England have won both their games under Roy Hodgson’s guidance without conceding a goal, but it’s off-field issues that are threatening the Three Lions’ chances at Euro 2012. As the John Terry/Rio Ferdinand saga continues to grow, England’s biggest test is just around the corner. France smashed Estonia 4-0 in their final warm-up game and they also have a superb record against the Three Lions.
Anyone brave enough to buy England’s win index on Monday may think twice after learning that Les Bleus have not lost against the Three Lions for five internationals. At Wembley two years ago, the French recorded their third consecutive win over England with goals from Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena. Further concern for England’s spread supporters is that the side have been knocked out at the group stage four times in their last six European Championships.