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International Friendly: Loftus-Cheek Impresses On Debut As England Hammer Out Goalless Draw With Germany (Photos & Video)

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An inexperienced England side studded with debutantes held Germany to a goalless draw at Wembley on Friday night in the first of a double-header of international friendlies.

Both starting XIs shared an average age of 24.5 but the German side boasted almost three times the amount of total international caps (301) than that of their English counterparts (112).

England Squad: Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek And Joe Gomez Receive First Senior Call-Ups For Germany And Brazil Friendlies

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While the full squad isn't due to be announced until 2pm (BST) this afternoon, England have gone ahead and confirmed that Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all been called up to the senior side for their upcoming November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

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.

England Squad Announced: Fabian Delph Earns Recall, Dele Alli Included Despite Lingering Possibility Of FIFA Ban

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The England squad for next month's double-bubble World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania has been announced and the big-ish news is that Fabian Delph has played his way to a well-earned recall.

The Man City man has found a new lease of life as an auxiliary utility midfielder-cum-full-back under Pep Guardiola this season, and has therefore been included in Gareth Southgate's selection despite not featuring for the Three Lions since November of 2015.

England: Dele Alli Claims He Didn’t Aim Middle Finger Salute At Referee, He Was Just ‘Mucking Around’ With Kyle Walker

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Dele Alli could be staring down the barrel of a FIFA suspension after giving somebody the middle finger during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley last night.

The initial suspicion was that Alli was offering the salute to referee Clement Turpin after Martin Skrtel felled the England midfielder with an agricultural challenge only for the French official to wave play on.

Andy Townsend Recalls Moment He Attempted To Console Gareth Southgate After Euro ’96 Penalty Miss, Only To Be Upstaged By Liam Gallagher (Video)

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With England set to take on Germany on Wednesday night, the chatter in the BBC 5Live studio inevitably turned to manager Gareth Southgate's most well-trodden previous dalliancewith Die Mannshaft.

We are of course talking about the semi-finals of Euro '96, wherein Southgate fluffedthe crucial penalty to send the Germans through to the final.

Adorable: Terminally Ill Sunderland Fan Bradley Lowery Reacts To Jermain Defoe’s England Call-Up (Video)

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The news of Jermain Defoe's long-awaited recall to the England squad was welcomed by many fans, who were glad to see the veteran striker rewarded for his resurgent form at club level.

However, Defoe's inclusion in Gareth Southgate's latest ensemble came as positively joyous news to his youngest friend, wee Sunderland fanatic Bradley Lowery.

‘Walloped At Wembley’ – Scottish Newspaper Sums Up Dismal England Defeat With Sombre, Blacked-Out Back Page (Photo)

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A fair-to-middling performance from England was good enough to earn the win over Scotland at Wembley last night, with the home side coasting to a 3-0 victory while registering just three attempts on goal (all headers) in the space of 90 minutes.

Scotland mustered 12 shots (two on target) but were flaccid for the most part, with the dreary defeat leaving them second bottom,six points behind leaders England,in World Cup Qualifying group F with four games played.

The Black-And-White Years: 15 Brilliant Vintage Photos Of England’s Age Auld Rivalry With Scotland

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In deepest, darkest November of 1872, England played Scotland in the first ever official international football match at the Hamilton Crescent cricket ground in Partick.

A crowd of 4,000 spectators paid a shilling apiece to watch the match finish goalless.There's more here.

The two nations had actually played each other fives time previous, but FIFA refuse to acknowledge those early games as full internationals as all five of the Scotland teams were merely made up of players draftedfrom the London area.

Scott Brown Drags Himself Out Of International Retirement As Scotland Announce Squad For England Qualifier

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has announced his squad for next week's World Cup qualifier against the Auld Enemy at Wembley.

The big (well, big-ish) news is that Scott Brown has reversed his international retirement in order to spend the evening kicking Englishmen, having last played for Scotland back in August.

‘How Is That Supposed To Help Him?’ – Gareth Southgate Criticises England Fans For Booing Wayne Rooney After Malta Shambles

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Gareth Southgate has criticised the fans who booed Wayne Rooney throughout his masterful, controlling performance in England's strong and uncompromising 2-0 win over mighty Malta (beaten 5-1 by Scotland in their last outing) on Saturday evening.

Given all the time and space in the world by hisMaltese opponents, the best Rooney could manage from his infuriating 'quarterback' non-role was a liberal arrayof misplaced passes and a couple of tameshots on goal.

Portuguese Liquor Brand Send Amusing ‘Apology’ To Harry Kane After Bruno Alves Incident (Video)

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Portuguese liquor brand Licor Beirao have sent a personal apology to Harry Kane after Bruno Alves attempted to rob the England striker of his dashing good looks during last week's friendly at Wembley.

The 'apology' is little more than an opportunistic publicity grab, but we hope you'll agree that Licor Beirao's attempt at brand-based mirth is a cut above the usual dross pumped out by the bucket-load.

Tottenham Hotspur

Big Harry Kane news ahead of Tottenham clash with Madrid

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Tottenham Hotspur fans will be holding out hope that Harry Kane is fit to face Real Madrid on Wednesday night, with the Mirror stating that the superstar striker was active in Spurs training this morning.

The England international has been in phenomenal form for the North London side of late, scoring at will for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Defensive Frailties

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Liverpool lost 4-1 to Spurs at Wembley on Sunday afternoon thanks to a frankly pathetic defensive display. A single goal from Mo Salah fooled us all into thinking there may be a glimmer of hope but the Spurs attack was far too strong and the Liverpool defence far too weak.

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League Game At Wembley

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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side travel to Wembley on Sunday for a league match against Spurs. It's a weird sensation knowing your side is going to Wembley but not to battle for some silverware. Positively for the Reds though, Spurs' new home doesn't appear to be doing them many favours at the moment.

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Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.

Christian Eriksen’s goal shortly after half-time ensured Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 for their first home league win of the season at their fourth attempt.

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.

Christian Eriksen’s goal shortly after half-time ensured Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 for their first home league win of the season at their fourth attempt.

Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried that Tottenham’s Wembley woes will derail their Premier League title bid.

Tottenham have now failed to win any of their three league games at their new home following Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea.

That followed on from a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea before being held by Burnley.

Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried that Tottenham’s Wembley woes will derail their Premier League title bid.

Tottenham have now failed to win any of their three league games at their new home following Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea.

That followed on from a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea before being held by Burnley.

Kane downs Dortmund as Tottenham end Wembley woe

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that had been bad news for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Kane downs Dortmund as Tottenham end Wembley woe

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that had been bad news for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Spurs keen to improve Wembley form against Burnley

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London (AFP) – Tottenham are still getting used to calling Wembley home, but need a sharp improvement as Burnley prepare to visit in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at England’s national stadium when playing European home fixtures there last season, and have so far fared no better in the Premier League.

Spurs keen to improve Wembley form against Burnley

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London (AFP) – Tottenham are still getting used to calling Wembley home, but need a sharp improvement as Burnley prepare to visit in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at England’s national stadium when playing European home fixtures there last season, and have so far fared no better in the Premier League.

Pochettino urges Tottenham to forget Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side will only have themselves to blame if they cannot make themselves feel at home at Wembley this season.

Spurs flopped at Wembley last term after moving their Champions League home games there and will play all of their home matches at the stadium this season while White Hart Lane is rebuilt.

Spurs face Wembley Stadium battle

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Chelsea in their first test at Wembley Stadium this Premier League season. Sunday’s clash not only features the reigning top two finishers in the league, but also showcases the season debut of one of the most iconic stadiums in football.

Wembley Stadium will be the venue for all home Spurs matches in the 2017/18 season.

Monaco shock Spurs in front of record crowd

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London (AFP) Monaco ruined Tottenham's record-breaking night-out at Wembley as the French side earned a 2-1 win in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday.

Tottenham are back in the Champions League forthefirst time in five years and, with the capacity at their White Hart Lane stadium reduced due to redevelopment, they opted to play their European matches at Wembley this season.

Monaco shock Spurs in front of record crowd

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London (AFP) Monaco ruined Tottenham's record-breaking night-out at Wembley as the French side earned a 2-1 win in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday.

Tottenham are back in the Champions League forthefirst time in five years and, with the capacity at their White Hart Lane stadium reduced due to redevelopment, they opted to play their European matches at Wembley this season.

Tottenham Set To Play Champions League Games At Wembley Next Season

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Following in the footsteps of Arsenal at the end of the 1990s, Tottenham will play their Champions League games next season at Wembley stadium.

In agreeing a deal with the FA, the Spurs also have an option to play all their home league and cup games (and potential European fixtures) at Wembley in 2017/18.

FA Cup

Retro Football: Sir Bruce Forsyth Entertains Crowd By Scoring At Wembley Before 1974 FA Cup Final (Video)

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Chin chin: Bruce Forsyth compares facial protuberance with Jimmy Hill, 1981 (Photo: REX, via Telegraph)

Sad news is reaching Pies this afternoon that legendary British entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away at the grand old age of 89.

From game-shows to Royal Variety performances, Brucie pretty much accomplished it all in a long and winding showbiz career that spanned almost 75 years and he even scored a goal at an FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Yes. We Can. (Win the FA Cup Final)

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Is it just a British thing to support the underdog? Doesn't seem to happen in the States (except in Rocky1).

It is rare that we Gooners support the underdog but we do today. Quite a nice feeling if I am honest. The last two FA Cup victories were against teams we should have hammered, one we did and one we nearly didn't.

Arsenal’s Glorious FA Cup History

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Well here we go it's the 136th edition of the oldest football competition in the world and our record 20th FA Cup Final. It's our 2nd against Chelsea; in the 2002 final we ended up victorious, winning 2-0 with goals by Ray Parlour in the 70th minute and Freddie Ljungberg in the 80th.

Let's take a walk back in time:

1927 Cardiff v Arsenal

1927 was the first time we appeared in the FA Cup Final and we ended up losing 0-1 to Cardiff City – Arsenal went into their first Final as slight underdogs against the Bluebirds who had reached the final only two years earlier.

The Magic of the FA Cup returns on Sunday

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On July 20th, 1871 at a Football Association meeting a discussion was held about "breathing life" into its Challenge Cup. After the formal business was concluded,

  1. W. Alcock proposed: "That it is desirable that a Challenge Cup should be established in connection with the Association, for which all clubs belonging to the Association be, invited to compete.

Lingard Lords It Over Palace

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2016 FA Cup Final: Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Local lad Lingard became the hero as he won the FA cup in extra time for ten-man United with a blistering strike that lit up an otherwise...

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Arsenal

Arsenal And Chelsea Agree To Donate £1.25m Community Shield Match Fee To Grenfell Tower Charity Fund

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Both Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed to donate every penny of their Community Shieldmatch fee to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

More than 70 people are presumed to have been killed in the blaze, which engulfed a tower block just three miles across west London from Chelsea's stadium.

A Sunny Day.

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I guess we are still basking in the glory of a Wembley win, but it could have been so different.

Time for a reality check. We often complain about how a referee steals the game from us, that bad decisions have resulted in lost points, but Sunday we were blessed. Had the linesman made a correct call on a cross going out of play, we would have legitimately been one down, Had the referee seen Ox's ankle tap to bring down Aguero in the penalty area, it most probably would be two.

Videos

Retro Football: Charlton Narrowly Pip Sunderland In Most Exciting Play-Off Final Ever Contested, 1998 (Video)

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Quite possibly the most exciting, blistering play-off final ever witnessed atWembley took place, 19 years ago to this very day.

Sunderland-born Clive Mendonca scored a famous hat-trick (the first ever in a play-off final) against his hometown team as Charlton Athletic squeezed their way into the Premier League via a synapse-fraying penalty shoot-out.

Brickstand: 18 Fabulous Football Stadiums Recreated Entirely In Lego (Photos)

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A couple of years ago, a couple of intrepid chaps decided to make it their mission to recreate all 92 English and Scottish league football grounds using nothing but Lego.

As such, Brickstand was born.

Skip forward to present day and the fellows have now knocked out a cavalcadeof different stadiums old and new, and all of them are utterly fabulous!

‘Get Your Pasty Out!’ – Southampton Fans Serenade Wayne Shaw On Bus Trip To Wembley For EFL Cup Final (Video)

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After a whirlwind weekthat saw him go from gainfully employed to jobless via a televised FA Cup match, a rogue pie and a gambling commission inquiry, you'd think Wayne Shaw might have kept his head down this weekend.

However, the ex-Sutton United man instead snagged himself a ticket to the EFL Cup Final at Wembley and ventured to London aboard a coach full of fellow Southampton fans.

The Rest

Community Shield: Jose Mourinho Reckons Juan Mata ‘Understands’ The Reason He Was Subbed Off Against Leicester City

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Manchester United may have come out on top in the Community Shield on Sunday afternoon but there was one bone of contention, with Juan Mata's double substition raising plenty of quizzical eyebrows.

Mata was sent on in the 63rd minute with the score locked at 1-1. He was then hauled off again in the 93rd minute with the game all but won.

Ein Original Wembley-Burger!!!

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Ein Original Wembley-Burger!!!

Das Jahr 2003 ist für eingefleischte Fans der deutschen Nationalmannschaft ein denkwürdiges Jahr. In diesem Jahr wurde das Wembley Stadion in London abgerissen und anschließend durch einen Neubau ersetzt. Das schlimme daran ist bis heute, dass damit ein original geschichtsträchtiger Ort wegfällt, in dem unsere Nationalelf einen großen Titel geholt.