World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia
Where To Watch In Dubai
It’s Finally Here. The World Cup. The greatest sporting event in the world. Its Time for the Lions of England to take their game the to Tunisians in the first of the Group G Games. But Where in Dubai is the Best place to Watch?
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World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia – What is it?
Strap yourselves in: this is England’s opening Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia against Tunisia.
Gareth Southgate’s men will be attempting to break a cycle of heartache and humiliation at major tournaments that has plunged the birthplace of football to its lowest ebb.
A loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the 2016 European Championship was perhaps the ultimate embarrassment. Or maybe that came when England endured their shortest World Cup campaign two years earlier – only in contention for eight days.
Before that, there were penalty shoot-out losses in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012. And before that, who could forget Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal that denied England in the World Cup semi-finals in 1986?
It’s no surprise that the nation’s expectations are low heading to Russia. England may have won the 1966 World Cup, but have only reached the semi-finals of a tournament twice since then.
When is it?
Monday, June 18, 2018 – only a few days away now.
Where is it?
At the Volgograd Arena, in Volgograd.
What time is kick-off?
10 pm Dubai
England squad | World Cup 2018
Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young
Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy
Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana
Tunisia’s squad | World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia
Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia)
Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt)
Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France)
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France)
What do we know about the Tunisia line-up?
With Youssef Msakni sidelined, Tunisia will be fielding a team at the World Cup that includes several foreign-born players, mainly from France.
Indeed, Tunisia’s squad is a mix of players mainly from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, France and domestic leagues.
World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia – What are they saying?
England have every chance of reaching the latter stages of this year’s World Cup and, according to FA technical director Dan Ashworth, will not go to Russia “to come back in the group stages”:
“We want to inspire the nation and in order to do that we have to play well and win some football matches.
“We have got some talented players. We don’t have a history at this moment in time of succeeding at tournaments.
“So we’ve hopefully got to try and move our talented players into performing better at tournaments and getting through to those latter stages.
“Is it impossible for England to win the World Cup? No it isn’t.”
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul:
“For me the best team are Belgium, they are the group favourites. They have a lot of players who play in England and they are currently playing really well for a lot of clubs in England, so they are favourites and second place is between Tunisia and England. I hope it won’t be the same scenario as in 1998.”
World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia – What are the odds?
- England to win 1/3
- Draw 4/1
- Tunisia to win 8/1
World Cup 2018 – England v Tunisia – What’s our prediction?
This England side has a lot to prove at this tournament. A younger team that’s needs to make an instant impact, with the pace of Alli & Sterling, plus the clinical finishing of the big man Kane upfront England should have enough to see this game off early. But in the world cup, it isn’t always that straightforward.
Predicted score: England 3 Tunisia 1.
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