When England were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup by Argentina in Buenos Aires, they were only six months into their new coaching regime.
England had lost five of their six previous matches in the tournament and had been outscored by four goals to one.
But the England squad had recovered from the defeat and had become the first team to win a World Cup since the 1992 Japan squad.
This meant they could potentially qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
With a full squad that includes the likes of England captain Wayne Rooney and former England goalkeeper Alex Crognale, the England team were looking to show that they could be more than just a squad of English footballers.
But with a World Championship to look forward to and the possibility of a new coach being appointed in a few months, they may have been more than happy to let the World Series of Boats go to waste.
The England squad are set to take on Argentina on Wednesday in a World Series boat match.
They will face a team who have won all four of their World Series matches.
England’s defeat in Argentina was a shocking one, as they conceded only a goal in their opening two matches.
The lack of goals against Argentina meant they struggled to create chances and struggled to deal with their opponents.
So, the question for England now is: did they play a solid match or did they lose it?
The answer to this question will be crucial to England’s chances of qualifying for the World Cups 2019 and 2022.
It is likely that England will have to win to qualify for both World Cups and if they can’t do so, they will have no chance of progressing further.
In the short term, it is likely to be the lack of possession which will be the difference between England and Argentina.
England are known for being physical teams and it was this that caused Argentina problems in the first two matches of the World Championships.
However, it was the lacklustre passing and defending which England had when facing Argentina.
If England can get the ball back quickly enough, they can make the most of Argentina’s physicality and attack.
And it is this aggression that England lacked in the opening match against Argentina.
The England team started brightly, but it was when Argentina came close to making the game dangerous that the England players had a change of heart.
At the other end of the pitch, Argentina’s team were much more composed.
It was the same when Argentina were in the attacking third of the field, rather than in the middle.
England, as a team, struggled to find the back of the net.
On the other hand, England were better off in the second half when Argentina did make their mark.
They scored twice and took the lead through Gareth Bale.
Bale was one of the best players in the world at finishing the ball with precision, but he also had a habit of getting himself sent off when he made mistakes.
Argentina had also conceded a couple of goals when Bale got the ball deep into the Argentina defence.
Argentina were still in the game in the last quarter, but England needed to make sure they could get back into the match in the third minute of the second game.
Unfortunately for England, Argentina were not looking to do anything particularly dangerous with the ball at their feet.
Argentina were playing a 4-3-3 formation which meant they were constantly looking to get forward.
England were unable to get the tempo up and, despite the lack in possession, they did not do anything to make it difficult for Argentina to get into the game.
England struggled to get out of their own half as they failed to find an open goal.
Despite these weaknesses, Argentina had a good night of passing.
They were the best passing team in the World, with an average of 7.7 per game.
The Argentina side had two key players who are still missing from the England side.
Bale is the one who scored the second goal for England.
Alex Crogniak is England’s second-highest scorer at 4.4 goals per game, behind Wayne Rooney.
Both players are in good form and they are likely to get a few minutes off in England’s next game.
Argentina also have two of their best attacking players, Sergio Romero and Marquinhos, who scored against England last week.
With the absence of Rooney and Crognuak, England have a great chance of making a comeback from the World series.
They have to do something to put Argentina in a difficult position.
Prediction: England will be favored in this match, with Argentina having less than half of their team for this game.
They will be looking to win the match on away goals.
Argentina have a strong squad but will be struggling to score goals against England’s best players.