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Hungary ordered to play game without fans for racist abuse of England players

Punishment imposed by Fifa also includes £158,000 fineSterling and Bellingham racially abused in September Hungary must play their next home World Cup qualifier behind closed doors and pay a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs (£158,000) as punishment for the…

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Jimmy Greaves: peerless player whose legacy is etched in football history | Barney Ronay

The relentlessly effective Tottenham and England player remains the highest scorer in English top-flight football historyFarewell, then, Jimmy. Sporting celebrities come and go but Greaves, who has died at the age of 81, was something different, not ju…

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Jimmy Greaves: the Boys’ Own hero who stole the heart of a nation | Kevin Mitchell

Tottenham and England striker with two accurate feet brought magic to football, whether you were there to see it or not• Jimmy Greaves: a life in picturesThere are some heroes you illogically hope will never die, certainly in the imagination. Muhammad …

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Jimmy Greaves obituary

One of the greatest attacking footballers of all time who went on to become a much-loved TV pundit with Ian St JohnJimmy Greaves, who has died aged 81, scored 44 goals in his 57 games for England and had a prolific goalscoring career in club football f…

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Jimmy Greaves: one of England’s greatest ever forwards – video obituary

Jimmy Greaves, one of England’s greatest strikers and a member of the squad that won the 1966 World Cup, has died at the age of 81. Greaves made his name at Chelsea, scoring 132 goals in 169 matches between 1957 and 1961. After a brief spell in Milan h…

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Jimmy Greaves was a genius, the purest finisher England has produced | Richard Williams

He scored goals in abundance for Tottenham and Chelsea although he was omitted by Alf Ramsey from the England team that won the World CupWhen Jimmy Greaves was playing against the team you supported, a sense of foreboding accompanied you through the tu…

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Jimmy Greaves: a life in pictures

The Spurs and Chelsea legend has died aged 81. Many regard the forward as the greatest goalscorer England has ever produced and he is, with 357 goals, the highest scorer in English top-flight football history. He also holds the record for scoring more …

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Gareth Southgate says his England team setup urgently needs more women

Manager says men’s national team training setup ‘nowhere near where we should be’ on gender equalityGareth Southgate has said he urgently needs to hire more women to work with the England men’s football team, after accepting the current training setup …

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Long balls and fear hampered England in Euro 2020 final, Uefa experts claim

Technical experts point to long clearances and pass distances‘When you are winning, you can easily become scared to lose’Reverting to the long-ball game and being “scared to lose” were factors in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, according to …

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Long balls and fear hampered England in Euro 2020 final, Uefa experts claim

Technical experts point to long clearances and pass distances‘When you are winning, you can easily become scared to lose’Reverting to the long-ball game and being “scared to lose” were factors in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, according to …

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Long balls and fear hampered England in Euro 2020 final, Uefa experts claim

Technical experts point to long clearances and pass distances‘When you are winning, you can easily become scared to lose’Reverting to the long-ball game and being “scared to lose” were factors in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, according to …

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How do you decide which football team to support as a neutral?

Football matches are more enjoyable to watch when we pick a side to cheer for, but how should we choose who to back?By Jon Davey for Nutmeg magazineFor me, 11 July 2021 will go down in history. Not as the date of the England men’s football team’s first…

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How do you decide which football team to support as a neutral?

Football matches are more enjoyable to watch when we pick a side to cheer for, but how should we choose who to back?By Jon Davey for Nutmeg magazineFor me, 11 July 2021 will go down in history. Not as the date of the England men’s football team’s first…

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How do you decide which football team to support as a neutral?

Football matches are more enjoyable to watch when we pick a side to cheer for, but how should we choose who to back?By Jon Davey for Nutmeg magazineFor me, 11 July 2021 will go down in history. Not as the date of the England men’s football team’s first…

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How do you decide which football team to support as a neutral?

Football matches are more enjoyable to watch when we pick a side to cheer for, but how should we choose who to back?By Jon Davey for Nutmeg magazineFor me, 11 July 2021 will go down in history. Not as the date of the England men’s football team’s first…

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Kamil Glik’s wife receives online death threats after Kyle Walker incident

Poland defender has denied racially abusing WalkerMarta Glik posts screenshots of messages sent in English Kamil Glik’s wife has been targeted with online abuse as the fallout continues from England’s bad-tempered 1-1 draw with Poland in World Cup qual…

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Southgate bears brunt of fine margins after England’s narrative distorted | David Hytner

Everything was quiet in the England camp until one moment as Poland’s late equaliser disrupted their serene progressIt was easy to imagine the gravelly tones of the voiceover from those epic Hollywood movie trailers. Everything was quiet in the England…

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‘We were in total control’: Southgate defends lack of substitutions – video

The England manager Gareth Southgate has defended his decision not to bring on any substitutes during the 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Poland in Warsaw. England led 1-0 thanks to Harry Kane but Damian Szymanski boosted Poland’s own hopes of reach…

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Gareth Southgate cites ‘total control’ of Poland for stubborn England tactics

England manager defends choice not to make a substitutionSouthgate unable to shed light on Glik’s and Maguire’s rowGareth Southgate defended his decision not to make any substitutions after England conceded a last-minute equaliser in their World Cup qu…

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Lewandowski stages one-man nation routine with aplomb against England | Jonathan Liew

The Poland striker has the most thankless job in international football but earned redemption after creating the equaliserThe second most thankless job in international football is trying to steer England through a mediocre qualifying group. Draws are …