And players in other leagues are paid as much, and play as much as well. So how come other countries can qualify and not England?
England, in their entire history, have made only ONE major championship final. Out of the major footballing countries, that is one of the worst records. And that was in 1966. 42 years ago. And to this day, they still celebrate that victory every year.
They don't qualify because their players are overrated. And also because football is a team sport. They lack cohesiveness and teamwork. And on top of that, they play one of the most boring styles of football. All they do is "pump long ball". I, for one, am glad that England didn't qualify. Watching them play is like watching plants grow.
Watching Singapore play Uzbekistan in a 10 goal game in a World Cup Qualifier is much more exciting. On top of that, I am actually invested in this game because I support my own National Team.