind only Brazil, Argentina, and France. With an average age of 26.4, this English Starting 11 is the 9th youngest squad in this year’s world cup. Young stars like Phil Foden and Declan Rice will look to have their coming out party, while veterans such as striker Harry Kane, the current odds-on favorite to win the Golden Boot, will look to add an exclamation point to an already illustrious career. Either way, this English team is constructed to get out of their group and make a run. For the most up-to-date information on the England starting lineup for the 2022 World Cup, check out the list below.

England Starting 11 Vs. Wales

  • Harry Kane (FW)
  • Marcus Rashford (FW)
  • Phil Foden (FW)
  • Jordan Henderson (MF)
  • Declan Rice (MF)
  • Jude Bellingham (MF)
  • Luke Shaw (DF)
  • Harry Maguire (DF)
  • John Stones (DF)
  • Kyle Walker (DF)
  • Jordan Pickford (GK)

    In a group with the USA, Wales, and Iran, England is the clearcut favorite to win the group, with oddsmakers currently positioning them at -280. The US and Wales are both knotted at -500, with Iran sitting at a distant +1600.

    Fresh off a semi-finals appearance in 2018, the expectation for this English squad is very clear — make it out of group play and make a run at the finals. More specifically, the expectation is to get back to the semi-final round and win, to give themselves a chance to play a one-off game for the 2022 FIFA World Cup crown.

    To do so, they’ll need their lead man — striker Harry Kane — to have the tournament of his life. The Tottenham Hotspur star was a captain for this team back in Russia in 2018 where he scored 6 goals and took home the tournament’s Golden Boot award.

    In addition to Kane, Manager Gareth Southgate will lean on two young stars, in midfielder’s Declan Rice and Phil Foden.
    Rice is crucial to the defensive structure of Southgate’s system, where his field scanning and anticipation abilities are heavily relied upon to keep teams from advancing too far down the field.
    Foden, on the other hand, plays much more of an attack role, though he has the versatility to play on both sides of the pitch.

    England Starting Lineup History

    Vs. United States

    • Harry Kane (FW)
    • Raheem Sterling (FW)
    • Bukayo Saka (FW)
    • Mason Mount (MF)
    • Declan Rice (MF)
    • Jude Bellingham (MF)
    • Luke Shaw (DF)
    • Harry Maguire (DF)
    • John Stones (DF)
    • Kieren Trippier (DF)
    • Jordan Pickford (GK)

    Vs. Iran

    • Harry Kane (FW)
    • Raheem Sterling (FW)
    • Bukayo Saka (FW)
    • Mason Mount (MF)
    • Declan Rice (MF)
    • Jude Bellingham (MF)
    • Luke Shaw (DF)
    • Harry Maguire (DF)
    • John Stones (DF)
    • Kieren Trippier (DF)
    • Jordan Pickford (GK)

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    England Starting 11 FAQ

    Who Is England’s Starting Goalkeeper?

    Jordan Pickford will start in goal for this English national team. The 28 year old Everton product will be making his second World Cup appearance, the first being in 2018.

    Who Is England’s Starting Striker?

    Harry Kane will start at strike for England in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Tottenham Hotspur star will be making his second World Cup appearance.

    Who Is England’s Best Player?

    Harry Kane is the best player for England entering the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He is the current odds-on favorite to win the Golden Boot.

    Patrick started covering the sports betting scene in March of 2021 as a member of the Loyola Phoenix. Since then, his industry analysis has been featured on websites such as Lineups.com and Daily Fantasy Cafe, where he has focused primarily on the NFL and individual state launches. As the current Assistant Site Runner of Lineups.com, Patrick aims to give more people access to information that may offer some insight into why teams build the way they do and what that means for any given matchup.

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