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Category: Gary Lineker

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BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters

Lineker versus Agnew spat intensifies debate about how impartiality rules are appliedBrexit has already split a nation, enraged millions on both sides of the debate and left a country teetering on the brink. Now it has come for the nation’s sports star…

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Gary Lineker criticised by Jonathan Agnew for ‘political’ Brexit tweets

BBC’s cricket correspondent says he would be sacked if he copied Match of the Day hostBBC Sport host Gary Lineker has been criticised by his colleague Jonathan Agnew for expressing his political views on Twitter.The former England football captain, who…

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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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When Gary Lineker scored four goals to help England win 4-2 in Spain

A few weeks after scoring a hat-trick for Barcelona against Real Madrid, Lineker went to the Bernabéu and hit four for EnglandBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogAny Real Madrid fans with a close affiliation to the Spanish national team would have …

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World Cup final TV battle: BBC goes for goosebumps as ITV pitches to fans | Paul MacInnes

Neither channel got its World Cup final coverage exactly right but each provided a unique perspective on the same eventIt is a job few broadcasters can manage, persuading people to follow you to BBC Two for the tennis while at the same time convincing …

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Gary Lineker: ‘The adulation at home will make them feel a bit better’

The BBC presenter and member of the Italia 90 squad says England are on the cusp of being ‘exceptionally competitive’Gary Lineker says he felt like a German on Wednesday evening inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium as he willed England to reach penalties, …

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‘It hurts a lot’: Harry Kane vows England will be back after defeat

• Captain posts emotional message on social media• Jadon Sancho says watching England was ‘an inspiration’Harry Kane has admitted England’s defeat against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final “will hurt for a while” as Gary Lineker led the tributes to G…

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Blissed-out Gary Lineker an equal match for Rio Ferdinand’s reality check | Scott Murray

BBC’s TV presenters started out on the cautious side before the goals flooded in and even then one remained unimpressedComplain about the licence fee if you must but the bottom line is the BBC’s comprehensive World Cup coverage offers something for eve…

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Tottenham Hotspur fans hit out at ticket price hikes at new stadium

• Some fans face increases of ‘25, 40 or 50% in usual seating areas’• ‘Avarice will only damage the game and clubs,’ says Gary LinekerTottenham fans and former players have denounced the ticket price increases that will be introduced when the club move…

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Gary Lineker fronting World Cup draw for Fifa feels like a kind of betrayal | Barney Ronay

Lineker has been one of Fifa’s most visceral critics and it is baffling to find him presiding over events in Moscow, even in an industry where the phrase ’complete moral volte-face’ tends to draw blank looksAs the days ticked down you kept thinking he …

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Gary Lineker fronting World Cup draw for Fifa feels like a kind of betrayal | Barney Ronay

Lineker has been one of Fifa’s most visceral critics and it is baffling to find him presiding over events in Moscow, even in an industry where the phrase ’complete moral volte-face’ tends to draw blank looksAs the days ticked down you kept thinking he …

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For all the Russia 2018 draw razzmatazz, shadow cast by Olympics takes off gloss | Martha Kelner

Moscow stages the World Cup draw on Friday but Russia’s systematic doping at Sochi 2014 and beyond has eroded what should be football’s crowning gloryThe darkness will be thick and the temperature below freezing in Moscow when the first ball is drawn b…

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World Cup 2018 draw: how it all works and which teams England should avoid

• England will be hoping to avoid traditional enemies Germany• Draw from Moscow on Friday will be shown live on BBC TwoThe highly anticipated draw for the 2018 World Cup finals kicks off in Moscow on Friday afternoon and BBC Two will be covering all th…

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England fans told to stick to a pint on World Cup matchdays if they want to stay safe

• Visit Russia cannot guarantee safety if supporters are drunk and offensive• Fifa forced to deny Friday’s World Cup draw in the Kremlin will not be riggedEngland fans at the World Cup finals in Russia next summer have been told to restrict their alcoh…

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World Cup draw cock-ups: dropouts, dropped balls and dresses

Dividing teams into groups for a football tournament should be easy but nothing is ever simple when Fifa is in chargeBy Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport NetworkGary Lineker has faced accusations of hypocrisy after cond…

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Revealed: scheme that let Gary Lineker avoid tax on Barbados home

British stars including Match of the Day host have bought property via offshore arrangement causing controversy on islandA number of British celebrities have bought holiday homes in Barbados using offshore companies that allow them to avoid paying loca…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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Minister says Labour has lost confidence in FA over Eni Aluko affair

• Dr Rosenna Allin-Khan, the shadow sports minister, sounds off at ruling body• FA to investigate England Women’s goalkeeping coach Lee KendallAmid growing calls for urgent reform of the FA in the wake of the Eni Aluko affair, Labour has declared it ha…