England make an interesting move in FIFA rankings, Northern-Ireland reach all-time high

Since the start of 2015, England have played a total of 12 international matches – six friendlies and six qualification matches for Euro 2016. The Three Lions won eight of them, including a 2-0 win against France and a 3-2 triumph over world champions Germany in Berlin. Meanwhile, England registered just two draws (against Italy and Ireland) and two defeats (against Spain and the Netherlands). Conclusion: England won their last six competitive matches, while beating two major countries during friendlies. However, those results didn’t translate in a higher place in…

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Injured Jack Butland sends class message to injured Rob Elliot

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland and Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot are set to miss Euro 2016 for England and Ireland respectively. Butland damaged ankle ligaments in England’s win over Germany, while Elliot will be out for six months with damage to his cruciate ligament. Butland sent a class message to his colleague via Twitter, and even offered him to watch the Euro’s together. mate, gutted for you and wish you a solid recovery! you can come round mine and we can watch the euros together! head up mate! @the_dilsh 🙏🏼 —…

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England fans are not happy with Roy Hodgson’s latest decision [Tweets]

England manager Roy Hodgson has decided to hand the captaincy of the Three Lions to Liverpool midfielder James Milner for the upcoming friendly against Netherlands. This move comes just after 24 hours of Milner stating that he could quit his England career if he doesn’t feature in Hodgson’s plans anymore. He said: “I don’t want to be travelling round and not really contributing and just being a good tourist. I want to contribute and if the manager sees I have a part to play, great. “If not, it would be better…

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Twitter mocks Wayne Rooney following his latest tweet [Tweets]

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England produced a fantastic come-from-behind 3-2 win over World Champions Germany last night. Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy both scored and gave a taste of what’s to come to the Three Lions fans. Following the impressive showing from the national team, England fans want manager Roy Hodgson to get rid of Wayne Rooney from the squad for the upcoming Euro 2016. The fans mercilessly trolled the currently-injured Manchester United player when he congratulated the England players following the win: What a result well done boys. Great spirit and to come back…

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ICYMI: England’s stunning victory over Germany [Video]

It will be a game to remember for a very long time, as England came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat world champions Germany 3-2 in a friendly encounter in Berlin. A great turn and strike by Harry Kane, a wonderful backheel goal by Jamie Vardy and a strong header by Eric Dier stunned the Germans.

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Twitter exploded after England’s amazing comeback, with one exception

What a match it was! England fell 2-0 behind against Germany in Berlin, but stunned the reigning world champions with a fierce comeback and 3-2 win with goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier. Not very surprisingly, Twitter exploded due to the Three Lions’ performance. Although there was one tweet to calm down everyone… The Berlin curse against England for #DieMannschaft continues… Good job the @UEFAEURO is in France then 😉 #GERENG pic.twitter.com/dkXDY7jp2S — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) 26 maart 2016 FT Germany 2-3 England Amazing comeback from England having trailed 2-0…

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Roy Hodgson draws the ire of fans after his comments [Tweets]

England manager Roy Hodgson gave a very weird explanation for not selecting West Ham midfielder Mark Noble for the Three Lions squad. Speaking ahead of the friendly with Germany, Hodgson called Noble the flavour of the month and compared him to former Norwich striker Grant Holt. Hodgson said: “The fact is there are are always two or three players that are in the news that many people would like to be selected or are better than the players I have selected, that is the nature of my job. I have…

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Euro 2016: the favourites and biggest outsiders

The start of the 2016 European Championship, on June 10 in Paris (France), is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to take a look at the favourites to win the tournament and the national squads that are listed as the biggest outsiders to challenge for Euro 2016. Three favourites It’s never easy to pinpoint the biggest tournament favourite to put your money on, but Germany seems to be the one team that jumps to everyone’s mind in this regard. The reigning world champions have made…

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Zinedine Zidane questions England’s mentality at big tournaments

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the England national team had all the talent in the world to win a big tournament like the World Cup or European Championship, but didn’t have the right mentality. The 43-year-old won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000 during his international career with France, and reached the World Cup final again in 2006, losing to Italy before retiring. Despite featuring the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard England did not progress past the quarter-finals of either competition during…

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Roy Hodgson calls a group of 40 players for a get-together before Euro 2016

England national manager Roy Hodgson has called a get-together of 40 English players as part of the preparations for the Euros in France. The selected players will meet at St George’s Park next Thursday, according to The Telegraph. The list is reported to contain all the 30 players Hodgson played during the Three Lions’ ten internationals in 2015 and another set of ten players. Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, who both are recovering from long-term injuries, are included in the list. However, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, who is recovering…

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Why Roy Hodgson must take Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy to the Euros next summer

Jamie Vardy has been in sensational form for Leicester City throughout the early stages of the season. The Foxes striker has scored an incredible 14 goals so far this campaign, netting in eleven consecutive fixtures – a new Premier League record. On current form, Vardy is streets ahead of other potential candidates for Roy Hodgson’s squad, including Wayne Rooney, the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge and even Tottenham’s main man Harry Kane. At the time of writing, Vardy is an absolute shoo-in for the European Championship. While he isn’t the most experienced…

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Lithuania vs England – Match preview and team news

England have just one more hurdle to overcome in their attempts to complete their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a perfect 30 points as they travel to Vilnius to take on Lithuania on their artificial pitch. Despite the limited opposition they have had to face for the most part in Group E, it will still be a terrific achievement for the Three Lions to end with a 100% record, particularly given the number of shock results elsewhere in the race to get to France. Another victory was secured on Friday…

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Harry Kane RUINED on Twitter after horrendous England display vs Estonia

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is discovering how quickly a player can go from being the darling of English football to just another face in the crowd of also-rans. Having been in poor form for Spurs since the start of the season, many would argue that Kane was lucky to be called up by Roy Hodgson, but in Wayne Rooney’s absence, this would be a golden opportunity for him to get himself on the scoresheet and thus gain some much needed confidence. England managed to see off the former Soviet block…

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England vs Estonia – Match preview and team news

England can be expected to play with a certain degree of freedom as they face Estonia in their final home Euro 2016 qualifier, with the visitors needing a result to keep alive their chances of making the play-offs. With Wayne Rooney having become his country’s record scorer last time out against Switzerland, the only remaining target from this relative cakewalk of a campaign is to finish with maximum points. Indeed, Rooney may not even be fit for this clash, so manager Roy Hodgson may sense an opportunity to experiment slightly…

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Man United striker Wayne Rooney set to miss final England Euro 2016 qualifiers

Wayne Rooney is expected to miss England’s final two Euro 2016 qualifiers and will fly home on Monday when the rest of the squad head out to Lithuania, according to The Guardian. The Guardian also report that Roy Hodgson is considering shifting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott into a central position instead. Having watched The Gunners star star in the 3-0 demolition of Manchester United at the weekend, it’s becoming increasingly likely that Hodgson will make the same move as Wenger. Rooney missed training for the second day running when England…

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Man City midfielder Fabian Delph set for six week layoff with hamstring injury

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph looks set for another stint on the sidelines after the BBC reported that he will be out for six weeks thanks to the hamstring injury he sustained during England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland earlier this week. The 25-year-old was forced off during the first minute of the Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley, and City boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he will likely be out of action for the next six weeks. “I don’t know how long it will be, we’ll see,” he said. “I…

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Man United ace Wayne Rooney reveals he’s scared for his England place despite breaking goal record

Wayne Rooney has revealed that he is fearing for his place in the England team despite finally breaking the Three Lions’ goalscoring record against Switzerland this week, the Daily Star reports. After bagging his 50th goal for his country on Tuesday night, Rooney is fearing for his spot in Roy Hodgson’s side because of upcoming young talent behind him. Rooney finally surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s haul of 49 goals with a late penalty against the Swiss, but only after Harry Kane opened the scoring, whom he’d moved behind in order…

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Best Twitter reaction as Man United’s Wayne Rooney becomes England’s all-time leading goalscorer

Wayne Rooney confirmed his place in the England record books last night, as he became the country’s leading goalscorer when his thunderous penalty gave Roy Hodgson’s men a 2-0 lead over Switzerland, and the skipper his 50th goal for the Three Lions. The Manchester United man – who moved level with Sir Bobby Charlton with another penalty, this time against San Marino at the weekend – may have thought that he was going to have to wait until the final Euro 2016 qualifiers take place next month before he could…

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Harry Kane reveals how he snubbed summer interest from Man United

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has revealed that he avoided all the speculation surrounding his his future this summer by simply ignoring his mobile phone, the Daily Express reports. The England international, who bagged his third goal for his country during Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Switzerland, was the subject of some intense speculation over the course of the transfer window, with Manchester United believed to have made several enquiries into his availability (via Express). United were unable to dislodge the 22-year-old from White Heart Lane in the end, and instead…

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Ranking the kits of the FIFA top 20: Do Wales still rate above England?

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The latest round of FIFA world rankings caused another stir of controversy, with Wales rising above England for the first time ever and France dropping 17 places below Romania, it’s easy to see why it’s got people’s backs up. However, just because a country has better individual players, it by no means ensures them a higher ranking. Though FIFA’s system is flawed, and confusing, we’ve come up with a much better way of working out FIFA’s top 20, and that’s by judging them on their kits. See how we’ve ranked…

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Man United left to sweat on midfielder’s fitness ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United will need to assess the fitness of veteran midfielder Michael Carrick after he was sent him from the England camp on Monday with a calf injury, the Daily Express reports. The 34-year-old allegedly sustained the problem while warming up for England’s 6-0 demolition of San Marino at the weekend and though he was forced to sit out the encounter, manager Roy Hodgson revealed that he isn’t seriously injured (via The Express). However, The Express also reports that the injury is serious enough to keep the veteran out of…

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England vs Switzerland – Match preview and team news

Having secured a place at Euro 2016 with the minimum of fuss, England welcome Switzerland to Wembley as they attempt to win Group E and maintain their 100% record. Three points was always a virtual guarantee in San Marino on Saturday, but the 6-0 success contained a few positive aspects. Jonjo Shelvey took full advantage of being handed a start to spray the expansive passes that have now become his trademark, forward duo Harry Kane and Theo Walcott – twice – both found the net with confidence boosting strikes, while Wayne Rooney’s…

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(Video) England defender scores STUNNING volley in training ahead of Switzerland clash

Phil Jagielka has been something of a utility man throughout his career, filling in as both a defender and a midfielder – and of course, as a goalkeeper during his Sheffield United days as Arsenal fans may remember – but perhaps he has just staked his claim to be considered as a potential attacking option for England. Obviously intent on not being a spectator during a training game like he was during the comfortable victory over San Marino, the Everton man was far up the pitch when a cross was…

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Michael Carrick doubtful for Man United’s clash with Liverpool after England withdrawal

Michael Carrick is a doubt for Manchester United’s upcoming clash with Liverpool after withdrawing from the England squad through injury, the Daily Star report. The Star report that the 34-year-old had been expected to start the Three Lions’ clash with Switzerland at Wembley, but has now returned to his club to undergo tests to understand the extent of the problem. The news is a major blow to Louis van Gaal who has used the veteran extensively to help both Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger settle in following their summer moves.…

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Arsenal news: Welbeck out for six months claims England manager, and Barcelona chasing Gunners target

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Roy Hodgson has claimed that Gunners forward Danny Welbeck is set to miss the next six months after having surgery on his left knee, the Independent report. The England manager admitted that he was worried about whether he would be able to select him for his squad for Euro 2016. “Now I hear it’s another six months, so I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and hits the ground running,” he said. Barcelona have included Leicester City winger and…

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