England will be favorites in all upcoming tournaments. She's got a top generation


Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Reece James and others - there are suddenly a lot of cool players in England, although until recently the British only dreamed of such a trend. After the generation of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, there was a recession that led to the failure of the British in the late 2000s. You remember very well about absenteeism at Euro 2008 (Croatia “executed” England and gave Russia a ticket), and at the 2010 World Cup, the British with difficulties got out of the group with Slovenia, Algeria and the USA. Make live bet on national teams on 22Bet website. Then there was a rout from Germany with Lampard's phantom goal. Then the British realized that the football training system needed fundamental changes, and carried out a revolution.

What were the reforms?

Changes began in 2010 and consisted of actions in three main areas. The first concerned the documentary base. The British came up with two concepts for the development of youth ("The development plan for elite players in the Premier League" and "DNA of England"), which they made basic for everyone.

The plan was introduced at the club level (for children under 16 years old) and involved an increase in the number of training sessions (in comparison with their peers from other countries, the British trained little), expanding the variety of tournaments and introducing additional factors during the game. These included, for example, the unexpected inclusion of music during children's matches - goals scored at this time were counted as two, and young football players developed their playing skills in difficult conditions in this way.

The DNA of England document became a logical continuation of the Plan. But it only concerned England internationals of all ages. The purpose of the document is to create an effectively working vertical of personnel training for the main team. The reformers, among whom was the future coach Gareth Southgate, proposed:

  • arouse passion for playing for the national team (through individual conversations and mass trainings);

  • introduce a certain style of play for teams of all ages;

  • search for players for the selected model;

  • establish a general philosophy of the training process. One of the DNA of England ideologues, Dan Ashworth, commented on the main point in the plan as follows: “Ideally, all ages should train the same way. The difference should be only in the size of T-shirts”;

  • develop sports science and medicine.

List all the innovations brought by the team of Dan Ashworth (then Technical Director of the Football Association (FA) and now Technical Director of Newcastle), Gareth Southgate, Trevor Brooking (Director of FA Development) and Matt Crocker (Head of Player and Coach Development) , can be quite a long time. They influenced the improvement of infrastructure, and in England they built an analogue of the French Clairefontaine (the main football center of France, which produced Henri, Mbappe and other tops) and thousands of fields in disadvantaged areas. The four functionaries relied on ball control (and in training, the children began to mess with it about 70% of the time) and raised thousands of new coaches to have enough for every football player in the country.