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England's soft centre may yet melt World Cup hopes

Alan Hansen Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is the biggest danger to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday as he is so well equipped to exploit the weak heart of the English defence.

Football

No more excuses as English football moves into new home

England players and the Duchess of Cambridge

England captain Steven Gerrard admits his country has no more excuses for failure on the international stage after the English FA unveiled their new National Football Centre.

Football

Best goal ever? Ibrahimovic overhead kick stuns England

Ibrahimovic

Henry Winter Just when the England fans started ironically serenading the pony-tailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic with "you're just a ---- Andy Carroll", the Swedish forward moved up a gear, adding to his first-half goal...

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Paris beckons and Becks can still provide the champagne

British football player David Beckham

GOOD old Paris, always the city of romance. David Beckham and Paris St-Germain fell into each other's arms, smitten with a short-term passion from the Englishman's perspective and an amorous...

England shock Brazil as Cup favourites fire

Frank Lampard

Dave James PARIS: World Cup favourites Spain, Argentina and Germany all enjoyed impressive wins in Wednesday's friendly matches as England shocked misfiring giants Brazil for their first win over the five-time...

Away draw puts United in box seat over Real

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck

Henry Winter AT THE final whistle, Manchester United fans sang loudly about going to Wembley, venue of this year's Champions League final.

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Ba brilliance keeps Chelsea Cup affair alive

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Henry Winter Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United is a result that lends lustre to a strange season.

Football

Beckham calls time on glittering career

Becks

Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.

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Wayne Rooney to miss Manchester United's Australia tour after suffering hamstring injury

Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be out of action for a month after sustaining a hamstring injury on the club's tour of Asia and Australia.

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Liverpool and Arsenal take derby honours

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Tom Williams Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur's wings in the north London derby.

Football

Rooney out for two weeks, says Moyes

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will be out for around two weeks with a head injury sustained prior to Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, manager David Moyes revealed.

Football

Wayne Rooney posts graphic images of head wound

wayne rooney head wound

Mark Ogden and Ben Rumsby in London Wayne Rooney has released a graphic image of a 'horror film' scar on his forehead in an attempt to rebuff claims the injury is not serious enough to force him out of England's crucial World Cup...

Football

Spain, Italy, Germany on course for Cup qualification

Barry Whelan Spain, Italy and Germany moved close to World Cup qualification, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal on Friday.

Football

England on track for World Cup after draw with Ukraine

Steven Gerrard.

Tom Williams England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

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Moyes defends Fellaini's high price tag

Marouane Fellaini

Graham Chase David Moyes has defended Manchester United's decision to pay £27.5 million ($47.2m) for Marouane Fellaini weeks after the Belgium midfielder was available for a lower price.

Football

Suarez draws inspiration from Rooney

Luis Suarez

Mark Ogden Luis Suarez had only to look at the man wearing the Manchester United captain's armband to realise his road to redemption at Liverpool could be anything but long and winding.

Football

Manchester derby could decide EPL title

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AAP London: The English Premier League title race burst back open as Manchester City closed to three points behind a faltering Manchester United side.

Manchester derby will decide title, just don't tell Mancini

Ian Baker Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects his side to lose its key title clash with Manchester United despite seeing the team revive its quest for Premier League glory.

Football

Ferdinand out of England Euro squad

Rio Ferdinand

Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand was the highest-profile casualty on Wednesday as England manager Roy Hodgson unveiled his squad for the European Championships.

Dalglish shown door after horror season

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as manager of the club in a dramatic move by the owners following a disappointing Premier League campaign.