A petition to ban Tom Cleverley from representing England has received more than 4,000 signatures in less than one day.
The under-fire midfielder has found himself under pressure from Manchester United fans for his performances this season, and it appears that England supporters are no more enthused about the prospect of him being in their team. read more »
England manager Roy Hodgson had made it clear that Chelsea benchwarmer Ashley Cole’s World Cup place is under threat from Southampton youngster Luke Shaw.
Hodgson appeared to indicate that he currently considers Everton’s Leighton Baines to be his first-choice left-back. read more »
This appears to be the shirt England will wear at the 2014 World Cup.
It’s a simple but stylish effort from Nike. The shirt features a v-neck collar and subtle pinstripe detailing.
There are also some perforated chevron panels down the side of the shirt, which are reminiscent of the Aertex shirts England wore at Mexico 1970.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – on loan at Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons – has done his best to shoot down Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet’s World Cup ambitions.
Responding to comments from Mignolet suggesting he could be Belgium’s number 1 going into Brazil 2014, the Blues youngster begged to differ.
He said: “Simon can say what he wants, but it won’t make any difference.
“I think I have won points for Belgium (in the qualifying campaign), and I play at a high level with Atletico. You have to know how to stay humble and respectful, and he should remember that.
“It’s not the first time I hear this kind of declaration from him. It’s a pity to read this because I always have been respectful to other keepers, and that is something that should always apply.
“It does where I play. In Spain, you never hear other keepers saying they are aiming to take the place of Casillas. You don’t hear anything like that from David De Gea, Victor Valdes or Pepe Reina. Instead, they all back Casillas, and that is how it should be.”