Former England captain David Beckham believes that the Three Lions will meet Argentina in the World Cup final in Russia.
Gareth Southgate’s side secured a last-gasp victory over Tunisia in their opening match in Group G, while Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by tournament debutants Iceland in a game where Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved.
“I believe Argentina will play against England in the final,” Beckham said at an event in China.
Beckham holds two memorable World Cup moments against Argentina, earning a red card in 1998 for kicking Diego Simeone and scoring a winning penalty in a group stage clash against La Albiceleste in 2002, and is happy with his nation’s performances so far.
“I’m very happy that we won the first game in the group,” he added.
Southgate’s side face their second World Cup group match against Panama on Sunday, while Argentina will look to secure their first win at the tournament against Croatia on Thursday.