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World Cup: Huddersfield Town star ready to be cast in underdogs role again with Socceroos

THE smart money is on Australia exiting the World Cup without so much as a point, as happened four years ago.

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In safe hands:  Denmark back-up goalkeeper Jonas Lossl. Picture: Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

World Cup: Joining Huddersfield proved crucial for Jonas Lossl’s international ambitions

AS Denmark goalkeeper Jonas Lossl gazes around the Mordovia Arena in Saransk ahead of today’s World Cup game with Peru, he will offer a silent ‘thank you’ to Huddersfield Town.

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Seb Larsson is the latest player to leave 'Hull City ('Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Seb Larsson’s exit adds to Nigel Adkins’s concerns at Hull City

HULL CITY’S summer exodus has continued with the departure of Seb Larsson ahead of the Sweden international heading to Russia today for the World Cup.

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Hull City's Seb Larsson tangles with Aston Villa's Robert Snodgrass.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Seb Larsson latest to leave Hull City

HULL CITY’S summer exodus has continued with the departure of Swedish international Seb Larsson.

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Alan Peacock (Photo by M. Stroud/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bygones: ‘Chile 1962 was like playing the World Cup in Whitby’

THE ‘Battle of Santiago’ is perhaps what most readily springs to mind when talk turns to the 1962 World Cup.

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Germany's Philipp Lahm lifts the World Cup..

Richard Sutcliffe: World Cup offers Russia the chance to rebuild its battered image

“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

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Chelsea's John Terry misses a penalty in the UEFA Champions League Final at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia. .

Richard Sutcliffe: England head east in search of golden moments at World Cup 2018

NOTHING but the site itself remains from the first incarnation of the venue that will stage next month’s World Cup final.

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Commentator John Helm (Pictures: Tony Johnson)

Weekend Interview: Meeting the man at the Helm for a 10th World Cup

HIS voice is familiar to millions around the globe, as has become clear even when standing in line at passport control.

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England's Marcus Rashford (second left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the International Friendly match at Elland Road, Leeds. (Picture: PA)

Verdict – England 2 Costa Rica 0: Rashford grabs his chance as England impress on visit to Yorkshire

MARCUS RASHFORD started the evening having his name playfully booed by a few hundred Leeds United supporters in the Gelderd End.

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England manager Gareth Southgate.

England v Costa Rica: Venables tactics the blueprint for England boss Southgate

AS ENGLAND prepare for a World Cup send-off tonight with a distinctive White Rose flavour, Gareth Southgate admits one former Elland Road manager has helped provide the blueprint for how best to keep his players focused in Russia.

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Hero: Darren Anderton, battling with Henrik Larsson, struck late for England. Picture: Chris Cole/Allsport/Getty Images

Bygones: When Darren Anderton proved the last-gasp hero in Leeds

WHEN England first played at Elland Road under Terry Venables, it was akin to stepping into the unknown.

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Goal:  Leeds United striker Robbie Fowler celebrates after scoring the opening goal for england against Italy at Elland Road. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Flashback: Robbie Fowler on proudly wearing Three Lions armband in front of ‘home’ Elland Road fans

THE stunning three-goal first leg victory over Deportivo La Coruna in the Champions League quarter-finals is often held up as the high point of Leeds United’s all too brief rise around the turn of the Millennium.

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Former Barnsley and Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom is in the frame for the Bradford City post. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Ousted Heckingbottom in the frame for Bradford City job

PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM has emerged as a serious candidate for the vacant Bradford City job, The Yorkshire Post understands.

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KEY MOMENTS: England manager Gareth Southgate applauds the fans after the final whistle at Wembley�on Saturday. Picture: Tim Goode/PA

Elland Road holds key for England’s World Cup hopefuls

GARETH SOUTHGATE admits England’s Elland Road outing later this week will be key in finalising England’s World Cup plans.

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Get in: England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Nigeria.

WATCH: England remain work in progress as World Cup kick-off edges closer

WARM-UP games before a big tournament can be a notoriously unreliable gauge as to how things will pan out once the action turns serious.

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England manager Gareth Southgate shares a joke with players and staff during a training session at The Grove Hotel, London on Friday (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Richard Sutcliffe: Volgograd in mind as Southgate’s England head to Wembley

WHEN the bid from Shahid Khan to buy Wembley first became public late last month the Fulham owner suggested the purchase could be completed by early August.

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TOP PICK? Marcelo Bielsa, pictured on the touchline while at French club, Lille. Picture: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images.

Experience the key ingredient for Leeds United after Heckingbottom is sent packing

LEEDS UNITED are looking to make a “quick appointment” in their search for a ninth manager in a little under four years following the dismissal of Paul Heckingbottom.

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Ben Hamer: Former Leicester City goalkeeper has joined Huddersfield Town.(Picture: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner wastes no time building for new term with signing of goalkeeper

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN’S recruitment ahead of their second season in the Premier League has begun with the capture of goalkeeper Ben Hamer on a free transfer.

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Leeds United's head coach Paul Heckingbottom.' Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Richard Sutcliffe: Future of Heckingbottom at Leeds United needs resolving ... and fast

BIG summers and Leeds United tend to go together.

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Rotherham United boss Paul Warne at Wembley. (Picture: PA)

Recruitment on and off the pitch key to Rotherham United’s rebound

A SURPRISE video show of messages from the Rotherham United players’ nearest and dearest helped inspire the club’s instant return to the Championship, manager Paul Warne has revealed.

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