Mission: Stopping Andrea Pirlo
"How are we going to stop Pirlo? What we’re going to do first of all is play better this time than we did then"
Jack Wilshere seconds his head coach's statement:
"He is a great player, the anchor. He picks the ball up, he's a playmaker. He gets the game started and we saw that a couple of years ago in the Euros. He was great in that game."
"There will be times in the game when he gets on the ball and then we just have to narrow in and stop his forward balls."
Just don't forget the other nine outfield players and the goalie lads.
Steven Gerrard has minor groin problem
Gerrard's participation during training was short-lived due a slight groin problem. The good news is that he should be available for the "Rumble in the Jungle" against Italy.
Welbeck the capoeira master
Evidence (via England Football Official):
Expect Welbeck and Sturridge to bust-a-move when they score against Buffon.
League One to Brazil
England: World Cup Winners?
A model developed by analysts from Deutsche Bank predicts that The Three Lions could win it all this summer.
Keep this in mind
An article from a researcher analyzing the secret to winning penalty shootouts. Take a note Roy!
England on Instagram
The national team has launched their official Instagram account. No words yet regarding Hodgson's official account.