England World Cup Betting Preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

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Gareth Southgate's side eased through qualification once more but the bookmakers are sceptical about the Three Lions' prospects at Russia 2018

Drawn alongside Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G, the English public will expect progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup to be a given.

However, the Three Lions have a habit of underwhelming when it comes to major international tournaments.

2018 World Cup Qualification

Once again England's qualification was relatively stress free. Unbeaten over the course of 10 matches, they topped Group F with 26 points (won eight, drawn two) but can Gareth Southgate's side turn those somewhat encouraging performances into tournament form?

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That would certainly require the bucking of a trend that has become all too familiar when it comes to disappointing exploits following comfortable qualifying campaigns.

Harry Kane top scored with five goals during qualifying and the Tottenham striker - who narrowly missed out on a third straight Premier League top goalscorer award - will be tasked with leading the line in Russia.

Tournament history

The Three Lions have yet to replicate their success on home soil in 1966 and recent editions of the World Cup have been unwhelming affairs.

An embarassing group stage exit in Brazil 2014 under Roy Hodgson saw the side pick up just a single point courtesy of a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica and was the third straight tournament that England failed to make the quarter finals.

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2018 World Cup Squad

Jack Butland Trent Alexander-Arnold Dele Alli Harry Kane
Jordan Pickford Gary Cahill Eric Dier Marcus Rashford
Nick Pope Phil Jones Fabian Delph Raheem Sterling
  Harry Maguire Jordan Henderson Jamie Vardy
  Danny Rose Jesse Lingard Danny Welbeck
  John Stones Ruben Loftus-Cheek  
  Kieran Trippier Ashley Young  
  Kyle Walker    

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 16/1 (17.0)
To make the World Cup final 13/2 (7.50)
To win Group G 23/20 (2.15)
To Qualify from Group G 1/8 (1.12)
To be the Top European team 12/1 (13.0)

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