England will have to pick themselves up off their canvas, and try to finish their Cricket World Cup campaign with a win against fellow eliminated nation Afghanistan.

Eoin Morgan's side were unable to qualify for the quarter-finals following their 15-run loss to Bangladesh on Monday, the exclamation mark on an underwhelming campaign.

They have just one win to their name in five matches - that coming against associate nation Scotland - but they have the chance to finish on a winning note when they take on the Afghans in Sydney on Friday.

With the spotlight burning on England's national set-up, a healthy win would not ease the pressure but at least avoid more unwanted scrutiny.

Afghanistan know how to win however, as displayed in their thrilling triumph over the Scots in Dunedin on February 26 - and could finish higher than England in the Pool A standings if they were to cause an upset.

In their first World Cup campaign, the Afghans have been quite spirited against the Test nations - pushing Sri Lanka all the way in a four-wicket loss, and almost batting out their 50 overs against tournament fancies New Zealand.

The same cannot be said for England - they were smashed for 342 by Australia, bowled out by the Black Caps for 123, and saw Sri Lanka chase down their total of 309-6 for the loss of just one wicket before their failed chase against Bangladesh.

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles - an Englishman and former county cricketer - said his side were still hungry to achieve their aim at the World Cup, and cause an upset.

"From our point of view, we believe that we've got a shot in us," Moles said.

"We came here expecting to surprise somebody. We nearly got it right with Sri Lanka, and if we can be consistent and do the things well at the right times, I still believe that we have a shot in us.

"But we'll have to be at our very best and we'll need England to be below par. But it's only a game. Everybody has an equal chance."

The two nations' meeting is their first in an ODI.