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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´Proud´ Southgate feels he has proved a point

Gareth Southgate still would not express his wish to be given the England job on a permanent basis following Tuesday’s 2-2 friendly draw with Spain. The former Middlesbrough boss guided England to seven points from three World Cup qualifiers – including a 3-0 victory over fierce rivals Scotland – before a dramatic late Spain comeback

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Rooney misses England training

England captain Wayne Rooney and defender Ryan Bertrand missed training on the eve of Tuesday’s friendly against Spain. The Manchester United forward and Southampton left-back are both nursing minor injuries and have not been ruled out of taking on Julen Lopetegui’s side at Wembley. England’s numbers were bolstered by 17-year-old Tottenham midfielder Dylan Duncan for

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