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Archives: England

Why England Must Rethink Its Midfield Setup Ahead of Uruguay Encounter

Posted on by Mirza Baig
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England manager Roy Hodgson might feel hard done if he finds himself under criticism following England’s loss against the Italians. There were adamant calls from all corners before England’s World Cup opener for Hodgson to be brave. Having largely comprised … Continue reading

England’s Positive Performance Against Italy Reveals Unanswered Questions

Posted on by Mark Burke
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Last night’s defeat against Italy leaves England with a must-win next game against Uruguay but there were many positive things to take from this for the next match and for the future. The “Pirlo question” — a player who causes England … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Hodgson’s Tactics Work But Three Lions Lacking in Quality

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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England manager Roy Hodgson set up tonight with an aggressive formation playing young Raheem Sterling, a natural winger, in the hole right behind Danny Sturridge and pushing Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck out onto the flanks. The two Manchester United … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Mario Balotelli Nets the Winner for Italians

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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Italy held off England 2-1 in Manaus in both sides Group D opener on Saturday night. Just a couple of hours before the match begun, Azzurri Manager Cesare Prandelli had to scratch goalkeeper and Captain Gianluigi Buffon, who suffered an … Continue reading

WATCH Italy 2-1 England Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It was a case of the “same old England” on Saturday as England simply wasn’t good enough against a stronger Italian side. Having said that, England had plenty of chances but were poor in the final third of the pitch, … Continue reading

England vs Italy, Group Stage: World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Starting line-ups are in for England. As we mentioned on Twitter a few hours ago, Raheem Sterling starts in place of Adam Lallana. Meanwhile, Gigi Buffon was injured in training, so Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu starts in the net for … Continue reading

Roberto Martinez Says Its Time For England to Prove Its Potential On World Stage

Posted on by Adam Williams
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ESPN studio analyst and Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that England can take the World Cup by storm, saying “The potential is undoubtedly there and it has also been recognized. Now it just needs to be realized.” Does England truly … Continue reading

England vs Italy Preview: World Cup Clash Between 2 Heavyweights

Posted on by Julian Price
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Saturday evening at 6pm ET/3pm PT, and the late hour of 11pm UK time, England will face Italy in what should prove to be a fascinating encounter between two giants in International soccer. However, in recent days the upcoming match … Continue reading

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

What Should England Fans Expect Tactically from Italy?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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England and Italy is a match-up with a lot of history, and as the two soccer powers prepare to face each other Saturday, England fans need to know an important fact – this is not the Italy team you are … 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

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – A to D

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The clock is ticking and we’re coming closer and closer to kick-off.  The world’s biggest football carnival will soon burst into life and we’ll see numerous footballing heroes (and possibly villains) emerge. There will be controversies aplenty on and off … 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