This year’s European Under-21 Championship is held in Poland, where current champions Sweden tried attempting to fend off their competitors, hoping to retain their crown and win it for a second year running. However, the main favourites going into the competition were Spain, Germany and England, with England losing to Germany on penalties and Germany 

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GOALKEEPER Nikolay Mihaylov (Bulgaria) – To keep out the Dutch isn’t all that hard these days. More so when the silly sausages won’t pick Vincent Janssen. But the Wombles’ uncle favourite national team goalkeeper can only stop what is put in front of him. Plus, his birthday is the day before mine.   DEFENDERS Igor Shitov 

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Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’ associations from 69 countries, the world 11 is picked by fellow professional footballers, with 26,516 votes casted this year. Manuel Neuer Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo   Looking at this team, there are 

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Ashley Young is set to dive head-first into a multi-million pound offer from China – yes, that is a pun referencing his tendency for simulation. The 31 year-old still has a contract that runs until 2018 at Old Trafford, and United would demand a figure of around £10 million for their out-of-favour winger.   Shandong 

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