Don’t be surprised if England win the football world cup
England go into 2018 FIFA World Cup with low expectations, a young squad, and a meaningful sense of being itself. The scene is set for the Three Lions to roar in Russia
London: Only a fool would ever pick England to win this or indeed any other tournament. The English are one of the greatest underperformers in international football. This is not just popular wisdom but statistical fact. Sort of. When auditors PwC put together their The PwC World Cup Index: what can the dismal science tell us about the beautiful game? report four years ago, they developed a model to not just predict the 2014 tournament, but also look back at previous tournaments.