A close contest, no doubt
England goalscoring hero Jermain Defoe has said he would like a bareknuckle brawl with former coach Sven-Goran Eriksson. The Tottenham striker was talking to James Corden’s World Cup Live while taking part in a sparring session with the Gavin and Stacey star.
When Corden suggest the punchbag was Sven on the day he decided to take Theo Walcott to the 2006 World Cup ahead of Defoe, he replied: “Do you know what I’d do? Take the gloves off.”
Perhaps it is best that the Ivory Coast’s chances of progressing are slim.