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England Women reach semi-finals of U20 World Cup with Netherlands win

• England 2-1 Netherlands• England will play Germany or Japan in the semi-finalEngland have reached the semi-finals of the U20 Women’s World Cup for the first time after defeating Netherlands 2-1 in Vannes.Victoria Pelova put the Dutch ahead with a fin…

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Gareth Southgate to run rule over Southampton’s Alex McCarthy against Everton

• England manager will assess goalkeeper at Goodison Park• Southgate to attend Crystal Palace v Liverpool on MondayGareth Southgate will attend Southampton’s game at Everton on Saturday to scrutinise first-hand the progress of Alex McCarthy in the visi…

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England up to sixth and France first in Fifa rankings as Germany plummet

• World Cup run sees Gareth Southgate’s side up six from 12th• Belgium are second and Brazil third – Germany drop to 15thEngland’s World Cup success has seen them climb to sixth place in Fifa’s world rankings. Gareth Southgate’s side have jumped six pl…

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Raheem Sterling is victim of racially-fuelled media agenda, claims Ian Wright

• Sterling targeted and criticised because of his background• ‘People want to keep that guy down,’ says WrightThe England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is the victim of a media agenda motivated by racism, according to Ian Wright.Sterling …

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Spat with Anthony Martial shows José Mourinho needs to buy a waistcoat | Jacob Steinberg

Manchester United’s grumpy manager should take a leaf out of Gareth Southgate’s England book and stop clinging to an old-fashioned, confrontational management styleIt is strange to think everyone in England was stocking up on waistcoats this time last …

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FA keen to extend Gareth Southgate’s England contract until 2022

• Improved deal a reward for World Cup performance • There’s unfinished business, says the FA’s Martin GlennThe Football Association is confident of persuading Gareth Southgate to extend his contract as England manager beyond 2020 after he unexpectedly…

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Paul Madeley obituary

Versatile England and Leeds United footballer described as ‘seven top-class players in one’So versatile was the footballer Paul Madeley that in his 18 years at Leeds United during the 1960s and 70s he played in every position bar goalkeeper, prompting …

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Gareth Southgate was right not to take me to World Cup, admits Adam Lallana

• Gareth Southgate did not select Lallana due to injury issues• Liverpool midfielder ‘feeling good’ ahead of new campaignAdam Lallana has spoken of his frustration at missing the World Cup but accepts Gareth Southgate made “probably the right call” whe…

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Paul Madeley, former Leeds and England utility man, dies aged 73

• Player was described by Don Revie as his ‘Rolls-Royce’ • Madeley earned 24 international caps from 1970-1977The versatile former Leeds United player Paul Madeley has died at the age of 73, the club have announced.Madeley made his Leeds debut in 1964 …

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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The World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey

Looking back at the highs and lows of Russia 2018 via a rainbow of imagery, from Gareth Southgate to France lifting the trophy Continue reading…

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‘It’s not coming home’: England’s anthem returns to haunt them

Is what started as an ironic nostalgic chant being seen as hubris by rival nations?When the French midfielder Paul Pogba danced with the World Cup trophy on Sunday night, he laughed as he delivered a message for fans watching on his Instagram video liv…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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Harry Kane talks of pride as he is confirmed Golden Boot winner

• Kane: ‘There is still stuff I can improve on’• John Stones: ‘We set a lot of markers and should be proud’Harry Kane says he has now proved he can perform on every major stage in football after winning the World Cup Golden Boot. The 24-year-old scored…

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Gareth Southgate praises FA as he prepares to take England to next level

• Southgate: ‘We have to keep investing in young players’• ‘FA board were keen we showed signs of progress ’Gareth Southgate has paid tribute to the Football Association for adopting his long-term vision for England’s future, as the national manager, f…

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England players return to muted reception in Birmingham

Crowd of about 400 greet World Cup squad after fans were advised to stay away England’s World Cup squad landed at Birmingham airport to a muted fanfare as they were greeted by a few hundred supporters behind barbed-wire fences.Fans had been warned to s…

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Wayne Rooney shines as he makes MLS debut at a club in need of a boost

If the former England captain was thinking about what could have been at the World Cup, he didn’t show it as he took to his new life in MLS with relishFor the first two weeks of his new life in America, Wayne Rooney lumbered sheepishly though his DC Un…

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Kieran Trippier to get freedom of Bury after World Cup success

Footballer was third England player to score in a semi-final with goal against CroatiaEngland player Kieran Trippier is to be awarded the freedom of his home town Bury after his stellar World Cup performance.The 27-year-old defender became only the thi…

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Kieran Trippier to get freedom of Bury after World Cup success

Footballer was third England player to score in a semi-final with goal against CroatiaEngland player Kieran Trippier is to be awarded the freedom of his home town Bury after his stellar World Cup performance.The 27-year-old defender became only the thi…