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.
Steven Gerrard, as England captain, is guaranteed his place on the plane to Brazil, and the talented heir to his throne should go, too, says Will Unwin.
England manager Roy Hodgson has warned there will be no gimmes when it comes to World Cup squad places.
Former England captain John Terry has insisted he has no plans to make himself available for World Cup selection.
Birmingham City boss Lee Clark says he had hoped that England boss Roy Hodgson might select Ravel Morrison to go to the World Cup this summer, but admits that it's unlikely that a Championship player will get the nod.
Clark poured praise on the West Ham United loanee after his match-winning performance for QPR in a 2-0 win at St Andrew's.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez tells ITV Football's Gabriel Clarke that Ross Barkley will not be fazed by the pressure if called upon by Roy Hodgson at the World Cup.
Everton legend Kevin Ratcliffe thinks England manager Roy Hodgson should take a calculated risk with his squad selection for the World Cup, by picking just one recognised left-back: Leighton Baines.