Latest England News - Steven Gerrard announces international retirement
As many people expected England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football. The Liverpool midfielder has opted to focus on his club career as he bids to get his hands on the Premier League title, a trophy he agonisingly missed out on last season. In total Gerrard won 114 caps and scored 21 goals during a 14-year England career, while he represented his country at six major tournaments.
Attention will now turn to the Next England Captain Odds, with Wayne Rooney the favourite for the honour.
England kick-off their Euro 2016 qualification campain on September 8 against Switzerland.
World Cup 2014 Odds
Brazil remain the favourites to win on home soil in the World Cup 2014 Odds. The five-time winners are followed by fierce South American rivals Argtentina, along with the European trio of Germany, Holland and France. Meanwhile Belgium and Colombia are definitely worth keeping an eye on, whereas Costa Rica are the rank outsiders.
Euro 2016 Betting
The European Championships is always a massive betting tournament and the betting was bigger than ever in 2012. The hot favourites, Spain, were victorious yet again as they successfully defended their trophy and in the process won their third consecutive major tournament. Meanwhile England were typically knocked-out on penalties in the quarter-finals, but there were many positives to take from the tournament.
Euro 2016 will be held in France, with the tournament extended from 16 to 24 teams. England have been handed a decent draw in Group E alongside Switzerland, Lithuania, San Marino, Estonia and Slovenia, and should have few problems finishing at the top.
England World Cup Specials
As always bookmakers have a plethora of England related betting specials available in both the build-up, and during, the World Cup. Bet Victor now have Riy Hodgson's men priced at 125/1 to get their hands on the most famous trophy in the sport, while Daniel Sturridge is a tasty bet at 3/1 to finish as the England Top Goalscorer. Elsewhere Hodgson is priced at 16/1 with William Hill to be knighted after the World Cup, with both skipper Steven Gerrard and Rooney available at the same price.
England Football Results
England head into the 2014 World Cup on the back of three mixed results. The Three Lions' build-up got off to a decent start after they beat South American outfit Chile 2-0, with Sturidge scoring a screamer in front of the Wembley fans. However, an entertaining, yet ultimately disappointing, 2-2 draw followed against Ecuador, before a dismal goalless draw against Honduras in their final game. Hodgson's men will now face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the Group Stages. Check out the England Results page for a full list of their recent scores.
Will Wayne Rooney break England goalscoring record?
Three Lions striker Wayne Rooney recently moved up to fourth in England's all time goalscoring list. At just 27 years of age the Man Utd player certainly has time to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 49 goals, with Ladbrokes pricing Rooney at 7/4 to break the record at some point during his career. Rooney, who is available at 33/1 to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup, is also in the mix to captain his country full-time after World Cup 2014, with his closest rival goalkeeper Joe Hart.
England Goalscoring List
- 49 - Sir Bobby Charlton
- 48 - Gary Linekar
- 40 - Michael Owen
- 38 - Wayne Rooney
- 30 - Alan Shearer, Tom Finney & Nat Lofthouse
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