Six years ago the Daily Mail predicted 11 players that would go on to be the future of England, with hilarious results.

Only two of the players they predicted have gone on to get any caps, only one of whom is a regular.

We run through who they tipped for international success and where they are now:

GK: Ben Amos

At the time the Daily Mail tipped Ben Amos for success, he was a 17-year-old 'keeper coming through the ranks at Manchester United.

Six years on he's still at United, but as a third choice behind David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard after loan spells at Peterborough, Molde, Oldham and Hull.

Amos does have three caps for England U21's, but really needs to move on if he has any chance at all of being selected by Roy Hodgson.

RB: Sam Hutchinson

24-year-old Sam Hutchinson is still on Chelsea's books but currently on loan at Dutch side Vitesse, only managing to to amass five league appearances in his whole career for his parent club.

When he returns to Stamford Bridge he will have a tough time dismantling Ivanovic and Azpilicueta from his position, let alone breaking into an England side that features Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker with Micah Richards and Nathaniel Clyne as backups.

CB: Micah Richards (C)

Speak of the devil! Six years ago the Daily Mail predicted Richards would be captaining the England team from the centre back position.

In reality, Richards has 13 caps for England, only one since 2010, and struggles to break into a Manchester City side containing Argentina full-back Pablo Zabaleta.

CB: Gavin Hoyte

Yes, Gavin Hoyte. And surprisingly, this isn't even the worse decision the national newspaper made.

Hoyte was at Arsenal at the time, whom he only ever made one league appearance for, and after being shipped out to numerous clubs on loan now plays for League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge following his release from the north London side.

LB: Robbie Threlfall

Who? This is getting ridiculous now! Who makes these decisions?!

Threlfall was at Liverpool at the time but never made an appearance for the club and after numerous loan spells signed for Bradford City, where he played for two years before moving to current club, League Two Morecambe. 

CM: Dean Parrett

They really did have a nightmare, didn't they. 

Dean Parrett was at Tottenham at the time, never to make a league appearance at the club, and like others on this list was released after numerous loan spells. He now plays for League One club Stevenage. 

CM: Michael Johnson

The worst decision on paper, because the 25-year-old has actually retired from football, but to be fair to the Daily Mail on this one he had bags of potential.

The midfielder scored two times in 37 league appearances for Manchester City but was blighted by injury, along with fitness and gambling problems and was released in January of this year. Johnson has since retired from the game, claiming he 'wants to be left alone'.

CM: James Henry 

Not only have they got most of them wrong, they've got most of them horribly wrong.

Henry was at Reading at the time, but only managed 10 league appearances for the club. Loan spells led to a permanent transfer to Millwall, whom he is currently on loan to Wolves from and like many on this list, has no real chance of ever being selected by England.

RW: Theo Walcott

Thank goodness! One in 11 isn't too bad, I suppose? (Regulars for England, we're talking).

Walcott is a key player for Arsenal and has scored a hat-trick for England, with a record of five goals in 36 games for his country. If fit, he will almost certainly be on the plane to Brazil for the World Cup this summer.

CF: Jose Baxter

Another bold prediction from the good folk at the Daily Mail.

Baxter was at Everton at the time but failed to score in seven league appearances for the club. The 21-year-old signed for Oldham after his release and scored 17 league goals last season. He was signed by Sheffield United this summer, but has a long way to go before he is even on Hodgson's radar.

LW: Scott Sinclair

And we end with a player who actually stands a chance of being one of only three on this list to play for England.

The young winger was at Chelsea at the and struggled to break into their first eleven, being loaned out to six different teams. The winger then signed for Swansea and impressed big spenders Manchester City, who forked out around £8 million for his services. He is currently on loan at West Brom and represented Great Britain at the Olympics.

He has some tough competition in the wide areas, but if Sinclair reproduces the form he showed at his time at Swansea, has a fair chance of representing England at some point during his career.

Don't believe the Daily Mail made these predictions? CLICK HERE for a link to the graphic they made in 2007.

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