Englandâ€™s hopes of reaching next yearâ€™s European Championships are slim and none with practically our only hope pinned on Israel to get a result against Russia on Saturday.
How it all came to fall out of our hands we donâ€™t know but a home draw against Macedonia, a divot in Croatia and failing to get a draw on a plastic pitch in Russia after leading will all be looked back on with regret.
So now, everyone will be rooting Israel on come the weekend â€“ they are already out of qualification so only time will tell how motivated they will be. But, they have a decent home record and Premier League imports like Yossi Benayoun will be looking to become national heroes if they can twist Englandâ€™s fate once more, although any result still means weâ€™ll have to beat Croatia in our final game.
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