David Owen: “Going it alone” could mean the end of England national team

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The World Cup is gone. English football now needs some clear thinking about its future relations with the international game.

The disappointment of the Zurich vote that saw the 2018 World Cup awarded instead to Russia brought with it talk of breaking away from FIFA.

Such thoughts, moreover, were not confined to those whom one might easily write off as “extremists” in this context.

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