2014 World Cup: 5 English Youngsters Key To Future Success

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2014 World Cup: 5 English Youngsters Key To Future Success
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Before every World Cup, England goes in with hyped up and over-the-top expectations set by their fans and the overly-critical British media.

They haven't been crowned champions since 1966, and this year was no different. Shock draws to Algeria and USA in the group stage, and an early and premature exit in the round of 16 to Germany after being embarrassed in a brutal 4-1 loss.

Germany showed that youth is the answer, with Mezut Ozil (age 22) and Thomas Muller (age 21) being the stars of the show. They dominated the game, and ran England out of steam.

If England want to meet these expectations, the following five youngsters must step up, reach their potential, and make England world champions once again.

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