The entire nation (or rather those who are interested in football) will be cheering on ‘Roy’s boys’ in the hope that they can go all the way and lift the trophy at the Stade de France in July. No pressure, Mr Hodgson.
But this is the RAC; you didn’t come here in search of information about England’s diamond formation or if John Stones should partner Chris Smalling in defence. That said, we did look into the cars driven by the members of England’s 23-man squad. Here, we’ve selected some of the best.
Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Even non-footballists will have heard of Joe Hart. He’s the face of a certain shampoo brand and he stands, ahem… head and shoulders above many other goalkeepers. Quite literally: he’s England’s number one. He drives a Bentley Continental GT.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Not content with one car, Raheem Sterling reportedly has one motor for every day of the week. His fleet includes a Range Rover Evoque, Audi S7 Sportback, Audi Q7, Mercedes-AMG C63, Smart Fortwo and a Range Rover Sport. An electric BMW i8 is likely to be added, to go with his electric pace. No?..
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Speaking of BMW’s electric vision of the future, the i8 is the choice of a certain Wayne Rooney. Previously, the England captain has been seen driving the likes of an Aston Martin Vanquish S, a Chevrolet Camaro and an Overfinch Range Rover. All a far cry from his first car: a Ford SportKa.
Look at the fresh-faced youngster. And Wayne Rooney...
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Right now, Jamie Vardy is one of the most talked-about players on the planet, not least because of his role in propelling Leicester City to the top of the Premier League. He celebrated signing a new £13m contract by treating himself to a Bentley Continental GT. Previously, he had driven a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, which he sold earlier this year.
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
England’s left-back doesn’t appear to be a fan of hatchbacks, which is why he opted for the Audi S3 Saloon and not the Sportback. He was pictured on Twitter collecting a Sepang Blue S3 from his local Audi dealer. Blue? As a Spurs player, shouldn’t he have chosen white?
Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Solid, imposing, strong and with a lightning turn of pace. No, not the Chelsea centre-back, but the Range Rover Sport SVR. Gary Cahill may need to accelerate to 60mph in 4.5 seconds and use the might of 680Nm of torque to deal with Europe’s best attackers. We understand the 5.0-litre supercharged Range Rover is quicker than Gareth Bale. But only just.
Roy Hodgson (Gaffer)
As for the manager, Vauxhall’s sponsorship of the England team means he gets to drive a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer diesel. Which seems to suit him rather well, doesn’t it?
Harry Kane might be contractually obliged to pose with a Vauxhall, but the car he really drives is a Range Rover Sport and even Marcus Rashford is getting in on the act. The 18-year-old having played only one season for Man United's first team owns an Audi RS4.
Others include: Kyle Walker (Range Rover); Nathaniel Clyne (Bentley Continental GT); Jack Wilshere (Lamborghini Huracan (which is now also available as a taxi in Wolverhampton); Ryan Bertrand (Ferrari 458).