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Brooking eyes 2020 finals

England's future is in a safe pair of hands with Roy Hodgson and the long-term target of winning the 2020 European Championships remains, according to retiring Football Association director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking.

Twenty-twenty is always the one I have thought about - can we do something with that? Especially if we can get the semi-finals and finals at Wembley, which would be awesome because the group that year, from what I have seen in the 17s to 21s, would be very competitive.

– Trevor Brooking


Cahill: We deserve credit for this game

Defender Gary Cahill thinks England took an important step towards forgetting their Brazilian nightmare by winning in Switzerland.

"We know about the disappointment in the summer but we draw a line under that now and move forward," said the Chelsea defender, who was one of just two England players to take part in all three World Cup games.

"I don't think the criticism will be blown away. It is going to take time but it is a great start.

"In the period of two games we are not going to change everyone's opinion, but certainly I hope it is not all doom and gloom.

"I hope there are a few happy faces around. I think we deserve credit for this game and we are looking forward to next month."

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