With just under a month to go until England boss Roy Hodgson announces his squad for this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France, the race for places is hotting up.
Big things are expected of Manchester City this season and defender Lucy Bronze claims the opportunity to make history is spurring the side on.
England’s former cerebral palsy football captain was honoured last night alongside Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville at the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.
Fomer skipper David Beckham is convinced Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is the ideal man to finally deliver major championship success for England at this summer’s European Championships in France.
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Wayne Rooney’s penalty against San Marino, a team who boast just a single victory from 129 matches, was hardly the most auspicious manner in which to make history – a fact that most observers have used to discredit the 29-year-old’s accomplishment.
The team, who turned professional in 2013, face a trip to Seoul next month for the International Blind Sports Association World Games, before hosting the European Championships in August – a competition that they need to reach the final of to qualify for the Rio Paralympics.
While England matches will be held at Wembley until 2017, an NFL team in the capital could force the FA to consider moving internationals to grounds around the country.