The Qatar World Cup begins on Sunday and Express Sport brings fans a free wallchart to download for the tournament. England are hoping to bring football home by building on successful tournaments under Gareth Southgate.
Hosts Qatar face Ecuador in the first game after the opening ceremony at the weekend. England then begin their quest for World Cup glory against Iran next Monday, with the Three Lions also facing USA and rivals Wales in a tough Group B.
Fans can keep track of every game at the tournament with Express Sport’s wallchart. It can be downloaded, printed, and includes the entire World Cup schedule from the first group matches to the final – which will take place on December 18.
England have not won a major tournament since their 1966 triumph on home soil. They have come so close at the last two major competitions.
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The Three Lions were beaten semi-finalists in Russia four years ago, with two late Croatia goals knocking out Southgate’s devastated stars. England then went one better at Euro 2020 but were defeated in the final on penalties by Italy at Wembley.
Southgate expects his players to fuel the enthusiasm of playing at a World Cup, with many of his 26-man squad playing at one for the first time. There are just 12 survivors from the 2018 World Cup team.
“With the players we want to talk about the excitement of going to a World Cup. We understand the need to comment on the off-field things that surround this tournament, but we want the players to feel that enthusiasm that they have had since [they were] kids.
“We want to fuel that. The first couple of days we won’t be on the training pitch, bar a couple [of players] that will need to do something.
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“We want them to transition from a hectic club schedule to thinking about England. We want to talk to them about the fact that this, whatever happens over the next four weeks, has been the second-best period for English football. We can make it the best.
“It’s the challenge mindset. How can we take the supporters on another journey, like the one they loved four years ago and loved last summer? That’s why we do it and that’s what makes playing for England special.”
England arrived at their Al Wakrah training base on Tuesday. Some of the players will take part in an open training session.