How England falling short is still a rebirth

Expectations finally deflated, after all those tournaments when it was assumed that because the English had codified and popularized soccer globally in the 19th century, it was their birthright to be the best at it.


lasted just 67 days as England manager, before he was caught on tape insulting Hodgson and explaining how to circumvent a Football Association rule on third-party ownership of players. Southgate, the under-21 manager, was made the interim manager and then the job fell to him full-time, when no superior option was evidently found.

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