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Picking an England World Cup squad- lessons for Gareth Southgate

With 24 hours to go until Gareth Southgate names England’s World Cup squad here are some notes he should be taking from the bitter experiences of his predecessors. 1.Make the cut early Lesson learned from- Glenn Hoddle 1998 Hoddle took a gradual approach to picking his 23 for France in 1998. Initially he held an

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2)

Part 2 of our look back at the weird, wonderful, brilliant & awful moments that have defined the World Cup, from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 40. Football for breakfast (2002) John Motson is rightly regarded as a National Treasure for his Match of The Day

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England’s Weekly winners and losers

The Premier League season is over, so who finished on high, who finished on a low and who made an 11th hour bid for a World Cup place? Winners Ademola Lookman The young winger’s record with Red Bull Leipzig  reads 11 games, 7 starts, 5 goals and 4 assists and to think ‘Big’ Sam didn’t fancy

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England’s weekly winners and losers

With the club season winding down and the World Cup upon us who’s hot and who’s not? Winners Harry Kane It’s been a tough few weeks for Kane and this one started badly with a poor display at West Brom followed by a fresh air shot at Wembley. But a beautiful strike to bring up

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World Cup Countdown: the 20 Greatest Players never to play a World Cup

Most of the Worlds Greatest players do grace the game’s biggest stage but not all here we Countdown 20 of the best who never made it to a World Cup. Players never to play a World Cup (part 1) players never to play a World Cup ( 2) players never to play a World Cup

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England’s weekly winners & losers

3 weeks to go this season- who’s making a push for the World Cup Winners Jordan Henderson Came up with arguably the best performance of his career as he dominated the Roma midfield at Anfield. Henderson has endured a rough ride from fans and whilst he’s no Andrea Pirlo he is England’s midfield metronome for

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England suffer Ox Blow

It’s 7 weeks until the start of the World Cup and international managers are dreading their players calling them the day after limping out of a game. Yesterday Gareth Southgate received one such call from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and now has an extra selection headache. For the player who’s reinvented himself as a dynamic central midfielder

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