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Best XI: England in the 21st century

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Time to talk about the best England line-up during the 21st century ahead of the national team’s 1000th match in our latest Best XI series.

England are one of the oldest and, perhaps, biggest national teams around having had some of the greatest players in history.

But success has continued to go astray for the Three Lions despite a couple of near-misses down the years, with their last international triumph coming in the 1966 World Cup.

Many great players, however, have donned the famous white shirt and the last 18 years have been no exception.

So, without further ado, we give you the best England XI of the 21st century.