England are just one win away from guaranteeing themselves a place at next year's World Cup. An impressive win came on Friday against Montenegro and they have another home match tonight, this time against Poland. What could possibly go wrong?
The only thing is that history is not necessarily on their side: in 1973 England failed to qualify after being held to a draw by Poland.
Leicester and Stoke legend Peter Shilton was one of the players in the side and told us of the devastation he felt at the time.
Midlands goalkeeping legend, and the most-capped England player of all time, Peter Shilton, believes England will have no problem winning their final two World Cup qualifiers, providing they are not complacent.
England take on Montenegro tonight, and Poland on Tuesday. They currently top Qualifying Group H, so two wins will guarantee a place at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro next year.
Former Leicester, Stoke, Nottingham Forest, and Derby goalkeeper Shilton also commented on the status of current England goalkeeper Joe Hart.
The Shrewsbury-born, Manchester City star been under fire recently over poor performances. Shilton has warned Joe Hart that he needs to cut out his mistakes or he will lose his place.
England's Midlands cricketers have been drawing each other for charity.
The eBay charity auction for all the pictures ends at 1pm on 1st August.
England's cricketers have been enjoying the week off between Ashes Tests by drawing each other for charity.
Some of England's Midlands-based stars, as well as being the recipient of caricatures, have been showing off their skills with the pen and paper.
The portraits were drawn at the request of three cricket charities - The Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund - and will be auctioned to raise money for the Cricket United appeal.
The eBay auction ends at 1pm on 4th August.
Australian cricketer David Warner has apologised to Sheffield cricketer Joe Root on camera.
He admits hitting Root in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Walkabout bar in Birmingham.
The Australian cricket team has suspended David Warner until the first Ashes test and fined him £7000 for "unbecoming behaviour."
Australia batsman David Warner has been suspended from all cricket up to the first Ashes Test this summer and fined 11,500 Australian dollars after accepting a charge of unbecoming behaviour for an attack on England batsman Joe Root, Cricket Australia has confirmed.
Australia batsman David Warner is due before a disciplinary hearing this morning over allegations of an attack on England cricketer Joe Root.
Warner missed yesterday's Champions Trophy match with New Zealand as reports emerged that he attacked Root in Walkabout Bar in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.
England and Australia players had been in the bar after England's 48-run win at Edgbaston on Saturday.
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