News analysis

England could be excellent but good enough to win Euro 2020? Not quite

While England's football team could be excellent, the balance of football power has swung towards Europe.PHOTO: AFP

It was all so very unEnglish, a rare summer of optimism and overachievement, rather than regret and recriminations. England were semi-finalists in the 2018 World Cup, their first appearance in the last four of a major tournament since Euro '96.

And since then, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham have emerged. Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell and Jack Grealish have kicked on. Declan Rice has stopped playing for Ireland.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.