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England kick-off their UEFA Nations League campaign at Wembley on Saturday with a mouth-watering clash against Spain.
The Three Lions’ are assured of a positive reception after finishing fourth at the World Cup, but manager Gareth Southgate will be eager to build on the foundations his side laid this summer.
England are priced at 33/20 with Novibet sports betting to win the game, with Spain on offer at 7/4 and the draw available at 21/10.
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Liverpool midfielder forward Adam Lallana have withdrawn from the fixture, but Southgate …

Bournemouth star Nathan Ake has advised Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek to consider leaving Stamford Bridge. Loftus-Cheek was one of the breakout stars of the Premier League last season as he starred while helping Crystal Palace to avoid relegation while on loan with the Eagles.
The performances of Loftus-Cheek was so impressive that he earned a call-up to the England squad for the 2018 World Cup where he helped Gareth Southgate’s men to reach the semi-finals of the competition which was held in Russia.
Despite Palace boss Roy Hodgson making no secret of …

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has effectively retired from international football. The 31-year-old Vardy was part of the England squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and served as back-up to Harry Kane in the forwards department.
Vardy had notified Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate that he was considering retiring from international football and it now appears that he will not play during the UEFA Nation League games against Spain and Switzerland.
Vardy broke into the England team at the late age of 28 during the 2015-16 season. This …

Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Emmanuel Adebayor believes that Joe Hart’s move to Burnley can help the 31-year-old to return to his best.
Hart’s career hit a low following the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in 2016. After arriving at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola deemed Hart surplus to requirements as he prefers ball playing goalkeepers. Hart subsequently went on to have loan spells with Torino in Italy and West Ham last season where he struggles to find consistency.
He however did remain first-choice goalkeeper for England till late last …

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has been linked with a number of clubs during the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, PSG and German club Schalke during recent weeks.
While English clubs may sell or loan out players till the end of the month, 9th August was their deadline to make new signings. This effectively means that PSG and Schalke are the only clubs which can realistically sign Rose during the current transfer window. Rose’s estimated value of £50 million according to The Express effectively …

So now at the completion of the group stage, we were down to the last 16 teams. There was a one day rest between the final group game in Group G, and the start of the knockout stage. After having two weeks of relentless football, the intermission seemed to take a lifetime.
 
Last 16
Saturday June 30th – Day 16
The first last 16 game, saw Group C winners France, play Group D runners up Argentina. France’s Antoine Griezmann slammed the crossbar with an early free kick. France were then awarded a penalty. …

Many World Cups have passed and they just seem to fly by ever so quickly. There is so much football played, that though we have watched a lot of it, whether it has been seeing the game live or watching highlights, it can really scramble the brain to pinpoint everything that has happened. I therefore had an idea to keep a diary/log from day to day, something that can be just as useful in many years as it is now, in regard to jogging the memory. So here I present …

England play Croatia on Wednesday with a place in the World Cup final in Moscow on July 15 up for grabs.
The Three Lions reached the last four with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sweden, while Croatia needed a penalty shoot-out to see off hosts Russia.
England can be backed at 13/10 to win the match in 90 minutes, with Croatia available at 5/2 and the draw on offer at 2/1, but check out these World Cup 2018 predictions before wagering on the outcome.
Manager Gareth Southgate is expected to name an unchanged …

England manager Gareth Southgate has received plaudits for a harmonious camp at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Many have remarked how united the players and staff have been, as it was something that wasn’t the case upon his arrival in late-2016.
Southgate joined as England’s third manager in the space of six months. After a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, Roy Hodgson resigned as manager in June 2016 and was replaced by Sam Allarydce a month later. However, he was sacked two months after his appointment and Southgate was his successor …

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The 24-year-old netted 30 goals in 37 Premier League games last season and scored twice in England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia.
The brace in Russia took his international tally to 15 goals in 25 games, while doubling Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record at World Cups in the process. After Ronaldo dragged Portugal to a 3-3 draw against Spain and 1-0 win over Morocco – scoring all four goals – …