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2022 World Cup schedule in favor of the England national team, how come?
The England national team is claimed to have a favorable schedule for the 2022 World Cup . This situation is predicted to have an impact on England’s chances of at least qualifying from the 2022 World Cup group stage.
The former England national team manager, Glenn Hoddle, even confirmed the benefits of the Three Lions. “The 2022 World Cup taking place at half-time will see England win the title in Qatar,” he said.
According to Hoddle, the decision to hold the World Cup in Qatar from November to December is indirectly a blessing for the Three Lions.
Hoddle says Gareth Southgate could have fresh players ahead of the 2022 World Cup. England will face Iran in their opener at the 2022 World Cup on November 21. Let’s see the full review below
Just a few days break
The 2022 World Cup is likely to take place just a few days after the Premier League break. Nevertheless, Hoddle believes that Gareth Southgate’s squad is in a fresh state.
“Given that this world cup doesn’t come at the end of a long and difficult season, all the teams will be much fresher. The English players will be better prepared because of the gap of a few days from the competition,” he told Betfair.
The conditions are different if the World Cup is held in the summer. The players are mostly exhausted because they have just completed a season of intense and fierce competition.
Hodlle explained that when he was still playing, he preferred big tournaments to take place during the competition break. According to him, the players are better prepared than the big competition that takes place after the domestic competition is over.
The players must return to form after a long competition. He said when a big tournament takes place in the middle of a competition, the players are immediately refreshed and ready.
“Looking back when I was a player, I think it would have been nice to start the season and then have a world cup sooner rather than having a long and difficult season with a lot of cup games.”
Relatively Easy Opponent
The Three Lions will be in Group B with the United States, Iran and Wales. On paper, England should be the host.
If they win Group B, England will face the runners-up in Group A. According to Hoddle, England’s strength is still above the strength of the four teams in Group A.
“I can’t see any hurdles for England in group B. Even if England get a draw against one of them, I still think they will go through,” said Hoddle.