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From Nice humiliation to Wembley final: following England’s Euro rise | Philip Cornwall

I watched England’s decades of underachievement marred by menace, capped by 2016’s Iceland defeat. I’m glad I kept goingAs I walk down Olympic Way from Wembley Park tube station on Sunday night, in hope though not expectation, I will think Nice thought…

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World Cup 2022 qualifying roundup: Ibrahimovic returns in style for Sweden

Record-breaking striker creates winner against GeorgiaLewandowski grabs Poland draw; Germany see off IcelandZlatan Ibrahimovic was typically decisive on his return to international football, creating the only goal for Viktor Claesson in Sweden’s 1-0 wi…

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Phil Foden’s freedom to flick depends on Southgate’s England staying organised | Jonathan Liew

As showcased against Iceland, thrilling moments of individual expression can pay off in a clearly defined, well-honed systemThe best moment of England’s marathon international week came right at its very end. In the 90th minute against Iceland, with En…

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Phil Foden will be ‘fabulous for England for years’, says Gareth Southgate

Manager full of praise for the Manchester City midfielderFoden scored twice in 4-0 Nations League win over IcelandGareth Southgate claimed Phil Foden gave a glimpse of the young talent that “will be fabulous for England for years to come” with a displa…

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Foden’s sparkling double sinks Iceland and completes return from England cold

It was one of those occasions when England had more to lose than to win. In front of them was a broken and depleted Iceland team, who had lost six of seven matches previously this season – including the Euro 2020 play-off against Hungary – and were mar…

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England v Iceland: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off Jonathan Liew: new England hard to beat and to loveAnd feel free to email Scott here with your thoughts 6.31pm GMT England: Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Maguire, Dier, Saka, Rice, Mount, Grealish, Kane…

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England v Iceland Nations League game at Wembley gets government go-ahead

Government allows exemption to Covid-19 travel rulesAlbania and Germany suggested as alternative venuesEngland will play Iceland at Wembley next Wednesday despite concerns over coronavirus quarantine.The government has granted Iceland’s players an “ext…

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England v Iceland Nations League game at Wembley gets government go-ahead

Government allows exemption to Covid-19 travel rulesAlbania and Germany suggested as alternative venuesEngland will play Iceland at Wembley next Wednesday despite concerns over coronavirus quarantine.The government has granted Iceland’s players an “ext…

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England v Iceland Nations League game at Wembley gets government go-ahead

Government allows exemption to Covid-19 travel rulesAlbania and Germany suggested as alternative venuesEngland will play Iceland at Wembley next Wednesday despite concerns over coronavirus quarantine.The government has granted Iceland’s players an “ext…

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England v Iceland could be played in Albania if Covid rules out Wembley

FA hold emergency talks with the government over fixtureIceland due to play in Denmark three days before gameEngland’s Nations League fixture against Iceland next Wednesday could be played in Albania after the Football Association held emergency talks …

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England v Iceland Nations League game under threat due to travel restrictions

UK ban on arrivals from Denmark includes elite sportspeopleIceland play in Denmark on Saturday before Wembley gameThe Football Association is waiting to see if England’s Nations League game with Iceland can go ahead despite the UK government’s travel b…

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Gareth Southgate to ‘hammer home’ discipline message to England players

Kyle Walker dismissal in Iceland was first of manager’s reign‘It makes it so difficult. It could have cost us the game’Gareth Southgate says he will not discard Kyle Walker because of his red card in Saturday’s 1-0 Nations League win over Iceland but h…

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Gareth Southgate to ‘hammer home’ discipline message to England players

Kyle Walker dismissal in Iceland was first of manager’s reign‘It makes it so difficult. It could have cost us the game’Gareth Southgate says he will not discard Kyle Walker because of his red card in Saturday’s 1-0 Nations League win over Iceland but h…

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Gareth Southgate to ‘hammer home’ discipline message to England players

Kyle Walker dismissal in Iceland was first of manager’s reign‘It makes it so difficult. It could have cost us the game’Gareth Southgate says he will not discard Kyle Walker because of his red card in Saturday’s 1-0 Nations League win over Iceland but h…

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Raheem Sterling the shining light in lacklustre England display | Barney Ronay

The Manchester City forward has matured as an international player by doing the things he knows he is very good atSquint a little and there was something weirdly retro about England’s victory in Iceland on Saturday night. This was a painful occasion fo…

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Gareth Southgate admits England ‘got out of jail’ against Iceland

Manager urges team to learn lessons after late scareKyle Walker and Joe Gomez criticised for errorsGareth Southgate admitted England had “got out of jail” in the 1-0 Nations League win over Iceland and said that they had to learn from their errors, chi…

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Phil Foden struggles to find his rhythm in England’s offbeat midfield | Barney Ronay

The England debutant showed only flashes of craft in a game where graft was the deciding factorIceland in September: still cold enough to give you the shivers. Four years on from the Gothic horrors of Nice 2016 England came to Reykjavik looking for cat…

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Raheem Sterling keeps his cool to see off Iceland amid blaze of late drama

England got away with this. Or, more specifically, Kyle Walker and Joe Gomez got away with this. They were the most relieved men in Reykjavik on an underwhelming occasion when Raheem Sterling’s late penalty edged Gareth Southgate’s team to victory.Walk…

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Iceland v England: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 5pm BST kick-offWhat happened to heroes who stunned England? And feel free to mail rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.40pm BST Gareth Southgate’s pre-match thoughts “I’ve said to go out and show what they can do – they’ve waite…

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Iceland v England: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 5pm BST kick-offWhat happened to heroes who stunned England? And feel free to mail rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.40pm BST Gareth Southgate’s pre-match thoughts “I’ve said to go out and show what they can do – they’ve waite…