England - World Cup 2010

England - World Cup 2010

High expectations affected Rooney, says Ferguson

SIR Alex Ferguson claims the weight of expectation on Wayne Rooney was to blame for the striker's poor form at the World Cup.

Frank Lampard shot was too quick, says linesman

THE linesman at the centre of England's disallowed goal storm has admitted he was caught out by the speed of Frank Lampard's shot.

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National Football Centre is vital to England future, says Brooking

SIR Trevor Brooking believes the new National Football Centre in Burton is the key to England's rejuvenation as a major football power.

Capello vows to make up for World Cup

The Football Association confirmed Capello will stay in his job following extensive consultation with the Club England board and senior figures within the governing body.

Tom Lappin: Humility and options thin on ground for England

ENGLAND humbled was a common theme among the vitriolic headlines that hit the news-stands last Monday morning. If only it were so. Humility seems as difficult a skill to master for English footballers as passing, shooting, ball-control, retaining possession, defending, communicating...

Fabio Capello to remain as England manager

THE Football Association today confirmed that Fabio Capello is to remain as England manager, bringing a swift end to speculation about the Italian's future.

Defoe blames failure on level of fans' expectations

ENGLAND striker Jermain Defoe believes the weight of World Cup expectation took its toll on the squad in South Africa, but insists the players remain behind under-pressure manager Fabio Capello.

Klose claims England lacked heart and desire to beat Germany

MIROSLAV Klose and his Germany team-mates sensed England "were not up to it" within five minutes of the start of Sunday's World Cup clash.

Capello likely to be spared England axe

FABIO Capello looks set to survive as England head coach despite the team's World Cup failure with Football Association chiefs instead being urged to invest in a long-term plan for success.

Harry Redknapp puts name in frame for England job

HARRY Redknapp has challenged the Football Association to appoint him England manager.

Beleaguered England squad dodge angry fans on return home

ENGLAND'S beaten and beleaguered World Cup players made a sullen and silent dawn return to London yesterday, dodging waiting fans as the storm of criticism at their early exit continued.

Sunday Mirror journalist in court over fan in England dressing room incident

A British journalist was today accused of helping to orchestrate the incident in which a fan walked into the England dressing room after the match against Algeria.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter apologises over Lampard 'goal'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter today said he had apologised to the Football Association over Frank Lampard's disallowed 'goal' and revealed the governing body would look again at goal-line technology.

Capello to build around youth – if he stays on

FABIO CAPELLO is ready to hand Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs England call-ups if he remains as national team boss.

Rooney lost spark at the wrong time for country

WAYNE Rooney was meant to be one of the shining lights at this World Cup but in the end the England striker produced little more than a flicker.

Capello insists England paid £6m for his 'value'

ENGLAND manager Fabio Capello has defended his £6 million annual salary, after his team flopped at the World Cup finals.

England were cheated in World Cup 'goal' storm, says SNP's McNeil

A NATIONALIST MP yesterday called for TV evidence to be used to settle big match flashpoints following England's World Cup defeat by Germany.

Fabio Capello wants to stay as England manager - but must wait 2 weeks to hear his fate

FABIO Capello said today he wanted to stay on as England's manager despite the team's World Cup humiliation at the hands of Germany.

Capello all set to outline his future

FABIO CAPELLO was set to hold a press conference later today as speculation about his future as England coach continues to mount.

Fabio Capello has two weeks to stew on his future

FABIO Capello will discover in two weeks' time whether he is to retain his £6 million-a-year job as England head coach after a disappointing World Cup campaign in South Africa.

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