Wayne Rooney, the legend of England football has suggested that he would drop Cristiano Ronaldo, his former club teammate from Portugal’s starting eleven in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The biggest sporting spectacle on the globe kicked off with a starry opening ceremony at one of the host cities in Qatar, the Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor.The latter won 2-0, in the tournament opener between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. Thus, Qatar, became the first host team in FIFA WC to lose their opening game.
Why Rooney is dropping Ronaldo?
Wayne Rooney is a part of the experts’ panel for Sports18 and Jio Cinema for Qatar 2022. When he was asked who he would start, bench and drop between Lionel Messi, Harry Kane and the Portuguese star. He said that I would drop Ronaldo because he stopped playing for his Premier League club Manchester United and would start Messi, bench Kane. He said this in his first appearance on Match Centre as an expert panellist on Sports18 and JioCinema.
Who was recognised as the key to England’s progress?
The former England captain is the leading scorer for England in FIFA World Cup. Kane was recognised as the key to England’s progress, and Kane will overtake him as England’s top scorer as he is a goal-scorer. It is going to be Harry Kane if in case England goes far in this tournament. also read:-Indian fugitive Zakir Naik to preach Islam at FIFA World Cup
Rooney hopes he scores those goals because England needs them if they have to win. Adding to this,he said that it will be a tough contest against Iran but predicted a 1-0 win for England. If Kane could overtake him in the match against Iran tonight “I hope he does, but I do not think it will be tomorrow (Monday),” Rooney said .
Phil Foden is the ‘X’ factor for Rooney
Rooney singled out , speaking about the match against Iran . Rooney explained that “I think with his ability, he is never quite short of form. If he brings the form he has shown for Manchester City for England, it gives England an extra dimension to move ahead,” .
When quizzed about picking one team to go all the way, Rooney backed Germany. ” He then added, “England has got a chance like all teams, but I’ve got a sneaky feeling for Germany. It is hard for me to say that. I think Germany is really organised and it is hard to beat them in the way they play. So, I have a small feeling for Germany” .