England manager Roy Hodgson knows that there are certain players who will be in his squad for the 2016 European Championship in France this summer.
The likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling will, if they stay fit, be amongst the first names on Hodgson's squad list when he makes his final selections ahead of the tournament commencing on June 10th. Ahead of kick-off, England are placed in a tricky Group B that also contains Russia, Slovakia, and fellow home nation Wales.
The players who were instrumental in England's hugely successful qualifying campaign, such as Danny Welbeck, Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley and Harry Kane, will also be left feeling aggrieved if they don't make it onto the plane. However, in Welbeck's case his lack of fitness and match action this season may well prove to be an obstacle to his chances.