Gareth Southgate’s men are on the verge of qualification but fans don’t believe they have a hope of lifting the trophy at Russia 2018
ENGLAND fans have delivered a damning verdict on Gareth Southgate’s men – as 90 per cent do not believe the Three Lions can win next year’s World Cup.
England have failed to excite their long-suffering supporters during the current campaign but are within touching distance of qualifying for next summer’s finals.
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Southgate’s side beat Slovakia 2-1 at Wembley on Monday, are unbeaten and have won six out of their eight games.
England can book their place at the tournament by beating Slovenia at Wembley in next month’s penultimate qualifier.
And even if they fail, they would only need to beat minnows Lithuania three days later to make it through.
However England fans remain unconvinced by what they have seen.
Sports opinion experts Voice Of The Fans have sounded out supporters and just ten per cent believe England can win the World Cup in Russia.
What’s worse, in a separate poll, supporters have made old rivals France their pre-tournament favourites to lift the trophy in the final in Moscow on July 15.
France have emerged as clear winners in our exclusive poll, with 28 per cent of fans saying they believe Didier Deschamps can lead his country to World Cup glory again next summer.
Holders German came second in the poll, on 18 per cent, with Brazil close behind on 13 per cent.
Spain were next, with ten per cent of the votes, followed by Belgium with nine per cent, and then England on seven per cent.
Only four per cent of fans believe Lionel Messi’s Argentina will win, and Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portuguese side attracted just three per cent of the votes, despite winning Euro 2016.
Italy managed just two per cent, while six per cent voted for other countries.
The results are at odds with the latest betting.
Sun Bets have Germany installed as favourites at 5/1, followed in order by France, Brazil, Spain and Argentina.
England are eighth favourites at 18/1.
⚽ World Cup Betting – Sun Bets Says ⚽
DON’T be left Blue next summer at the World Cup.
Germany (5/1 – add to your betslip) might be the favourites in Russia – bur it’s another European that interests us.
Forget England (18/1 – add to your betslip) and instead jump on France (6/1 – add to your betslip).
Didier Deschamps has a young squad who are capable of causing havoc against some ageing defences.
Sacre Bleu indeed!
TOP TIP: FRANCE TO WIN WORLD CUP 2018 (6/1 with Sun Bets)