Thank you, Mother England, for these fine athletic specimens.

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(That's Glen Johnson and Ashley Cole, with a more modest Aaron Lennon, extending the favor above.)

The generosity of Steven Gerrard (pictured with our own Clint Dempsey) also will not go unnoted.

And, for good measure, more gifts from Ashley Cole Glen Johnson.

With an additional shout-out to Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany.