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Smalling eyes England WC spot

March 25, 2013
By ESPN staff
England defender Chris Smalling is eyeing a coveted starting spot in the Three Lions' back four for Brazil 2014 after finally overcoming an injury plagued season.

Smalling played a full 90 minutes in England's 8-0 World Cup qualifying thrashing of European minnows San Marino and will be looking for another start in Roy Hodgson's team when they meet Montenegro in a top-of-the-table clash.

And with doubts surrounding many of England's first-choice centre-backs, the 23-year-old ...

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