7 Mar 2018

Jeremy Corbyn doubts England's chances at 2018 World Cup

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Labour Party president Jeremy Corbyn does not believes England will offer a strong challenge for the 2018 World Cup despite deemed by many as one of the dark horses for the upcoming tournament in Russia. The Three Lions suffered a damaging exit in the group stages in Brazil four years ago, and they are hoping for a vast improvement with several younger stars having emerged from the Premier League.

In an interview with Copa90 Youtube channel, Corbyn was asked about his favourites for the upcoming World Cup, and though he initially went with England, he believes one of Brazil or Germany will end up winning the major showpiece tournament, he said: "I would love to say England but I doubt it. I think it is going to be Brazil or Germany."

Meanwhile, there has been talk of hooliganism which may disrupt the World Cup held in Russia this summer, and Corbyn feels the governing body FIFA should do everything within their reach to keep out racism anywhere near the stadiums, he added: "The World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth and if Fifa, totally, absolutely say zero, zero, zero tolerance of racism in any form in the World Cup."

England have built up a new-looking frontline since their disastrous World Cup exit in 2014, and Gareth Southgate has been tasked with the job of guiding a young setup led by Harry Kane to World Cup glory - something which has been achieved by the country's younger age groups of late.

The Three Lions have been paired alongside Belgium, Tunisia, and Panama in Group G at the World Cup finals, and they will be hoping to potentially top their standings to enhance their momentum, though they are expected to face a difficult challenge versus the Red Devils, who possess one of the world's best midfielders in Kevin de Bruyne.