Who would you pick for the World Cup if you were Roy Hodgson?

Have you ever wanted to become England manager? A life that requires passion, hair loss and a well fitted warm coat… not to mention an umbrella. Well here’s your chance…sort of.

We’ve enabled a statistical view which shows the a net wide for potential England squad members, from players who have virtually booked their tickets on the plane to some of the youngsters who may be in contention of a place and for some of the long shots such as Rio Ferdinand and John Terry who may come out of retirement to ensure their last World Cup ticket.

However enticing that sounds, there’s the undesirable task of choosing your 23 players to take the World Cup in Brazil to avoid embarrassment.

Will you choose according to caps for England and go for a more experienced squad? Or will you take risk by taking a more youthful approach, the choice is up to you. The bar chart below gives the stats of players with the most caps and those who haven’t had a single match with the three Lions. Scoring goals in International competitions have always been a problem, the other bar chart shows England’s attacking options with their goals for England, Who will be the main threat?

So whom would you pick? Happy picking…