England’s qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil begins starts next year once again raising the hopes that our national team might finally progress past the quarter finals.
A pretty straight forward group stands in the way of the Three Lions and a new man is likely to be at the helm considering current boss Fabio Capello has declared that he’ll leave after next years European Championships.
With the supposed Golden Generation, the likes of Lampard, Gerrard and Terry, all ageing and on the way out it will be up to Capello or the new man to bring through the next batch of England stars.
Ian Wright recently gave his unique insight into who he thought would be in the starting eleven come to big kick off in 2014. (Read Here).
For England to succeed in the tournament they need a mix of young flair along with a few experienced heads. We’ve lacked any sort of leadership over the last couple of years with the captains armband being handed over more times than the box used during pass the parcel.
There are some quality young players out there who are playing regular football and will do for the next couple of years giving them some experience before the finals. Then there are the players who are more knowledgeable who will be used to the big game situations and will provide a calmer head.
I think that the 2014 World Cup could be England’s most successful of the modern era to date. Not saying we’ll win it but i’m certain the players that are coming through will put on a better show than the class of 2010.
So here is my prophesied England starting eleven for the 2014 World Cup Finals!
Click on Jack Wilshere to see the England XI for Brazil 2014 (should we qualify of course)