Gareth Southgate declares that Luka Modric doesn't get English humour ahead of Uefa Nations League clash

There was no need for Luka Modric to rub our noses in it by referring to the “arrogant” English as Croatia prepared for a World Cup final. Modric claimed it was the revival of England’s terrace anthem — “Football’s coming home” — that provoked Croatia’s players into a second-half fightback and 2-1 semi-final win against the Three Lions. They did […]

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Gareth Southgate tells England players to watch Barcelona video to help prepare for behind-closed-doors clash with Croatia

England’s stars have been sent a link to a La Liga game between Barca and Las Palmas last October which was played without any fans watching. Three Lions boss Southgate has also watched Lyon’s game with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League from earlier this season which was also behind closed doors. England officials fears Friday’s game at the 8,000 […]

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Gareth Southgate agrees new two-year England extension after World Cup heroics worth an extra £1million a season

SunSport revealed last week the Three Lions chief has agreed a two-year extension, taking him through to the 2022 World Cup. His wages will rise to about £2.5million-a-year — up nearly £1m — as reward for leading England to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia. Southgate, 48, is due at St George’s Park today ahead of the upcoming Nations League […]

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Gareth Southgate ponders England call-up for in-form Leicester ace James Maddison

The attacking midfielder has impressed following his £20million move from Norwich over the summer. Maddison has already scored three times in six games under Claude Puel this season. And The Telegraph claims Southgate will watch the 23-year-old in action against Newcastle on Saturday. England are lacking creative options in the centre of the park following injuries to Ruben Loftus-Cheek and […]

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'We don't kid ourselves': Southgate admits England not a top-four team

St Petersburg: England manager Gareth Southgate singled out defender John Stones for special praise and defended captain Harry Kane's performance after they lost 2-0 to Belgium in the World Cup third place match on Saturday. Southgate added that it was a "really difficult" game to play, three days after losing their semi-final to Croatia, and emphasised that England should not […]

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Alli can help England write history: Southgate

The return of attacking midfielder Dele Alli to full fitness could help England's squad "write their own stories" at the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate said ahead of Tuesday's last-16 clash with Colombia. Alli was impressive in England's opening group game, a 2-1 win over Tunisia, until he picked up a thigh injury which kept him out of the 6-1 […]

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