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Kevin De Bruyne, Wilfried Zaha, Deeney… Names of the Premier League, week 8

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Premier League football returned after the international break with some surprising results and one of the team performances of the season so far all of which occurred after the anti-climax...

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Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 8 Preview – Manchester City defender in, Everton hero out

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After another slightly dull international break (well, if you watched England, anyway) it's time to celebrate as Premier League football returns this weekend. The important question is, though, who...

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How Sean Dyche and James Tarkowski are resurrecting the lost art of defending at Burnley

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It was one of the non-transfer stories of the summer. With Everton's £25m payment for Michael Keane burning a hole in their pocket, Burnley were expected to dip into the transfer market to bring in a...

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On This Day in Football: Hibs beat Real, Keegan resigns as England boss from Wembley toilet

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On this day in 1964, Scottish side Hibernian beat Real Madrid 2-0 in a friendly at Easter Road.

The 1964-65 season had begun and Hibernian had lost the Edinburgh derby to Hearts. Manager Jock Stein decided to invite Miguel Muñoz’s world conquering Real side for a friendly game of football to boost morale.

Former England ace reveals why the ‘Golden Generation’ failed to deliver

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Adam Crozier, the ex-chief executive of the Football Association, once dubbed the likes of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Steven Gerrard among others, as the ‘Golden Generation’ of English football, destined to achieve great things for the Three Lions.

But despite having the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry at the back, Scholes, Gerrard and Frank Lampard to choose from in the midfield, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney leading the attack, England consistently failed at international tournaments under both Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.

England legend cites Spurs ace as key to Three Lions’ World Cup hopes

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Former England international Kevin Keegan believes that the Three Lions’ FIFA World Cup dreams will receive a big blow if Harry Kane got injured.

Keegan of course is well aware of the repercussions of having one of your best players getting injured during a major international tournament.

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Video: Man Utd’s Angel Gomes and Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe help England U17 to victory vs Iraq U17

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England Under-17s have made it through the group stage of the Under-17 World Cup with a 100 per cent record. They recorded a 4-0 win over Iraq...

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Video: Man City’s Phil Foden scores as England beat Mexico in U17 World Cup

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Manchester City starlet Phil Foden was on the scoresheet as England recorded a 3-2 win over Mexico in the Under-17 World Cup in India. England made...

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Video: Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster fires England U17 into the lead vs Mexico U17

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England Under-17s have taken the lead against Mexico Under-17s in their second group game at the Under-17 World Cup in India. Liverpool starlet Rhian...

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Turkey Crowned Amputee Champions Of Europe After Beating England In Emotional Final At Besiktas’ Vodaphone Arena (Photos & Video)

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A doff of the proverbial cap is most definitely due to the Turkish national amputee team, the new champions of Europe.

The Turks registered a 2-1 win over England in the European AmputeeFootball Federation Championship final in front of tens of thousands of fans at Besiktas' Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.

Majestic: England Fan Provides Highlight Of The Night By ‘Scoring’ With Paper Aeroplane At Wembley (Video)

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Bored senseless by England's dreary performance against Slovenia last night, one supporter endeavoured to keep themselves entertained by making a paper aeroplane out of their match programme and sending it gliding out on the Wembley zephyrs.

However, the fan in question could have hardly hoped for a better pay-off as the aforementioned plane drifted down over the stands, with many fellow fans cottoning on and watching on eagerly as it soared majestically into the back of the net.

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Klopp unhappy over England’s use of Henderson

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised England boss Gareth Southgate for overusing Jordan Henderson during the recent World Cup qualifiers.

Klopp is frustrated that Liverpool captain Henderson played the full 90 minutes in England’s matches against Slovenia and Lithuania.

Iceland qualify for World Cup for first time

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Reykjavik (AFP) – Less than 18 months after sensationally knocking England out of Euro 2016, Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time on Monday following a 2-0 win over Kosovo.

Needing victory to guarantee top spot in European qualifying Group I, goals from Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson ensured Iceland would be on the plane to Russia 2018.

Iceland qualify for World Cup for first time

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Reykjavik (AFP) – Less than 18 months after sensationally knocking England out of Euro 2016, Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time on Monday following a 2-0 win over Kosovo.

Needing victory to guarantee top spot in European qualifying Group I, goals from Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson ensured Iceland would be on the plane to Russia 2018.

Butland handed England start against Lithuania

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London (AFP) – Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will replace Joe Hart for England’s final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday.

Hart has been England’s first-choice goalkeeper under Gareth Southgate, but with England now qualified for the World Cup, Butland has been handed the shirt for the last match of the campaign.

Butland handed England start against Lithuania

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London (AFP) – Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will replace Joe Hart for England’s final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday.

Hart has been England’s first-choice goalkeeper under Gareth Southgate, but with England now qualified for the World Cup, Butland has been handed the shirt for the last match of the campaign.

England aren’t a one-man show says Kane

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane insists he isn’t England’s only hope of a successful run at next year’s World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s side booked their place at the finals in Russia with a lacklustre 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday.

England’s wretched display somehow ended on an upbeat note when Kane stretched to convert Kyle Walker’s cross in stoppage-time.

England aren’t a one-man show says Kane

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane insists he isn’t England’s only hope of a successful run at next year’s World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s side booked their place at the finals in Russia with a lacklustre 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday.

England’s wretched display somehow ended on an upbeat note when Kane stretched to convert Kyle Walker’s cross in stoppage-time.

England must build bridges with fans – Southgate

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London (AFP) – Following England’s laborious qualification for the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate has acknowledged there is a lack of empathy between his team and the country’s football fans.

A sparse Wembley crowd groaned at England’s poor football and amused themselves with paper aeroplanes during Thursday’s 1-0 win over Slovenia, which secured a place in Russia for Southgate’s men.

England must build bridges with fans – Southgate

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London (AFP) – Following England’s laborious qualification for the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate has acknowledged there is a lack of empathy between his team and the country’s football fans.

A sparse Wembley crowd groaned at England’s poor football and amused themselves with paper aeroplanes during Thursday’s 1-0 win over Slovenia, which secured a place in Russia for Southgate’s men.

Southgate admits England have long way to go

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate conceded his team were a “work in progress” after they qualified for next year’s World Cup with a desperately laboured 1-0 victory over Slovenia.

England’s fans had long given up on Thursday’s game at Wembley and were entertaining themselves by launching paper aeroplanes towards the pitch by the time Harry Kane stabbed in a predatory 94th-minute winner.

Southgate admits England have long way to go

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate conceded his team were a “work in progress” after they qualified for next year’s World Cup with a desperately laboured 1-0 victory over Slovenia.

England’s fans had long given up on Thursday’s game at Wembley and were entertaining themselves by launching paper aeroplanes towards the pitch by the time Harry Kane stabbed in a predatory 94th-minute winner.

Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths

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Paris (AFP) – Defending champions Germany clinched a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 win in Northern Ireland on Thursday, while England beat Slovenia 1-0 to secure their finals berth.

Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner struck brilliant first-half goals in Belfast before Joshua Kimmich added a late third as Joachim Loew’s team made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C.

Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths

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Paris (AFP) – Defending champions Germany clinched a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 win in Northern Ireland on Thursday, while England beat Slovenia 1-0 to secure their finals berth.

Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner struck brilliant first-half goals in Belfast before Joshua Kimmich added a late third as Joachim Loew’s team made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C.

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Wilshere near first-team Arsenal role which will aid World Cup bid

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Arsene Wenger has insisted that Jack Wilshere is on course to make England's World Cup squad, and will challenge for a first-team Arsenal role in the coming months. The 26 year-old has suffered with a number of injury setbacks in his career thus far, but is claimed to be nearing full strength at present, and [.

Does Wilshere walk into England set-up when fit?

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Jack Wilshere is being tipped to make next summer's World Cup squad for England, but has he shown enough for Arsenal to warrant it? The 26 year-old is being touted for a place for Russia 2018 despite having only made three appearances this season due to struggles with injury and fitness. Wilshere has suffered a [.

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Chelsea and Man City dominate England U17 team to play Mexico U17

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England Under-17s' starting lineup for today's World Cup game against Mexico has been confirmed. Chelsea and Manchester City players...

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On This Day in Football: Totti dons the Azzurri, Green makes England history

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On this day in 1998, Francesco Totti made his debut for the Italian national team in a 2-0 win over Switzerland in a Euro 2000 qualifier.

Born in Rome, Totti spent the entirety of his career at AS Roma, amassing over 750 appearances for the Giallorossi and scoring over 300 goals.

Man Utd legend blasts Man City and Tottenham stars, questions attitude

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Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has hit out at Kyle Walker and Dele Alli over their failure to reproduce their club form when they play for England.

Walker attracted plenty of criticism during Thursday’s match against Slovenia, particularly after blazing a free-kick over the bar, while Alli was largely anonymous during Sunday’s game in Lithuania.

Former Celtic star wide of the mark over Sinclair's England claims; Ox isn't the answer either

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Chris Sutton accusation that Gareth Southgate’s approach towards Scott Sinclair’s England claims “smacks of arrogance” is significantly wide of the mark.

Sutton claimed that Sinclair should be in the England squad ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and while the Liverpool midfielder’s inclusion is questionable Sinclair certainly isn’t the answer.

World Cup Qualifying: England Finish Campaign Unbeaten After Trademark Turgid Display In Lithuania (Video)

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England ended their World Cup qualification campaign unbeaten after a rather turgid victory away to Lithuania.

Spurs midfielder Harry Winks and Leicester defender Harry Maguire were handed their senior debuts by Gareth Southgate as the Three Lions looked their finish the group stages in style.

Tweets and Photos: Man Utd and Liverpool players react to England’s World Cup qualification

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Tweet and Photo: Harry Kane reacts to England’s World Cup qualification

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to England qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Kane scored a...

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Video: Harry Kane and Joe Hart discuss England 1-0 Slovenia

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England have qualified for the 2018 World Cup. A 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley this evening was good enough to book their place in Russia for next...

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World Cup Qualifying: Late Kane Winner Sends England To Russia After Turgid Display v Slovenia (Video)

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England booked their place in Russia next summer after man of the moment Harry Kane netted an injury-time winner against Slovenia at Wembley.

However, the game itself was a dismal spectacle, with the hosts turgid throughout.

Gareth Southgate started with Kane, named captain for the first time, ahead of Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in attack.

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U.S. U-17s to face England in U-17 World Cup quarterfinal

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On Monday, the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team dominated Paraguay to seal a spot in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup. On Tuesday, they learned their opponents, and the matchup will be a fun one.

The U.S. U-17s are set to take on England on Saturday at 10:30 in the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup.

Birmingham’s new boss, Diogo Jota, Luton’s thrashing and two Ameobis… Names of the Football League, week 11

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After a long two weeks full of Panamian ecstasy and England...well, being England, the Championship returned to accompany the League 1 and League 2 fixtures over the weekend. It truly returned to...

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Harry Winks handed debut in Spurs-dominated England side to play Lithuania

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has been handed an England debut for this afternoon's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in Vilnus....

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Man Utd’s Angel Gomes and Man City’s Phil Foden share the love

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Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes has instigated a cross-Manchester love-in. The 16-year-old posted a photo of him posing with Manchester City...

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PICTURE: Rashford and Lingard in face masks on England duty

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Jesse Lingard has shared pictures of himself with Marcus Rashford on Snapchat. The pair were in London following England's 1-0 win over Slovenia on Thursday. The result confirmed England's place at the World Cup, making tomorrow's game against Lithuania fairly pointless.

Still, Lingard managed to find a way to entertain himself, by using the face mask filter on his teammates.