Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Young Players Who Could Help England Win World Cup 2022

And of course, the Manchester City youth product showed that he's extremely handy from shooting dead-ball situations when he curled in that beauty five minutes in against Croatia in the semi-final.

Croatia have not yet made the decision whether Nikola Kalinic will receive a medal for his participation in the World Cup.

A lot can happen in four years, and there are plenty of young players out there who could make the step up and break into the England squad, helping the Three Lions finally end all those years of hurt in 2022.

Take a look through the gallery to reveal an early prediction for how England could line up at Qatar 2022.

That year, Croatia's World Cup dreams were cut short as France clawed back from a goal down in the semi-final to beat Croatia 2-1, going on to win the tournament.

But absent will be Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, sent home in ignominy in the first week of the World Cup after refusing to come on as a substitute in the team's opening game against Nigeria.

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final
His presence on the touchline will add an interesting extra dimension to proceedings. He was a national hero in France but he is now helping plot their downfall.

Croatia knows a thing or two about coming back from a deficit at the 2018 World Cup.

"We've been treated extremely fairly by everybody here", Southgate said. The contribution of Suker, who finished as the tournament's top scorer, sticks in the memory but he was not the only one to impress.

England fell agonisingly short of Sunday's finale after an extra-time defeat against Croatia, which was then compounded within 72 hours as Southgate's emotionally drained side lost 2-0 to Belgium.

"We are here to enjoy the final and give our best".

"But if not, we have excellent players on the bench. Hopefully there will be four mn people out on the streets celebrating". "But if I win it, it'll be something I'll be very proud of". "What I want is my worldwide team's success, not individual awards".

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