Latest England News - Deadline Day draws ever closer for England hopefuls
There are now just over two months to go until England kick-off their 2014 World Cup campaign against Italy. From now until the end of the season Three Lions boss Rody Hodgson will be frantically squeezing in as many matches as possible as the 30-man provisional squad deadline day (13 May) draws ever closer. A number of players are sweating on their inclusion in the England Squad, and there will no doubt be a surprise or two come mid-May.
Meanwhilee England have been handed a comfortable draw in qualification for Euro 2016 having been placed in Group E alongside San Marino, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Hodgson will be extremely satisfied with the selection of qualifiers, and his side should have few problems finishing in top spot.
World Cup 2014 Odds
The biggest tournament in the world is now only six months away but you can still take advantage of some cracking World Cup 2014 Odds, with a number of great prices currently available. The odds are likely to shorten as tournament draws ever nearer so use this opportunity to get the most out of some superb deals.
Hosts Brazil head into the tournament as the favourites to win on home soil. The five-time winners are followed by fierce South American rivals Argtentina, Germany and defending champions Spain. Elsewhere Belgium and Holland also feature, as do Italy and Colombia. Meanwhile England's odds have drifted to 33/1 with most bookmakers following the conclusion of the draw, which saw The Three Lions placed alongside the likes of Italy and Uruguay.
England World Cup Specials
Now England have discovered their Group Stage opponents we can take a look at a host of betting specials that are available. Bet Victor have Hodgson's men available at a tasty 33/1 to get their hands on the most famous trophy in sport, while Wayne Rooney is the 5/2 favourite with Ladbrokes to finish as his country's 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.
Stage of Elimination
(Odds provided by Bet Victor)
- 33/1 Winner
- 16/1 Runner-Up
- 15/2 Semi-Final
- 4/1 Quarter-Final
- 5/2 Second Round
- 5/4 Group Stage
England Football Results
In October England produced two impressive performances at Wembley to book their place in Brazil next summer. A 4-1 demolition of Montenegro was followed by a creditable 2-0 against Poland. However, they endured a disappointing end to the year after losing to Chile (0-2) and then Germany (0-1). The Three Lions are next in action at home to Denmark in March. Check out the England Results page for a full list of England's 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
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.
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