GROUP D – Fast Presentation and stats.
Veteran England versus Strong coming France. And the inexperienced Ukraine to face the Swedish mobs
Photo: credit to toksuede (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryusha/5076740256/)
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.
– 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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