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England must learn from mistakes against Kosovo, says Jordan Henderson

• Squad will hold inquest when they meet next month• ‘It’s important to reflect … second half there was sloppiness‘Jordan Henderson has said England’s players will hold an inquest into the defensive failings that blighted the 5-3 win over Kosovo when…

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The Fiver | A man who had just fallen backwards down a water chute with a beer in both hands

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Look at last night’s scorelines in the European qualifiers. 0-3. 1-5. 1-3. 4-2. 3-0. 0-4. What a load of lopsided nonsense. Not a whole lot of edge-of-the-seat fun to be had there. But though internati…

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Were England’s errors down to complacency or confidence? Either way, don’t panic | Paul MacInnes

Individual mistakes that gifted Kosovo goals will worry Gareth Southgate but there is no reason to think they will be repeated come the real thing next summerWhen Gareth Southgate sat down to meet the media in the Terry Paine lounge at St Mary’s on Tue…

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Gareth Southgate: England were both ‘outstanding’ and ‘poor’ against Kosovo – video

Gareth Southgate admitted that he was concerned with England’s performance after they beat Kosovo 5-3 at St Mary’s in Southampton. The England manager said that ‘poor individual mistakes, a poor start to the game’ after Kosovo took the lead in under a …

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Jadon Sancho’s England potency leaves Rashford looking over his shoulder

Dortmund winger begged Raheem Sterling to set him up for his first England goal then delivered with two on a night when he gave the attack an extra dimensionIt was a night to savour the brilliance of Raheem Sterling, to thank Michael Keane and Kosovo f…

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Gareth Southgate praises Raheem Sterling but worried by defensive errors

• Michael Keane culpable for first-minute Kosovo goal• Southgate: ‘Raheem has been almost unstoppable’Gareth Southgate said he was concerned with the ridiculous, crazy and basic errors that littered England’s victory over Kosovo as he hailed Raheem Ste…

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England 5-3 Kosovo: player ratings from the Euro 2020 qualifier | Jacob Steinberg

Raheem Sterling and Valon Berisha showed their class while errors by Michael Keane and Harry Maguire led to goalsJordan Pickford Exposed when Keane’s errant pass led to Kosovo’s rapid opener. Would be badly let down by Maguire later on. 6 Continue read…

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Jadon Sancho the difference as blunders mar England’s 5-3 win against Kosovo

It was a wild and eccentric evening and, for Gareth Southgate, a mix of satisfaction and confusion. His players had scored five times in the first half, yet how could he be entirely happy when it was difficult to remember the last time England’s defenc…

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England v Kosovo: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates from Group A, kick-off 7.45pm BSTLive scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Scott via email here 6.36pm BST No surprises there. England boss Gareth Southgate makes three changes to t…

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England v Kosovo: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates from Group A, kick-off 7.45pm BSTLive scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Scott via email here 6.36pm BST No surprises there. England boss Gareth Southgate makes three changes to t…

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Kosovo’s dream team is ready to inspire a more hopeful future | Nick Ames

Exciting team that has grown up quickly has more than just possible Euro 2020 qualification as motivationDuring Kosovo’s first World Cup qualifying campaign, a feeling spread through their squad and delegation that they were not being treated with enou…

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England seek balance between blooding youth and qualification

Euro 2020 group game against Kosovo gives Gareth Southgate opportunity to rotate with reduced riskA key difference between the qualifying campaigns for the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship, other than England currently steamrollering oppon…

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Eight Czech fans arrested over plans to fly drone at Kosovo Euro 2020 qualifier

Away fans held before game against Czech Republic in PristinaPolice seize drone, ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ banner and fireworksPolice in Kosovo have arrested eight Czech football supporters who were apparently planning to fly a drone with a pro-Serbia banner …

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?Before October 2018, the Netherlands had not kicked a ball in anger against Germany for six years. When the teams walk out for th…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Shane Duffy’s late header snatches point for Ireland in Denmark

• Mick McCarthy’s side stay on top of their group• Jesus Navas on target for Spain in Faroe IslandsShane Duffy left Denmark cursing the Republic of Ireland once again as he headed home a late equaliser to snatch a 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw in Copenh…

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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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Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland

• France score twice in last four minutes to draw 2-2 at home• Aleksandar Mitrovic double helps Serbia win in MontenegroFrance avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the sub…

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Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri escape ban over Swiss celebration

• Duo made eagle symbol of Kosovo in win against Serbia• Each fined £7,600 and Stephan Lichtsteiner fined £3,800Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have escaped a ban following their controversial celebrations in the 2-1 World Cup win over S…