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England and Neville face Norway test amid heatwave and a dodgy haircut

Phil Neville has injury concerns before quarter-final but backs ‘ultimate predator’ Ellen White to lead England throughPhil Neville attaches immense importance to looking smart so it is no surprise to see he has prepared for his most important game as …


England’s refusal to be bullied by Cameroon cannot hide concerns

Phil Neville’s players showed their appetite for battle and cool heads but improvements will be needed against NorwayThe good news is that, offering a welcome redefinition of grace under pressure, England refused to be bullied by Cameroon’s absurdly de…


Jodie Taylor earns plaudits as England seek World Cup momentum

Manager Phil Neville admits he needs to work on improving service to his striker, who was top scorer at Euro 2017Jodie Taylor’s first goal in an England shirt for 14 months served as a reminder of the adage about form being temporary but class permanen…


We are playing history and Argentina at the World Cup, says Phil Neville

• This is a proud football nations, adds England’s head coach• Jade Moore likely to start in midfield as rotate squadEngland’s challenge on Friday night in a city designed by the architect Auguste Perret – supposedly the “poet of reinforced concrete” –…


Lionesses lean into Phil Neville’s gruelling new England philosophy

Neville’s players see the bigger Women’s World Cup picture beyond his demanding, ball-monopolising tacticsFor a manager whose team had just won their opening World Cup game, Phil Neville looked distinctly disgruntled. In a telling cameo, he gathered En…


England’s Fran Kirby fears VAR handball law offers cynical way to win penalties

• England profit from ‘unnatural position’ rule in Scotland win• Kirby says players could be tempted to aim at defenders’ armsEngland’s Fran Kirby fears cynical players and managers will be tempted to exploit the new handball rules to win penalties. Re…