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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Rooney sends signed shirt to terminally ill fan

England captain Wayne Rooney has sent his shirt from Friday’s victory over Scotland to a terminally ill young fan. Kasabian Newton-Smith, an eight-year-old from Sheffield, has been at the centre of a social media campaign after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Players and other senior football figures have been encouraged to tweet ‘#1LastSmile4Kasabian’ in order

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I don’t fear England job – Southgate

Gareth Southgate has declared he would not be afraid to take on the England manager’s job on a permanent basis when his four-game stint as interim head coach ends. Southgate was installed following Sam Allardyce’s abrupt departure in September and Friday’s 3-0 win over Scotland in World Cup qualifying left him with two wins and

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Southgate defends Shaw, Smalling

England interim manager Gareth Southgate backed Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling after Jose Mourinho appeared to criticise the Manchester United duo. Shaw and Smalling missed United’s win over Swansea City on Sunday, leading to Mourinho seemingly questioning their bravery. Neither will feature for England in upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain, but Southgate has no

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