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England’s Euro 2016 departure exposes deep problems

The excitement world class foreign players bring to the Premier League masks the fact our own players are not good enough

By Chris Tilbury  

England's Dele Alli (right) and Joe Hart look dejected after losing to Iceland at Euro 2016 © Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I watched on Monday as England left Europe for the second time in a week. The responsibility for this embarrassing defeat to Iceland—a team ranked 23 places below England in the Fifa world rankings—was not 17m voters, but 23 very…

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