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Celtic hope for Roberts compromise


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to find a compromise with England Under-20 bosses to ensure Patrick Roberts can play in the Scottish Cup final. The Under-20 World Cup finals, where the winger could be part of England’s squad, clashes with Celtic’s 27 May match against Aberdeen at Hampden Park. “England will announce their squad in May and I am sure ...

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Football pays tribute to Ehiogu


Media playback is not supported on this device Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is being honoured at football matches this weekend. Ehiogu died at the age of 44 on Friday, after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. Both teams will wear black armbands at Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Saturday (17:15 ...

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Southgate 'stunned' by Ehiogu death


England manager Gareth Southgate says he is “stunned” by the death of former team-mate Ugo Ehiogu. Former England defender Ehiogu died at the age of 44 on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest the previous day. Southgate and Ehiogu formed a centre-back pairing for almost 10 years at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, winning the League Cup together at both clubs. ...

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'A hugely popular figure in the game'


Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest, was not just a highly accomplished and successful defender who was forging a growing reputation as a coach – he was a hugely popular figure within the game. The reaction to his death after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre, the club where he was an ...

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Former England defender Ehiogu dies


Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that ...

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Butland plays first match in 12 months


Jack Butland made his first competitive appearance for more than a year on Monday as the England goalkeeper played for Stoke Under-23s against Brighton on Monday. The 24-year-old had to have three operations after injuring his ankle during England’s 3-2 win over Germany in a friendly last March. Butland played the full 90 minutes against the Seagulls, who won 2-0. ...

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Northern Ireland climb nine in rankings


Northern Ireland have climbed nine places up to joint 26th in Fifa’s world rankings, level with the Republic of Ireland, who fell by two places. Michael O’Neill’s side beat Norway 2-0 in their most recent match, a World Cup 2018 qualifier that moved them second behind Germany in Group C. Wales dropped one place to 13th, England stay in 14th, ...

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Smalling & Jones face long injury lay-off


Defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones sustained “long-term injuries” while on duty with England, says their Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. Jones, 25, injured a toe in an innocuous training-ground tackle, with reports claiming it involved Smalling. Fellow centre-back Smalling, 27, was pictured with a leg brace following an injury also suffered in training. United captain Wayne Rooney returns for ...

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Klopp questions England schedule


Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not blame England boss Gareth Southgate for Adam Lallana’s injury but he is unhappy his forward played two internationals. Lallana, 28, injured a thigh during England’s World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania on Sunday after playing in a friendly against Germany on 22 March. He could be ...

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Vauxhall drops FA sponsorship deals


UK car maker Vauxhall is to end its multi-million pound sponsorship of the home nations football teams after the 2018 World Cup. Vauxhall has been the lead sponsor of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teams since 2011. But a spokeswoman said Vauxhall wanted to start running separate marketing campaigns for individual models. The deal for the England team ...

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Denmark U21 0-4 England U21


England Under-21s continued their preparations for this summer’s European Championship with a convincing victory over Denmark in Randers. Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored twice, and Solly March and Cauley Woodrow were also on target, as England swept aside another team to have qualified for June’s tournament in Poland. It followed Sunday’s underwhelming 1-0 loss against Germany. England face holders Sweden in their ...

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England 2-0 Lithuania: How the players rated


Jermain Defoe grabbed his first international goal in four years and Jamie Vardy scored only six minutes after coming on as England defeated Lithuania in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. They remain unbeaten in Group F but this was not an eye-catching display by Gareth Southgate’s side. BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses the performances of the England players. ...

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