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Archives: England National Team

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

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance After Injury

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, England’s most dangerous, speedy and unpredictable footballer who can cut through defenses, suffered a knee ligament injury on Wednesday during a friendly against Ecuador in Miami, and may be out of the World Cup depending on the severity … Continue reading

England vs Ecuador, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England plays Ecuador in a friendly at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium today, in a vital warm-up match for The Three Lions. Wayne Rooney starts, while Luke Shaw and James Milner will play as full backs. World Soccer Talk are at … Continue reading

Why a Diamond Formation Could Make England a Cut Above the Rest

Posted on by Shaun Harrison
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Ever since Bobby Charlton and his men led England to victory in the 1966 World Cup, the English national team has never quite been able to return to successes achieved on that day. Year upon year and tournament upon tournament, … Continue reading

Fluid England Show Plenty Of Promise As Peru Are Swept Aside

Posted on by Matt Jones
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England ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Peru in their final game on home soil ahead of the 2014 World Cup on Friday night. A sumptuous finish from Daniel Sturridge gave the Three Lions the lead before half time, before … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 12 – Gordon Banks’ Save Of The Century [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.12: Gordon Banks’ Save Of The Century (Mexico, 1970) In the rich history of the World Cup there are host of iconic moments that involve goalkeepers. Dino Zoff was the first ever ‘keeper to captain a team to glory when … Continue reading

England 3-0 Peru: Goal Highlights From England’s World Cup Warmup Match

Posted on by Alex Muller
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England cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Peru on Friday night, in their final send-off match at Wembley before The Three Lions head to the United States for training and two additional World Cup matches. While England started off … Continue reading

England vs Peru, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England kicks off its next match in a series of three World Cup warmup games. Today’s game against Peru will be England’s last match before heading to Miami, where they’ll play two friendlies next week — one against Ecuador and … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 14 – Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.14: Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage (France, 1998) When it comes to World Cup memories, positive ones have been pretty scarce for England in recent years. Prosperous and promising qualifying campaigns have only paved the way for major tournament disappointment … Continue reading

England Needs to Play Like Liverpool in the World Cup, Says Paul Scholes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Livepool’s scintillating brand of soccer brought them within a whisker of a Premier League title this season. In the process, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge all emerged as great hopes for England in a World Cup year. The … Continue reading

Test Your Football Knowledge For A Chance to Win 2 Tickets to England vs Peru at Wembley

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The England national team will take to the field for the final time on home soil ahead of the World Cup when they meet Peru on Friday, May 30 2014. And Carlsberg are giving you the chance to be at … Continue reading

Paul Scholes Offers Advice On How to Get the Best Out Of Wayne Rooney At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Paul Scholes has chastised Wayne Rooney and given some advice to England manager Roy Hodgson as the 2014 World Cup approaches. Scholes, who played for eight and a half seasons with Rooney at United and recently coached him for a … Continue reading

What Liverpool’s Youngsters Can Offer England in the World Cup

Posted on by Mirza Baig
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The inclusion of five Liverpool players in England’s World Cup squad is fitting considering Liverpool’s unprecedented resurgence in the Premier League this season. The youthful trio of Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge were just as integral to the … Continue reading