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Young Lions to Roar in Italy?

England’s summer of tournament football continues tonight when Aidy Boothroyd’s Under 21s begin their European Championship campaign against France Under 21s this evening. England have given high priority to the euros this summer. Whilst established under 23s in the senior side such as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are missing, Gareth Southgate has

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Nations League Finals Preview

On Thursday evening England will play their second successive semi-final of a major tournament for the first time since 1968. In qualifying ahead of Croatia and Spain, England have demonstrated they are now serious contenders for major honours. The challenge now is to win their first trophy of the millennium. How Important is the Nations

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England January Round Up

It’s officially down time for international football, with no games scheduled until March. As a result news to discuss is thin on the ground at England Football.org Towers. So here’s a quick round-up of the January England news. Southgate in demand? It was revealed in the Daily Telegraph that Gareth Southgate is on Manchester United’s

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England 2-1 Croatia: Kane comeback stuns Croatia

England have qualified for the semi finals of the UEFA Nations League after a stunning late comeback saw them beat Croatia at Wembley. The precarious position of their group meant both England and Croatia needed to win to qualify for the Nations League finals, whilst a draw would send Spain through. Adding to the tension

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England 3-0 USA: Three and easy as Rooney rides off into the sunset

Wayne Rooney’s farewell to England turned out to be a game all about dynamic new talent as England brushed aside the USA 3-0 at Wembley. Gareth Southgate opted for a youthful starting line-up who had fewer caps between them than Rooney has to his name, whilst England’s fabled number 10 started on the bench. The

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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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England’ Late Bloomers (Part 2)

The usual path of an England career is youth teams, under 21s (or Under 23s as it used to be) and then to the seniors at around 23. But some take a much longer route to the England team. In honour of the retiring Jamie Vardy who took the scenic route to an England career

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10 Conclusions from England’s international week

So England’s first intenrational week of the new season is over, what conclussions can we draw? Midfield search continues- England’s problem position remains midfield or more specifically the creative playmaker to run it. Jordan Henderson deserves credit for making the absolute most of his talent but England need a better solution. Adam Lallana was again

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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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