2010 World Cup Preview: Can England Really Win?

June 8th, 2010 by Football Talk Leave a reply »

By Guest Writer Real Talk Football. Now that the dust has settled on Tuesday’s team selection, England fans can endlessly discuss the many options now available, the possible team selection, who should be number one goalkeeper, who can fill the right midfield slot and all other things that manager Fabio Capello has to consider before England’s opening World Cup game against the USA on June 12th. Looking at the team, it would seem to me, that Capello selected a 30 squad in which the seven players who were eventually dropped from the side, were those who if selected, would have been the surprise inclusions, rather than surprise exclusions. Any hint of a surprise was then removed from the equation; a collective unit has therefore been established, while the players previous experience of playing with each other in previous tournaments, a somewhat substantial factor in his selections.

By no means do I wish to convey this hint of negativity, or criticise English fans hopes of winning the World Cup, but isn’t it slightly embarrassing that England are already considered ...

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