There were International soccer friendlies recently and the scores for the more enticing ones are
Spain winning against England 2-0
Brazil winning against Italy 2-0
France losing against Argentina 2-0
These wins not only show that England maybe isn't on the way to winning the world cup. Italy losing against the powerhouse Brazil only shows that maybe the italian team is stuck on the past. (cough, Lippi, cough) France losing against Argentina seemed quite predictable mainly because of Lionel Messi's current level of playing.