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Martin Glenn resigns as chief executive of FA

CEO will leave after four years after 2018-19 seasonFootball Association chairman Greg Clarke pays tribute Martin Glenn has resigned as the Football Association’s chief executive and will leave his role at the end of this season.Glenn started in the jo…

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Hand of clod? Brexit and Theresa May divide England’s 1986 World Cup squad

Peter Shilton and Peter Reid at odds over Jacob Rees-Mogg Gary Lineker tells Chris Waddle to ‘stick to football’ after tweetBrexit has divided communities, families and friends, so it should perhaps come as no surprise to find it has done the same to E…

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Phil Neville aiming for glory after World Cup draw pits England against Scotland

• Lionesses in Group D with Scotland, Japan and Argentina• ‘They want to win a World Cup. It’s what I was brought in to do’As street cleaners swept Parisian boulevards clear of rubber bullets and owners of looted shops began compiling inventories for i…

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Ben Chilwell: ‘My aim is to be one of England’s best ever left-backs’

The Leicester defender, once a better cricketer than footballer, has emerged as one of Gareth Southgate’s brightest young talentsBen Chilwell was in his early teens when he first came to England’s attention as one of the most promising young players ar…

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Arsenal and England midfielder Jordan Nobbs ruled out of 2019 World Cup

• Attacking midfielder ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament• Phil Neville says her absence is disappointingJordan Nobbs is ruled out of the World Cup next year after undergoing surgery on her left knee.The Arsenal midfielder ruptured her anterior cr…

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Southgate laments ‘incredible’ lack of homegrown Premier League players

• Only 54 players eligible for England started top-flight matches• Southgate calls for action to be taken to stop trendThe shortage of homegrown players in the Premier League, which hit record lows this past weekend, is “incredible” and “a conundrum we…

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England to face Netherlands in Nations League semi-finals

• Gareth Southgate’s side to face Dutch in Guimãraes on 6 June• Portugal and Switzerland meet in Porto in other semi-finalEngland will face a resurgent Netherlands in their Nations League semi-final next June.Gareth Southgate’s team will face Ronald Ko…

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Euro 2020 qualifying: England drawn with Czech Republic and Bulgaria

• Northern Ireland take on Netherlands and Germany• Wales drawn with Croatia while Scotland in group with BelgiumEngland received a generous draw in their attempt to reach the Euro 2020 finals, but there were challenging groups for the other home natio…

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Euro 2020 qualifying draw – live!

Updates from the draw in Dublin, starting at 11am GMTPolitics, weather and 55 nations – how the draw worksEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 11.05am GMT Before the off in Dublin, a few more things to run through. Five of the 10 groups wi…

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Glenn Hoddle recuperating at home from surgery after heart attack

• Former England manager fell ill on 61st birthday last month• Spokesman says Hoddle received ‘exemplary care’ in hospitalGlenn Hoddle is “recuperating at home” after a heart attack last month.A spokesman for the former England manager and Tottenham mi…

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Jadon Sancho should play for under-21s not England seniors next summer | Eni Aluko

When you consider playing time and impact, the 18-year-old would gain more from the European Under-21 Championship in Italy than the Nations League finals in PortugalThe Nations League groups came to a close this week and it was fantastic to see Englan…

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Wealth of Nations League: Uefa’s rare good idea a wonder to be savoured | Barney Ronay

The Nations League has not only breathed much-needed new life into international football, it has also eclipsed the increasingly tedious group stage of the Champions LeagueThe time has come! Oh, new day! The Nations League. They laughed when Uefa annou…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Gareth Southgate looks back at past year as he plans England’s future

• Southgate keen to build on promising foundations• England manager pleased with upbeat, relaxed mood in campGareth Southgate allowed himself a moment to contemplate all that had been achieved over the calendar year. The more rousing occasions tripped …

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Harry Kane: probably not best in the world, but perfect for this England team | Barney Ronay

Gareth Southgate’s post-match proclamation about his captain raised a few eyebrows but 20 goals and a World Cup golden boot in his first 35 games is not bad goingOh, Gareth. We almost made it. Although, who knows, with a little time those Harry Kane re…

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Harry Kane: probably not best in the world, but perfect for this England team | Barney Ronay

Gareth Southgate’s post-match proclamation about his captain raised a few eyebrows but 20 goals and a World Cup golden boot in his first 35 games is not bad goingOh, Gareth. We almost made it. Although, who knows, with a little time those Harry Kane re…

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Blooming marvellous – Gareth Southgate throws off weeds of caution

With England facing defeat by Croatia, the manager brought on the 18-year-old winger Jadon Sancho and the world turnedNever throw anything away. That was the lesson from this fun, late-breaking England victory. On an unexpectedly epic afternoon at Wemb…

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Harry Kane is the best goalscorer in the world, says Gareth Southgate – video

Gareth Southgate has called Harry Kane ‘the best goalscorer in the world’ after the Spurs striker scored in England’s comeback win over Croatia in Uefa Nations League.England qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament after Jesse Lingard and Kane&…

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Gareth Southgate ‘hugely proud’ of his players after England beat Croatia

• Victory secures place in Nations League finals next June• Manager delighted after side progress from ‘toughest’ groupGareth Southgate admitted England have surpassed his expectations after his young side crowned a resurgent year by avenging their Wor…