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England confirm friendly with Super Eagles at Wembley ahead of 2018 World Cup

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England have will take on Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, as part of their warm-up friendlies ahead of the 2018 World Cup.The Three Lions will play the Super Eagles five days before facing Costa Rica in another friendly at Elland Road.
England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.Gareth Southgate’s men will then face debutants Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, before concluding the group stage against Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad.
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“We’re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition, so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it’s not just about the games we’ve got in the group but hopefully beyond that as well.“We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences,” Southgate said on Wednesday

FA Cup third-round draw:

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Liverpool will face Everton in the FA Cup third round, while holders Arsenal will travel to Nottingham Forest.
Premier League leaders Manchester City have a home tie against Burnley, Manchester United host Derby and Chelsea are away at Norwich. Seventh-tier Hereford, the lowest-ranked side left, will face Leicester if they overcome Fleetwood at the second attempt.

Sampson found guilty of racially abusing Aluko

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THE Football Association has apologised  to two England players after an inquiry concluded they had been subjected to racial remarks by former women’s team boss Mark Sampson, The Sun reports.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn made the 11th-hour apology to Chelsea stars Eni Aluko and Drew Spence just before he and fellow bigwigs were due to appear before a committee of MPs.
Katharine Newton, in her second inquiry and the FA’s THIRD try to investigate Aluko’s complaints of bullying, found Sampson had made discriminatory remarks.
Nigeria-born Aluko had complained that Sampson had made a joke about her family and Ebola before an England game and that he had asked mixed-race Londoner Spence how many times she had been arrested during a team meeting.
Although Sampson denied the allegations, Newton reviewed new evidence and concluded the remarks had been made and were racially discriminatory.
But Newton found Sampson was not racist and dismissed Aluko’s claim that she had been the victim of s…

Leicester City name Claude Puel as new manager

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Former Premier League champions Leicester City on Wednesday named Claude Puel as their new manager following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare last week.
Puel last managed in the Premier League with Southampton before his sacked this summer and signs a contract until 2020.
“When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the club forward and Claude Puel was a perfect fit,” said Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.

England through to Russia 2018

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The three lions are through to Russia but must improve, if not, risk an embarrasing exit in Russia 2018.

England are off to the World Cup, but after their performance against Slovenia on Thursday it is hard to imagine that anybody is actually looking forward to seeing them in action next summer. The 1-0 snooze fest at Wembley was enough to secure England’s passage to the finals in Russia in June, but the abject nature of their display will have left nobody in any doubt that Gareth Southgate’s side will be in for a hard slog just to get out of their group. There seemed to be little more in their game plan than to pass the ball sideways until Marcus Rashford was in space, then stand still and watch the Manchester United star do what he could out on the left.  There was no verve, no creativity, no fight. There was absolutely nothing until they finally got themselves into a crossing position in the 94th minute and Kyle Walker sent in an excellent ball for Harry Kane to slide home. For a team p…

jose Mourinho resurrects professional career

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Jose Mourinho has signed up to take part in the #Game4Grenfell charity match at Loftus Road on Saturday.
The great Jose Mourinho, resurrecting his professional career
The Manchester United boss will join Jamie Redknapp, Ally McCoist and Jarvis Cocker as part of an Alan Shearer side which will face Les Ferdinand's team in a match which will raise money for those affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.
Marcus Mumford, who will captain Team Ferdinand, posted a video on the Mumford & Sons Twitter page to announce that Mourinho would be taking part, saying: "Ladies and gentlemen I have some huge transfer news ahead of Game 4 Grenfell at Loftus Road tomorrow.
The great Jose Mourinho, resurrecting his professional career, has just signed for Team Shearer."
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Sam Allardyce filmed advising on how to evade transfer rules - report

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England manager Sam Allardyce has been filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Martial suffers ankle injury during France's defeat to England

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was forced off with an ankle injury during France's defeat to England on Tuesday evening.

The 19-year-old was replaced by Antoine Griezmann in the 67th minute as goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney sealed a 2-0 win at Wembley for the three lions




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stunner from mario gasper

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Whatever David Platt can do, Mario Gaspar can do it better.
During a predictably turgid friendly between England and Spain, the Villarreal right-back lit up the match with an outrageous on-the-turn finish.

JACK BUTLAND: AM READY TO CHALLENGE HART

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The Stoke City goalkeeper who was between the sticks for  the full 90 minutes as England defeated Lithuania 3-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier and feels he has the talent to make the squad for the tournament in france




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Jack Butland says he is ready to challenge Joe Hart for England’s No.1 shirt, but concedes the Manchester City goalkeeper is “almost an immovable object”.

The Stoke City goalkeeper made his international debut in a 2-1 friendly win over Italy in 2012, and had to wait three years for his osecnd appearance, which came in this week’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

Hart has established himself as Roy Hodgson’s first-choice stopper since the former Fulham boss was appointed manager four years ago, but Butland is determined to add to his brace of caps .

“I am not someone who enjoys being on the bench. I won’t kick up a fuss and I will always be a team man, but ultimately I want to p…
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