England’s disappointing campaign in the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw them finishing in the last spot of group D which consisted of: Costa Rica, Uruguay, Italy and of course England which is currently being guided by Sam Allardyce.
Sam Allardyce wants the English national side to forget about this forgettable tournament for England and just try to focus in what lies ahead.
Besides the mediocre run that England experienced in the past edition of the World Cup, their campaign in the 2016 UEFA EURO’s was also a disaster as they lost to Iceland in the rounds of 16.
The 61 year old manager is giving many of the players who were part of the squad that lost to Iceland, a chance to redeem themselves for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Gary Cahill, Eric Dier, Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane all performed against Iceland and they are expected to play a big role for the upcoming qualifiers match for England as Sam Allardyce has faith that they can recover from their recent string of underwhelming performances and defeats.
Sam Allardyce and his squad begin their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification run on September 4th as they face off with Slovakia at the AntonaMalatinského stadium. The 2nd qualification match of England in this tournament is scheduled to take place on October 8 as they lock horns with Malta.
Whether or not the English national side is able to bounce back from their recent string of disaster performances and qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is something that time will tell but Allardyce has faith that many of the players who have disappointed will be able to get back on track.