Everton manager Roberto Martinez doesn’t feel Ross Barkley should be part of the England Under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championships as the midfielder has moved beyond the youth category, Sky Sports has reported.
Martinez was asked about a potential call-up for Barkley to Gareth Southgate’s group for the competition, to be played in the Czech Republic in mid-June, after it was reported Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling wo...More
Gareth Southgate has signed a new deal with the Football Association that will keep him as England’s U21 manager until 2017, reports BBC Sport.
Appointed in August 2013, the 44-year-old has led England U21s to the 2015 European Championships, with many tipping the Three Lions to potentially go all the way given the strength of the squad. Southgate has managed Middlesbrough, but was out of the coaching capacity for a number of years u...More
England manager Roy Hodgson has said he will hold a team meeting with the players near the end of January to review the year, as well as discussing plans for the New Year, reports BBC Sport.
“We've all agreed we're going to get together. Unfortunately, my time with them won't really begin again until March. I am looking forward to seeing the team qualify for France in Euro 2016, for constant progression, and for us to be a...More
Jack Wilshere has said he would happily play as a holding midfielder for Arsenal as he does for England, but Arsene Wenger doesn’t see him in that position, ESPN has reported.
Wilshere has been used as the deepest midfielder by England boss Roy Hodgson and won acclaim for his showing as the Three Lions beat Scotland on Tuesday. He also played the position against Slovenia and has revealed he’d he happy to do so for the Gunners, but W...More
England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed he won’t block his Under-21s counterpart Gareth Southgate from picking the likes of Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley for the European Under-21 Championships next year, ESPN has reported.
Southgate’s side have qualified for next year’s tournament, to be held in the Czech Republic, with the start of the competition coming only a few days after the senior side’s final game of 2014-15. The full E...More
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has urged UEFA to take drastic action against FIFA in a bid to once and for all implement major and meaningful reform, the BBC is reporting.
This dramatic call has come in the wake of FIFA’s report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrong doing – instead levelling criticism at England’s 2018 bid team.
Yet just four hours after the report was pu...More
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