Messi or Mbappe

There is usually some truth to the idea that cliches are used frequently for a cause. For example, England has been eliminated from a World Cup at the quarterfinal stage no fewer than eight times between 1950 and 2006. No camp has been more willing to give up in the last eight games.

Do you remember how much of a problem it used to be when England fell short of that target? To explain, consider this. Apparently, there’s some truth to the old adage that every joke contains a grain of truth.

Everything considered the prospects for Gareth Southgate’s squad in Qatar are not encouraging. They probably won’t make it through the quarterfinals, considering the level of competition they might face.

Now, England ought to, ought, finish first in a group that also includes Wales, the USA, and a subtly threatening Iran team.

Although, things begin to heat up after the first elimination round. Similar to advancing from the FIFA 23 version of the “Semi-Pro” league to the “Pro” league. The Netherlands team coached by Louis van Gaal features a scattering of international stars.

You haven’t been paying attention to the Senegalese national team if you think Sadio Mane is the scariest player there. Mane’s teammates Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng, and Elliman Ndiaye are just as dangerous. Southgate and his coaching staff will have to brush up on Ecuador or hosts Qatar if an upset occurs in Group A.

How Far Can England Go in The Qatar World Cup?

Messi or Mbappe

However, making it to the quarterfinals is not out of the question. At that point, the heavy hitters enter the fray. This is where you go to fight the boss. Which country would you rather visit, France or Argentina? Which player is better, Kylian Mbappé or Lionel Messi? That’s akin to deciding between being crushed to jelly by a steamroller or kicking your way into a pit of poisonous snakes.

If England advances to the quarterfinals, its opponents will depend on the results of Groups C and D. Argentina has come a long way from the misguided Jorge Sampaoli administration. Undoubtedly, they disposed of Italy quickly in the Finalissima (yes, that is a real competition).

Group C is expected to be won by Italy, led by coach Lionel Scaloni, ahead of Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Poland, who are regular also-rans and who are likely to feature a frustrated, underutilized Robert Lewandowski.

While Denmark is a strong contender, France is the better squad in Group D. Even whoever comes in second place to Argentina in the round of 16 shouldn’t be able to match up with World Cup holders France.

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Another Quarter-Final Exit?

It Is Possible that Harry Kane and Company May Face Spain, Belgium, Brazil, or Portugal in The Semi-Finals if England Prevails Against Either Argentina or France. This Would Be the First Time England Has Defeated a Serious Challenger in A Knockout Tie in Decades (we’re in Dreamland Now, Boys).

Another Potential Rival, Germany, Has Been Revitalized Under Treble-Winning Coach and Former Bayern Munich Player Hansi Flick. They Will Be Looking for Payback for Losing the Euros in 2017.

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All of This Is, of Course, Purely Speculative. so many of Southgate’s Most Trusted Lieutenants Are Either out Of Form or Out of Favor at Club Level, Making This England Team Far from Convincing Compared to The One that Came Within a Few Penalty Kicks of Triumph at Wembley Some 15 Months Ago. At the Cusp of A New World Cup, It Would Be Foolish Not to Imagine a Thrilling Run to The Final.

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