England National Football Team

England coach Hodgson looks far and wide for quality players

England coach Roy Hodgson is opening up his squad. Photo: AFP

Not so long ago, in the days of Sven Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello, there were suggestions that the England team represented a "closed shop".

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 2:43am

Terry quits international football ahead of FA hearing

Photo: AFP

Former England captain John Terry dramatically quit international football on Sunday, fewer than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand.

24 Sep 2012 - 9:19am

It's the margin that's of interest when England meet Wales

With most of the first round of soccer's autumn internationals completed last night, attention is already turning to Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifiers where England's return match with Wales in group G is the main attraction.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New Wembley scores FA Cup final own goals


You would think the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley - between two top clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea - would be cause for celebration. After all, it had been seven years since the final was last played at the stadium.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Extra time

The real winner of this year's football World Cup was Germany, not Italy - at least in the eyes of Londoners. Certainly, Germans are being hailed for their effectiveness in organising the best-ever tournament, with efficient ticketing arrangements, little or no hooliganism and veritable riots of friendliness in the superbly marshalled fan parks.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

English supporters just can't help themselves

One too many songs about the war by English fans and a provocative chant from the German fans resulted in an outbreak of violence yesterday.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The World Cup shows off its better half

The well-worn cliche describes football as a game of two halves, but it never used to refer to the players and their glamorous partners. Yet at the World Cup in Germany it's the other half who are making all the running.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The bottom line

It seems that all those years of watching sport, rather than playing it, has finally caught up with Londoners. The annual delight of Pimms cocktails and strawberries and cream has taken its toll on tennis fans who flock to Wimbledon. After 129 championships, the All England Tennis Club has decreed that the seats are too small for the expanding British bottom.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Bravehearts meet Lionhearts to sound of the pipes

Craig Brown had a 'funny feeling in his bones'. His counterpart, Kevin Keegan, heard bagpipes during a dream.

The upshot of this oddball deja vu is a clash between Brown and Keegan's respective protectorates, Scotland and England, in the Euro 2000 play-offs.

Brown and Keegan were not alone in dreaming the dream, believing the unimaginable.

18 Oct 1999 - 12:00am