England ready to face Brazil

Tweet Gareth Southgate’s inexperienced England squad continue their World Cup preparations as they welcome to Wembley the five-time world champions Brazil. The Three Lions’ boss will most likely rotate his team following the 0-0 draw with Germany on Friday, during which Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jack Cork and Tammy Abraham made their debuts. Joe Hart and Gary Cahill are amongst four players that did not play and could be expected start the game. As for Brazil, they beat Japan 3-1 on Friday afternoon in a friendly played in Lille, France….

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Ireland ready for final hurdle

Tweet The Republic of Ireland travel to Copenhagen on Saturday to face Denmark in the World Cup qualifiers play-offs. The day has finally arrived! 📆 Saturday 11 November⏰ 19:45🏟️ Parken Stadium⚽ Denmark 🇩🇰🏆 @FIFAWorldCup Play Off📺 RTÉ 2📱 @FAIreland #COYBIG 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/XlG0gnd5lF — FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 11, 2017 Eire will try to eliminated the 1992 European champions and reach the World Cup finals for the first time since the tournament was held in Japan and South Korea 15 years ago. The stakes are equally high for Denmark who have…

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Opinion: A lack of quality and the cap-gifting culture has overseen England’s decline

Tweet By Sam Smith In 2006 England travelled to the World Cup with one of its strongest squads since 1966. The ‘golden generation’ were one of the favourites to win the competition in Germany and rightly so. David Beckham captained a team that featured Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole in their esteemed primes. Gary Neville, David James and Beckham provided valuable experience in their 30s while Wayne Rooney, at the tender age of 20, was already playing regularly in a successful Manchester United side…

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