Have the shock defeats for Argentina and Germany made England’s win over Iran even more impressive or is it still too early to get carried away?
‘Don’t get carried away, it’s only Iran’ chorused the doubters after England smashed six past Iran. Well, ‘it was only Saudi Arabia’ and ‘it was only Japan’ and look how those games turned out for Argentina and Germany.
Six goals against a side ranked 20th in the world is not to be sniffed at and, following on from a dismal Nations League campaign, will have done wonders for confidence in the England camp.
But what about your confidence in England? Has the win, and especially the manner of it, got you dreaming of World Cup glory on December 18? Or is it yet another case of the nation letting their enthusiasm get the better of them before the inevitable penalty shootout defeat?
Throughout the tournament, we are gauging the nation’s mood to see how you think Southgate’s squad will fare in Qatar.
So ahead of the USA clash, let us know how you rate England’s chances by moving the Southgate Slider. You can also sign up for our special World Cup 2022 email updates afterwards.
Along the way, we will update you with the mood of the nation and you can see if you are alone in your hopes/fears or if the rest of the country is with you.
And we also want to hear YOUR thoughts on how likely England are to win it as the Three Lions go into a tournament without the excuse of having a long, hard Premier League season behind them.
To do so, simply sign up and leave a comment below to debate World Cup 2022 with fellow fans.
Is football coming home or will the win over Iran prove to be a mere flash in the pan? It’s time for you to decide.