England have discovered their group for the 2022 World Cup as the Three Lions eye glory in Qatar this winter.
Gareth Southgate’s side sealed their place at the showpiece tournament by recording their biggest victory in a competitive international match when they beat San Marino 10-0 last year.
England have a vast array of talent in almost every position and Southgate will have to narrow that down over the course of the next few months.
Southgate is confident his men can win the tournament but has admitted they will have to be ‘close to perfect’ to triumph in the Persian Gulf.
Plans are in full swing for the England camp and their task has become much clearer now the draw has been conducted in Doha.
But how much do we know about when England have to finalise their squad for the World Cup and where they will be based? talkSPORT.com has a look…
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England at the 2022 World Cup: When will the squad be confirmed?
Southgate will announce his squad for Qatar on or around Thursday, October 20.
That is 30 days before the World Cup’s opening match and the date FIFA have set as the final deadline for all 32 teams to submit their full squads.
Southgate has the option of naming his squad earlier than that but he waited until the deadline to do so back in Russia in 2018.
Southgate recently gave a clue to his World Cup plans after confirming his ranks for the end-of-season Nations League matches in June.
West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen has received his first England call-up with Leicester’s James Justin, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham in the squad.
But Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe, Tottenham defender Eric Dier and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson were among those to miss out.
England squad for Nations League games in June
- Jordan Pickford
- Nick Pope
- Aaron Ramsdale
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Conor Coady
- Marc Guehi
- Reece James
- James Justin
- Harry Maguire
- John Stones
- Fikayo Tomori
- Kieran Trippier
- Kyle Walker
- Jude Bellingham
- Conor Gallagher
- Mason Mount
- Kalvin Phillips
- Declan Rice
- James Ward-Prowse
- Tammy Abraham
- Jarrod Bowen
- Phil Foden
- Jack Grealish
- Harry Kane
- Bukayo Saka
- Raheem Sterling
England at the 2022 World Cup: Where will they based?
Southgate’s squad are set to be treated like royalty when they stay in the Souq Al Wakra hotel in Qatar later this year.
According to Sportsmail, a provisional booking has been made for when the tournament is set to start in November.
The Souq Al Wakra hotel is alcohol-free but does boast a private beach, fitness centre and hydro pool as well as a spa and multiple restaurants.
England will then train at the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium for the duration of their World Cup stay.
England at the 2022 World Cup: What kit will they wear?
The Three Lions kit has been created by Nike since 2013 with the latest edition due to be released in late summer or early autumn this year.
As reported by Footy Headlines, England’s World Cup home strip is reminiscent of the iconic Umbro Euro 1996 get-up.
The away kit, meanwhile, which will be paired alongside the white top, is set to be a simple red design with matching socks.
It remains to be seen if Southgate will don his infamous waistcoat once again…
England at the 2022 World Cup: Who will they face?
England v Iran – 4pm local/1pm UK – Mon 22/11
England v USA – 10pm local/7pm UK – Fri 25/11
England v Scotland/Ukraine/Wales – 10pm local/7pm UK – Tue 29/11
If England finish 1st
Round of 16 – 10pm local/7pm UK – Sun 4/12 (potentially Ecuador or Senegal)
Quarter final – 10pm local/7pm UK – Sat 10/12 (potentially France or Argentina)
Semi final – 10pm local/7pm UK – Wed 14/12 (potentially Belgium, Germany, Portugal or Spain)
If England finish 2nd
Round of 16 – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 3/12 (potentially Netherlands)
Quarter final – 10pm local/7pm UK – Fri 9/12 (potentially Argentina or Denmark)
Semi final – 10pm local/7pm UK – Tue 13/12 (potentially Spain or Croatia)
3rd place play off – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 17/12
Final – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sun 18/12
England at the 2022 World Cup: How did they get there?
The Three Lions bossed Group I in UEFA’s qualification process for the World Cup.
Southgate’s men were unbeaten in their ten matches, winning eight of them.
They scored 39 goals in doing so, the most of any team, while Harry Kane was joint top-scorer in the UEFA qualifiers with 12.
England empathically sealed their place at the World Cup in the last two rounds of games back in mid-November, beating Albania 5-0 before putting San Marino to the sword too.
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