England's players were left baffled by the tactics of manager Steve McClaren ahead of their humiliation in Russia on Wednesday night, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail says they were astonished when McClaren told his full-backs, Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott, that they were not allowed to advance into their opponents' half.

Not only that, he also told wingers Joe Cole and Shaun Wright-Phillips to approach the game in a more defensive manner.