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    Moses injured as Palace stun Chelsea

Moses injured as Palace stun Chelsea

Victor Moses sustained an injury as Crystal Palace won their first game of the season by beating Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park. The Eagles came into the game without a goal or a point from any of their first seven outings, but Wilfried Zaha’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned them a shock win over Chelsea. Yohan Cabaye scored Crystal Palace's [...]

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    Dele Alli makes England debut

Dele Alli makes England debut

Nigerian-born midfielder, Dele Alli, has earned his first England cap after making an appearance in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia. The 19-year-old made an appearance as an 87th-minute substitute during the match at Wembley Stadium. The Tottenham midfielder was bought on for Ross Barkley for a late appearance in the match, which England won 2-0 thanks to goals by Theo Walcott [...]

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    Dele Alli gets England call up

Dele Alli gets England call up

Tottenham Hotspur teenage midfielder, Dele Alli, has been called into England's squad for the first time for the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania in October. The 19-year-old, whose father is Nigerian and also eligible to play for the Super Eagles has represented England at every level from Under-17s upwards, joined Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons for [...]

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    ‘Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck’ called up to the England squad

‘Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck’ called up to the England squad

Danny Welbeck's hat-trick for Arsenal against Fenerbache was the standout performance on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League but the FA still thinks he is a Manchester United player. Roy Hodgson's England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia was announced on Thursday but in a gaffe from the FA, the official squad sheet listed Welbeck [...]

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    Lampard ends 15-year international career

Lampard ends 15-year international career

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The 36-year-old, who joined Manchester City on loan from New York City this summer, made his last appearance for the Three Lions in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Lampard’s England career spanned 15 years and earned him 106 caps with 29 goals. But he has now [...]

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    Gerrard quits international football

Gerrard quits international football

Steven Gerrard has hung up his England boots after 14 years and 114 appearances for the national team. The 34-year-old captained Roy Hodgson's side at the World Cup in Brazil, where England crashed out in the group stages with just one point. Gerrard will now focus on extending his club career with Liverpool. "I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and [...]

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    How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

Discipline, talent, preparation, focus, form, freedom from injury, and luck of the draw are some of the factors that guarantee success in a major sporting event like the World Cup. But sex plays a role, too – the action, not the thought, as former New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel once said: “It’s not the sex that wrecks these guys; [...]

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    Italy’s loss to Costa Rica sends England out of World Cup

Italy’s loss to Costa Rica sends England out of World Cup

England have crashed out of the 2014 World Cup, after Costa Rica pulled off a second successive upset by defeating more-fancied Italy 1.0 on Friday. The Three Lions fans were hoping for a favour from the Italians, but Costa Rica had other ideas. Anything other than an Azzurri win meant elimination for Roy Hodgson and his Three Lions, but few expected Italy [...]

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    FIFA World Cup: England crumble in the jungle

FIFA World Cup: England crumble in the jungle

Italy continued their dominance over England at the 2014 World Cup, thanks to goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli in a 2-1 win at the Arena Amazonia. Seen as the 'rumble in jungle' heading into the match, Italy made a good start to their campaign, beating Group D rivals in Manaus. Daniel Sturridge had England on level terms at half-time, cancelling [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 13: New-look England look to Rooney for inspiration

COUNTDOWN 13: New-look England look to Rooney for inspiration

The media circus should please gather around as we announce the arrival of, erm, Wayne Rooney and England on the world stage! British reporters have been waiting to shout this statement, well the latter part, to the rest of the world. There will be no SAS (Sturridge and Suarez) nor SSS (Sturridge, Stirling and Suarez), no. What England will make do [...]

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    Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

England manager, Roy Hodgson, claims leaving Ashley Cole out of his World Cup squad is one of the hardest decisions of his career. Cole, 33, announced his international retirement on Twitter last night after turning down a place on Hodgson’s standby list of seven players in support of his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil, which begins on June 12. It [...]

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    Cole, Carrick out of England’s WC squad

Cole, Carrick out of England’s WC squad

Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Chelsea's Ashley Cole have been left out of a youthful squad of players named by England Manager, Roy Hodgson for the World Cup. Midfielder Ross Barkley has been selected, with his teenage Everton teammate, John Stones, named on standby. Barkley, 20, who has three caps, is joined by Southampton trio of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and [...]

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