England are out of the World Cup following defeat against Croatia in the semi-finals last night. But the future looks bright for England. They had the second youngest team in the tournament and are the current under-20 and under-17 World Champions.
So who could help them bring football home at Qatar 2022?
When looking at Everton’s current crop, it is hard to pick just one.
Ademola Lookman is an excellent attacker, although could be on his way. Callum Connolly’s versatility makes him a manager’s dream whilst Tom Davies had a brilliant 2016-17 season, even if last term was less impressive.
But here are the three Everton players who might have a chance of heading to Qatar in four years time.
Like England’s summer hero Harry Maguire the 21-year-old came through the ranks at Sheffield United. Since joining Everton his progress has been astonishing.
He is already a hero for England. He scored the winner for England’s under-20s last summer as they won the World Cup.
With striking positions set to be up for grabs in four years time, DCL will no doubt be in the running.
The spindly playmaker is adored in the England and Everton set-ups for his God-given natural talent.
Stormed into a loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season, which admittedly dwindled toward the end.
But with his dexterity and ability, only injury and himself could hold Dowell back from making it to Qatar.
Dowell’s best mate and England’s trusted right-back at youth level. His cross-city rival Trent Alexander-Arnold may be catching the eye but Kenny is no slouch.
An exquisite crosser of the ball and defensively sound he is the Trippier if Alexander-Arnold is the Walker of England’s future right-back choices.
Like Dowell, eligible for Ireland, so England, must ensure the Everton pair are aware of their pathway.