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Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand challenged to fight by Man City fan Hatton

Former professional boxer and Manchester City fan Ricky Hatton has challenged Rio Ferdinand to a fight. Ferdinand, a former England and Manchester United defender, announced in September that he has taken up boxing, with the backing of bookmakers Betfair. England 18/1 to win the World Cup Related The 38-year-old claimed …

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Fernandinho can offer Brazil midfield alternative

The Manchester City midfielder is set to start against Japan on Friday and says the World Cup can’t come quick enough for the Selecao Fernandinho remains hopeful of breaking into the Brazil starting XI and says he can offer a different option in midfield. The Manchester City man has been in excellent …

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Southgate impressed with captain Kane on a night of few positives for England

Gareth Southgate has been impressed with Harry Kane’s stint as Three Lions captain as he continues to mull over who will get the armband on a permanent basis. Kane was named skipper for Thursday’s crucial World Cup qualifying triumph over Slovenia – a victory that confirmed England’s place at Russia 2018 – and again …

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Southgate: England stars must prove themselves as big players

Gareth Southgate says England’s stars cannot be considered “big players” until they prove themselves on the world stage. Although England sealed World Cup qualification with a 1-0 home win against Slovenia on Thursday thanks to a late Harry Kane strike, they have often struggled for cohesion during the campaign. 17/4 …

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Dele Alli antics overshadowing Tottenham midfielder’s immeasurable talent

“This type of action doesn’t help him, doesn’t help the team and doesn’t help football,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said following Neil Swarbrick’s decision to book Dele Alli for simulation during Spurs’ 4-0 humping of Huddersfield on Saturday. “We are talking in the last few years about fair play. I think he …

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Stones: England can play like Man City, but it’s results that matter

John Stones believes England have the players to replicate Manchester City’s brand of football but insists results are more important than style. Pep Guardiola’s side produced another strong display in their 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday to move back to the top of the Premier League, …

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I feel like one of the leaders – Harry Kane makes England captaincy case

Harry Kane says he feels like one of England’s leaders as he bids to be named the permanent replacement for Wayne Rooney as captain. The Three Lions are yet to appoint a full-time successor since Rooney retired from international football in August, with manager Gareth Southgate having rotated the captaincy in …

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Walker posts hilarious ‘Mr Bean’ reply to Alli after middle finger uproar

Kyle Walker has posted a hilarious response to Dele Alli on social media after the uproar caused by his middle finger gesture on Tuesday night. Tottenham midfielder Alli was caught on camera swearing during England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia, with it not being obvious at the time who he was …

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Kane shrugs off August hoodoo after opening September with England brace

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has shrugged off his ongoing August hoodoo after netting twice for England against Malta. Despite picking up back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots, the 24-year-old is yet to record a top-flight goal in the opening month of the season. Spurs 40/1 to win the Champions League Related …

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53 goals & 119 caps – Rooney’s England career in numbers

Wayne Rooney has called time on his international career with immediate effect, retiring whilst topping England’s leading goalscorer charts with 53 strikes. The former Three Lions skipper is beaten only by Peter Shilton in regards to caps for the England national team, with Rooney’s 119 just short of the former goalkeeper’s 125. Rooney 16/5 …

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Southgate marvels at France’s punishing pace and power as Mbappe and Pogba shine against England

The hosts had 10 men but the Three Lions boss conceded afterwards the livewire skills of Les Bleus’ dazzling attack were too much for his side Gareth Southgate conceded England were unable to handle France’s pace and power after the 10-man hosts overwhelmed his side to claim a 3-2 friendly …

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May to attend France-England friendly following attacks in Manchester and London

The UK prime minister is set to be in attendance alongside French President Emmanuel Macron as the Three Lions visit Les Bleus UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to attend England’s friendly away to France on Tuesday. Lloris stays as France captain May will be in Paris for talks …

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‘I’ve got nothing at the moment’ – Hart unclear on future but accepts Man City career is over

After Pep Guardiola’s side completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, England’s number one is looking for a new club Joe Hart is still waiting for offers but accepts his Manchester City career is over after the Premier League club moved for Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson. Costa: I’m waiting on Chelsea …

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‘England’s best striker’ Kane can make Three Lions competitive again, says Lineker

The former Spurs and Three Lions favourite has the highest regard for the club’s current superstar, and marked him out as one to watch in Russia EXCLUSIVE Former England star Gary Lineker sees a bright future for his country, and has tipped Harry Kane to lead them into a strong …

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