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I would be lying if I said I was confident – Shearer on England v Scotland

I would be lying if I said I was confident – Shearer on England v Scotland

There is not long to go before Friday’s match at Wembley and I would be lying if I said I was particularly confident that England will beat Scotland, because I am not. I stopped presuming that England will win games a long time ago. I don’t think we can take that for granted anymore. If […]

Police begin football corruption investigation

Police begin football corruption investigation

Police have opened a criminal investigation into an allegation of bribery after reviewing material from the Daily Telegraph’s investigation into suspected corruption in football. Sam Allardyce left his post as England boss after the newspaper investigation claimed he offered advice on how to “get around” rules on player transfers. He had been in charge of […]

England v Scotland: Fifa says Poppy ban reports a ‘distortion of facts’

Media playback is not supported on this device Poppy row needless argument for FA – Mills Fifa says it has not banned the display of poppies by England and Scotland footballers, insisting any such claim is a “distortion of the facts”. Both countries asked to wear black armbands bearing a poppy in Friday’s World Cup […]

Rooney to captain England, Fletcher a Scotland injury doubt

Rooney to captain England, Fletcher a Scotland injury doubt

Media playback is not supported on this device England v Scotland – Why does the rivalry matter? Wayne Rooney will captain England in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on Friday. The Manchester United forward was dropped for the 0-0 draw in Slovenia last month. Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt after […]

England v Scotland: The rivalry known ‘throughout the world’

England v Scotland: The rivalry known ‘throughout the world’

Media playback is not supported on this device England v Scotland – Why does the rivalry matter? England and Scotland meet for the 113th time at Wembley on Friday night as a rivalry which “is known throughout the world” returns. The oldest fixture in international football is the first competitive meeting of the sides since […]

England v Scotland: Fifa says Poppy ban reports a ‘distortion of facts’

Media playback is not supported on this device Poppy row needless argument for FA – Mills Fifa says it has not banned the display of poppies by England and Scotland footballers, insisting any such claim is a “distortion of the facts”. Both countries asked to wear black armbands bearing a poppy in Friday’s World Cup […]

‘I would be lying if I said I was confident’ – Shearer on England v Scotland

‘I would be lying if I said I was confident’ – Shearer on England v Scotland

There is not long to go before Friday’s match at Wembley and I would be lying if I said I was particularly confident that England will beat Scotland, because I am not. I stopped presuming that England will win games a long time ago. I don’t think we can take that for granted anymore. If […]

England v Scotland: The rivalry known ‘throughout the world’

England v Scotland: The rivalry known ‘throughout the world’

Media playback is not supported on this device England v Scotland – Why does the rivalry matter? England and Scotland meet for the 113th time at Wembley on Friday night as a rivalry which “is known throughout the world” returns. The oldest fixture in international football is the first competitive meeting of the sides since […]

Wales to play in plain armbands after Fifa ‘rejects’ poppies request

Wales to play in plain armbands after Fifa ‘rejects’ poppies request

Wales players wore poppies on armbands in their 2011 friendly win over Norway Fifa has rejected a request from Wales to wear poppies on their shirts or on armbands in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia, the Football Association of Wales says. Wales will wear black armbands instead, while fans at Cardiff City Stadium will […]

FA Cup: BBC to show Macclesfield v Oxford live

Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup: Best goals of the first round Macclesfield’s second round FA Cup tie at home to Oxford United will be shown live on the BBC on Friday, 2 December. National League side Macclesfield upset League One Walsall in the first round to set up the game […]