England’s World Cup 2010 campaign was a complete failure, so the Three Lions will be looking to recover from the shameful miss and show that English football is still at a high.
After winning the Champions League through Chelsea, English football will have to prove itself once again, and this time we have not one, but two Gunners who will hopefully play a big part in England’s EURO 2012 campaign.
Arsenal’s wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been called-up to action for this summer’s tournament, and much to everybody’s surprise Hodgson is not only looking to carry the most promising English future star Oxlade-Chamberlain around Europe, but actually see him in action if possible.
England won’t have an easy task to go through the group stage, but they’re seen as favorites in Group D, with a 2.63 odd, the same as their biggest threat France. Ukraine and Sweden are due to play for the third place according to the betting houses’ predictions, with a 6 and 6.5 odd of winning the group, but Ibrahimovic’s side is surely going to make a bigger impact than expected if they will go about the matches in a correct manner.
Chamberlain and Walcott will have to fight against the likes of Young, Milner and Lennon, but also against each other if they want to have some playing time, and it’s not going to be easy for neither of them. Do you think we’ll see The Ox in action this summer?