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England starting 11 v France

11 Jun 2012

Which starting 11 will Roy Hodgson choose against France? Following on from Hodgson’s England squad announcement for Euro 2012, all eyes are on that all-important first game against France in Donetsk on June 11.

France v England: Key men

11 Jun 2012

Two sides with rich histories of success and total underachievement and two teams who had absolute disastrous World Cup horrors in South Africa. Donetsk will host France v England, one of the oldest rivalries in international...

England's Euro 2012 squad numbers and shirt colours

11 Jun 2012

Roy Hodgson has confirmed his final Euro 2012 England squad - and Glen Johnson and Danny Welbeck are both included in the 23, despite doubts over their fitness.

Psychic Llama predicts England Euro 2012 win

11 Jun 2012

Nicholas the Llama (pictured) has been predicting more footballing results, this time with regards to England’s success in the Euros. England fans will be happy to hear that Nicholas has predicted that Roy Hodgson's men will win the...

Euro 2012: England A-Z

11 Jun 2012

A is for Ashley Young (and Andy Carroll) With Wayne Rooney suspended, Ashley Young has an important role in England's first two games, while Andy Carroll could provide a much-needed physical presence in attack. B is for...

Dixon and Redknapp on England's Euro 2012 chances

11 Jun 2012

Total Football's friends at bookmakers Betfair met up with Harry Redknapp and Lee Dixon to discuss England’s chances of success at the tournament. Below are their thoughts and predictions for Euro 2012... Dixon - England will bow out...

Roy the Redeemer

11 Jun 2012

In a last-minute attempt to boost England's fortunes, bookmakers Paddy Power have unveiled a 100ft statue of Roy Hodgson. The monument is a direct replica of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer but with the face of the...

France v England: Betting frenzy

11 Jun 2012

Bookmakers William Hill are expecting Monday’s England v France match to be the highest turnover football match this year, outstripping the Champions League final, the FA Cup final and the Manchester City v Manchester United match at the Etihad...

Is Euro 2012 just a World Cup warm-up for England?

10 Jun 2012

Expectations for England’s chances of success at Euro 2012 appear to have been getting lower and lower every day. Soon, those expectations will be so low, that the pressure will be well and truly off, paving the way for England to...

Three Lions still roaring 16 years on

8 Jun 2012

'Three Lions' by Baddiel and Skinner has been chosen as the greatest ever England song by England fans. The 1996 hit, penned by the Lightning Seeds beat Fat Les’ ‘Vindaloo’ and ‘World in Motion’ by New Order to the crown,...

The men Roy Hodgson left in England

8 Jun 2012

It seems that England can’t enter a major tournament without some form of controversy or criticism. Unlike the World Cups of 2006 and 2010, the English media seems relatively realistic about England’s chances of glory. ...

England top of Facebook's Euro 2012 fan league

8 Jun 2012

With the European Championships about to begin, it has emerged that England have the largest number of Facebook fans of all the participating nations, around 1.4 million. However they fail to make the most out of the fans, with...

Five key men for England

7 Jun 2012

England do not have the individual talent they possessed going into South Africa two years ago. However, they have the chance be a stronger unit, with the some of the parts greater. Nonetheless, a handful of players will be central to...

Five areas where England may suffer

7 Jun 2012

With England just days away from their Euro 2012 opener against France, the jury is still out on how the side will fare. Here we take a look at five areas of potential weakness in the squad as England seek to end nearly 50 years of...

Can England’s strikers be relied on?

7 Jun 2012

With Roy Hodgson’s England seemingly bent on recreating Greece’s Euro 2004 triumph, the tactical emphasis will be firmly on holding robustly to a defensive shape in the coming weeks. It makes sense. England’s creativity is...

The Road to Polkraine: England’s journey

7 Jun 2012

So this is it. England’s players are in the heart of Krakow (pictured), Poland’s most exquisite city, which will serve as their base for as long as they remain at Euro 2012. We’ll have a better idea just how long that is in a...

England rise up the FIFA world rankings

7 Jun 2012

England have moved up to sixth in the new Fifa world rankings. The Three Lions are the fourth best international team in Europe ahead of Euro 2012, according to Fifa’s rankings. Roy Hodgson’s team have moved up one place...

Jermain Defoe may miss Euro opener following death of father

7 Jun 2012

England striker Jermain Defoe has had to leave England’s Euro 2012 Krakow training base following the death of his father and will rejoin the squad in due course. The 29 year old Tottenham player could now miss the crucial Group D...

Terry could miss England's France opener

7 Jun 2012

England defender John Terry is a serious doubt for England’s opening game of the European Championships against France. The Chelsea skipper is suffering from a hamstring problem, and has only managed one light training session in...

The roots and remedies of England’s malaise

6 Jun 2012

We all know about the injuries. It seems with each passing week since Roy Hodgson (pictured) named his England squad, another player has dropped out and a previously-unwanted replacement drafted in. But, let’s face it: the squad...