After a disappointing World Cup in South Africa two years ago and armed with a manager in Roy Hodgson who has been in charge just two weeks, England’s chances at Euro 2012 have been played down in comparison to recent tournaments.
The Three Lions, who go into the event knowing that their star striker, Wayne Rooney, will miss the first two matches through suspension, are the only European side to have won the World Cup but never be crowned European champions.
Hodgson announced his final squad for the tournament on Tuesday, with Phil Jagielka and Jack Butland replacing Gareth Barry and John Ruddy from his original squad, due to injuries to the pair.
Steven Gerrard’s team-mates begin their Euro 2012 campaign against France on the 11th of June before facing Sweden and Ukraine in group D.
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