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It's quite possible it will happen again.
Posted by davro
on July 11, 2018, 10:54 pm, in reply to "except .....
I simply don't think the old order will dominate as they did in the past. And the England team have shown that unity is possible, they need to keep that as they gain experience. It was a lovely draw though 😁
they will never have an easier run to the WC final ......team may improve but such an easy run in sadly wont be repeated ....
You would have taken a semi-final before the World Cup began. That team really isn't that good on paper. In my opinion, Kane isn't world class yet so there were no players good enough to make a difference. And I wasn't impressed by any of the forwards. Sterling had a role and he did it well first half, Rashford was much worse. Sterling was very good letting off the pressure because he usually either got a throw-in or a free kick after the defenders lumped it forward. Unfortunately he could do much with the ball either. Thinking some youngster with a handful of caps would have turned this around is wishful thinking.
Yet England got this far. Crucially the defenders lost their man twice and that was all it took. And I'm not sure if the first one should have been a freekick to England as Perisic's foot was so high.
You still finished higher than Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal.