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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Glenn Hoddle believes Wayne Rooney’s England spot is under threat from rising Tottenham star

Tottenham’s youngster Dele Alli has emerged as one of the most exciting youth prospects in Premier League this season. The 19-year old, who was playing for MK Dons in League Two last season, has made everyone stand up and take notice of his talent this season. The Spurs midfielder has scored six goals and provided four assists in 21 league appearances this season, and some of his goals have been nothing short of spectacular. The most remarkable one being the one he scored against Crystal Palace on January 23: Former…

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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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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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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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San Marino vs England – Match preview and team news

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England could become the first nation to qualify for Euro 2016 on Saturday as they head to San Marino for a match where victory is surely a foregone conclusion. The Three Lions will ensure their inevitable place in the finals in France by taking all three points here and a win for nearest rivals Switzerland over Slovenia. Of all the other sides in Europe, only Austria in Group H have a chance of making it in match day seven, a feat which should not be underestimated given that some of…

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Slovenia vs England – Match preview and team news

England will be aiming to make it six Euro 2016 qualifying victories out of six and all but guarantee their place in the finals as they travel to Slovenia for a potentially difficult clash. It has been an overwhelmingly comfortable campaign so far for the Three Lions, to the extent that most of emphasis has been on the level of the team’s performance rather than the result, which has occasionally been seen as a foregone conclusion. The only time they conceded a goal in Group E up until now came when Slovenia…

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Video highlights: Republic of Ireland 0-0 England – Three Lions underwhelm in Dublin

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England and the Republic of Ireland played out a very scrappy, disappointing goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium, which would have left Roy Hodgson with plenty of questions to ask himself ahead of the upcoming European Championship qualifier with Slovenia next week. Hodgson’s desire to win this game was evident as soon as the starting lineups were announced. There was no place for any of the uncapped trio – Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin, and Tom Heaton – as the England manager decided to go with experience. It was the home…

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England player ratings v Republic of Ireland: Wayne Rooney endures terrible afternoon for Three Lions

England and the Republic of Ireland played out a very disappointing goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium. The clash, which offered few clear chances, failed to get out of second gear. The best opening fell to Wayne Rooney early in the second half, as he was played through by Jordan Henderson. However, the skipper’s first touch was terrible and allowed Kieren Westwood to gather up the ball. Here is how England’s players got on during their GK- Joe Hart 7 Despite Ireland’s good work in the opening half-hour, he only…

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Republic of Ireland v England confirmed line ups: Charlie Austin and Jamie Vardy forced to wait for debut

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Roy Hodgson’s starting line up for England’s first game against the Republic of Ireland in Ireland for 20 years has been announced, and there is no place in the eleven for any of three uncapped names in the squad. Strikers Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin, and goalkeeper Tom Heaton – who have all been rewarded with their first call-ups following promising seasons in the Premier League – will begin the game on the bench. However, with it just being a friendly, and a much more important clash against Slovenia coming next…

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Analysis: Can Tom Cleverley be a success at Everton?

Despite Aston Villa’s clear determination to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of his season-long loan spell, Tom Cleverley’s move to Everton from Manchester United always looked to be on the cards; the midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford having not been renewed. READ MORE: Everton Transfer Gossip It is fair to say that there is still plenty for Cleverley to do to convince his many detractors that he is of sufficient quality to hold down a place at a top Premier League club, and be a regular in…

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