Stan Collymore questions England passion

Ex Player and Radio commentator Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa on February 5, 2012
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Stan Collymore says that he 'dreams of a day' when England's players show strong emotion on the field.

Former England international Stan Collymore has said that he 'dreams of a day' when England's players show strong emotion on the field.

The Three Lions bowed out of the World Cup last month at the group stage following a disappointing showing in South America.

On the other hand, hosts Brazil have reached the semi-finals of the competition where numerous players have cried on the field before, during and after games.

"Brazil players cannot stop crying," Collymore told The Mirror. "The emotional strain of living up to expectation this summer has hit this Selecao squad so hard that their emotion has been raw - and I dream of a day when our England players care enough to shed a tear.

"But I love the fact these lads care so much for their country - they do not want to let anyone down - and it just leads me to wonder if we will ever see an England team with such strong emotion?"

Collymore made three appearances for England, while also playing for Liverpool and Aston Villa among others.

Jack Wilshere of England in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium on September 6, 2013
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