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Women’s World Cup: former England players on the threat of Scotland

Avoid the hype and then Phil Neville’s side can go far in France, say Rachel Yankey and Kelly SmithWith almost 250 England caps and a staggering 38 domestic trophies between them, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey know the women’s game in England like few …

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Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi out for rest of season after rupturing achilles

• Teenager suffers injury in draw against Burnley• Hudson-Odoi set to miss England’s Nations League semi-finalCallum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed he ruptured his achilles during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night, with the teenager set to be …

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The Joy of Six: sporting ‘sliding doors’ moments | Nick Miller

Imagine England losing the 2005 Ashes, Sir Alex Ferguson managing Spurs and women’s and men’s football being equalAustralians wishing to hush the buzz of your average Pom (read: most Australians) will never tire of pointing out the only two Tests Engla…

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Hendo Unchained: Liverpool’s dogged captain takes centre stage in title race

Jordan Henderson is thriving in his more advanced role under Jürgen Klopp after years spent filling in where requiredOne of the hallmarks of great drama is when a previously unheralded character turns out to have a significant impact on the denouement …

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Ivor Broadis obituary

Footballer who was the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finalsThe footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died aged 96, played in all three of England’s games in the World Cup finals of 1954 as they reached the last eight in Switzer…

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Tommy Smith obituary

Powerful Liverpool and England footballer who used his physical attributes to maximum effectThat Tommy Smith was one of football’s hard men was beyond dispute. But as a Liverpool player par excellence who made 638 appearances for his club, he was not j…

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Tottenham’s Harry Kane suffers ‘significant’ ligament injury

• Striker sustained ankle problem against Manchester City• Spurs give no timeframe over recovery but season likely overTottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Harry Kane has sustained a “significant lateral ligament injury” to his left ankle after limpin…

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Jordan Henderson credits England for Jürgen Klopp pushing him forward

• Liverpool midfielder has impressed in No 8 role • Henderson ‘could speak my mind’ with Liverpool’s managerJordan Henderson believes his performances on England duty convinced Jürgen Klopp to grant his wish to return to a more natural midfield role at…

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Nikita Parris: ‘Women’s football needs to build from the ground up to flourish’

• Forward cautions against rush to move into giant stadiums• Phil Neville’s side out to atone for Canada loss against SpainNikita Parris tempered Phil Neville’s midweek cry for clubs to open their main stadiums to their women’s teams by calling for wom…

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Pep Guardiola gives support to ‘extraordinary’ Danny Rose over racism

• City manager says he will talk to Spurs defender next week• Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend: more players set to speak outPep Guardiola does not want Danny Rose to quit football because of the racism he has suffered and Manchester City’s manager believes…

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Danny Rose ‘can’t wait to see the back’ of football because of racism

• ‘I’ve five or six more years left … I just want to get out of it’• Spurs and England defender critical of authorities’ responseDanny Rose has revealed he cannot wait to walk away from football because he is so disgusted by the racism that blights the…

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Free-talking Danny Rose worn down by racism and ready to leave the game | David Hytner

Tottenham left-back scarred by incidents dating back to 2012 and which he encountered again in March with EnglandTo understand the anger, the frustration and, above all, the sense of resignation that engulfed Danny Rose on Wednesday night, in the after…

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Gareth Southgate the statesman can inspire golfers and politicians alike | Kevin Mitchell

The England manager leads and supports his players with few words and integrity – virtues that are lacking elsewhere, from the golf course to WestminsterEveryone loves Matt “Kooch” Kuchar, right? The American golfer has cherry?cheeked and boy-smiled hi…

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Mauricio Pochettino would withdraw team if players were racially abused

• ‘Football is strong weapon to defend principles of humanity’• Tottenham manager backed by Liverpool’s Jürgen KloppMauricio Pochettino has said he would not hesitate to call his Tottenham players off the field if any of them were subjected to racist a…

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Raheem Sterling is a better player but is still the man the media criticised | Eni Aluko

Praise for Raheem Sterling for his displays and his standing up to racial abuse is welcome but as a person he hasn’t really changed. Early perceptions of him were wrongOnce again there has been lots of media focus on Raheem Sterling this week, though a…

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It’s not just Montenegro – there’s still racism in English football | Adrian Chiles

We’ve learned to abhor open displays of prejudice, but evidence shows it remains a major and shameful part of our cultureI have got a friend called Bernie. Like me, he is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion. He runs gyms in prisons; he can look after h…

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European football bosses can no longer turn a blind eye to racism | Dario Brentin

The abuse of black England players in Montenegro highlights the need for a new approach in the Balkans and beyondThe shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montene…

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Raheem Sterling emerges as a leader in football’s fight against racism

Manchester City forward has become an eloquent spokesman for those looking to clean up the game – on and off the pitchIn Montenegro on Monday, shortly after confronting the latest episode of racism on the European stage with a goal, a cutting celebrati…

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Gareth Southgate shows Montenegro how to react but what will Uefa do? | Daniel Taylor

The England manager was questioning himself over his reaction to Monday’s racist abuse while his Montenegrin counterpart denied it had happened. Uefa cannot do likewisePerhaps the most depressing part about what happened in the Podgorica City Stadium i…

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Ross Barkley says future is bright for England’s ‘frightening’ young talent

• Midfielder believes Southgate’s team can still improve• Midfielder impressed by Rice, Sancho and Hudson-OdoiRoss Barkley believes there is room for improvement for England despite two wins at the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, with the…