Two Manchester United men and just one Liverpool player in the first XI.
Costa Rica’s shock 1-0 win over Italy on Thursday confirmed England’s early exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ending the nation’s irrational hopes of global domination for another four years.
After next week’s now rather meaningless game against the Costa Ricans, a handful of England players, including captain Steven Gerrard, will probably never represent their country again.
This World Cup is over for us, so, in the words of legendary poet Jay Z, on to the next one.
We are already focused on Russia 2018 and we’ve cobbled together a future lineup of the stars we think are likely to start the next World Cup as England first XI.
Goalkeeper: Joe Hart
The Manchester City man is an excellent stopper and he will have just turned 31 – a good age for a keeper.