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World Cup 2018: Southgate guards against any hint of complacency in Russia

MANAGER Gareth Southgate accepts that England will expect his side to progress thanks to an undeniably favourable draw for Russia 2018 – but will be taking nothing for granted after recent disappointments.

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World Cup 2018 draw ambassador Diego Maradona pulls England out the pot to be included in group G. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

World Cup 2018: Southgate insists England will be taking nobody lightly in Russia

England manager Gareth Southgate has vowed to take nothing for granted after his side were handed a potentially favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup.

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England's Lewis Cook (left) and John Stones during a training session at Enfield. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

England boss Southgate happy to throw young Lions into fray against Brazil

GARETH SOUTHGATE “will not hesitate” to throw Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn into action for England against Brazil.

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England's Jamie Vardy (left) and Germany's Antonio Rudiger (right) battle for the ball at Wembley on Friday night. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

England urged to build on their momentum in Brazil test

JAMIE VARDY has hailed England’s strength in depth and believes that the Three Lions can take considerable momentum into tomorrow evening’s Wembley friendly with Brazil following their vibrant performance against Germany.

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England's Tammy Abraham (left) and Germany's Matthias Ginter (right) battle for the ball. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Southgate buoyed by ability of youngsters against world champions Germany at Wembley

GARETH SOUTHGATE was encouraged by a fine all-round display as England made light of their injury worries against world champions Germany.

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Pressing his case: Leeds Uniteds Eunan OKane is hoping to add to his seven caps as Martin ONeill and the Republic of Ireland bid for a place at next summers World Cup.

Denmark v Republic of Ireland: Starring for Leeds United can send O’Kane to Russia

FOR a select band of Championship footballers, a change can be as good as a rest during an international hiatus.

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Englands John Stones, left, and Kyle Walker laugh and joke during a sprint in Englands training session in Burton (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Leon Wobschall: Withdrawals ensure England’s youth has its evening against Germany

IN Australia’s sporting glossary, an outsider in a contest or race who is suddenly propelled into the spotlight in the run-up to a major competition or event is known as a ‘bolter’.

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England manager Gareth Southgate faces the media at St George's Park, Burton (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

England v Germany: I have a duty of care to my players, insists Southgate

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate dismissed “nonsense” talk of a club versus country row after revealing Danny Drinkwater turned down the chance to link up with his squad.

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Leeds United's Stuart Dallas celebrates scoring Northern Ireland's first goal against Azerbaijan during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Group C match at the Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku. (Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Northern Ireland v Switzerland: Windsor Park key to O’Neill’s Irish continuing meteoric rise

THE foundations of Windsor Park are clearly made from the very best granite these days.

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Tottenham Hotspur and England's Danny Rose (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

My injury brought me back down to earth, says Doncaster-born Danny Rose

Doncaster-born Danny Rose used a psychologist to help deal with one of the most difficult periods of his life, when jealousy and anger were underpinned by despair during the Tottenham and England left-back’s lengthy injury lay-off.

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Tammy Abraham pictured during the media day at St Georges Park, Burton, ahead of Englands matches with Germany and Brazil. The Chelsea player, on loan at Swansea, is a part of Englands senior set-up for the first time (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Abraham sees himself as ‘long-term England player’ despite Nigeria’s interest in striker

Tammy Abraham has pledged his long-term future to England, despite Nigeria attempting to sway the striker their way.

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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane celebrate victory over Wales. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

World Cup: Irish to learn play-off opponents today

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will today discover who stands in their way of a place at the 2018 World Cup finals.

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Sharpshooter: Gary Lineker scored the fourth hat-trick of his international career as England thrashed Turkey 8-0. (Picture: PA)

On this day: Remembering a time when England progressed in style

THERE was a time when England were not always slow-starters in qualifiers.

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Hull City's David Meyler, left, captained the Republic of Ireland against Wales in Cardiff on Momnday and celebrates the winning goal with James McClean. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Hull City’s David Meyler confident Republic of Ireland will reach 2018 World Cup

HULL CITY’S David Meyler may be forced to sit out the first leg of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup play-off encounter next month – but nothing will have wiped the sile off his face in Cardiff on Monday night.

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England manager Gareth Southgate gave Raheem Sterling a glowing endorsement.

England v Slovenia: ‘Tough lad’ Sterling backed to shine at long last

Gareth Southgate has backed “tough lad” Raheem Sterling to turn around his England fortunes.

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England's Harry Kane during a press conference at Enfield Training Centre, London.

England v Slovenia: Marginal gains fuel captain Kane’s appetite

Harry Kane has opened up about how he eats, shoots and leads ahead of captaining England at Wembley for the first time.

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England's Marcus Rashford is hugged by manager Gareth Southgate as he is subbed at Wembley against Slovakia. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Maturity of Marcus Rashford can help end England’s hurt

WATCHING the gutsy manner in which Marcus Rashford bounced back from the dreadful blunder that had left a weary nation once again readying itself for embarrassment on the football pitch, it was easy to forget that his 20th birthday is still almost eight weeks away.

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England's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring the winning goal at Wembley. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

HIGHLIGHTS: England 2 Slovakia 1 - England look on the bright side after Rashford atones in fine style

GARETH SOUTHGATE, as he made clear in the wake of last Friday’s stinging criticism from the terraces during the laboured victory over Malta, is not the Messiah.

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England's Eric Dier celebrates scoring the hosts' first goal of the game with Marcus Rashford. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Tried and tested ways help England seal victory

Marcus Rashford admits he went “back to basics” to help England all-but book their place at next summer’s World Cup with a 2-1 win over Slovakia.

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England manager Gareth Southgate.

England v Slovakia: Gareth Southgate confident his players can meet the challenges ahead

GARETH SOUTHGATE accepts there is no “Messiah” on hand to transform England into world-beaters in quick time but is proud his squad do not shirk the challenge of turning out for their country.

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