Roy Hodgson named the 28-year-old England skipper on Thursday ahead of their friendly against Norway next Wednesday, as the team prepares for a long Euro 2016 qualifying campaign that begins in Basel against Switzerland on September 8.
Once bitten, thrice shy: Liverpool could sue Suarez for World Cup ban, insist legal experts at Manchester Uni
The Uruguayan striker was hit with a four-month ban from all football, a nine-match international suspension and a fine after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in his side’s 1-0 win in their crunch World Cup Group D finale.
Let’s give Roy a selection headache: Fabrice Muamba’s call to arms for English football after World Cup flop
Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out of the current tournament in the group stage, after losing 2-1 to both Italy and Uruguay and drawing 0-0 with Costa Rica.
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Wayne Rooney says he’s 100% ahead of Italy clash as he aims for ‘greatest thing possible’… World Cup glory
Wayne Rooney insists he’s fit and ready to lead England’s attack against Italy on Saturday, despite recent criticism of the Manchester United striker.
England face a tough World Cup group involving Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica but Hodgson is clearly looking ahead to the knockout stages
Joe Hart won’t live in fear of World Cup mistakes – but there’s still work to do, claims England hero Gordon Banks
New England number one Joe Hart had a watching brief four years ago in South Africa as the third-choice stopper in Fabio Capello’s squad.
Sepp up your game or go: FA chairman Greg Dyke urges FIFA ‘old boy’ Blatter to step down over ‘corruption’ claims
British football officials lined themselves up in opposition to Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a day of off field drama that will be difficult to match at the forthcoming World Cup.
‘Av it! Paul Scholes’ trademark volley to fan’s head heats up England-Italy rivalry ahead of World Cup
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes gave some noisy Italians a pizza his mind ahead of England’s opening World Cup game.
Manchester City’s Argentinian trio Martin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero have are flying high ahead of the World Cup in nearby Brazil.
GMP have set up an operation to identify potential abusers and limit the rise of attacks once the tournament kicks off on Thursday.