Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's form this season leaves captain Steven Gerrard in no doubt he can be a star of this summer's World Cup.
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With a fresh crop of talented youngsters coming through fast for England, Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard is in danger of missing out on this summer's World Cup. The 35-year-old midfielder didn't feature in England's recent 1-0 victory over Denmark and cut a dejected figure on the Wembley bench.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has wished team-mate Kevin Strootman a swift recovery from a season-ending knee injury.
Kevin Strootman's world will have collapsed after a knee injury ended his World Cup hopes, according to national team coach Louis van Gaal.
England manager Roy Hodgson has told Luke Shaw to ignore the comparisons with Ashley Cole as the pair do battle for a World Cup berth.
It looks a straight shoot-out between the Southampton teenager and the experienced Chelsea defender for the 23-man squad heading to Brazil, as Everton left-back Leighton Baines appears all but assured to be included.
England manager Roy Hodgson has urged the Football Association to allow him to honour his current contract, even if the national team fail to fire at this summer's World Cup.