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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 – …

Gareth Southgate will announce his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, 16 May.
It’s a bold choice from the England manager, particularly as there is still the FA Cup final to take place between Manchester United and Chelsea on Saturday 19 May.
The England camp currently has a number of players injured or just back from injury, such as Adam Lallana, Andy Carroll and Phil Jones. Naming the final squad before getting a number of players together to see where fitness levels are at is certainly an interesting call.
Southgate’s …

Whilst watching some of the European qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup, the tedium of UEFA’s qualification process becomes glaringly apparent when compared to how the associations of other parts of the world deal with the issue.

England defeat Malta: a result that was known as soon as the draw was made over two years ago
 
CONMEBOL simply have 10 South American teams fight it out within one group.  Meanwhile, the countries in the confederations of North America, Africa and Asia have to earn the right to play in their respective …

Though he is Liverpool’s Captain Jordan Henderson still provides a divide in opinion between not just Liverpool fans, but football followers in general. Whereas some can appreciate his industrious nature, others tend to see him as an individual who has stolen a career as soon as they hear his name.
When Kenny Dalglish bought Henderson for an initial £16 million fee (that had the chance to rise to £20 million) from his hometown club Sunderland in the summer of 2011, not surprisingly, numerous eyebrows were raised. Henderson had come through the …

Sam Allardyce’s tenure as England boss started off with a drab and uninspiring performance, but nevertheless got the result expected from the trip to Trnava. Adam Lallana’s first international goal came in the 95th minute of the 4 minutes of stoppage time put on the 4th official’s board, a sign of how close it was to a very different slant taken by the press. Had it not been for Lallana’s conversion from inside the box, certainly the doom and gloom feel around the England national team would have continued. Taking into …