England's consistent struggles in the FIFA World Cup remains a black mark on the country's rich soccer history. In fact, the problem with the Three Lions is that, since they haven't won the World Cup since 1966, the only thing they have to their name is history.
The sting of World Cup defeats could be softened a bit if the U17 national team continues its race through the U17 World Cup in Morelia, Mexico.
One member of the squad of youngsters helping all of England to smile about possible future glories is Liverpool Academy star forward Adam Morgan.
As reported on Liverpoolfc.tv, the striker bolted a penalty shot to help the Three Lions surpass a tough Argentina side in the round of 16.
"It was a fantastic feeling to score a penalty at a World Cup and get through to a quarterfinal," said Morgan.
Now, the Academy star and his fellow Englishmen will have to face a strong Germany team come Monday night.
Despite the fact that Germany is one of the tournament's favorites, Morgan remains fearless.
"We're confident we can beat any team at this tournament," he said. "We can't see ourselves losing at the moment."
Morgan also spoke about the importance of these games, not just for their immediate impact, but for what they mean long-term to English players, as well as fans.
"It's fantastic for all the squad to have game time at a World Cup. It's a brilliant experience for all 21 players to play and be involved at such a young age. It will definitely help us in the future, there is no doubt about that."
With the likes of Morgan and his fellow dynamic strikers, its a future that looks bright not just for Liverpool, but for all of England.