The abject failure of the English men's football team has been a main event topic since 1966 - this being the last time the country has won any silverware.
2016 has been one of the most turbulent years for the FA, dealing with the debacle against Iceland at Euro 2016 and later, the controversial reign of Sam Allardyce ending swiftly in disgrace. The fans have even begun to show dissension against the three lions, openly booing England captain and record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney. Most disappointingly is the FA's lack of ambition to recruit a modern and progressive manager, or at least one who is brave enough to select players who are in form and playing for their clubs.
Many have gone on to represent other nations despite being eligible to play for England. Some are even former members of England's youth team setup. Perhaps if those with potential were courted more vigorously by the FA, they would have or would currently be representing England. Maybe one of them would have made the difference to improve the Three Lions' dismal tournament record, and as strange as it seems, England could have actually won a trophy!
Here are five great players that England missed out on.