Marcus Rashford Scores An Absolute Beauty For England

So Marcus Rashford essentially just guaranteed that England are going to win the World Cup, and there's still a week until the tournament starts in Russia.

I've promised myself for ages that I wouldn't get too excited about the World Cup and more specifically about England's chances at the tournament in Russia.

Heck there's not exactly been a lot in the last few tournaments to make anyone think that the Three Lions had a chance in hell of winning thing. My prediction that we'll make the quarters in pretty optimistic considering 2016, 2014 and 2010.

But there's something about England, about hope, belief and passion that somehow has you believing that this could very well be England's time that it won't be 1966 but 2018 that we talk about forever and a day.

And of course right now you're thinking I'm an idiot who knows nothing about football, if you've read any of my articles before you probably already thought that, but then Marcus Rashford went and scored a beauty against Costa Rica and all's right with the world:

England beat Nigeria in their first warm up game and with one week until the tournament starts found themselves 1-0 up against Costa Rica on Thursday night.

The Three Lions played the South Americans four years ago during the Group Stages of the tournament with the sides playing out a 0-0 draw when England were already out and Costa Rica were already through.

Rashford is likely to start England's first game, against Central Americans' Panama, from the bench with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling set to be Gareth Southgate's preferred starters.

Can the United striker help lead his nation to success?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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