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Dele Alli included in England squad despite threat of FIFA ban

Dele Alli has been named in England’s squad despite the threat of a FIFA ban hanging overhead, while Fabian Delph has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the first time. The Three Lions welcome Slovenia to Wembley next Thursday, before rounding off World Cup qualification with a trip to the Baltics to take on Lithuania. Alli has been included ...

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Gareth Southgate could know the deal with Dele before naming next England squad

The Football Association is hoping to find out whether Dele Alli will be hit by a FIFA ban for his middle-finger gesture before Gareth Southgate names his England squad on Thursday. The Three Lions welcome Slovenia to Wembley next week, before heading to the Baltics as their World Cup qualification campaign comes to an end at Lithuania. A five-point cushion ...

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Dele Alli to find out by Thursday if middle-finger gesture will lead to ban

Dele Alli will soon find out whether his ill-judged middle-finger gesture will lead to suspension, with FIFA’s disciplinary committee to decide on the England international’s fate by Thursday. Gareth Southgate’s men are on the brink of World Cup qualification ahead of next month’s Wembley encounter against Slovenia and the trip to Lithuania. England tightened their grip on Group F by ...

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FA board backs chief executive Martin Glenn over Mark Sampson sacking

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has been given a vote of confidence by the board for his handling of Mark Sampson’s dismissal as England Women’s manager. The board met at Wembley on Monday for the first time since the furore surrounding Sampson arose and the matter was discussed at length. In a statement, the FA said: “A number of ...

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FA claims victory in poppy row as FIFA backs down on ban

FIFA has backed down in its row with the Football Association and other home nations over the wearing of poppies by players in international matches. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were all fined by FIFA for ignoring warnings not to commemorate Armistice Day during their World Cup qualifiers last November. Wayne Rooney’s black armband with a poppy on during ...

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FA chief Martin Glenn reveals he sought out black woman to lead Sampson inquiry

Martin Glenn, the Football Association’s under-fire chief executive, has revealed that a black woman was deliberately chosen by the governing body to investigate racist allegations surrounding former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson. The internal investigation into Sampson, who was sacked on Wednesday for “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” in his previous role at the Bristol Academy, was conducted by Dan Ashworth, ...

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Women in Football accuses FA of ignoring warnings over Mark Sampson's behaviour

Pressure is mounting on the Football Association to explain what checks were done on Mark Sampson’s suitability for the role of England Women’s manager before and after he was given the role. The 34-year-old was sacked on Wednesday, less than a day after leading the team to a 6-0 win over Russia, for “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” in his previous ...

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Eni Aluko accuses England Women of 'selfish' attitude over goal celebration

Eni Aluko acc used the England Women team of a “selfish” attitude after their public show of support for under-pressure boss Mark Sampson during the 6-0 win over Russia. Every member of the starting XI raced to the bench after Nikita Parris netted the 11th-minute opener, and the exuberant scenes were the clearest indication yet that Sampson has the full ...

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Sampson's girls make their mark with big World Cup qualifying win over Russia

England’s Lionesses delivered a public endorsement to under-pressure manager Mark Sampson in a 6-0 win over Russia at Prenton Park. Goals from Nikita Parris, local favourite Jodie Taylor, Jordan Nobbs, Lucy Bronze and Toni Duggan, who struck twice, meant that for 90 minutes at least, Sampson could savour every moment of his job. And there would have been no point ...

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Mark Sampson confident allegations against him haven't disrupted England focus

England Women manager Mark Sampson is confident the probe into allegations made against him and the accompanying furore has not disrupted his players’ focus on their World Cup qualification campaign. The Lionesses’ quest to reach France in 2019 begins against Russia at Tranmere’s Prenton Park on Tuesday, with the spotlight still very much on their manager following the claims of ...

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Sir Geoff Hurst to take part in Memory Walk in solidarity with 1966 team-mates

Sir Geoff Hurst is hoping to help raise awareness for tackling dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup team-mates who are now living with the condition The 75-year-old, who netted a hat-trick as Sir Alf Ramsey’s team beat West Germany 4-2 to lift the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley, has joined up with the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk ...

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Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle reported missing

Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle has been reported missing, Lancashire Police have announced. Reports of Carlisle’s disappearance first emerged on social media on Friday morning. “We have a received a report that Clarke Carlisle, 37, from Preston is missing from home,” said a statement from Lancashire Police. “Enquiries are on-going to trace him. Anyone who may have seen ...

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