England struck with World Cup flops for another two years, fears Neville

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London, Jul 5 (ANI): Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who has won 85 England caps, fears that England is stuck with their World Cup flops for another two years.

England fans want coach Fabio Capello to clear out his under-achievers after their thrashing by Germany and give youth a chance in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Neville said that there are simply not enough good youngsters to fill the gaps. "There is talk about Capello blooding youngsters ahead of Euro 2012, but there is no magic wand," he said.

"OK, David James is 39, but Ashley Cole, Glen Johnson, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Ledley King, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, James Milner, Michael Carrick and Gareth Barry will still play. You can't just conjure up 11 brilliant new England players," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"There are perhaps one or two young players that could force their way into the next squad. But there is no factory that will suddenly produce a group no one has ever heard of. The reality is, most players in the first 11 at the World Cup will play in England's next friendly in August," Neville said.

He also said that the FA was right to stick with Capello despite a poor World Cup.

Neville said: "Whatever happens over the next two years of his contract he will go down as one of the most successful managers in football. So to suggest that he doesn't have a winning mentality or can't win major trophies is wrong.

"England has a man in charge who is one of the very best. For me, sacking him was never an option. We would have just perpetuated the cycle of changing managers and tactics all over again." (ANI)

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