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Building the ultimate footballer

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England try to find a "Plan B," Cristiano Ronaldo's latest goals, Mbappe's future

Shaka Hislop talks which of England's strikers will most likely feature in the 2018 World Cup next summer.

The fact that Gareth Southgate switched to a back three in Thursday's 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany only to go back to a 4-2-3-1 in the qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday was read in different ways. He said it was a function of needing to figure out different formations to suit different opponents. It's an interesting take and somewhat different from his predecessors, most of whom believed that the best way to build chemistry was to play the same way each time.

The problem with England having...

Building the ultimate footballer: Ronaldo, Messi, Lahm and more

Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson give their take on what makes the ultimate footballer based on five core attributes.

Football players typically possess a key attribute (Arjen Robben and his left foot, anyone?) around which they build their game. Which got us to thinking: What if you could mix and match the individual skills of today's world-beaters to create the ultimate footballer, the perfect weapon in both attack and defence? We think it would look something like this:

Mind: Philipp Lahm

Pep Guardiola once called him "perhaps the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career," and he's coached...

Don't waste Marcus Rashford's time with England U21s, he needs rest

Shaka Hislop talks which of England's strikers will most likely feature in the 2018 World Cup next summer.

Marcus Rashford had just three weeks' holiday last summer, a mini-break squeezed in between England's Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of Iceland on June 27 and his return to training at Manchester United the day before Jose Mourinho's squad flew to China for their preseason tour on July 19.

If England manager Gareth Southgate and the Football Association have their way, the 19-year-old will have even less downtime this summer due to their determination to have the United forward in the squad...

Brazil and U.S. resurgent while Alexis Sanchez lashes out: Heroes & Villains

Shaka Hislop talks which of England's strikers will most likely feature in the 2018 World Cup next summer.

It may be another international break, but with World Cup qualifiers raging all over the globe, there's still plenty at stake. Iain Macintosh runs through the good and the bad of the action as teams jostle for position on the road to Russia 2018.

HEROES

Brazil haven't quite qualified for the 2018 World Cup yet, but if they were to place a bulk order of "Teach Yourself Russian" books this week, they wouldn't have to worry too much about keeping the receipt safe. Their away trip to second place...

 By Tom Kundert

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's golden generation target more glory

Cristiano Ronaldo's enduring class was evident as Portugal thumped Hungary in World Cup qualifying.

Portugal put in a thoroughly professional performance of measured attacking and complete control in Lisbon on Saturday night to dispatch Hungary 3-0 in their quest to chase down Switzerland at the top of World Cup qualifying Group B.

Fernando Santos has now won 11 of 12 qualifying matches since taking over as Portugal coach in September 2014, not to mention the small matter of guiding the Selecao to their first trophy, winning Euro 2016 in France last summer. And there were plenty of indications...

 By Tim Vickery

Ecuador vs. Colombia puts CONMEBOL qualifying sides' deficiencies on display

Gab Marcotti and Alejandro Moreno enthusiastically debate whether Brazil can be called the world's best team right now.
Steve Nicol expresses surprise in Brazil's defensive improvement under Tite, made evident in their win at Uruguay.
Alejandro Moreno says Argentina's win over Chile in qualifying covered up glaring problems for Edgardo Bauza's side.

With five rounds of the 18 to go, there are now four separate competitions taking place in CONMEBOL's World Cup qualifying campaign.

Brazil are in a category of their own. Seven consecutive victories have given them a seven-point lead at the top of the table. They are all but mathematically qualified for Russia 2018 and can use the rest of competition to try to ensure that they have not peaked too soon.

At the other end of the scale are Venezuela and Bolivia, down at the foot of the table with no...