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Villa's Delph realistic over possible England World Cup chance

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has played down his chances of being part of Roy Hodgson's World Cup plans. Former Leeds youngster Delph has been tipped for a call-up to the England squad after catching the eye for Villa this season.

Asked if he felt he deserved an England call-up, Delph said: "That's not down to me to say.

"My job's just to try to perform my best for my club. I think it's in every player's head and it's every player's ambition to represent their country but I think I might be a bit away from that.

"There seems to be a lot of quality midfield players that are English that are probably above me at the minute. I'll keep grafting and maybe one day."

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