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England Football Betting - England Learn Euro 2012 Group

England have been placed in Group D alongside France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine. It will be a tough challenge for Fabio Capello's men but one they will no doubt relish. The Three Lions will have been pleased to avoid the likes of Spain, Holland and Portugal but will still have to be on top form to beat France and Sweden. They will also be aware of Ukraine who will try to use the home support to their advantage.

As always England are one of the major contenders in the Euro 2012 Odds but whether they can cope with the overwhelming expectation and hype remains to be seen.

England Betting

At every major tournament, the pressure and scrutiny on the England squad is overwhelming due to the nation's desire to win. As a result England have more often than not crumbled under the pressure and left tournaments bitterly dissapointed.

We believe that our team with the three Lions of England on their shirts, the Spirit of 66 and that Skinner and Baddiel’s song playing in the background makes us believe that this time will be our time, this time we won't make mistakes, this time we will win and win big and we will have the trophy. That is untill are hopes and dreams come crashing down, usually in conroversial fashion with penalty fiascos, players omitted from the squad and under performing players bogged down with worries created by the very tabloid papers that expect them to win trophies for England..

England Fixtures

There are a host of important England games coming up over the next few years for everyone to look forward to. Fabio Capello's team are currently looking forward to the 2012 European Championship and will begin their preparations with an international friendly at home to the current holders Spain.

Click here to see the full fixture list of the England football team

Once the dust has settled on the Euro 2012 Championships we can then concentrate on the run up to the glorious 2014 World Cup that will be taking place in the South American paradise of Brazil.

England Football News

England v Netherlands called off

The FA were forced to cancel England's eagerly anticipated international friendly with the Netherlands last Tuesday because of the London riots. Over 70,000 tickets had already been sold for the match but the FA simply had no choice due to the ferocity of the riots. The match is being re-scheduled for 2012.

England handed kind 2014 World Cup Qualification draw

England have discovered who they will need to beat in order to make the 2014 World Cup after the European Qualification Group draw was revealed at the end of July. The Three Lions will face Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and San Marino in a relatively, dare we say it, easy group.

England will be the overwhelming favourites to finish first in the automatic promotion spot, but will have to be on their game to ensure this actually happens. As England discovered in the Euro 2008 qualification process, they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas or go into any matches thinking they have already won the three points.

The qualifiers will begin on 7th September 2012 and will come to a close on 15th October 2013.

England rescue a point against Switzerland

A second half equaliser from substitute Ashley Young saved England's blushes at Wembley. Switzerland stormed into a two lead mid-way through the first half courtesy of a couple of speculative free-kicks by Tranquillo Barnetta, which caught keeper Joe Hart napping on both occasions.

Frank Lampard got one back for England via the penalty spot before Young, who replaced Lampard at the interval, rescued England with a low angled finish in the second half.

Ghana snatch a deserved draw

Thankfully the match against Ghana was a friendly and the result can just go down as one of those things and it will not effect Englands ranking too much. England looked set to claim victory after Andy Carroll's first half goal but an equalizer in injury time from Gyan gave Ghana a well deserved draw.

Fabio Capello

The Football Association renewed the Italians contract at great expense prior to the 2010 World Cup, paying him somewhere in the region of £6m a year to secure his services until the end of the 2012 European Championship. However he was sacked just before the European Championships and Roy Hodgson landed quite a shock in the next England Manager betting.

End of the golden generation

As the 'golden generation' of England players including David Beckham, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard nears retirement, England fans have a right to be concerned over where the next crop of talented players is likely to come from. For many of England's players the tournament in South Africa would have been their last chance to appear in a World Cup. The average age of the squad that went to South Africa was a geriatric 29 years of age, this is compared to that of the Germany side that beat us 4-1 which had an average age of just 25.

England do however, have an exciting crop of youngsters ready to stamp their mark on the international stage. Players such as Jack Wilshere, Joe Hart and Danny Welbeck will be hoping to play key roles in building a squad for the future.