International Football

Getting to know you: Gareth Southgate up close and personal with England’s players

Jordan Henderson says England’s players want to work with interim manager Gareth Southgate “for a long time”.

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England's Wayne Rooney arrives for the walkaround at Stadion Stozice, Ljubliana.

Rooney is still part of England plans, says Southgate

Wayne Rooney accepts the England captaincy no longer comes with a guaranteed starting spot after interim manager Gareth Southgate made the bold decision to drop him for tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Slovenia.

Darren Fletcher.

Fletcher prepared to risk injury as Scotland face key Slovakia tie

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher is willing to take a risk with his injured thigh in his desperation to face Slovakia tonight.

England's Jordan Henderson.

Henderson’s Kop role behind Southgate’s captaincy switch

Gareth Southgate says Jordan Henderson earned the right to replace Wayne Rooney as England captain after successfully stepping out of Steven Gerrard’s shadow at Anfield.

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England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London. (Picture: PA)

England manager Gareth Southgate asks for time as he stands by Wayne Rooney

GARETH SOUTHGATE admits England will take time to adapt to his ideas after a tumultuous few months that have seen a different manager take charge in each of the last three games.

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Norther Ireland's Steven Davis after the final whistle during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Windsor Park, Belfast. (Picture: PA)

Northern Ireland 4 San Marino 0: Ireland mindful of backlash from Euro opponents

Michael O’Neill has warned his Northern Ireland squad they must be braced for the Germany backlash that has followed their failure to win Euro 2016 this summer.

Lithuania's Mantas Kuklys and Scotland's Robert Snodgrass

Scotland 1 Lithuania 1: Hull City’s Andrew Robertson staying positive despite Hampden setback

Hull City’s Andy Robertson is glad for the chance to return to action so soon after Scotland’s 1-1 draw against Lithuania on Saturday night.

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Wales' Gareth Bale reacts after coming close to scoring a second goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying, group D match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. (Picture: PA)

Wales 1 Georgia 1: Georgia’s second-half rally brings Wales back to earth

Chris Coleman admitted Wales were punished for not “taking care of business” as they were held to a draw by Georgia.

James Meredith.

Promotion with Bradford City would boost James Meredith’s international hopes

JAMES MEREDITH admits that securing Championship football with Bradford City would breathe new life into his international career with Australia.

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Gareth Southgate.

England v Malta: Southgate can lead from the front for England

THIS isn’t the first time Gareth Southgate has stepped forward when England needed him most.

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England caretaker manager Garerth Southgate, centre, during a training session with his players at St George's Park, Burton yesterday (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Gareth Southgate gives England a licence to take risks

NO MATTER how low the national team sinks, or how deep the scandal surrounding England, one thing can be guaranteed: the nation’s fans will still turn up in their droves.

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Andy Robertson.

Scotland v Lithuania: Boss Strachan is spoilt for choice at left-back

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan described the performances of his left-back trio in training ahead of the World Cup clash with Lithuania as the most impressive he has ever seen.

Andors Townesend was called into Englands squad when Raheem Sterling withdrew.

England v Malta: Andros Townsend hoping to reclaim his place on international stage

ENGLAND winger Andros Townsend has vowed to forced his way back into the Three Lions side.

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Gareth Southgate. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA.

Gareth Southgate has ‘nothing to lose’ as he steps up to fill the void for England – Danny Mills

DANNY MILLS is confident that ex-team-mate Gareth Southgate will do a ‘very good job’ in interim charge of England and is backing him to stake a strong claim for the full-time post – if he wants it.

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Entrapment won says Sam Allardyce as he leaves England and Britain

FORMER England manager Sam Allardyce has told reporters he made “an error of judgment”, adding: “I have paid the consequences.

HAPPY DAYS: Sam Allardyce celebrating being appointed as England manager. The joy wasn't to last for long. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Runners and riders: The men in the frame to replace Sam Allardyce as England boss ...

The shock ending to Sam Allardyce’s ill-fated England reign has left the national team without a manager just days before resuming World Cup qualification.

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England's Adam Lallana (left) celebrates scoring the winning goal of the game against Slovakia with his England team-mates. Picture: Nick Potts/PA.

Slovakia 0 England 1: Late, late strike from Adam Lallana spares England’s blushes

ADAM LALLANA ensured Sam Allardyce’s reign as England manager got off to a dramatic winning start with a strike deep into injury time against Slovakia.

England manager Sam Allardyce during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, St George's Park. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Time England players delivered says new manager Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has no doubt he is tough enough to deal with the challenges of the England manager’s job.

Sam Allardyce has been appointed as England's new manager

England appoint Sam Allardyce as new manager

Sam Allardyce has signed an initial two-year deal to become England’s new manager, the Football Assocation has announced.

Sam Allardyce.

Innovator Sam Allardyce deserves belated chance, says Phil Brown

Former Hull boss Phil Brown, who worked with Sam Allardyce at Blackpool and Bolton, believes the FA would be right to appoint him. Richard Sutcliffe reports.

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