Greg Dyke’s recent FA commission concluded that one reason why England doesn’t develop as many good players as Germany is a relative shortage of facilities. Photograph: Getty Images

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Wayne Rooney of England falls on the ground during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, El Pistolero, love him or hate, he’s some player.  Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

Manager: Oscar Tabarez Best finish: Winners (1930, 1950) World Cup record: P 51, W 20, D 12, L 19 History Hosts of the first World (...)

 Roy Keane has withdrawn from his role as an ITV pundit. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  is lifted by his players as they celebrate their victory against Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey after scoring  Arsenal’s goal against Borussia Dortmund with midfielder Mesut Ozil.

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