....and even if they had, they'd have probably been knocked out in the group stages.
11 multi-millionaires with nothing left to play for take the pitch.
They've got the glamorous girlfriends, the massive mock tudor homes, the flash cars, all of the shiny suits and jewellery that they could wish for and most importantly of all, the knowledge that win, lose or draw they need never work again.
Is it any wonder that they can't really be fucked?
Sure, some of them will still have the hunger, but, if English football continues the way it is going then soon senough they'll all be greedy cunts like Ashley Cole.
Maybe there should be a wage cap of 5 or 10K per week, those that are only in it for the money would strop off, good.
Those that chose to stay would still be earning many times more than they would ever earn outside the game and we'd get rid of the majority of the self serving bastards who continue to embarrass us on the world stage.
At least they'll have lots of time to go shopping next summer.