International Football

I believe we can win World Cup... anything else is not good enough, insists captain Kane

Newly-appointed captain Harry Kane believes England can win this summer’s World Cup.

Striker Harry Kane will captain England at the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate has announced on Tuesday. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

POLL: Who is England’s best-ever captain?

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR striker Harry Kane was today named England captain for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

England's Manager Gareth Southgate 'during International Friendly match between England and Italy at Wembley (Picture: Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

World Cup: Principled Gareth Southgate provides balance and hope with his England squad

JUST a couple of hours after his predecessor in the England job had been shown the door in the Premier League, Gareth Southgate once again looked to the future as more of the nation’s old guard were ushered out the door.

England's Vontae Daley-Campbell (right) and Italy's Jean Freddi Pascal Greco battle for the ball.

Prospects bright for England’s stars of the future

FOR England’s youth teams to improve on a quite remarkable 2017 was always asking a lot.

England Women manager Phil Neville (second left) during a training session at St George's Park on Tuesday. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Neville relieved to get back out on training pitch with players

Phil Neville said it “felt like Christmas Day” when his England Women players were reunited ahead of Friday’s big World Cup qualifier against Wales.

England's Lewis Cook (left) and manager Gareth Southgate after the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London.

Southgate will name World Cup squad early to give players clarity

ENGLAND’S players already have an inkling about their prospects of making the World Cup cut, according to manager Gareth Southgate.

Referee Deniz Aytekin consults VAR before awarding Italy a late penalty at Wembley that enabled them to draw 1-1 with England (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

Verdict – England 1 Italy 1: Three Lions’ building job shows signs of promise

LIKE the area to the west of Wembley that is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation as no fewer than 16 cranes jostle with the iconic Arch on the North London skyline, Gareth Southgate’s England are very much a work in progress.

England Under-21s' Dominic Calvert-Lewin is sent sprawling in a challenge with Ukraine Under-21s' Pavlo Lukyanchuk at Bramall Lane (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

England Under-21s 2 Ukraine Under-21s 1: Ex-Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin on mark on return to Bramall Lane

BRAMALL LANE will forever hold a revered place in the history of the England Under-21s football team.

John Stones, centre, with England team-mates Jordan Henderson, left, and  Joe Hart after Friday's win in Holland.

England v Italy: Former Barnsley defender Stones staying positive with England despite his inactivity

FORMER Barnsley defender John Stones is looking forward to lining up in an England shirt for the second time in five days after going from lynchpin to bench-warmer at Manchester City.

England's Jordan Pickford impressed against Holland at the Amsterdam ArenA. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

England v Italy: Southgate has plenty to ponder over his No 1 man

MANAGER Gareth Southgate admits he has been impressed by Jordan Pickford’s World Cup audition as the battle to become England’s 
No 1 heats up.

England's Jesse Lingard, right, is jubilanty after scoring the only goal of the game against Holland in Amsterdam (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Holland 0 England 1: Jesse Lingard rewards Three Lions’ controlled display

MANAGER Gareth Southgate’s men complemented a promising display with a deserved victory as an experimental England side secured victory thanks to Jesse Lingard’s first international goal.


Yorkshire 1 Isle of Man 1: White Rose’s international journey begins with stalemate

JORDAN CODURI wrote himself into White Rose folklore on Sunday by scoring Yorkshire’s first goal on their international football debut against the Isle of Man.

England manager Gareth Southgate. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Tough group awaits England in inaugural UEFA Nations League

England have been drawn to play Spain and Croatia in Group Four of League A in the UEFA Nations League.

FAVOURABLE DRAW: England manager Gareth Southgate at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin, Moscow. Picture: AP/Pavel Golovkin

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pressing his case: Leeds United's Eunan O'Kane is hoping to add to his seven caps as Martin O'Neill and the Republic of Ireland bid for a place at next summer's 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.

England's John Stones, left, and Kyle Walker laugh and joke during a sprint in England's 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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