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England will look to overcome a striker shortage and shrug off bleak pronouncements about the state of its national game by beating Ukraine on Tuesday to take a giant stride toward the 2014 World Cup.
A draw in Kiev would also be OK for England, which leads Group H on goal difference over Montenegro and is a point clear of Ukraine with three matches left.
England midfielder Frank Lampard, who is set to earn make his 100th appearance, says ''if we can fly back with three points, we're in a very strong position to go through.''
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England midfielder Frank Lampard is desperately hoping his international career does not grind to a halt in five weeks' time.
Lampard is set to become the eighth member of England's exclusive 100-club on Tuesday when he reaches his landmark century of caps.
Yet the World Cup qualifier with Ukraine in Kiev has a wider significance than merely underlining the Chelsea man...
Frank Lampard admits Ukraine may go into Tuesday's World Cup qualifier seeking revenge for their Euro 2012 defeat to England .
England beat the tournament co-hosts 1-0 in Donetsk last June, Wayne Rooney with the goal while Ukraine were aggrieved to be denied an equalizer when Marko Devic's shot appeared to cross the line before John Terry cleared.
The teams have met already...
England were 3-0 up against Estonia at Wembley on 12th May 2007; cruising to victory and playing well under a new manager. But suddenly, midway through the second half, boos rang out around the home of English football. The reason? Had an opposition player put in a deplorable challenge? Had an overexcited fan ran onto the pitch? Not quite, Frank Lampard was coming off the bench....
Lampard may divide opinion, but his 100th cap deserves respect - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Tuesday evening England face Ukraine in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Kiev, in what will be a historic night for Frank Lampard.
The 35-year-old will win his 100th cap for the Three Lions, which is a magnificent achievement. The Chelsea midfielder has had plenty of detractors...
Steven Gerrard is happy that Frank Lampard did not put his international career in jeopardy by moving to the Los Angeles Galaxy .
As part of a drive to lower the average age of their squad, Chelsea were reluctant to extend Lampard's contract for most of last season, even though he was playing some of the best football of his long and successful career.
While Chelsea dallied...
Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has praised his international teammate Frank Lampard and insists the midfielder was right to snub a move to the MLS with LA Galaxy.
Lampard is in line to win his 100th England cap against Ukraine on Tuesday and was in sparkling form for Chelsea last season with his future in the balance at the club.
The 35-year-old was the subject of heavy interest...
World Cup Qualifiers – Ukraine vs England: Confirmed Line-Ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEngland, the leaders of Group H, travel to Kiev where they will be overtaken by Ukraine if they lose this crucial World Cup Qualifier tie on Tuesday.
England midfielder Frank Lampard will become only the eighth Three Lions player to reach the milestone (100th cap for his country...