Their opening Group B clash against Iran is now just over two months away as Gareth Southgate prepares to name his final squad for the global carnival.
The upcoming international break is going to be crucial for Southgate and co. as they finalise who will be on the plane to Qatar.
Who will Gareth Southgate pick in his England squad?
The selection of a World Cup squad is always one of the hottest debates among fans and experts alike with everyone sharing their opinion on what would be the best way to approach the tournament.
England’s XI based purely on stats from this season would make for an exciting line-up that would have a genuine chance of going very deep into the tournament.
But what if the side was selected based purely on the most valuable English player for each position?
Using the handy data tools on TransferMarkt, we were able to put together that exact side and, well, it turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag.
England’s World Cup starting XI if it was picked on market values
GK: Jordan Pickford: £25.2 million
Pickford often saves his best performances for an England shirt and will be hoping to have the same sort of impact in Qatar.
LB: Ben Chilwell: £34.2 million
CB: Fikayo Tomori: £45 million
CB: Ben White: £36 million
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold: £72 million
While this would be a pretty exciting defensive line-up going forward, you can’t help it would be a bit of a liability when it came to actual defending.
CM: Phil Foden: £81 million
CM: Jude Bellingham: £72 million
CAM: Mason Mount: £67.5 million
The midfield would be the biggest point of concern. While all three players are incredibly talented footballers in their own right, you can’t help but feel that, as a trio in the engine room, they would really struggle.
LF: Jadon Sancho: £67.5 million
RF: Bukayo Saka: £63 million
ST: Harry Kane: £81 million
Another exciting little trio but you can be sure it won’t be Southgate’s first choice. Kane will, of course, lead the line, but who the England boss picks as the captain’s attacking lieutenants is another question entirely.