GROUP D – Fast Presentation and stats.
Veteran England versus Strong coming France. And the inexperienced Ukraine to face the Swedish mobs

SOCCER SENSE

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Group D

ENGLAND

FIFA RANKING: 6th

COACH: Roy Hodgson

AVERAGE AGE: 26.04

QUALIFIED BY: winning their group and going undefeated, scoring in the first 15 minutes of play in 5 of their 8 matches.

KEY PLAYERS:

Gerrard (was somewhat of a surprise choice as captain by Roy Hodgson, since he spent a big portion of the season injured for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard is the man on the field who never stops running, who never goes in for a challenge half-hearted, who never accepts that the game is over before it’s over. He has many characteristics suitable to a captain, and has been one of the English Premier League’s best midfielders for the last decade. Has his doubters, and will be looking to prove them wrong once more.)

Young (with Wayne Rooney having to miss England’s first two matches due to suspension, Ashley Young…

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