James Ward-Prowse predicts interesting end to World Cup Group E as England face Egypt
Egypt v England
FIFA U20 World Cup
7pm (BST), Saturday 29 June 2013
Ataturk Stadium, Bursa
Live on Eurosport and FIFA.com
By Nicholas Veevers in Bursa
predicts an interesting end to Group E on Saturday evening as England U20s aim to progress to the second round of the World Cup.
Peter Taylor’s side go into their game with Egypt in Bursa knowing that a win will be good enough to see them into the last 16 of the competition.
That could be either in the top two of the group or in third place, depending on how the game between Chile and Iraq progresses in Antalya.
And that’s the first aim for Ward-Prowse and his team-mates, against a side who have lost both of their games so far and know that only a sizeable win will give them any chance of staying in Turkey.
The Southampton midfielder told FATV
: “We want to finish top of the group and they need to win to stay in it.
“It’s going to be a really interesting game and both teams are going to be up for it.
“There’s a different feel to this stadium but the pitch here is really nice and I think it’s conducive to the style of football that we want to play.”
Should England draw the game, there is still a chance of reaching the second round but it would need to be a high-scoring draw to boost the goals scored column or would be reliant on Uzbekistan beating Uruguay in one of the day’s earlier matches in Group F.
But with Egypt knowing they need to get goals, Ward-Prowse believes England have to be ready for what could be a lively attacking team.
He added: “Each team has their own way of playing so it’s up to those who can perform on the night.
“I’m sure we will and I hope we can get the result.”
Watch the full interview with Ward-Prowse on FATV in the media player below.
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