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Wayne Bridge rejects advice of Man City colleagues over England exit

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by theguardian.com374 hits

Wayne Bridge will line up against John Terry at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Wayne Bridge ignored calls from prominent members of the Manchester City dressing room to abandon his plan to make himself unavailable for England, after he told them of his intentions more than a week ago. The defender has resembled a tortured soul since he and the rest of the western world found out about the affair th...Full Story »

Bridge rules himself out of England reckoning

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA49 hits

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge has ruled himself out of selection for Fabio Capello's England squad. The left-back released a short statement on Thursday morning claiming his presence within the national squad was potentially "divisive" and that he did not wish to be selected. It leaves Capello without both his first-choice left-backs for Wednesday's friendly with Egypt. Full Story »

Bafokeng confirmed as England base

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA18 hits

FIFA have confirmed England will use Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus as their training base for the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Parts of the complex, in the north-west of the country near Rustenburg, are still under construction but England boss Fabio Capello and the Football Association have been assured the project will be delivered on time and the pitches will be up to standard. C...Full Story »

Mourinho proud of England offer

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA278 hits

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has admitted he would have been the "proudest man in the world" had he accepted the chance to become England manager before Fabio Capello was appointed in 2007. Speaking ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash between his current side Inter Milan and his former club Chelsea, the Portuguese coach recalled how close he was to agreeing to replace Steve M...Full Story »

Hodgson backs Zamora England claims

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA37 hits

Roy Hodgson believes Fabio Capello will have been impressed by Fulham matchwinner Bobby Zamora in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Birmingham. Zamora rifled home a superb last-minute free-kick to claim his 15th goal in 32 starts and propel Fulham up to ninth place in the Barclays Premier League. Capello had left Craven Cottage when Zamora pounced but Hodgson believes the 29-year-old's accomplished ...Full Story »

Eriksson reveals job opportunity in England

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by PA21 hits

Sven-Goran Eriksson claims an agent has contacted him about a new job opportunity in England since his departure from Notts County.The former England boss left County on Thursday after a takeover by former Lincoln chairman Ray Trew heralded a new era of parsimony at Meadow Lane. Months of heavy spending had followed a summer buyout by the Munto Finance consortium, before the funds dried up.Asked...Full Story »

Mancini: Bridge will play for England

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by PA27 hits

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini expects Wayne Bridge to answer England's World Cup call. With Ashley Cole ruled out for three months after breaking his ankle at Everton on Wednesday, Bridge is now first in line to replace the Chelsea left-back in next month's friendly with Egypt and possibly the World Cup itself, if Cole's recovery does not go as planned. That has raised inevitable ques...Full Story »

Moyes backs Baines for England

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by PA17 hits

Everton manager David Moyes has backed left-back Leighton Baines' claims for a place in England's World Cup squad. The 25-year-old, who twice featured in Fabio Capello's squad last year, could force his way into the reckoning following injury to first-choice Ashley Cole. Cole fractured his ankle playing in Chelsea's defeat at Everton on Wednesday and now faces a race against time to prove hi...Full Story »

England v Italy: Rino Gattuso Is Loved By All English Fans, But His Last Great Game Was Milan 3-0 Manchester United 2007

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by Goal.com607 hits

Ahead of next week’s big Champions League clash, Carlo Garganese looks at one of the few Italian players admired by the English nation but warns everyone that the great Gattuso who put on a clinic against Ronaldo in 2007 is long gone. It would be fair to say that few Serie A-based Italian players have captured the hearts of the English public over the years. Call it a clash of styles, p...Full Story »

Terry & Capello United for England - Carlo

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA54 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry's relationship with England manager Fabio Capello will not have been affected by the Italian's decision to strip the defender of the national team captaincy.Capello relieved Terry of his duties as England's on-field leader during a short meeting at Wembley last Friday. Terry has already thanked the Chelsea fans for the support they gave him in the...Full Story »

Toshack: England among World Cup favourites

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA25 hits

John Toshack believes England will be amongst the three leading contenders to lift the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The Wales boss will lock horns with Fabio Capello's team in their Euro 2012 qualifying group alongside Switzerland, Bulgaria and Montenegro from next September. But before that the former Real Madrid manager expects England, Spain and one of the African nations to be challeng...Full Story »

Toshack hopes to conquer England

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA18 hits

John Toshack once helped knock England out of a major tournament as a player and now he is hoping to do the same as a manager. Thirty-three years have passed since Toshack was part of a Wales team whose efforts did so much to ensure Poland reached the World Cup in Argentina rather than the Three Lions. The odds are stacked against a repeat, with the Group G runners-up being guaranteed a Euro...Full Story »

Capello To Pick Bridge For England's Egypt Friendly

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by Goal.com28 hits

Fabio Capello will select Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge for England's match against Egypt on 3 March, says Mirror Football. The Italian's assistant, Franco Baldini, has spoken to the left back twice in the week since news broke of John Terry's alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, Bridge's former partner and mother of his child. The player's England future now depends on his willing...Full Story »

Redknapp: King deserves England spot

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA41 hits

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists Ledley King can still play a part in Fabio Capello's England squad for the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Capello recalled the 29-year-old last season, but a chronic knee condition means the centre-back cannot play matches in quick succession and it led to him returning to Spurs. King has never announced his retirement from international football...Full Story »

Fergi: Ferdinand's England captaincy will boost United

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by AFP115 hits

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United can benefit from Fabio Capello's decision to make Rio Ferdinand the new England captain. Ferdinand served the second game of his four-match suspension as United returned to the top of the table with a 5-0 victory over Portsmouth. The defender, 31, was watching from the stands just 24 hours after taking the England skipper's armban...Full Story »

Terry dropped as England's soccer captain

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

LONDON (AP)—John Terry was dropped as England’s soccer captain by coach Fabio Capello on Friday, a week after allegations became public that the defender had an affair with the former girlfriend of teammate Wayne Bridge. Rio Ferdinand will take over as captain as England prepares for its World Cup opener against the United States on June 12. Ferdinand, who had been vice captain, has...Full Story »

Marcello Lippi Wonders How Fabio Capello Would React To An England-Italy Final

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by Goal.com381 hits

Azzurri coach ponders dream final. Italy coach Marcello Lippi has admitted he would love to know how England boss Fabio Capello would react to a World Cup Final against his country of birth. "Dreaming a little as I did, I would like a beautiful final between Italy and England," he told AS. “I want to see how they would react when Fabio Capello rang the Italian national anthem. I wou...Full Story »

Moses sets sights on England call-up

Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2010 by PA32 hits

Victor Moses believes his move to Wigan can pave the way for a full England call-up.Moses - who has been capped at England Under-19 level - joined the Latics from Crystal Palace for around £2.5million on Monday after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the DW stadium.The 19-year-old told "Now that I'm in the Premier League hopefully I can prove to everyone that I am a ...Full Story »

High court overturns superinjunction granted to England captain John Terry

Posted Saturday, January 30, 2010 by theguardian.com13 hits

England captain John Terry emerged as the footballer who had obtained a gagging order preventing the publication of claims about his private life, after the high court overturned a superinjunction yesterday. Lawyers for Terry won a high court injunction last Friday, having learned that the News of the World planned to write about his private life. Under the terms of the superinjunction, agree...Full Story »

England line up Mexico date

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by PA15 hits

England will face Mexico at Wembley in their penultimate friendly before heading to the World Cup in South Africa. Although the Football Association are yet to officially confirm the May 24 contest, Mexican officials have included it in a six-match tour that also incorporates matches against Holland and the current world champions Italy. Mexico were Fabio Capello's preferred choice of opponents ...Full Story »

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