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‘Nothing about me was cool’: Gareth Southgate on making dreams reality

A new book by England’s manager charting his journey is designed to inspire young people Gareth Southgate can still feel the hot flush of teenage embarrassment. It was his first day as a Crystal Palace apprentice and he had made the socially fatal erro…

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Diego Maradona obituary

Prodigiously skilled footballer who captained Argentina to victory in the 1986 World CupReligious faith is a psychological prop for many a footballer, but Diego Maradona, who has died aged 60 after suffering a heart attack, took things further and came…

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish pleads guilty to careless driving

England attacker damaged parked cars during lockdownWinger will be sentenced on 15 DecemberAston Villa and England attacker Jack Grealish has admitted careless driving in connection with a crash during March’s coronavirus lockdown. The 25-year-old club…

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Mourinho demands Southgate answer over Sterling’s England pull-out

Sterling sure to face Spurs on Saturday, claims MourinhoSouthgate must say which coaches he is talking to, he addsJosé Mourinho has asked Gareth Southgate to explain why Raheem Sterling was pulled out of England’s squad this week, saying he expects the…

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Albert Quixall obituary

Footballer recruited for a record-breaking fee to Manchester United by Matt Busby in the aftermath of the Munich air disasterThe footballer Albert Quixall, who has died aged 87, was one of Matt Busby’s key recruits at Manchester United as the great man…

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Ireland manager Stephen Kenny faces FAI hearing after ‘anti-English’ video

Players left uncomfortable by video before friendlyManager under increasing pressure after poor resultsThe Republic of Ireland manager, Stephen Kenny, is facing a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Friday after showing his players an “anti-English” vide…

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European Championship delay good for England, says Gareth Southgate

Manager believes Nations League opponents have provided test‘We are definitely in a better place than last autumn’Gareth Southgate has said England are better placed to challenge for the European Championship next summer than he felt they were last Nov…

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Phil Foden’s freedom to flick depends on Southgate’s England staying organised | Jonathan Liew

As showcased against Iceland, thrilling moments of individual expression can pay off in a clearly defined, well-honed systemThe best moment of England’s marathon international week came right at its very end. In the 90th minute against Iceland, with En…

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Phil Foden will be ‘fabulous for England for years’, says Gareth Southgate

Manager full of praise for the Manchester City midfielderFoden scored twice in 4-0 Nations League win over IcelandGareth Southgate claimed Phil Foden gave a glimpse of the young talent that “will be fabulous for England for years to come” with a displa…

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Grealish, Foden and Saka offer Anglo tiki-taka that Southgate can build on

An unloved, insignificant occasion still provided a glimpse of the strengths England should play to rather than rein inWith a quarter of the game gone at Wembley Stadium the number of variables, the list of things that could still happen in this match …

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Foden’s sparkling double sinks Iceland and completes return from England cold

It was one of those occasions when England had more to lose than to win. In front of them was a broken and depleted Iceland team, who had lost six of seven matches previously this season – including the Euro 2020 play-off against Hungary – and were mar…

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England v Iceland: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off Jonathan Liew: new England hard to beat and to loveAnd feel free to email Scott here with your thoughts 6.31pm GMT England: Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Maguire, Dier, Saka, Rice, Mount, Grealish, Kane…

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Rice key to Southgate’s new England: a team hard to beat and hard to love | Jonathan Liew

The West Ham midfielder has quietly become the linchpin of Gareth Southgate’s increasingly conservative England sideAnybody stumbling upon Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night after a long deep sleep would probably be wildly confused by the spectacle gre…

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Kieran Trippier ignores shadow of FA charge to keep giving all for England

The defender has proved his versatility this year and will be a key member of the Euro 2020 finals squad, providing a betting charge does not interveneKieran Trippier has not missed a minute of action for Atlético Madrid this season, as the Spanish clu…

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Southgate claims players face ‘huge pressure from clubs’ over England duty

Club managers want players to stay fresh in hectic seasonSouthgate feels empathy but ‘has to make the most of games’Gareth Southgate has said his England squad are being put under heavy pressure from their clubs to manage their involvement with the nat…

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Premier League should revisit five substitutes option, says Southgate

England manager worried by injuries during current break ‘I have to be fair to the club managers,’ says SouthgateGareth Southgate wants a rethink on the Premier League’s limit of three substitutions per side per match as he fears players could suffer s…

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Southgate puts England’s security first to combat loss of key players | David Hytner

Fear of losing overworked players for crucial matches has led the England manager to favour a more robust approach but the downside is a lack of goalsGareth Southgate is worried. Not about England’s sudden lack of goals, how they have gone from free-sc…

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Premier League should revisit five substitutes option, says Southgate

England manager worried by injuries during current break ‘I have to be fair to the club managers,’ says SouthgateGareth Southgate wants a rethink on the Premier League’s limit of three substitutions per side per match as he fears players could suffer s…

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Ray Clemence obituary

Athletic, elegant and decisive goalkeeper for England, Liverpool and SpursIt says much about the outstanding ability of Ray Clemence, who has died aged 72 after suffering from prostate cancer, that he was able to amass 61 caps for England during an era…

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Ray Clemence obituary

Athletic, elegant and decisive goalkeeper for England, Liverpool and SpursIt says much about the outstanding ability of Ray Clemence, who has died aged 72 after suffering from prostate cancer, that he was able to amass 61 caps for England during an era…