Sven Goran blames Rooney

The former England coach’s agent Athole Still said: “He absolutely feels himself that if Rooney hadn’t been sent off we would have probably won the World Cup.

“We’d have certainly gone through against Portugal. In the second half against Portugal we were much the better team, even with 10 men.

“Sven felt that if England had a full complement of 11 players for the second half they would have beaten them and would probably have gone on to win the World Cup.”