England boss Southgate explains dropping Rooney

Wayne Rooney was left out of the England squad because the country’s other attacking players were more deserving of a place, says manager Gareth Southgate. The Manchester United forward was not included in the 25-man party to face Scotland and France next month when it was announced on Thursday. Rooney was also overlooked for Southgate’s

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FA given vote of no confidence by British MPs

The Football Association (FA) has promised to prove its capacity to reform itself, despite receiving a vote of no confidence by members of parliament in the House of Commons on Thursday. With trust waning in the FA’s ability to make necessary changes, MPs debated a motion put forward by the Culture, Media and Sport Select

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Southgate targets world No 1 ranking

Supersport– New England manager Gareth Southgate wants to make the under-achieving nation the world’s top football power, however long it takes, he said in a New Year message on Sunday. England have slumped to 13th in Fifa’s rankings and have failed to make any impact at major tournaments for decades but Southgate is relishing the

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England to appeal against FIFA poppy fine

The Football Association (FA) has confirmed it will appeal against the fine imposed by FIFA for displaying poppies before and during England’s World Cup qualifier with Scotland. Players from both England and Scotland wore black armbands featuring poppies, while wreaths were laid before kick-off at Wembley in a match that fell on November 11, Armistice

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