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Hart set to captain England against Lithuania

Hart set to captain England against Lithuania

Media playback is not supported on this device Southgate wants ‘flexible’ England team Gareth Southgate says England must have the “flexibility” to adapt against different opponents ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. Southgate played a new three-man defensive system in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat by Germany in Dortmund. But the 46-year-old wants his players […]

Netherlands slip up again, Belgium salvage draw and France remain unbeaten road to Russia

Netherlands slip up again, Belgium salvage draw and France remain unbeaten road to Russia

Chelsea forward Diego Costa was on target for Spain against Israel World Cup qualifying for the 2018 finals in Russia continues over the next few days. With the Republic of Ireland and Wales playing out a goalless draw on Friday and England, Northern Ireland and Scotland preparing for Sunday’s games, BBC Sport takes a look […]

Strachan: ‘Must-win match will see Scots at best’

Strachan: ‘Must-win match will see Scots at best’

Media playback is not supported on this device Gordon Strachan: ‘Sorry Mum, I’ve got a job – the flowers are in the post’ Scotland coach Gordon Strachan insists the ‘must-win’ nature of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia will bring the best out of his side. The Scots lie fifth in Group F, four points […]

Republic & Everton defender Coleman has surgery on broken leg

Republic & Everton defender Coleman has surgery on broken leg

Seamus Coleman succeeded Robbie Keane as captain of the Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman has had surgery following a horrific leg break in Friday’s goalless draw against Wales. The Everton full-back, 28, suffered tibia and fibula fractures in his right leg following a bad challenge from Neil Taylor, who was given […]

Dundee United lift the Challenge Cup with victory over St Mirren

Dundee United lift the Challenge Cup with victory over St Mirren

Second-half substitute Thomas Mikkelsen headed the deciding goal in the Irn Bru Cup final Dundee United lifted the Scottish Challenge Cup after overcoming St Mirren at Fir Park. Goals in either half from Tony Andreu – a sensational volley – and Thomas Mikkelsen eclipsed Rory Loy’s strike. The Buddies had created the better first-half chances […]

Republic & Everton defender Coleman suffers broken leg

Republic & Everton defender Coleman suffers broken leg

Coleman succeeded Robbie Keane as captain of the Republic of Ireland team Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg in his side’s goalless draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The Everton defender, 28, was given oxygen before being carried off following the challenge with Neil Taylor, who was sent off. The […]

Ten-man Wales dealt World Cup blow with Republic draw

Ten-man Wales dealt World Cup blow with Republic draw

Neil Taylor was sent off for a high tackle on Seamus Coleman Wales’ hopes of World Cup qualification look increasingly remote following a goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland, whose captain Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg after a wild tackle that led to Neil Taylor being sent off. The hosts seemed content to […]

England v Lithuania: Eric Dier urges Wembley fans to be ‘respectful’

England v Lithuania: Eric Dier urges Wembley fans to be ‘respectful’

Media playback is not supported on this device Dier reveals England captain ambitions England midfielder Eric Dier says fans must be “respectful” during Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. England lost 1-0 to Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday, but some away supporters booed the German national anthem and sang chants referencing World War Two. Tottenham […]

England v Lithuania: Eric Dier urges Wembley fans to be ‘respectful’

England v Lithuania: Eric Dier urges Wembley fans to be ‘respectful’

Media playback is not supported on this device Dier reveals England captain ambitions England midfielder Eric Dier says fans must be “respectful” during Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. England lost 1-0 to Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday, but some away supporters booed the German national anthem and sang chants referencing World War Two. Tottenham […]

Boro’s Gibson gets first England call-up as Smalling out with injury

Boro’s Gibson gets first England call-up as Smalling out with injury

Ben Gibson has made ten appearances for England Under-21s Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has been called up to the England squad for the first time. The 24-year-old will join up with Gareth Southgate’s squad for Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley. The centre-back has been drafted in following an injury to Chris […]

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