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England must reach semi-finals – Hurst

It will be “extremely disappointing” if England do not reach at least the semi-finals at Euro 2016, says World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst. England have not reached the last four since 1996 and face Russia, Slovakia and Wales in the group stage. Roy Hodgson’s side were the only nation to qualify for the finals in France with a 100% ...

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Germany defeat stupid – Khedira

Saturday’s friendly defeat by England was “unnecessary and stupid”, according to Germany midfielder Sami Khedira. Eric Dier’s stoppage-time header sealed a 3-2 win for Roy Hodgson’s side in Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez had put Germany two goals up but Harry Kane and substitute Jamie Vardy levelled for England. “We all need to take a look at ourselves ...

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England supporters to honour Cruyff

England fans will be asked to take part in a minute’s applause for Johan Cruyff 14 minutes into the friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Tuesday. Dutch legend Cruyff died from cancer last Thursday at the age of 68. An image of Cruyff will appear on big screens in the 14th minute, reflecting the number worn by the former ...

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How England rated against Germany

England mounted a stunning comeback to come from two goals behind to beat world champions Germany. Dele Alli starred on a memorable night in Berlin as Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier scored England’s goals. So how did England’s players fare overall? Chief football writer Phil McNulty runs the rule over the players on duty. Jack Butland (goalkeeper) 5 ...

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Butland to undergo injury assessment

Goalkeeper Jack Butland will undergo scans on the ankle injury he suffered in England’s 3-2 friendly win over Germany in Berlin. Butland hurt himself moments before conceding Germany’s opener on Saturday. The 23-year-old Stoke player was in tears as he was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Fraser Forster. “You can never say how bad these are because ...

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Finest moment as England boss – Hodgson

Roy Hodgson said England’s comeback win against World Cup holders Germany was his “finest night as England manager”. Eric Dier’s injury-time header sealed a 3-2 win, after England trailed 2-0, in Berlin’s Olympiastadion on Saturday. “It is a friendly game and we have got an awful long way to go before we can claim to be anything like Germany with ...

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Footballer appeals over fatal hit-and-run

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has appealed for help to find the killer of a 15-year-old fan who died in a hit-and-run a year ago. In a video appeal, the footballer urged anyone with information about the death of Adam Jones to contact police. The Wednesbury teenager was hit by a blue Volkswagen Bora which was abandoned at the ...

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Injured Bertrand out of England squad

BBC Coverage How to follow: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Ryan Bertrand has withdrawn from the England squad for Saturday’s friendly against Germany with an injury. The Southampton defender picked up a knock in the Premier League win over Liverpool on Sunday. Bertrand, 26, missed training with the national squad this week and ...

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Drinkwater hopes for fairytale finish

Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater says it would be “one of the best years of my life” if he won the Premier League and represented England at Euro 2016. Midfielder Drinkwater, 26, has been called up to the national team for the first time for friendly matches against Germany and the Netherlands. His club side are five points clear at the top ...

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Germany drop Kruse after poker win

When Wolfsburg striker Max Kruse was fined for leaving 75,000 euros (£59,000) of poker winnings in the back of a taxi, he probably thought his week could not get any worse. How wrong he was. Now after a tumultuous seven days in which he has also been publicly admonished for his Nutella addiction and forced to build a chicken coop ...

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Heaton replaces Hart in England squad

Uncapped Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has been called up to replace injured Joe Hart in the England squad for games against Germany and the Netherlands. Hart and winger Raheem Sterling were taken off during Manchester City’s 1-0 derby defeat by United on Sunday. Heaton, 29, will join the squad for the friendlies against Germany in Berlin on Saturday and the ...

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Sterling and Hart to miss England games

Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling are set to miss England’s friendlies with Germany and the Netherlands after being injured in Manchester City’s derby defeat by Manchester United on Sunday. The pair could be out for four weeks, making them serious doubts for the Champions League quarter-final meetings with French champions Paris St-Germain. Winger Sterling, 21, limped off during the 1-0 ...

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