England Wiretap

England To Report Montenegro For Racial Abuse Following Match

Mar 25, 2019 11:24 PM

England will report Montenegro for racial abuse following their 5-1 in Podgorica.

"It is unacceptable. I definitely heard abuse of Danny Rose when he got booked. There's no doubt in my mind it happened. I know what I heard. We have to make sure our players feel supported, they know the dressing room is there and we as a group of staff are there for them," said Southgate.

Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were also subject to abuse.

"There should be a real punishment for this, not just the two or three people who were doing it - it needs to be a collective thing. This place holds 15,000. The punishment should be, whatever nation it is, if your fans are chanting racist abuse then it should be the whole stadium so no-one can come and watch. When the ban is lifted, the fans will think twice. They all love football, they all want to come and watch their nation so it will make them think twice before doing something silly like that," said Sterling. 

BBC Sport

Tags: England, UEFA Euro

Jadon Sancho On Sterling: He's Showing The Youngsters What It's About

Mar 24, 2019 11:04 AM

Jadon Sancho praised the influence of Raheem Sterling on the youth of the England squad.

“His numbers are crazy this year, and he’s showing all the youngsters what it’s about. I’m just happy that I’m sharing a pitch with him," said Sancho.

The 24-year-old Sterling has the second-highest number of cap on the squad, highlighting the side's youth.

Gareth Southgate added that the emphasis on youth reflects wider English culture.

“I think young people in all walks of society have a little bit more belief. I think bosses in all industries are less draconian in the way they work, and I think that helps youngsters to come in and be more creative and believe they can make a difference. They don’t baulk at anything. I just think, generally speaking, given an opportunity, they’ll go and surprise people.”

Sean Ingle/The Guardian

Tags: England, IQ

Gareth Southgate On Raheem Sterling: He's A Role Model For Players

Mar 23, 2019 11:43 AM

Gareth Southgate praised Raheem Sterling's hat-trick performance following England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

“Raheem was brilliant, electric all night. He’s in a really confident moment, not only on the field but off the field he’s so mature and comfortable in himself. So I’m delighted for him to get the reaction that he did from the crowd," said Southgate.

The manager added that Sterling has become more simple and decisive in his approach.

"His finishes there and tonight were finishes that he was just taking on without thinking too much. At times you could almost see the thought process in the past but he’s hungry for those goals. I know he’s spoken about that before, of how he’s added that incentive to his game, and I thought he was devastating tonight. He’s a role model for the younger players coming in and he’s enjoyed that extra responsibility as well.”

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: England, Game Recap

Callum Hudson-Odoi Receives England U-21 Call-Up

Mar 18, 2019 11:15 PM

Callum Hudson-Odoi expressed his shock after being called up for  England's U-21 side.

"I thought the manager was joking. I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over, I couldn't believe it. I was delighted. It's a dream come true. Now I've got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity," said Hudson-Odoi.

Hudson-Odoi has yet to start a match for Chelsea.

BBC Sport

Tags: England, Chelsea, IQ

Declan Rice To Play For England

Feb 13, 2019 11:58 AM

Declan Rice has submitted a request to transfer his international allegiance from Ireland to England.

The 20-year-old Rice had played 3 friendlies with Ireland before making the switch.

“I have equal respect and love for both England and Ireland and therefore the national team I choose to represent is not a clear-cut, simple selection. Particularly not for a young lad who never dreamed of being in this position. Like so many people around the world, I consider myself to be of mixed nationality. I am a proud Englishman, having been born and raised in London. However, I am just as proud of my family’s Irish heritage and my affinity and connection with the country. Ultimately it is a personal decision that I have made with my heart and my head, based on what I believe is best for my future. I fully accept that some Irish supporters will be disappointed … My pride at wearing the Irish shirt was always 100% genuine," posted Rice on Twitter.

The Guardian Football

Tags: England, IQ

Kieran Trippier Groin Injury Blamed On England Match

Dec 6, 2018 6:53 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has blamed Kieran Trippier's recurring groin injury on England's third-place match against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League. 

Trippier left that match with the injury, and was subbed off most recently against Southampton in the 87th minute.

Pochettino added that without full treatment, Tripper needs "to accept that situation and live sometimes with some pain and play”.

Daniel Sandford/Talk Sport

Tags: England, Injury

Gareth Southgate Calls For More English Talent In Premier League

Dec 4, 2018 8:41 PM

Gareth Southgate described the lack of English players receiving minutes in the Premier League a "conundrum" needed to be solved.

His statement was in reference to record low number of English players starting for their club team in matchday 14 of the Premier League. Only 54 players eligible for the England national team started matches, down from a record-breaking low set the previous week.

Southgate stopped short of demanding a homegrown player quota, but added "nobody can tell me that, if players are good enough, they will come through. That is not true." 

Paul MacInnes/The Guardian

Tags: England, IQ

Gareth Southgate Expects England To Top Euro 2020 Qualifying Group

Dec 4, 2018 1:09 AM

Gareth Southgate said England should win their qualifying group for Euro 2020 after being drawn with the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo in Group A. The qualification stage begins next March.

Southgate added that the next evolution for his side is to be able to handle the pressure of high expectations. 

The 2020 Euros will be held across 12 cities in Europe, including London, Rome, and Amsterdam. 

Paul MacInnes/The Guardian

Tags: England, IQ, UEFA Euro

Wayne Rooney To Play One Final Match With England

Nov 5, 2018 10:27 AM

Wayne Rooney has been recalled by England for next week's friendly match against the United States.

Rooney retired from international soccer in 2017.

Rooney is likely to start among the substitutes but the intention is to bring him on to earn his 120th cap and seek to add to his record 53-goal haul. 

Rooney’s career with England spanned almost 14 years and included spells under six managers, making his debut in February 2003, and he captained the side in 23 of his 119 caps. 

The match will be used as a fundraiser for Rooney's foundation.


The Guardian

Tags: D.C. United, England

Gareth Southgate To Sign Extension Through 222

Sep 26, 2018 6:30 PM

England is set to sign Gareth Southgate to a four-year contract extension on improved terms through 2022.

The governing body has moved to secure Southgate on terms that would increase his basic annual pay, believed to be around £1.8 million, to nearer £3 million. 

Southgate had been relaxed about his contract situation.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: England, Misc Rumor

UEFA Backs England's Joint Nations Bid For 2030 World Cup
The Football Association is understood to have promised its Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland counterparts that it will consult with them before making any bid.

Martha Kelner/The Guardian

FA Confident Of Signing Gareth Southgate To Extension
England reached the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Martha Kelner/The Guardian

Gareth Southgate Advocates For Clubs To Give Young Players More Time
Gareth Southgate advocated for clubs to give younger players more of a chance as he did with England in the World Cup.

Niall McVeigh/The Guardian

Croatia To Play France In World Cup Final
Ivan Perisic equalized in the 68th minute and Mario Mandzukic scored the winner in the 109th minute to give Croatia the win.

RealGM Staff Report

World Cup Snapshot: England 6, Panama 1
England has qualified for the knockout stage with their convincing win against Panama.

RealGM Staff Report

Raheem Sterling Calls Treatment From English Media 'Unbelievable'
Raheem Sterling was critical of the coverage he receives from the media in England.


Gareth Southgate Suffers Dislocated Shoulder
Gareth Southgate suffered a dislocated right shoulder while running near England's base on the Gulf of Finland.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

World Cup Snapshot: England 2, Tunisia 1
Harry Kane scored two goals in England's opening match win over Tunisia.

RealGM Staff Report

Harry Kane: England Will Be Aggressive, Brave In Possession
Harry Kane promises England will be aggressive as they enter the World Cup.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Harry Kane Named Captain Of England
Gareth Southgate spread the captain responsibilities around during qualifying.


Joe Hart Left Out Of England's World Cup Roster
Joe Hart spent the season on loan at West Ham.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Out For World Cup With Knee Ligament Injury
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has flourished with Liverpool since leaving Arsenal.

The Guardian

Gareth Southgate 'Desperate' To Take England To World Cup
Gareth Southgate remains focused on preparing his England team for the World Cup despite the increase in political tensions with Russia.

Press Association

FA To Use Rooney Rule For Future England Manager Interviews
England hired Gareth Southgate last year.

Martha Kelner/The Guardian

Gareth Southgate Given Complete Job Security Regardless Of WC Result
England's Group G is considered fairly easy as they will play Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

Martha Kelner/The Guardian

Harry Kane Credits Improved Nutrition For Current Form
Harry Kane recently began taking his nutrition more seriously.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Wayne Rooney's International Career Could Be Over
Gareth Southgate admitted that Wayne Rooney was unhappy about the decision but praised him for the "very mature" way he took the news.

Daniel Taylor/The Guardian

Nike, England Agree Upon 12-Year, $507M Extension
England have so far worn Nike kits at two major tournaments (2014 World Cup and 2016 Euros).

Press Association

Gareth Southgate Hired As Manager Of England
Gareth Southgate was the only candidate interviewed by the governing body.

The Guardian

Gareth Southgate To Be Named Manager Of England
No other candidates have been invited for an interview as Gareth Southgate is set to be appointed manager.

Press Association