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Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

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Former England midfielder Scott Parker has announced his retirement. Parker won 18 England caps between 2003 and 2013, captaining the Three Lions in a friendly against Holland in 2012. The 36-year-old started his career at Charlton, before moving to Chelsea for £10m in January 2004. He made more than 450 league appearances in a career which also included spells with ...

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'England U21s prepared for penalties'

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England’s penalty shootout defeat by Germany in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship was not the result a lack of preparation, says boss Aidy Boothroyd. Germany won 4-3 on penalties in Poland as England’s Tammy Abraham and Nathan Redmond had spot-kicks saved. The game finished 2-2 in normal time, with no further goals in extra time. “We have practised ...

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'No better time to be an English player'

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England v Germany, Under-21 Euro 2017 semi-final Venue: Tychy, Poland Date: Tuesday, 27 June Kick-off: 17:00 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website England Under-21s defender Calum Chambers says “there has been no better time” to be an English player as they aim to become the fourth England youth side to reach a final in two months. England ...

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Do you recognise England's 2009 finalists?

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England Under-21s have reached the semi-finals of the European Championship for the first time since 2009, when they finished as runners-up. They face Germany on Tuesday, the same opponents who inflicted a 4-0 defeat on them in the final eight years ago. Five of Stuart Pearce’s XI would go on to earn senior caps – the same number of German ...

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England need to manage game – Southgate

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England must learn to “manage the game” better after falling to a 3-2 friendly defeat against 10-man France, says manager Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions had taken the lead through Harry Kane’s strike in Paris, but still lost despite Raphael Varane’s dismissal early in the second half. England have also lost to Germany and drawn against Spain this season. “You ...

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Video refs won't be 100% – Southgate

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England boss Gareth Southgate believes video technology “won’t always get it 100% right” after France had a player sent off in their 3-2 win over the Three Lions in Paris. Raphael Varane was dismissed for bringing down Dele Alli for a penalty, which Harry Kane scored. Southgate said: “I assume the referee wanted to make sure and if he can, ...

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France v England – how the players rated

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ousmane Dembele scored a late winner as 10-man France came from behind to beat England 3-2 in a friendly in Paris. England took the lead through Harry Kane’s early close-range strike, but Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe gave France a 2-1 lead. Kane equalised from the penalty spot after Raphael Varane was ...

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Tributes held at England football match

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A minute’s silence has been held at England’s football match against France in Paris in tribute to the victims of the Manchester and London attacks. The friendly international was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron after talks over dinner at the Elysee Palace. The Oasis track Don’t ...

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Stones may be used in England's midfield

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International friendly: France v England Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Tuesday, 13 June Kick-off: 20:00 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Scotland, live text commentary on BBC Sport website England defender John Stones may be used in a holding midfield role as manager Gareth Southgate plots a route to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. ...

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What next for England's World Cup winners?

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England’s youngsters are world champions – but what are their chances of regular first-team football with their clubs? A 1-0 win over Venezuela in Sunday’s Under-20 World Cup final in South Korea gave England their most significant international title since 1966. In total, the players who featured in the final played 1,094 Premier League minutes between them last season – ...

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Hart still number one, insists Southgate

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International friendly: France v England Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Tuesday, 13 June Kick-off: 20:00 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, live text commentary on BBC Sport website England manager Gareth Southgate insists Joe Hart remains his first-choice goalkeeper – but warned he now faces tough competition for his place. Hart, 30, conceded two free-kicks against Scotland ...

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Ashworth thanks clubs after World Cup win

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Media playback is not supported on this device England’s Under-20 World Cup success would not have been possible without the co-operation of Premier League and EFL clubs, says Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth. A 1-0 win over Venezuela in Sunday’s final in South Korea gave England their biggest international title since 1966. Ashworth has written to the clubs to ...

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