The release of FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and fans of the franchise are already clamoring for the latest installment in EA Sports’ mega-money franchise. The latest edition from the Canada-based company is extra special due to the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Thanks to the soaring temperatures in host nation Qatar throughout the months of June and July, the tournament has been rescheduled to take place in November and December, rather than its usual spot in the middle of summer. That means that fans won’t have to wait to play through the tournament like they have had to in recent years. Instead, the World Cup game modes should all be available upon release. France enter the competition as reigning champions and oddschecker, which compares odds and provides free offers on the World Cup, has made Les Bleus one of the favorites to win once again.
But it isn’t Didier Deschamps’ side that we can’t wait to lead to glory. There are many squads that have made us look forward to picking up our joysticks and leading out in the Arabian Gulf State. The likes of Canada and Wales are both massive underdogs and are invited to football’s biggest party for the first time in many a decade and we’re looking forward to seeing how far we can take them. But one team stands out above the rest.
Leading England to glory for the first time in almost 60 years
That team is of course England. The last time the Three Lions achieved success on the international stage was when they won the 1966 World Cup, defeating West Germany 4-2 after extra time on home soil to lift their first and only major trophy. Since then, there have been many, many years of hurt. But in the last six years under Gareth Southgate, it seems they have turned a corner.
Four years ago in Russia, England silenced their critics by reaching the semifinals for the first time since 1990, even breaking the penalty shootout curse in the process. They followed that up last summer by reaching the final of the European Championships, only for the hoodoo to rear its ugly head once again when Italy defeated Southgate’s side in their home stadium, Wembley, of all places.
But after a semifinal defeat and a final defeat, has the time finally come for the Three Lions to go all the way? They have a star-studded squad containing the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, and Jude Bellingham, led of course by captain fantastic Harry Kane. The Spurs striker top scored back in 2018 and you can bet that he will be on the hunt for more goals in Qatar. Can you nurture the wealth of talent to secure the FIFA World Cup trophy for just the second time in England’s history?