February 27, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: England (UEFA), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for England, with 8 other player-options listed).

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England national team. UEFA (Europe). Nickname: The Three Lions. Home jersey: white with dark blue trim.
-England is in Group D (with Costa Rica, Italy, and Uruguay), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group D‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 14th qualification out of 17 tries. [2014 is the 20th FIFA World Cup/ England did not seek qualification n the first three World Cups (1930, 1934, 1938)].
England has qualified for the World Cup in: 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014.

Previous WC finish: 2010, Round of 16 (1-2-1).
Highest WC finish:
1966, Champions (5-1-0).

Population of England: 56.1 million {2012 estimate}. Capital & largest city: London, pop.15.0 million (metro area) {2012 estimate}.

From World Soccer Talk, from 12 May 2014, by Christopher Harris, ‘England Manager Roy Hodgson Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014‘ (

England coach, Roy Hodgson. Roy Hodgson.
England squad captain, Liverpool MF & captain Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard.

Below, England squad, updated, with players from final 2014 World Cup roster…
Below: Theoretical Best XI for England (with 8 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
England 2013-14 home jersey badge from ‘England 150 anniversary badge & Nike font‘ (
England 2013-14 home jersey, photo from
England/Great Britain within Europe map, by Alphathon at ‘File:England in the UK and Europe.svg’ (
England map by Nilfanion at ‘File:England relief location map.jpg‘ (
Roy Hodgson, photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe via
Joe Hart (Manchester City), photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe via
Glen Johnson (Liverpool), photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe via
Phil Jagielka (Everton), photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images Europe via
Gary Cahill (Chelsea), photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe via
Leighton Baines (Everton), photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images Europe via
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain RW/AM (Arsenal), photo by PA via
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), photo
Frank Lampard (Chelsea), photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images Europe) via
Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), photo by Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac via
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), photo by Getty Images via
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), photo by Phil Oldham/Colorsport/Corbis via
Other player-options,
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe via
James Milner (Manchester City), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe via
Ross Barkley MF (Everton), photo unattributed at
Adam Lalanna LM/AM/RM (Southampton), photo unattributed at
Raheem Sterling RW/LW (Liverpool), photo unattributed at
Phil Jones CB/RB (Manchester United), photo by Laurence Griffith/Getty Images Europe via
Jordan Henderson CM/AM/RM (Liverpool), photo by Clive Brunskill at Getty Images Europe via
Ricky Lambert FW (Liverpool), photo by Getty Images via
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘England national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups, at

June 4, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup: England, 23-man roster.

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The 23-man roster of the England squad, for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is shown on the map and accompanying chart. Birthplaces/hometowns of the players are listed; as well as most of each players’ youth clubs; all of each players’ pro clubs (including the Level the club was in when the player played for them); each players’ current pro club, and that club’s logo; and each players’ international appearances (aka caps), and international goals scored.
Photos of the entire 23-man squad are shown at the lower left. International appearances (aka caps) and international goals are listed in the chart section and are up to date as of 27th June, 2010.
From The, on Wednesday, 2 June, by Mike Adamson, “Fabio Capello has picked England’s oldest World Cup squad ever”.
[Note: after Rio Ferdinand's injury and departure from the English squad, and Michael Dawson's emergency addition, this is still the oldest-ever England squad, by a hair...2010 England squad average age is now 28.478 years old, while the 1954 England squad's average age was 28.409 years old (Dawson is 5 years younger than Ferdinand)].
After England’s 4-1 loss to Germany and their exit from the 2010 World Cup…From Irish, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, by Tom Humphries, ‘Fewer chances for young talent in a culture of fear
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at
England national football team.
Thanks to UK, for the photos of the England home and away jerseys.
Thanks to, for the England base map.

March 30, 2009

England National Football Team- roster from 23rd March, 2009. Birthplaces and Hometowns Map.

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Here is an article on England coach Fabio Capello’s initial squad selection of 23rd March,  from the Guardian UK site {click here}.  In the next few days,  Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp,  and Ledley King himself,  made it clear that King’s selection was not sustainable.  Here is more on King’s future with the squad,  from the Telegraph UK site, by Joe Ley   {click here}.  

Now Emile Heskey is injured,  and Capello has called up Tottenham’s Darren Bent.  Here is an article on the striker situation, from 30th March,  from the Guardian UK site, by Dominic Fifield {click here}. 

On 31st March,  Capello called up Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor to fill the striker shortage.

England plays Ukraine Wednesday 1st April, at Wembley,  in a crucial World Cup qualifier.  Here is an article, from 29th March, on Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin,  who has scored 11 goals in 20 games for surprise Bundesliga leaders Hertha Berlin {click here (}.

England Squad, player profiles, from the FA Site {click here}.

Here’s a gallery of past Engalnd kits {click here (Guardian UK)}.

Thanks to {to see the current England jersey, click here}.    Thanks to the contibutors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here}.

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