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England Squad Named But How Times Have Changed

England Squad Named But How Times Have Changed

Yesterday, Gareth Southgate named his Senior England squad to face Germany next week but if you compare the squads from the last time these countries played (2016) then you might be in for a surprise.

Comparisons

26 March 2016

The year of the European Championships...hopes were high that Roy Hodgson's group of players were going to do something special, especially after England beat Germany 3-2 in front of a 71,413 Olypiastadion crowd. And we all know what happened against Iceland, don't we!

England team

Jack Butland
Nathaniel Clyne
Gary Cahill (c)
Chris Smalling
Danny Rose
Eric Dier
Jordan Henderson
Adam Lallana
Dele Alli
Danny Welbeck
Harry Kane

Used subs

Ross Barkley
Jamie Vardy
Fraser Forster

Highlights



Wednesday 22 March 2017

Gareth Southgate takes the following squad to Dortmund.

Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Michael Keane (Burnley), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Michail Antonio (West Ham United), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards

Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

How does this year's squad compare to 12 months ago and can you envisage a similar score?



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Writer:Cresswell
Date:Friday March 17 2017
Time: 4:10PM

Comments

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I honestly can't tell. Why? Because no matter how many times over the years I've thought our squad looks good, they still fail to really delivery when the pressure is on (tournaments) and I find it incredibly difficult to get enthused with friendlies!
The Fear
17/03/2017 17:36:00
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I agree with friendlies, except games against Germany and Scotland. Not too sure why but these two countries are the only ones I get excited about (if you can call it that). Will England win over in Germany? I doubt it. The next game is a WCQ against Lithuania - will England win? No idea but lets hope so.
cresswell
18/03/2017 07:14:00
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all games should have a meaning and should go to a points system which has a bearing on where your club is in world rankings, I also think that the top 18 ranked teams should be included automatically in the World Cup and the top 12 in the Euros, they could still be entered into the various groups with the best of the rest qualifying.
buzz lightyear
19/03/2017 15:10:00
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