Jack Butland - goalkeeper - age in Qatar 31
At just 20, the Stoke City stopper has already represented England at every level and has one senior cap under his belt. Current number one Joe Hart will be 37 by the time Qatar comes round, and despite being considered among England's greats, 2022 will be a step too far for the Manchester City man.
Luke Shaw - defence - age in Qatar 29
Shaw is the latest big thing to be emerging from Southampton, and looks set to follow Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale to stardom. The left-back will also be going somewhere Bale won't - and that's a World Cup.
Nathaniel Chalobah - defence - age in Qatar 29
Chalobah will break the mould at Chelsea and actually break through the youth system and into the first team. At least that's what the Blues hope after handing him a five-year contract earlier this summer. And with his displays at Stamford Bridge he'll become a regular in England's back line.
Phil Jones - defence - age in Qatar 32
A wise head among the team, and by the time of Qatar, already a Manchester United legend. Jones will be among the first names on the team-sheet for the final.
Chris Smalling - defence - age in Qatar 34
Jones will be joined by his Manchester United team-mate Smalling. For the defender who until Fulham plucked him from Maidstone United was a complete unknown, it will have been quite a journey.
Wilfried Zaha - midfield - age in Qatar 31
Sir Alex Ferguson's last major signing before retirement will prove just how wise the former Manchester United manager was when he lifts the 2022 World Cup.
Jack Wilshere - midfield - age in Qatar 32
The captain and first name on the team-sheet. Likely to be some concerns over a niggling injury, but the Arsenal man will come through. He has to.
Ross Barkley - midfield - age in Qatar 30
A fellow creative force in the centre of midfield alongside Wilshere. The cultured style of play instilled by Roberto Martinez at Everton will only help Barkley to be a world beater.
Jordon Ibe - midfielder - age in Qatar 28
Out wide will be Liverpool winger Ibe. When he provides the assist for the winning goal, we'll be reminded of when he laid one on for Coutinho on his Premier League debut for the Reds in May 2013.
Daniel Sturridge - attack - age in Qatar 34
A bit of his pace may have gone, but after regularly finding the back of the net for Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton, Liverpool (and probably some other teams by 2022) he keeps his place.
Chuba Akpom - attack - age in Qatar 26
Tall, powerful and creative, the Arsenal striker will be the perfect foil for Sturridge - and at 26, will be the youngest player in this experienced but not over-the-hill starting line-up.
In reserve: Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Thom Cleverley, Raheem Sterling
Gary Neville - manager (with assistant's brother Phil and David Beckham)
Having gained experience in his role as assistant to Roy Hodgson, Neville puts all that knowledge he displays during his analysis for Sky Sports to better use by taking on the top job. As England win the World Cup on penalties, rather than celebrate with his team, he will run the length of the pitch, clutching at a badge, to gloat in front of the German fans.