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10 excuses for England's failure we're definitely going to hear

And so the inquisition begins.

How can England - a nation that prides itself on hosting the 'biggest', most lucrative, most watched football league in the world - produce a national squad that can only muster one win in an international tournament, finding their eventual defeat at the hands of nation whose entire population (323,000) is smaller than that of Leicester's (330,000)?

This is familiar territory. An English isle of gnashing teeth and flapping gums. 

As such, we've compiled a list of the excuses you're guaranteed to hear over the next few months as anyone with access to a keyboard/microphone/newspaper column adds their opinion to why England just aren't very good at football. 



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Retiring from track and retiring his name

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