Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/11/12
Roy Hodgson may well have called time on Peter Crouch's England career. Although the Three Lions boss insisted he would never rule anyone out of selection, his additional comments on Crouch appear to rule out any chance of the 31-year-old striker being picked for his country again. Despite an impressive strike-rate of 22 goals in 42 matches, enough to make him the joint 16th highest scorer in England history, Crouch has never been a regular starter. Former national boss Fabio Capello always gave the impression of being willing to ditch Crouch if anyone better came along, whilst he has been ignored by Hodgson throughout his short time in charge. Hodgson insists there is nothing personal behind his decision, revealing he tried to sign the giant forward when he was manager of Fulham. However, when Crouch opted against joining a list of standby players ahead of Euro 2012, it looks like he was ending his England career at the same time. "He was on a standby list but he made it clea...
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