England’s Euro '96 squad might just be the greatest crop of players that this country has ever produced. It had creativity. It had steel. It had passion and panache. It had sh*t haircuts, stupid celebrations and Gazza’s double-chin. It had everything.
As the team progressed and the sound of Three Lions fizzed from every radio in the land, a nation of pessimists started to believe for the first time in decades. England ultimately suffered defeat at the hands of Germany, but that iconic campaign is still eulogised over twenty years later.
The question is: how do they compare to our current squad, who are looking to go a few steps further than their nineties forefathers? We'll let you decide...
(Disclaimer: We've organised the teams into a 4-4-2 for ease of comparison, and we've gone and picked Roy Hodgson's first eleven for him as well - which is nice of us, isn't it?)