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Maguire & Henderson out, Elliott & Tomori in: How will England line up at the 2026 World Cup?

The wait for 'it' to come home (at least in the men's game) goes on, as England came up short in their quest to win a first World Cup since 1966 after quarter-final defeat to France in Qatar.

Harry Kane's missed penalty proved to be the difference in the end, and with Gareth Southgate still to decide whether he will continue in the job, the Three Lions are in a state of flux for the first time in at least four years.

That is not to say that England fans should panic. The core of their team is still very young, and there are plenty of countries who would bite your hand off if you offered them a run of semi-final, final and quarter-final in successive major tournaments.

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