Swansea’s Alfie Mawson Has Knee Surgery, World Cup Hopes Appear Over

Despite England's recent struggles, Ian Darke and the ESPN panel are cautiously optimistic about England's World Cup chances.

Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list.
Swansea defender Alfie Mawson has undergone knee surgery, leaving his World Cup hopes seemingly over.
Mawson had the operation after Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed by Sunday's 2-1 home defeat to Stoke.
Swansea are waiting to discover the full extent of the injury, but it is feared Mawson will be out until the start of next season.
The England under-21 international won a first call-up to the senior squad for the friendlies with Netherlands and Italy in March, but has…