After the World Cup draw in Brazil, the eight groups of four teams each are as follows
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England manager Roy Hodgson is taking opponents Germany seriously, even if tonight's clash at Wembley is a so-called friendly – England v Germany is never truly friendly.
A refreshing take on the closing stages of England's successful World Cup qualifying campaign, via Nike Football.
Glenn Hoddle has joined me, @DTguardian & no doubt others in proposing Cole-Baines partnership on left. Roy not convinced. Worth a look tho?
Counter-argument is that Baines couldn't do on wing what he does when coming from deeper. See Sven's Cole/Bridge one-off experiment, but -->
... most of those proposed to play on the left wing for Eng (Welbeck, Milner, Townsend, Oxlade-Chamberlain) aren't "natural" there either
The video of Ravel Morrison's audacious mule-kick volley has gone viral online and highlights the creativity that so excites England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate.
"It is not hype when it is a video of something he has done," Southgate said when asked about the goal.
"It is there for everyone to see what he is capable of.
"As a coach, I love the creativity of it because you could try a more straightforward finish and still not pull it off.
"It is not a case of being over-elaborate. That was a finish that is just as hard if you hit it with a side-foot volley or you do what he did.
"He did what he did and it is an incredible goal. It is interesting the mindset of a couple of our players because they are creative thinkers, definitely."
Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and John Ruddy love a good dive. But then they're allowed to.