While the qualification standings suggest that there is absolutely no problem for the Three Lions to earn their ticket to Russia, they are actually in danger of missing out on the World Cup and it’s because of an off the field reason.

FIFA has strictly prohibited the domestic federation of the countries to share their control with any other body, not even with the government of the country. The federation has to be run by itself with all the decisions being made by its own board.

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell says that he is extremely delighted to be part of the England setup.

The left back has been brought into the squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate as one of the replacement for Luke Shaw. The Manchester United defender has been struggling with a niggling injury which prevents his participation in the games against Scotland and Spain. His presence is also important to overcome the lack of Danny Drinkwater in the team. At 26 years of age, he has had to wait a long time in order to deserve this call-up.

If Southgate picked on form alone...

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With the next international break just around the corner, it’s time to assess which English players are worthy of wearing the Three Lions and doing their bit to restore hope in the national team. Gareth Southgate has a wealth of in-form options at his disposal, and should scrap his predecessors’ policy of selecting players based on reputation alone. A bold move would be to omit the likes of Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart altogether, and look to the players that are currently thriving at club level.

This is how England could line up when they face Scotland on 11 November if the new manager picks players based on their performances in the current campaign.

England’s interim manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that he has taken over a ‘mess’ in the form of the England national team.

Southgate was appointed as the caretaker after Sam Allardyce had to resign from his role after just one match. The former Bolton and Newcastle United manager was captured on video trying to take advantage of his position to earn money legally. Allardyce managed a victory from his only game in charge. The experienced campaigner had promised numerous changes to the national team in terms of tactics and personal, but the English are now looking for yet another manager.

Foreigners for England

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Sam Allardyce is advocating for the selection of the Footballers of other nations to feature for England.
Football Association has never been that interested in the outsiders and neither has been any of the previous Three Lions’ bosses, but, the Big Sam is definitely stressing on it.

Allardyce’s point is that that not too many Footballers with English roots are the regular features in English top division right now and it makes no sense picking someone who is not a regular feature.

"People in England love football and their players are under a lot of pressure from the media and from the public.

There are a lot of expectations. If these expectations are not met you see what happens with the humiliating defeat by Iceland but those who have observed English football know Sam, I know he is an experienced manager and is appreciated by his players.’’

Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe improve his chances of featuring in the England national team – at least for the next couple of years – after scoring an impressive goal against Manchester City on Saturday.

Even though the goal did not help Sunderland get anything out of the game, Defoe once again showed his class in front of a packed audience that included England manager Sam Allardyce. Allardyce is no stranger to Defoe after having been the man who brought the former Tottenham striker to the Stadium of Light. His return to the limelight came just at a time when Defoe quit English football for the MLS.