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England: Potential XI for Qatar 2022

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Oxlade-Chamberlain could be vital for England (©GettyImages)
Oxlade-Chamberlain could be vital for England (©GettyImages).

There has been a lack of enthusiasm surrounding the future of the England team with the current team under performing. 

The Under 21s and 18s are under achieving further, leaving the question: does the England team have a bright future?

I believe they do if some changes are made to the England set up. However,  this could possibly be starting England XI in Qatar 2022.

Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Age: 29)

The Stoke keeper was super for Birmingham last season and Stoke may have assumed that Begovic was on his way out due to his good form last season, hence the lack of opportunities Butland has had. Butland has been unable to get a starting spot and as a result has been sent on loan to Barnsley. He has shown huge potential and could be a top keeper in the future.

Right Back: Kyle Walker (Age: 33)

Walker has cemented his place in the Spurs side and has proved he is defensively strong as well as threatening going forward. Currently he is on the peripheral of the England squad behind Glen Johnson, however, he is knocking on the door and looks strong prospect for the future.

Centre Back:  Phil Jones (Age: 30)

Jones has had strong competition in the form of Vidic and Ferdinand for a starting spot in the United team however he has shown versatility in other positions. Jones has proved he is a strong and reliable defender and will become a key member for England in 2022.

Centre Back: Steven Caulker (Age: 30)

The Cardiff defender didn't manage to secure a place in the Spurs team with strong competitionin Dawson, Kaboul and Vertonghen. If Cardiff stay in the Premier League and Caulker develops as a player there is no reason why he shouldn't become a starting player.

Left Back: Luke Shaw (Age: 27)

The wing back starts for Southampton at just the age of 18 and has shown huge potential. He has shown a good attacking threat making good runs into the opponent box and has proved to be defensively sound.

Right Midfield: Nathan Redmond (Age: 28)

Since his arrival at Norwich, Redmond has shown that he can play at the top level having impressed at lower league Birmingham. He has managed to get on the score sheet and secured a starting spot in the Norwich set up.

Centre Midfield: Jack Wilshere (Age: 30)

Wilshere is the biggest hope for England's future. He is just 21 and he has secured a starting position in the Arsenal team and England's alongside Lampard and Gerrard. Wilshere has been dubbed for future England captain and will be crucial for England.

Centre Midfield: Jack Rodwell (Age: 31)

The young midfielder showed huge promise for Everton until his move to Manchester City. Although he hasn't played much recently but if he manages to manoeuvre a transfer or to stake a good claim to replace Yaya Toure or Fernandinho he can become a top player for England.

Left Midfield: Wilfried Zaha (Age: 29)

Zaha proved his worth for Crystal Palace showing good skills and better pace. With none of United's wingers playing well Zaha may get the opportunity to cement a place in the United team and develop into a quality player which without a doubt he has the potential to be.

Attacking Midfielder: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Age: 29)

The Ox has played in the Euro's and scored against Brazil despite being just 20 and has some good experience at club level. Now that he seems to have secured his Arsenal place he will only develop further. He has spoken of his intentions to play at centre midfield and an attacking midfield role may be a perfect role for him. Oxlade-Chamberlain may also be vital for England's future.

Striker: Danny Welbeck (Age: 31)

The Manchester United striker has managed to nestle his way into a team with Rooney and Van Persie in which is hard for most strikers to do. If Welbeck fulfils the potential he seems to be capable of, such as the finish against Swansea at the start of the season. Welbeck, as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere will be the most important players for England in 2022.

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