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John Terry retains desire to play for England, says Carlo Ancelotti

Posted Saturday, September 11, 2010 by theguardian.com71 hits

John Terry trains before Chelsea's match at West Ham after missing two England games with a hamstring injury.  Carlo Ancelotti is convinced John Terry retains the desire to add to his 65-cap England career though the Chelsea manager has warned his captain that the days when he could represent either club or country while carrying minor injuries are behind him. Terry will play for Chelse...Full Story »

David Beckham Unruffled By Fabio Capello Calling Him 'Too Old' For England

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport137 hits

CARSON, Calif.—Fabio Capello caused his fair share of furor by all-but retiring David Beckham following the World Cup. "I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but probably he is a little bit old," the Italian said of Beckham. Since then, the English national team boss has softened on his stance, leaving a sliver of hope for the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder to force ...Full Story »

Redknapp wouldn't reject England job offer

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he wouldn't be able to turn down the England job if he was offered the chance to succeed Fabio Capello. Redknapp has been tipped as the most likely candidate to replace Capello after the Italian confirmed on Wednesday that he intends to step down as England coach after the Euro 2012. And if Redknapp is still in favour in two years time, he...Full Story »

Switzerland v England: Focus on Jermain Defoe-Wayne Rooney Link-up

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 by hits

EURO 2012 QUALIFIER: ST JAKOB-PARK, BASEL, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2010. KICK-OFF: 1945 It would not be an England game if it there wasn't a backdrop of potential distractions and, having gone into last week's Bulgaria meeting with pressure growing on coach Fabio Capello, the national team will now face Switzerland 48 hours after allegations about Wayne Rooney's private life appeared in sunday ...Full Story »

Joe Hart and Gary Cahill bring love of life to jaded England

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 by theguardian.com548 hits

Joe Hart has been given the thumbs-up by the England management and fans for his impressive performances.  England could start against Switzerland on Tuesday night with one centre-half from Bolton Wanderers and another who clocks on for work at Everton, with the pair ably supported by a goalkeeper who was on loan at Birmingham City last season and whose first competitive start for his coun...Full Story »

Time comes for Steven Gerrard to find role in England's bigger picture

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by theguardian.com205 hits

The captain prefers to play further forward but has struggled to create an effective blend with Wayne Rooney. Steven Gerrard, right, could be deployed behind Wayne Rooney when England face Bulgaria at Wembley tomorrow. Fabio Capello may be on trial in England's next three matches, but the fixtures against Bulgaria tomorrow , Switzerland on Tuesday and Montenegro next month are equally importa...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifying Preview: England - Bulgaria

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by Goal.com185 hits

Forget The World Cup Hangover It is time to put the pints of water and aspirin to one side and get ready for another night at Wembley, it is the start of the Euro 2012 qualification period for England’s lightweight side, with Bulgaria as their opponents. Last time out, Capello decided to take the bold step and name just 10 of that World Cup squad for the friendly game against Hungary, pr...Full Story »

Fifa praises Wayne Rooney for his England performances at World Cup

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by theguardian.com58 hits

• Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole also win Fifa plaudits• One nominee apiece from underachieving France and Italy Wayne Rooney is replaced in the 1-0 win against Slovenia in Port Elizabeth, England's only victory in their four-game tournament. The England World Cup squad returned from their dismal campaign in South Africa to headlines damning a performance in which they displayed "...Full Story »

Premier League managers offer to help Fabio Capello revitalise England

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by theguardian.com246 hits

• LMA writes formal offer of assistance to England manager• Ferguson, Wenger and Hodgson could be part of think-tank Leading Premier League managers have offered to advise England's Fabio Capello on how to improve the national team. Several Premier League managers have offered to help Fabio Capello rebuild the England set in the wake of this summer's disastrous World Cup campaign....Full Story »

England call on Arsenal's youth goalkeeper to make up the numbers

Posted Wednesday, September 01, 2010 by theguardian.com311 hits

Sunderland signed Asamoah Gyan, Stoke and Birmingham went transfer crazy, and Ryan Babel got on a helicopter Arsenal goalkeeper James Shea trains with the England team.  Fabio Capello expects Ben Foster and Scott Carson to return to training tomorrow having been forced to turn to Arsenal's fifth-choice goalkeeper, James Shea, to make up the numbers at the squad's first training session ah...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta for England would break agreement, says Craig Levein

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by theguardian.com57 hits

Mikel Arteta's possible future eligibility to play for England has been questioned by Scotland's manager. Scotland's manager, Craig Levein, has revealed one reason why Mikel Arteta will not be pictured in an England shirt any time soon by stressing Fabio Capello would be in breach of a Home Nations' agreement if he calls up the Spaniard. Arteta is keen to explore the possibility of British ci...Full Story »

Defoe is one bright spot in England injury gloom

Posted Monday, August 30, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

Fabio Capello named an injury-ravaged squad for England's first two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland but has won his battle to persuade Jermain Defoe to delay an operation on his groin. The Tottenham striker is in the squad, having postponed the operation after he came through Spurs' Champions League qualifier second leg against Young Boys on Wednesday. Defoe also played...Full Story »

Frank Lampard tops casualty list ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifiers

Posted Monday, August 30, 2010 by theguardian.com62 hits

England have suffered a blow ahead of their Euro 2012 qualification campaign after Frank Lampard, Peter Crouch and Bobby Zamora suffered injuries on Saturday. Crocked: Frank Lampard injury throws Fabio Capello's plans for England's Euro 2012 qualifiers into chaos Lampard will definitely miss the games against Bulgaria and Switzerland after being told he needs surgery on a groin hernia. The...Full Story »

Fabio Capello to give Paul Scholes final chance to end England exile

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by theguardian.com408 hits

• United midfielder regretted rejecting World Cup offer• Capello seeks to clarify Scholes's position on England return Paul Scholes feels he made the 'wrong decision' by not going to the World Cup. Paul Scholes could yet be offered a return to the England set-up after it emerged that Fabio Capello is to ask the Manchester United midfielder to clarify his publicly expressed sense o...Full Story »

England's World Cup trauma won't hurt Chelsea, says Frank Lampard

Posted Friday, August 06, 2010 by theguardian.com61 hits

• Midfielder 'excited' to be back at Blues after summer travails• Admits champions will struggle to repeat 100-goal season Frank Lampard trains during Chelsea's pre-season tour of Germany. He says the club's priority is to defend their Premier League title. Frank Lampard says his return to Chelsea is like a "breath of fresh air" after the trauma and claustrophobia of England's fai...Full Story »

England’s James joins second tier Bristol City

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport24 hits

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - England’s World Cup goalkeeper David James has signed a one-year deal to play for Championship (second division) Bristol City, the club said on Friday. James will join officially on Aug. 1, the day he turns 40, on a contract that includes an option for a further year, City added on their website ( The experienced keeper left Portsmouth followin...Full Story »

World Cup showing puts England in the minor league

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by theguardian.com50 hits

Spain have found an obvious successor for their title of the most reliably disappointing team in world football Spain have plenty to celebrate after years of underachievement in international championships. By the end of tomorrow evening the list of World Cup winners will have expanded to eight and a new name will be attached to the trophy for the first time since France won at home in 1998. T...Full Story »

Cole says England are not good enough

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by theguardian.com156 hits

Joe Cole on the pitch for England against Germany.  Joe Cole has admitted England "just weren't good enough" at the World Cup and suggested the philosophy of the team needs to change for international success to be possible. "It is obvious that we lack the kind of qualities you need to be successful at international level," the midfielder said. "We don't keep the ball as well as other cou...Full Story »

Lahm delivers England put-down

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by PA48 hits

Germany skipper Philip Lahm has delivered a withering put-down to England by claiming his side "now have to beat a big team". As Fabio Capello and his players continue to lick their wounds following their brutal defeat in Bloemfontein last weekend the Germans are preparing for a quarter-final meeting with Argentina in Cape Town on Saturday. "Now we are up against our own big five," said Lahm, ...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello can still succeed with England

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

Continuity is the key for coaches and players and experience of a big tournament can help Capello I feel for Fabio Capello. I know how painful it is to be knocked out of a tournament. I haven't got over our European final defeat last year, and I don't think I ever will. The silver medal we received is hanging up in my office, but I refuse to touch it. I don't go in for second best. I still fe...Full Story »

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