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Archives: England National Team

Why Roy Hodgson Should Play Wayne Rooney In The Hole Behind Sturridge For England

Posted on by Nick Ottman
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The past week of build-up to England’s Group D opening game against Italy has been dominated by discussions on the importance of Wayne Rooney to Roy Hodgson’s side. Triggered by Paul Scholes’ assertion that Rooney might be “worn out” and … Continue reading

Why Dropping Wayne Rooney Would Be England’s Best Chance Of Beating Italy

Posted on by Matt Jones
Roy Hodgson: Frustrating draw with Honduras won't change England's World Cup plans - video

Free of the shackles that have hampered squads of yesteryear, this young, vibrant England side are ready to be unleashed on the world stage. Roy Hodgson will field an XI bristling with youthful exuberance and underpinned by a few experiences … Continue reading

FIFPro Criticizes Manaus’s Poor Field Conditions For England-Italy and USA-Portugal Games

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Among the many controversies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest is the decision to play games in the remote Amazon city of Manaus. The first match to be played in in the arena will be England vs. … Continue reading

England’s One Cap Wonders

Posted on by James Ferrier
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There are 347 players involved against 43 countries in a club that no one wants to be a part of. It’s the pinnacle of any player’s career but to be branded in such a club is seen as laughable rather … Continue reading

Steven Gerrard Misses England Training

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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England Captain Steven Gerrard who played just 45 minutes on Saturday in England’s 0-0 draw with Honduras in Miami missed the Three Lions training session today. Gerrard has been suffering from a groin injury for about a week now. “I had a … Continue reading

England and Young Players: About Time or Too Soon?

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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During Fabio Capello’s tenure as England boss, the press derided him for a number of reasons. His crimes included not speaking the language well, so-called rigid tactics and not giving youth a chance. A tabloid once went far enough so … Continue reading

England’s Proud World Cup History From 1966 Onwards

Posted on by Aaron Mateer
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The summer of 1966, soccer-mania gripped the world as it usually does for the World Cup, the difference this year: the beautiful game had returned home. The host nation, enjoying their best cup run in the tournament’s history, made it … Continue reading

England Arrive in Brazil After Week Full of Questions in Miami

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions side arrived in Brazil earlier today to begin final preparations for the opening match against Brazil. The England Manager addressed reporters in an upbeat mood ahead of the nation’s opening match of the competition against Italy. … Continue reading

Photos From England vs Honduras Friendly In Miami: World Cup Warmup Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England drew Honduras 0-0 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Saturday night in a performance that can be best summarized as pathetic. England manager Roy Hodgson didn’t seem too bemused by the lack of effort or precision shown by … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 4 – Geoff Hurst’s Final Hat-Trick [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.4: Geoff Hurst’s Final Hat-trick (England, 1966) You don’t envy managers ahead of a World Cup final. For the players in the squad, it’s set to be the biggest occasion of their entire life. But the boss can only pick … Continue reading

After Dull 0-0 Draw With Honduras, Roy Hodgson Says Oxlade-Chamberlain Will Be Ready For Brazil

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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England manager Roy Hodgson says that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is recovering quickly from his knee ligament injury and will be available to play for The Three Lions in the World Cup. Before heading to Miami International Airport for England’s overnight flight … Continue reading

England vs Honduras, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England plays its final game of the warm-up matches before the World Cup starts with today’s friendly against Honduras, to be played at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The game kicks off at 4:45pm ET and will be shown live on … Continue reading

England’s Central Midfield Dilemma

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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For years England’s central midfield zone was consumed with one conundrum summed up by two names: Steven Gerrard and  Frank Lampard. Both were great players for their clubs. Powerful, charismatic,adept in front of goal, and decent passers. Both had won … Continue reading

VIDEO: Steven Gerrard Says England’s Confidence Is High

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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England Captain Steven Gerrard spoke to the media in Miami on Friday afternoon following a training session at Barry University. The Three Lions have a final World Cup warm-up friendly tomorrow against Honduras before leaving for Brazil. Liverpool’s captain was … Continue reading

England Prepare for World Cup With Warmup Matches in Miami [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On a hot and humid day in South Florida, England and Ecuador battled in a lively friendly at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the promising performance by Ross Barkley as well as the unfortunate injury … Continue reading

Roy Hodgson Should Be Embracing Ross Barkley’s Raw Talent, Not Stifling It

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Ten years ago, a young lad from Liverpool made a name for himself at a major international tournament. Nonplussed by the reputation of supposedly more illustrious opponents and unfazed by the pressure of the European Championships, Wayne Rooney dazzled at … Continue reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Injury Rules Him Out For 10 Days to 3 Weeks

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of action for between 10 days and three weeks. If he can recover in time for 10 days, he may be ready for England’s second game of the 2014 World Cup. If he’ll … Continue reading

England’s Experimental Squad and Tactics Against Ecuador Give Hodgson Plenty to Ponder

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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England’s friendly with Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium in Florida on Wednesday saw Roy Hodgson experiment with squad selection and tactics. James Milner got a surprising start at right back, while Wayne Rooney played on the left side of midfield in … Continue reading