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

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