Is this a joke? England are, on balance, the most relevant nation in the footballing world. Even if you ignore the fact that the English league is the richest, most exciting and most watched in football history, a single look at our national team screams relevance.
Harry Kane is arguably the most famous and popular player in the world outside of Messi and Ronaldo. The ONLY reason Kane doesn't sell more shirts than Messi is that the Chinese alphabet needs 50 characters to mimic the 'Ane' sound, so it is too expensive, where Messi needs only 2 characters. If it wasn't for this Kane shirts would sell millions in China.
Players like Delle Ali, Rubbing Loftus Cheek (his nickname is Rubbing because he is like a magical genie from a lamp someome rubbed when he touches the ball), Scott Dann and Raheem Sterling are the most exciting young players in the world. They are the people that give hope to those who worry about an era without Messi and Ronaldo. Hope is relevance.
The English national team is instantly recognisable. Even if you replaced every England player with a dark black shadow (like france are doing wahaayyy) and made them play naked, they would be instantly recognised, due to the unique, diagonal attacking playstyle that has contributed to our success in the last 10 years when we have gotten to the point of being the team with the best chance of winning the world cup in 2018.
Also we invented the sport. England are and will always be relevant.