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England challenged to deliver when it really matters by Gareth Southgate

England still have work to do to secure World Cup qualification, but preparations for Russia are well under way as Gareth Southgate attempts to prevent their all-too-frequent major tournament struggles.

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England's Jermain Defoe exits the 'sheep dip'' on the Royal Marines Endurance Course. The England squad experienced a different kind of boot camp over the weekend after manager Gareth Southgate arranged a top secret trip to the Royal Marines' Commando Training Centre. (Picture: Royal Navy/PA Wire)

Scotland v England: Gareth Southgate’s men to pay for draining schedule down the line

JUST three of the 113 previous instalments of football’s oldest rivalry have been played in June, one of which came at Euro 96 as Gazza scored ‘that’ goal.

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England manager Gareth Southgate talks to Harry Kane during a squad walk around at Hampden Park yesterday (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).

Scotland v England: Gareth Southgate continues to trial captaincy candidates

Harry Kane will captain England against Scotland as manager Gareth Southgate continues to develop a leadership culture within his group.

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AIMING HIGH: Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson training with the England squad.

Scotland v England - Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson out to prove that he has future at very top

Ben Gibson is desperate to prove his worth with England and repay the faith shown in him by boyhood idol Gareth Southgate.

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Mark Sampson led England to third place at the last World Cup in 2015 (Photo: PA)

England Lionesses to announce Euro 2017 squad four months before tournament in Holland

England Women manager Mark Sampson will announce his squad for Euro 2017 almost four months before the tournament begins.
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England's Jermain Defoe with mascot Bradley Lowery during the World Cup Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

No substitute for experience as emotional Defoe elevates England

Jermain Defoe struggled to keep his emotions in check after hitting the target on his first England appearance in three and a half years.

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Bradley Lowery hugs Jermain Defoe on the Wembley pitch

Bradley Lowery: The little boy who led out England while fighting his own battle

Bradley Lowery captured the hearts of millions when he led England out on to the pitch at Wembley today.
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Lithuania at Wembley two years ago. Picture: Nick Potts/PA.

England v Lithuania: Memories unlikely to be long-lasting from England’s latest outing

A MEASURE of how international football often fails to catch the nation’s imagination outside major tournaments comes via tomorrow’s visit of Lithuania to Wembley.

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England fans joined their French counterparts in a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise before a friendly match at Wembley last year. It was a show of solidarity after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2016. (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Passion and respect: England fans challenged to improve behaviour against Lithuania

THE Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has called on England fans to display their passion in the correct way, following the obscene behaviour of some supporters in Germany.

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England's Eric Dier. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA.

England v Lithuania: Chilling Iceland experience ensures visitors will be fully respected

Eric Dier has warned England cannot afford to take Lithuania lightly tomorrow – and is sure the Three Lions have learned from the chastening Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland.

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Ben Gibson has earned a first international call-up (Photo: PA)

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson earns first England call-up

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has received his first call-up to the England squad as a replacement for the injured Chris Smalling.
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Germany's Lukas Podolski celebrates with team-mates after his final game.

Dortmund defeat is harsh lesson to learn as Podolski’s farewell goal denies England

England defender Gary Cahill admitted a failure to punish Germany saw Gareth Southgate’s first match as permanent manager end in a 1-0 defeat.

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Germany v England - All you need to know about tonight’s showdown in Dortmund

England are in Dortmund this evening, to take on Germany at the Signal Iduna Park in an international friendly, with Gareth Southgate looking to prove he is up to the job of being England boss with a victory over Joachim Low’s weakened team.

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Gareth Southgate, who takes charge of his first match today since being appointed full-time England manager, with Gary Cahill, the Chelsea defender who will captain the Three Lions side against Germany in Dortmund (Picture: Mike EgeRton/PA Wire).

We have to change way we do things to become winners, says England boss Southgate

Gareth Southgate has called on his England team to adopt the winning mentality that has driven tonight’s opponents Germany to so much international success.

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Jermain Defoe.

Surprise, surprise: Gareth Southgate makes mark with unexpected call-ups to England squad

GARETH SOUTHGATE sprung several shocks when he named his first England squad since becoming permanent manager, including Jermain Defoe, Jake Livermore and Luke Shaw as well as four uncapped players.

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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson led his side seven points clear at the top of League Two in January

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson and Leeds United's Chris Wood among winners in monthly awards

Darren Ferguson has been rewarded for guiding Doncaster Rovers clear of the chasing pack in League Two by receiving the manager of the month award for January.

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Graham Taylor, who has died aged 72 (Photo: PA)

Graham Taylor: Great and good of football pay tribute on social media

The football world has mourned former England manager Graham Taylor, who has died of a suspected heart attack aged 72..

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White Rose will continue to be in full bloom in the year ahead

THE year 2016 was another memorable one for Yorkshire.

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Gareth Southgate talks to the media yesterday for the first time since being appointed by the Football Association as Englands new permanent manager (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

Days of fish, chips and beer are gone, says England boss Gareth Southgate

NEW England manager Gareth Southgate has warned his players they cannot afford to take liberties with their free time on international duty.

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New England manager Gareth Southgate during a press conference at Wembley Stadium, London (Photo: PA)

Wayne Rooney remains as England captain under Gareth Southgate

New England manager Gareth Southgate intends to keep Wayne Rooney as national captain but stressed the role did not come with a guaranteed starting place.

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