It is the first time in years that England will be arriving to a World cup with no heavy expectations of winning the tournament for the second time since 1966.
Some believe that Roy Hodgson's squad will fall at the first hurdle, but there are enough quality players among the 23 players he selected to suggested England are capable of springing a few surprises.
But which players could be the one that determine how far England can go? James Robbins picks five...
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