FA chief Martin Glenn fancies England winning the 2022 World Cup

FA chief Martin Glenn fancies England winning the 2022 World Cup

FA Chief Martin Glenn has suggested that England have a good chance of going all the way at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Three Lions were impressive during the recent edition of the tournament in Russia where they reached the semi-final stage and Glenn believes the team are capable of securing the global crown in the not too distant future.

He said: “Look, you can’t guarantee you are going to win a tournament. But I believe we will win a World Cup at some point in the not too distant future. But for sure we are going to turn up for major tournaments, whether it be the Euros in 2020 or the World Cup in 2022, as more consistent challengers, and the expectation should be that we should get to the latter stages.”

Meanwhile, the chief executive highlighted the intention to extend the contract of current manager Gareth Southgate and the renewal could be processed before the Three Lions head into the next set of internationals. Southgate’s appointment was initially questioned with most of his managerial experience being with the younger age groups but they has supposedly offered him as an advantage, given he has been able to trust some of those players who have risen through the ranks.

England made a rather disappointing start to the Nations League campaign after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Spain but they have the opportunity to make amends when they face both La Roja and Croatia during the current international break. Luis Enrique’s side already have the upper hand with successive triumphs in the group but England have the chance to usurp them, should they enjoy a perfect run during the upcoming internationals.

Southgate is already understood to be keeping tabs on some of the young prospects and Leicester City’s James Maddison and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho could be among those earning their maiden call-ups to the national team before the end of the week.