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Brazil are bringing five, as are Italy, Argentina and all the favourites.
Germany as hosts, don’t have to bring any – they’re already ensconsed!
They’ve selected five.
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And England? Four.
One is seriously injured, one not yet proven to be recovered from the same injury.
One is a schoolkid. The other a beanpole with more detractors than admirers.
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We lost Robert Green. I’m sorry for him, but big deal. Carson will cover.
But the more I look at our strikers list, the more I’m dissed.
The more I ponder Sven’s selection, the more puce my complexion.
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The more I try to see the sense in what he has collated, the more I am vexated.
The more I worry, the more I scurry, flit from fits of rage, to ranting on a page.
How I hope and pray, that it doesn’t all end in disarray …