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Quartet sit out England training with injuries

Nathaniel Chalobah, Kieran Trippier, Jake Livermore and Phil Jones missed England training on Tuesday afternoon with minor injuries. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions travel to Malta this week for a World Cup qualifier, before hosting Slovakia at Wembley on Monday. Uncapped Chalobah joined Trippier, Livermore and Jones in sitting out Tuesday’s session at St George’s Park as a precaution due to ...

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Southgate congratulates Rooney on England contribution

England manager Gareth Southgate has congratulated Wayne Rooney on a “fantastic international career” after the Everton striker announced his national team retirement. Rooney announced on Wednesday that he was ending his international career at the age of 31 after scoring 53 goals in 119 appearances. Southgate had hoped to include Rooney in his squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers ...

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England's Under-20 World Cup winners make the step up

Thirteen of the men who claimed Under-20 World Cup final victory over Venezuela have been included in the latest England Under-21’s squad. Freddie Woodman, Fikayo Tomori, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jonjoe Kenny, Lewis Cook, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Josh Onomah, Dominic Solanke, Ademola Lookman and Kieran Dowell, who all started in the final in South Korea, are among those who have been elevated by ...

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Gareth Southgate: England Women boss Mark Sampson 'is an excellent character'

Gareth Southgate has described England Women manager Mark Sampson as “an excellent character” in the wake of allegations of bullying and discrimination against him. Last week it emerged that 102-cap international Eni Aluko made several such complaints against Sampson in 2016 but the 34-year-old Welshman was cleared by two investigations – the first an internal Football Association review and the ...

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All Blacks and Germany to help Gareth Southgate's cultural revolution

Gareth Southgate is hoping some of what makes New Zealand the best rugby team in the world and Germany such a consistent force in football will rub off on his England players. The 46-year-old has been working with a senior All Blacks coach for most of this year to improve the culture and mental strength of the England men’s senior ...

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Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford leaves England camp due to muscle injury

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has withdrawn from England’s World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. The uncapped 23-year-old linked up with the squad on Sunday but a muscular injury sustained at the weekend means he has returned to the Toffees. England manager Gareth Southgate had already named three others goalkeepers in his squad – Joe Hart, Jack Butland and Tom ...

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Nathaniel Chalobah: Chelsea in the past for me after England call

Nathaniel Chalobah holds no grudges against former club Chelsea, despite having to leave Stamford Bridge to win his first England senior call-up. Chalobah swapped Chelsea for Watford in the summer and has been rewarded for his impressive form with his new club with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. “Everyone ...

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Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

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'

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'

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?

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

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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