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Yes, but the first round is a league, and Germany came 4th of 4. nt.
But it's a knockout tournament after the first round, so I don't think they would be, no.
Moot point anyway, because France will shellack them.
If you said "England finished in the top four of the World Cup and the others didn't", then yes, of course.
But that's a lot different to "they are one of the top four sides in the world".
Let's put it this way; if the World Cup only had one group of 32, and all the teams played each other once, do you think England would be in the top four?
As I said when Germany went out; if they'd been in England's group instead of Belgium, they'd have gone further (possibly a lot further).
Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Belgium, Brazil, probably Argentina, possibly even Germany... All better than England right now.
England are a good young side with the potential to become a very good one, but they aren't in the world's top four.
Neither are Croatia, IMO.
Croatia - lost
Belgium - lost
Panama - won
Tunisia - won
Colombia - won
Sweden - won
had that run been a set of friendlies it would be rated a below average performance...
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