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From the Lion's Den: June 6th

We bring you the latest news, notes, updates (and selfie) from England's camp right here.

Richard Heathcote
Scholes vs Rooney: Round 2

Paul Scholes, the former Manchester United midfielder has shared bits and pieces of his mind recently, Jack Wilshere was on the receiving end once. The Arsenal midfielder then seek out Scholes for more advice to improve his game.

Wayne Rooney was the latest player to be criticized by Scholes, his former teammate, saying that Rooney is "past his peak" and "worn out".

Rooney's respond? The equivalent of covering both ears with his hands.

Nothing like a pundit v player back-and-forth to get you excited for the World Cup!

Ox suffers knee injury

Following a crunching tackle from Carlos Gruezo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had to limp off the field in England's match against Ecuador. The result of the scan revealed that the midfielder suffered a medial knee ligament injury. With recovery time ranging from 10 days to three weeks.


Rooney will play anywhere

Starting the match on the left wing against Ecuador, which isn't exactly his preferred position, Rooney has come out to say that he'll play anywhere (except in defense or as the goalie) for England.

And that kids, is how you suck up to those in charge.

Jones' shoulder is alright

Phil Jones, who suffered a shoulder injury near the end of the Premier League season, said that his shoulder is fine. The defender started against Ecuador in the centre of defense along with club mate Chris Smalling.

Hodgson played down expectations on Barkley

Roy Hodgson does not believe that England's success depends on Ross Barkley's performance. Barkley started the match against Ecuador, displaying a decent performance.

Scholes: "Pirlo can destroy England"

Scholes again, this time bearing a warning for England that Andrea Pirlo is the danger man that must be given special attention. The 39-year old suggest that Danny Welbeck could be deployed to stop Pirlo from influencing the game.

You've been warned Roy.

Trevor Brooking to retire from FA post

After more than 10 years as The FA's Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking is set to retire from his post. The former West Ham striker was closely involved in the planning and development of England's national football centre, St. George's Park.

England rose to 10th

According to the latest FIFA rankings, England has rose one spot from 11th to 10th. As for the Group of Death in the World Cup? Its not group G with Germany, Portugal, USA, and Ghana (a total of 56 in FIFA's rankings), instead England's Group D with Uruguay, Italy, and Costa Rica (a combined rank of 54) is the toughest.

Its called a "selfie" Luke..