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World Cup questions: why did gifted England not beat Argentina in 1998? | Barney Ronay

Using the Fifa archive we rewatch a series of memorable games in search of answers we didn’t find at the timeHistory, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.Back in the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown there was a tendency to t…

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Joe Hart: ‘All I want is to be a big part of a club … hope burns through me’

Former England goalkeeper has started three games this season but he is still only 33 and feels he will have to move abroad to get back into the big timeMore than 500 days have passed since Joe Hart last played in a Premier League game and so, on Zoom,…

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Joe Hart: ‘All I want is to be a big part of a club … hope burns through me’

Former England goalkeeper has started three games this season but he is still only 33 and feels he will have to move abroad to get back into the big timeMore than 500 days have passed since Joe Hart last played in a Premier League game and so, on Zoom,…

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My favourite game: Bobby Moore displays his brilliance against Brazil | Tony Paley

England’s captain went into the 1970 World Cup under a cloud but he was imperious against the eventual winners Our school’s football team coach was sure he knew why Bobby Moore was targeted in the infamous, and still unsolved, Bogotá bracelet incident …

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Former England and Arsenal defender Kenny Sansom ill in hospital

61-year-old’s Twitter account confirms he is receiving treatment‘He is being well cared for and does not have Covid-19’The former Arsenal and England defender Kenny Sansom is ill in hospital. A message on the 61-year-old’s Twitter account confirmed he …

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Remembering Euro 96: Gazza’s goal, Three Lions … and penalties | Simon Burnton

ITV is replaying Euro 96 in full, allowing us to bask in the summer of Cool Britannia all over again but was it that good?The decision of ITV to replay Euro 96 in full, starting on Monday, is fraught with risk. They say you should never meet your heroe…

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Betrayal and bombast: the surreal story of the Terry v Bridge scandal | Jonathan Liew

More than a decade on, fact and fiction remain entangled in the tale of former teammates turned enemies. The human core of the entire episode, though, is not a footballerOfficially, nothing happened. This is, by the way, no minor detail: to this day Va…

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Trevor Cherry, former Leeds and England defender, dies aged 72

Leeds ‘shocked and deeply saddened by the news’Cherry was part of club’s 1973-74 title wining teamThe former England defender Trevor Cherry has died at the age of 72, his former club Leeds have announced. Cherry began his career with his hometown club,…

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World Cup questions: Were England robbed by Argentina at Mexico 86? | Barney Ronay

Using the Fifa archive we rewatch a series of memorable games in search of answers we didn’t find at the timeYou can take our freedom. But you can’t take our grainy old football videos. In this short series I will be exploring the contents of Fifa’s ne…

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How English football responded to the second world war

The Football League and FA Cup halted when war was declared in 1939, but that was just the beginning of another storyBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkWhen the 1939-40 Football League season kicked off on Saturday 26 August 1939, players …

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Joe Cole criticises ‘disrespectful’ Fabio Capello over David James jibe

Italian referred to his former England goalkeeper as ‘Calamity’Cole says Capello did not commit fully to England manager roleJoe Cole has suggested Fabio Capello was not fully committed to his role as England manager and criticised the Italian for refe…

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Nessun Dorma podcast: Rangers, Mexico 86 and a season of scandals

The podcast about 1980s and 1990s football is back to discuss cup runs, indecent incidents, Maradona and Graham TaylorSo, you’re at home, in lockdown and thinking there is a real dearth of media outlets offering hours of football nostalgia to pass the …

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Norman Hunter – a life in pictures

The former Leeds and England defender Norman Hunter has died at the age of 76 after contracting coronavirus. Here we take a look at one of English football’s most feared, and revered, centre-backs Continue reading…

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Football quiz: England at Euro 96

England reached the semi-finals but do you remember the details?More quizzes: iconic photos, assists, English managers and rantsHow many goals did Alan Shearer score in the tournament?OneThreeFiveSevenOf the players who did not make the Euro 96 squad, …

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Football quiz: England at Euro 96

England reached the semi-finals but do you remember the details?More quizzes: iconic photos, assists, English managers and rantsHow many goals did Alan Shearer score in the tournament?OneThreeFiveSevenOf the players who did not make the Euro 96 squad, …

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How Norman Hunter became one of Leeds United’s greatest legends | Paul Wilson

Nicknamed ‘Norman bites yer legs’, the Leeds defender won 28 England caps but had his biggest successes at Elland RoadNorman Hunter had to wait 41 years for his World Cup winners’ medal – as a non-playing member of England’s 1966 squad he was not deeme…

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Norman Hunter, former Leeds and England defender, dies aged 76

Hunter was in hospital having tested positive for Covid-19Leeds legend was part of England’s World Cup-winning squadThe former Leeds and England defender Norman Hunter has died at the age of 76 after contracting coronavirus.Hunter, who made 540 appeara…

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Jimmy Greaves leaves hospital to recover at home after illness

‘Jimmy is now back at home recuperating with his wife Irene’Family hoping former striker will be fine after being ‘very ill’Jimmy Greaves has been released from hospital and is recovering at home after being taken ill last week.A statement on the forme…

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Football quiz: English managers

How much do you know about English bosses?More quizzes: iconic photos, assists, managers and rantsIn which year did two English managers meet in the European Cup final?1976197919821984Which of these countries has not been led by an English manager at a…

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Sancho v Rashford on Fifa: Shutdown gives esports mainstream moment | Paul MacInnes

A growing number of online tournaments are raising funds and providing entertainment for locked-down football fansFrom a half-cleared corner, the ball falls to Jordan Henderson. With a shimmy he turns past Danny Rose and finds Jadon Sancho in the box. …