1. Domenech's Future in Balance As France Face World Cup Make-Or-Break

    Raymond Domenech sprung a few surprises when naming his squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Lithuania. Selected for the first time are André-Pierre Gignac of Toulouse and Lille’s centre-back Adil Rami...

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  2. Capello Names Squad: Foster, Baines, King, and Lennon Selected

    Fabio Capello has named a 24-man squad for the forthcoming internationals against Slovakia and Ukraine. Most surprising from the Italian is the first call-up of the uncapped fullback Leighton Baines and the re-call of Ledley King...

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  3. South American World Cup Qualifying Pits Brazil Against Regions Best

    World Cup qualifying continues in South America at the end of the month with doubleheader fixtures starting on the last weekend in March...

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  4. England Squad Preview: World Cup Qualifying Returns

    Fabio Capello will announce his latest England squad this weekend as England prepare to resume their World Cup Qualifying campaign...

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  5. Toshack Names Squad As Wales Face Crunch Double-Header

    John Toshack named a 26-man squad yesterday for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers in less than two weeks time. The Wales manager included captain Craig Bellamy and defender James Collins in his squad, despite both players currently being injured...

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  6. Fabio Capello Unlikely To Budge in David Beckham Selection

    David Beckham’s unique "timeshare" agreement between the LA Galaxy and AC Milan appears to have left him in the middle of a tug-of-war between club coach Bruce Arena and national manager Fabio Capello...

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  7. FIFA World Rankings, March 2009: Portugal Back Into Top Ten

    FIFA published their world rankings for March 2009 today. As most of the matches played in February were friendlies, there are no new entries in the top 20. Portugal, however, do move up two places to regain their place in the top ten...

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  8. European Chase Heats Up after Manchester United Triumph in Carling Cup

    Manchester United’s victory in Sunday’s Carling Cup Final not only keeps them on track in their quest for five trophies this season, but will also be greatly received by a host of ...

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  9. UEFA Cup Returns: Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Man City in Action

    The UEFA Cup returns to action this Wednesday and Thursday with the Round of 32. Three English teams are still involved and face difficult tests in order to progress...

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  10. Asian World Cup Qualifying Round-Up

    Asian World Cup Qualifying reached the halfway stage with a series of tight fixtures on Matchday Five, with the four games producing the same number of total goals...

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  11. Fabio Capello Gains Extra Week For England, FA Strikes Deal With Premier League

    The Premier League has confirmed that the 2009-2010 season will finish one week earlier than anticipated after Englandmanager Fabio Capello pleaded for the maximum possible time to prepare his team for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa...

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  12. FIFA World Rankings, February 2009: The Top Ten Remains the Same

    FIFA published their latest World Rankings on February 11th and the top ten remains entirely unchanged after a quiet January, in which none of the bigger nations were involved...

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  13. Spain 2-0 England: Spanish Class Tells in Seville

    Spain wrapped up their third consecutive victory over England as Fabio Capello’s team suffered only their second defeat under the Italian and their first in nine matches...

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  14. England U21-Ecuador XI: Young Lions Taste Rare Defeat

    England Under 21s succumbed to their first defeat in 90 minutes since 2005 as they let a two-goal halftime lead slip against an experienced Ecuador XI in a 3-2 loss...

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  15. Spain Vs. England: History of the Fixture

    On Wednesday night Fabio Capello takes his England team to Seville for a friendly against Vicente Del Bosque’s Spanish team, currently ranked number one in FIFA’s World Rankings...

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  16. England Squad Preview: Three Lions Face Spanish Test

    Next Wednesday sees England travelling to Seville to face European Champions Spain in a friendly match. Ignoring the controversy of the tie and its venue for now, Capello’s squad selection ...

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  17. Carlton Cole Set for England Call-Up

    Carlton Cole’s five goals in the last six Premier League games have seen him shoot into the reckoning for a call-up to the national team for next week’s friendly in Spain...

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  18. Country First for David Beckham

    Much has already been written about David Beckham’s loan move from the LA Galaxy to AC Milan. And much will continue to be written until a final answer appears as to whether the move will be made permanent or not...

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  19. FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Return in February

    February sees FIFA World Cup Qualification start up again for the new year. The North, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) section begins its final stage, whilst Asia reaches the halfway point of its final round...

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  20. England Submit Bid for 2018 World Cup

    England have officially entered the race to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The FA will be attempting to bring the world’s most prestigious tournament back to the birthplace of football for ...

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  21. Raymond Domenech in Last Chance Saloon: Make or Break for France in 2009

    2008 was a disastrous year for Raymond Domenech’s France. Euro 2008 saw them crash out in the group stages with only one point and one goal to their name...

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  22. A Year of Two Halves: France in 2008

    2008 will not be fondly remembered in the annals of French football. A year which promised much saw them fail miserably at the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, and ...

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  23. Fabio Capello’s Year Ahead: England in 2009

    After a successful first year in charge, Fabio Capello will enter his second year with one aim in mind: World Cup Qualification...

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  24. A Year’s A Long Time In Football For Sam Allardyce

    Last January Sam Allardyce “parted company by mutual consent” with Newcastle United after an apparently disastrous six months in charge...

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  25. England Player Of The Year 2008: Who Gets Your Vote?

    2008 for England fans will perhaps be most remembered for the fact that they did not qualify to compete at Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerlandand they started a new era under Fabio Capello...

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