England boss Gareth Southgate puts trust in raw ability

MATT LAWTON AT WEMBLEY: After one of the more difficult periods in the FA's history, there was a deliberate effort this week to shift the focus back to the game itself at the governing body.

After one of the more difficult periods in the Football Association’s history, one that reached its nadir with that astonishing parliamentary hearing, there was a very deliberate effort this week to shift the focus back to the game itself at the governing body.The Under 17 World Cup was paraded at St George’s Park on Monday and on Friday night at Wembley and senior figures in the organisation were only too happy to have conversations about the emergence of young English talent rather than the...