Expectations don't match reality again for England
LONDON (AP) -The English need to realize they aren't as good as they, or FIFA, think they are.
Despite a FIFA ranking as the fourth-best football team, England is in danger of missing out on becoming one of the 32 finalists at the 2014 World Cup to the disbelief of fans who feel the side has a near-divine right to qualify.
What seemed a relatively smooth route to Brazil for England in avoiding any of the leading European teams during qualifying is becoming trickier by the match.
The only wins have come against San Marino and Moldova, both of which are outside FIFA's top 100, with England only managing to draw with the stronger sides in Group H - Poland, Ukraine and Montenegro on Wednesday.