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Most exciting squad since 1966 – Hurst

Euro 2016 Host: France Dates: 10 June to 10 July Coverage: Live commentary on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentary on every game on BBC Sport website. England’s Euro 2016 squad is the most exciting since the World Cup winning team of 1966, says Sir Geoff Hurst. Hurst scored a hat-trick in that ...

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Ticket delay after FA's postage error

About 500 tickets for Euro 2016 matches have not been delivered to England fans because the Football Association failed to apply the right postage. The tickets, which account for 2% of the overall number bought through the FA, are being held at sorting offices. England’s opener against Russia is on Saturday but the FA says it expects the tickets to ...

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We will not cheat to win – Hodgson

Manager Roy Hodgson says England will not cheat in order to gain an advantage at Euro 2016. Midfielder Eric Dier has previously said England need to be more streetwise to compete with other nations and suffered from being too honest. But Hodgson, whose side start Euro 2016 against Russia on 11 June, said: “I won’t be spending time teaching players ...

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Tired? Why England have no Euro excuses

England will never again win another major tournament. Regardless of the collective talents of the 23 men assembled by Roy Hodgson or his successors, England will always be undermined by the following: the amount of domestic football played in England the intensity of the Premier League the lack of a winter break all of the above. Indeed, these excuses have ...

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Too early to judge partnership – Kane

England striker Harry Kane says it is too early to judge his attacking partnership with Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy. The trio played together in England’s 1-0 win over Portugal on Thursday, their final friendly before Euro 2016. Vardy and Kane, who scored 49 Premier League goals between them last season, often drifted towards the flanks with Rooney playing through ...

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Is Rooney muddling Hodgson’s thinking?

England’s warm-up matches before Euro 2016 are complete – but manager Roy Hodgson was left with as many questions as answers after a narrow win over Portugal at Wembley. Hodgson’s full strategy will only be revealed when he names his line-up for the opening fixture against Russia in Marseille on 11 June and he will be pleased England’s players emerged ...

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England performance worrying – Mills

Euro 2016 Host: France Dates: 10 June to 10 July Coverage: Live commentary on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentary on every game on BBC Sport website. England put in a “worrying performance” in their Euro 2016 warm-up victory over Portugal on Thursday, says former Three Lions defender Danny Mills. Chris Smalling’s late ...

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Could Stones be good fit for Barcelona?

Media playback is not supported on this device Michael Owen’s impassioned defence of John Stones suggested the Everton centre-back “could walk into Barcelona’s team”. Owen, 36, who scored 40 goals for England, said the 22-year-old had been unfairly criticised because he likes to play out of defence rather than hack it clear. “The problem is that because he’s so much ...

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England must lose fear factor – Owen

Media playback is not supported on this device Euro 2016 Host:FranceDates:10 June to 10 July Coverage:Live commentary on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentary on every game on BBC Sport website. Former England striker Michael Owen has told the current squad to play without fear at Euro 2016. Roy Hodgson’s side begin their ...

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Hodgson scuppered by Ronaldo absence

England v Portugal Venue: Wembley, Date: 2 June Time: 19:45 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. England manager Roy Hodgson says he had been hoping to use Thursday’s friendly with Portugal as a dress rehearsal for dealing with Wales winger Gareth Bale. But Portugal ...

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Hodgson wrong to drop Drinkwater – Shearer

Media playback is not supported on this device England manager Roy Hodgson opted for “reputation rather than form” by dropping Danny Drinkwater from his Euro 2016 squad, says former striker Alan Shearer. Leicester midfielder Drinkwater was left out of the final 23-man squad. Shearer said that by selecting Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson, Hodgson was taking a “gamble” on their ...

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Squad tilted towards attack – Hodgson

Manager Roy Hodgson says his final 23-man England squad for the European Championships is based on attack. And that is why he chose Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ahead of Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Hodgson, speaking before Thursday’s final friendly against Portugal at Wembley, said his selection was “tilted towards an offensive approach”. He added: “It became a question of ...

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