By Alan Duffy
The FA today released the squad numbers for England ahead of the World Cup, which we wish would bloody hurry up and start! The numbers given out by Roy Hodgson to the various members of the 23 have thrown up a few rather interesting questions re: the England coach’s thinking over his first choice 11.
If the Three Lions were to line out in the opening game of the tournament in Brazil according to the squad numbers, the side would be as follows…
Johnson – Jagielka – Cahill – Baines
Lampard – Gerrard – Wilshere
Rooney – Sturridge – Welbeck
With the exception of Frank Lampard (no. 8), who one doubts will start, that looks like a definite starting 11. Or maybe Hodgson is planning to start the Chelsea veteran after all? What do you think?