Kanemania to carry England World Cup 2018 hopes?
Is England’s future looking so bright as to return value from being 20/1 shots to win the World Cup 2018? That is the price where the Three Lions are out at at the moment, and have been pretty much holding steady right there since the close of their miserable 2014 campaign in Brazil.
There is Euro 2016 to come of course before thinking about any ambitions of winning the World Cup, and England’s positive start to France 2016 qualifying, winning their opening five matches has left them at 12/1 to win the crown there, with only Spain, France and Germany shorter priced than them to win Euro 2016.
But that is the tournament where a lot of the current crop of England players should come of age. It is big, valuable experience which the current crop of players could use to have a shot at winning the 2018 World Cup. The likes of Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Saido Berahino, Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend could spell a very bright attacking future for the Three Lions.
Of course, all the hype is about Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who made his full international debut in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania in March, and netted within 80 seconds of coming on. He is being touted as England’s next big thing, the next Alan Shearer even and with Wayne Rooney set to be in his early thirties come the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the arrival on the scene of Kane has renewed optimism among England fans that they could get close to winning the Cup.