Which Everton players could star at the World Cup?

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The Qatar World Cup takes place in November of this year and is the first edition of the tournament to take place in the Middle East. The Toffees have Internationally capped players from England, Brazil and Senegal amongst others and are likely to have a few players showcase their abilities at the tournament.


New loan-signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers Conor Coady is a regular in Gareth Southgate's England side not just due to his ability but his leadership qualities in commanding the defence.

Coady has improved his career ever since leaving Liverpool's academy setup; leading Wolves to promotion and helping them establish themselves as a mid-table Premier League outfit. Now at Everton, he is a vital aspect of Lampard's defensive setup and the icing on the cake would be a place in England's World Cup squad for Coady. The best FIFA World Cup odds at Bodog currently offer England at a price of 6/1 to be World Cup winners in December as they are one of the clear favourites alongside the likes of France and Brazil.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been capped fairly regularly over the past few years for England but has had injury struggles which he is still currently dealing with. Calvert-Lewin is an ideal plan B option off the bench that Southgate seems to desire but the Everton striker's injury layoff has afforded opportunities to others such as Ivan Toney that may now have a greater chance of making the squad for the World Cup.

In terms of certainties at the World Cup, Jordan Pickford is England's undisputed number one and will certainly be in Southgate's squad as well as likely being the starter in Qatar. Pickford has been everpresent for the Three Lions throughout Southgate's tenure regardless of form and the emergence of other goalkeeping talents. There is clearly a lot of trust between the pair and the former Sunderland goalkeeper will almost certainly be between the sticks for England come November.


The African champions represent the continent's greatest chance of a strong showing at the World Cup in Qatar. Two victories against Egypt earlier in the career defined legacies for many; a shootout win to deliver the African Cup of Nations title to Dakar prior to another shootout triumph in the World Cup playoff to send Senegal to a successive competition.

Idrissa Gana Gueye has recently made his return to Goodison Park after a relatively unsuccessful few years in the French capital with Paris Saint-Germain. Gueye has been a vital part of Senegal's success, his ability to break up the play and win the ball back incredibly frequently means he has a crucial role in bringing opposition attacks to a halt and setting away the likes of Sadio Mane.

Gueye's inclusion in the Senegal squad for the tournament is very much a foregone conclusion; he is one of the most experienced players within the squad and currently still possesses one of the greatest abilities of any Senegalese player. Everton's greatest chance of a World Cup winner returning to Goodison Park at the end of December would be via an England triumph, with Pickford and maybe some others returning as champions of the world.

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