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VAR denies England win over Italy in friendly

Jamie Vardy strikes the ball past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England for 366 days (Image credit: Getty Images)

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape ...

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Lingard goal gives England win against Holland

Jesse Lingard's goal was his first for England in nine appearances (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Lingard’s first international goal extended England’s unbeaten run to seven games and gave them a deserved friendly victory against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Lingard made the decisive contribution just before the hour, arriving on the edge of the penalty area to fire low past Dutch keeper Jeroen Zoet, who got a hand to the shot but could not keep ...

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England call-ups for uncapped quartet as Jack Wilshere earns recall

James Tarkowski, Nick Pope, Alfie Mawson and Lewis Cook have all enjoyed impressive Premier League campaigns

England manager Gareth Southgate has named four uncapped players in his 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Italy on 23 and 27 March. Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, plus Swansea defender Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook have all been included. There are also places for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Injured Tottenham striker Harry Kane ...

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England to play Nigeria in Wembley friendly as part of their 2018 World Cup preparations


England have lined up a Wembley friendly against Nigeria as part of their World Cup preparations. The Super Eagles will be one of two opponents for England, the other likely to be against Latin American opposition, before they depart for Russia. The Football Association wanted England to face African opposition ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd ...

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England and Germany to wear black armbands bearing poppies at Wembley

Scotland and England players wore black armbands with poppy symbols during their World Cup qualifier at Wembley last Novembe (Image credit: Getty Images)

England and Germany players will wear black armbands bearing poppies for Friday’s friendly at Wembley. The tribute is in remembrance of members of the armed forces, said the Football Association (FA) and German Football Association (DFB). FA chief executive Martin Glenn called it “a show of solidarity and unity”. It comes after rules were changed last month, allowing the home ...

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England: Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez & Ruben Loftus-Cheek called up

Tammy Abraham, who is also eligible to play for Nigeria, has featured at youth level for England (Image credit: PA)

England have called up the uncapped Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil this month. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been left out, as has Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling. Team-mate Ashley Young, who last played for his country in September 2013, is recalled. Tottenham’s Danny Rose and Leicester’s ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Fabulous Kotoko, Premier League big boys and Young English Kings


Citi Sports editor, Nathan Quao, rewinds to the weekend and talks about the magnificent Asante Kotoko and the top teams winning again in the Premier League in his latest Monday column. Porcupine Ruthlessness  At very irregular moments, cup finals leave you asking “how did that happen?” because those ones tend to follow the strangest of scripts. Sunday’s MTN FA Cup ...

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England come back to win first U-17 World Cup title


England came from two goals down to defeat European champions Spain 5-2 and win their first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title in front of 66,684 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata, India, on Saturday. In what was a pulsating final contest at India 2017, Spain raced out to a two-goal lead through a brace from Sergio Gomez. ...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brewster takes Three Lions to the final

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A second hat-trick in as many matches from Rhian Brewster led England into the final of the FIFA U–17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-1 victory over Brazil in Kolkata on Wednesday. The Three Lions will meet either Mali or Spain, who contest the other semi-final, on Saturday. The first half – played in front of 63,881 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium – lived up to the ...

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