England – title contender of World Cup 2014
With Word Cup 2014 imminent, let us look at one of the finest football teams in the globe – England. With the team likely to finish World Cup qualifiers in top position – in second place if not first – England is showing a promising candidacy for winning the cup this time.
England is gifted with finest players in all position. Steven Gerrard – Liverpool legend – will be take the captaincy of the team. Recently having achieved 100 caps for the national team, Gerrard will again have to prove to the platform why he is still one of the best in the game despite his increasing age. Gerrard will be playing as a holding midfielder. His incisive long passes and precise tackles are one of his greatest traits which other teams need to be wary of. Similarly, Frank Lampard will be accompanying Gerrard in midfield – either in holding or attacking midfield. Arsenal FC’s starlets Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are in their best form this season and might prove to be the important assets in midfield of the team.
As for the attacking of the team, Wayne Rooney will be one of the experience and key players. Manchester United’s striker will be set to prove his uncanny goal scoring and passing skills to help the team win the cup. Similarly, Rooney will accompanied by Theo Walcott in the wings. His agility and pace will be key factor to penetrate opposing defense. Youngsters like OxladeChamberlein and Danny Welbeck are promising attackers for the team.
As far as defense is concerned, likes of John Terry, Lescott, Rio Ferdinand and Ashely Cole, and Johnson will be form the defensive wall. With their experiences over the years of playing, opposing attackers will have hard time penetrating the England’s defense.
As for the goalkeeper, Joe Hart has proved himself over the years as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. This Manchester City’s stopper will be one of the key players in the team.With such promising line-ups, England shows a promising sign to bag the cup this time. Lots of Englishmen have already bought tickets to Brazil to support their team.