New Delhi: Fifa World Cup 2018 has entered its fifth day and the world is ready to witness the youngest team play against Tunisia. England’s led by its 24-year-old captain and star of Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane is going to start their campaign tonight.
It has been more than five decades since Sir Bobby Charlton lifted the Fifa World Cup for them in 1966. It was a thrilling final against West Germany. The game went on for 120 minutes and England thrashed their opponent with a 4-2 score. But in the recent past, the team has struggled to qualify even for the group of 16 round. While the team has always been amazing on paper but they perform badly when it comes to the field. This time the average age of players of this team is around 23 years.
Harry Kane himself performed exceptionally well in the English Premier League for the Spurs. Now coming to their opponents Tunisia, a team which can be called underdogs in the tournament. Tunisia hardly has any big achievement when it comes to big stages. But the World Cup has always been a great place for dark horses.
Well, the memories of Costa Rica outperforming in 2014 World Cup are still afresh. Just 20 days ago Tunisia held Portugal for a 1-1 draw. This month only they played 2010 World Cup Champions Spain although they lost the match by 1-0 they provide a great defence against a team which has a number of goalscorers.
England will have to rely on their attack as Tunisia will mainly focus on defence. England’s attack looks exceptional Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy. But the thing to look out for is will they be able to break the Tunisian defence. In this World Cup only we have seen that the team with an aggressive attitude in their defence line dominates the game. Also if Tunisia dominates the English side in the first half then the probability of English side losing out in the second half will increase many folds due to the inexperienced nature of the lineup.
So it is time for Harry Kane and company to attack from the very first minutes and not to miss any opportunity to score.