England final 23-man squad is the second least experienced side heading to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Tunisia has also selected players with only 448 caps between them. The North Africans take the last place in experience table in the tournament. Today, as we continue the build-up, we want to focus on top five most experienced teams set to grace the showpiece taking place in the World largest country this summer.
5. Japan- 1,003 Caps
Japan squad is not only the fifth most experienced in Russia but also number one in Asia. The ‘Samurai’ giant has an average age of 28.2 years. This means it will not be business as usual if the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Okazaki, and their teammates believe in themselves. The total caps in the final 23 stands at 1,003.
4. Belgium- 1,024 Caps
Belgium have named injured defender Vincent Kompany in his final 23-man FIFA #WorldCup squad, but has named Laurent Ciman on standby in case the Manchester City captain isn't fit in time. pic.twitter.com/6iriVOuErd
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) June 4, 2018
Belgium is the most experienced European team heading to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Roberto Martinez squad total caps stand at 1,024. The Red Devils average age is 27.1 years. This means the team on paper is well equipped on all fronts to go all the way to the final. They can beat anybody in the tournament if they believe. Eden Hazard and his teammates need to trust themselves because this might be their last chance to ever see such a talented group of players together.
3. Costa Rica- 1,163 Caps
Costa Rica experienced squad could not stop the pace and trickery of England players when the two sides met in a friendly match at Leeds United home venue Elland Road last week. In fact, the opener was scored by one of Three Lions least experienced forward Marcus Rashford. The Central Americans Coach has selected the third most experienced squad with 1,163 caps in total. Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and his colleague will be the oldest team in the tournament with an average age of 29.1 years.
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