Wales coach Chris Coleman was in a jovial mood at training today
The Sun reported yesterday how the Three Lions assistant coach Ray Lewington made the schoolboy error of revealing Roy Hodgson's supposed team selection for their opening game against Russia on June 11.
The shots of Lewington's clipboard depicted Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy starting together in a 4-4-2 formation, and now Coleman has poked fun at the gaffe.
Coleman exposes team-sheet bearing names of former world-class stars
Pictures were taken today at the Welsh training camp, where Coleman clearly exposed his supposed team-sheet, and can be seen here at The Mail Online.
However, upon closer inspection, the line-up is an obvious jibe towards Group B rivals England, and could be seen as the first psychological blow ahead of their encounter next Thursday.
The faux team-sheet included the following names: Banks, Cafu, Carlos Alberto, Beckenbauer, Moore, Best, Socrates, Charlton, Zico, Pele and Maradona.
That is quite an incredible line-up and one that will surely be met with a chuckle from the England camp.
Ray Lewington has come in for criticism following his 'accidental' leak of England's suspected starting XI
In all of the furore surrounding Lewington's slip-up, nobody seems to have brought up the fact that the exposure of the team-sheet was almost too obvious. The piece of paper containing the supposed starting 11 being displayed so blatantly seems a little strange, and at best careless, considering the levels of secrecy that seems to be involved in major tournament camps.
Was this a deliberate ploy from Roy Hodgson's men to lull the opposition into a false sense of security? Was it simply a ruse in order to con their opponents into planning to face a team that will be completely different come Saturday night?
It is certainly worth thinking about.
Wales coach Chris Coleman during a press conference yesterday