England Completes Undefeated Euro Qualifier
You can’t argue with perfection. After a disappointing 2014 World Cup put his stewardship in question, manager Roy Hodgson easily guided his experimental mix of players through 10 qualifying rounds, culminating in a 3-0 win over Lithuania yesterday that saw rival manager Igoris Pankratjevas resign immediately afterward. Doubters will point to weak competition, but England’s results speak for themselves: 31 goals scored, only 3 conceded, and they’re just the sixth team in history to finish the Euro qualifiers undefeated. Their next test comes on Nov. 13, with a friendly against Spain.