Tag: Gareth Southgate

Spain 2-3 England: Sterling wins The Thriller in Sevilla

“I can only see a Spain win” predicted the oracle that is Paul Merson. For once most agreed, Spain came into this game unbeaten in 38 straight competitive games at home, a run stretching back to 2003, their last home game being a 6-0 hiding of Croatia last month. England meanwhile hadn’t won in Spain

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Croatia vs England Preview

England take on Croatia this Friday behind the closed doors of the Stadion HNK Rijeka. It’s fair to say this isn’t the biggest game between Croatia and England this year, it is however the latest chapter in what is quickly becoming one of European football’s most intense rivalries. A Red Hot Rivalry The World Cup

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Southgate stays, Rice commits as Sancho, Mount and Maddison lead the call ups.

It’s been a busy afternoon for the England with the expected announcement that Gareth Southgate will be staying on as manager until the 2022 World Cup and his latest squad came with several surprises. Southgate stays It seems a sensible move to keep Southgate, the FA having finally opted for a long-term plan have decided

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A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup

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England Squad Announcement

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming Nations League fixture against Spain and friendly against Switzerland, so what conclusions can we draw? The Squad Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton) Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke

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England’s Winners and losers: Week 3

Our weekly look at this weeks winners and losers is headlined by two World Cup centre backs experiencing contrasting fortunes. England’s Winners and losers: Week 2 England’s winners & losers: Week 1 Winners Harry Maguire The man who can do no wrong! Maguire scored a 92nd minute winner with a scuffed shot from distance and

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Toulon success to continue?

England’s new cohort of Under 17s came close but ultimately went out of the Euro U-17 semi finals on penalties. The fact a semi-final loss is considered a disappointment says a lot about how far England’s youth sides have come in the last year. It’s still very early to be judging this crop of under 17s

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Gomez injury means a late shuffle of the pack for Southgate

Liverpool confirmed yesterday the unsurprising news that young England defender Joe Gomez will miss the World Cup. Gomez was injured playing for England back in March and has never looked like shaking off the problem so after a season of progress the young central defender can look forward to a long career for club and

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Who makes the plane?

That’s it the next time England get together their 23 man World Cup squad will have been announced. Gareth Southgate has opted to make his final squad early rather than naming a provisional squad and then whittling it down to a final 23. Southgate explained this was to make England’s training camp a performance camp

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Holland v England preview

England are heading to Amsterdam for their first fixture of 2018. With the World Cup less than 100 days away the main object of the exercise is for players to cement their place in the World Cup squad and the 11 to play Tunisia in the World Cup opener. Who has the most to gain?

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