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Archives: England National Team

England’s Midfield Still Unbalanced Despite Important Victory In Basel

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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In what is likely to be England’s most important game of the qualification process, Roy Hodgson’s side overcame what has been a week of building pressure to take away a hugely important 2-0 victory over Switzerland in Basel as the … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Exhale. Savor summer’s few remaining days. Fire up the grill. Slither down a slip n slide. Lay back in a hammock while cradling a watery beer. It’s the September international break, and with options like Finland v Faroe Islands, Denmark … Continue reading

England Need A Reality Check, Or Another Crop Of Talented Youngsters Will Be Wasted

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It feels a little uneasy when it comes to criticising somebody like Roy Hodgson. The England boss is an amicable, articulate and courteous man after all, one of few true gentlemen that remain in the game. It’s little surprise that in various managerial … Continue reading

England 1-0 Norway: Three Lions Player Ratings

Posted on by Matt Jones
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England’s self proclaimed new era got off to a stuttering start, as the Three Lions put in an unconvincing performance against Norway at Wembley.  Wayne Rooney spared Roy Hodgson’s blushes with a second half penalty, and the hosts eventually ran out … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney: The Right Choice Or The Only Choice As England Captain?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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When Wayne Rooney burst onto the international scene as a teenage sensation, there was a sense that this day—a day on which he was named England captain—would always come. The young Evertonian’s irrepressible ability pointed towards a lengthy and prosperous … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Announces Retirement From International Soccer

Posted on by Alex Muller
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New York City FC footballer Frank Lampard has announced his retirement today from the England national team. Lampard is “hanging up his boots” from international soccer before England begins its first Euro 2016 qualification game. The gifted midfielder made 106 … Continue reading

Top 4 Tactical Innovations in Soccer

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Following the impressive performances – most notably the 5-1 victory over the defending champions Spain – of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side in the World Cup, a new formation seems to be in vogue…the 3-5-2. In reality, many sides have … Continue reading

Why Wayne Rooney Should Not Be Named England Captain

Posted on by Jord Willis
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With the announcement of Steven Gerrard’s international retirement, after 38 games as captain and 114 appearances, attention was quickly turned to one question. Who will wear the captain’s armband next for the Three Lions? Frankly, England isn’t littered with options. … Continue reading

Captain Steven Gerrard Announces His Retirement From England National Team

Posted on by Jord Willis
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England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has today officially announced he will retire from international soccer. Gerrard, 34, has taken his time to contemplate his future after the World Cup tournament, and has decided to call it a day on … Continue reading

USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors. Germany climbs into first place … Continue reading

Why Gary Neville Is Correct That England Should Not Copy Germany’s Model

Posted on by Grant Miller
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. A sad state of affairs for England, yes, but now that we’re officially in post-tournament mode there is still loads to talk about. Most of it will center around how one country got … Continue reading

England to Play in Scotland For First Time In 15 Years

Posted on by Scott J Hancox
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England has scheduled a friendly against Scotland to be played in Celtic Park on November 18. It’s the first time England will play Scotland north of the border in 15 years. The last time these teams met in Scotland, Paul … Continue reading

One Major Reason Why Germany Has Been More Successful Than England in World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the summer of 2009, England and Germany faced off in the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The two sides had met earlier in the competition and had drawn 1-1. The Germans ended up routing the Stuart Pearce-led … Continue reading

Where Now For England? It Doesn’t Matter What Your Philosophy Is. Just Have One!

Posted on by Mark Burke
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Root and Branch? Greg Dykes Commission? St George’s Park? Anything or anybody else you can think of to help the national team? I feel like I fell asleep 30 years ago and have just woken up. Inquests, rage, disappointment and … Continue reading

Why England Supporters Should Cheer For the USA

Posted on by Aram Gyan
Who Should England Support in the 2014 World Cup

It’s been a bloodbath for English sport lately. In March, its rugby team lost out to Ireland in the Six Nations on mere point differential. Just recently the team went down to New Zealand for an Antipodean Winter tour and … Continue reading

England and Costa Rica Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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For England, there’s not much left except pride and a chance to watch a young England team against an exciting, up-and-coming Costa Rica team. First the TV news and starting lineups: • English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN • Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision … Continue reading

England v Costa Rica Battle for Unofficial World Championship

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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So you plan on watching Italy versus Uruguay today, eh? Fancy a match with some actual stakes? You won’t even take a peek at the dead rubber between England and Costa Rica? No interest at all in an underachieving England … Continue reading

England Vs Costa Rica Preview: England Plays Final Game as Costa Rica Looks Ahead to Knock Out Rounds

Posted on by Scott J Hancox
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The final games in Group D take place tomorrow and both sides in this fixture find themselves in a somewhat unexpected situation. Costa Rica go into the match-up with no pressure after winning convincingly and playing fast tempo, pressing football … Continue reading