Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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A paper plane is thrown at Wembley

Robin Scott-Elliot: If you cannot be an English optimist now just when can you?

There is something endearingly English about the send-off given to Roy Hodgson’s squad from Wembley on Friday. With paper aeroplanes whizzing around it all got a bit Tom Brown’s Schooldays. Goodbye Mr Hodgson, accompanied by some over-priced chips.

Jos Buttler of England on his way to a century during the 4th ODI match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's

Jos Buttler sets sights on Test match call-up for England

Wicket-keeper hoping for Test debut

Jos Buttler of England on his way to a century during the 4th ODI match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka report: England fall short at Lord's despite heroic blast from Jos Buttler

Quickfire century from keeper is not enough to overhaul Sri Lanka’s formidable total of 300

Luis Fernandes, Brazilian Deputy Sports Minister

World Cup 2014: Bullish Brazil insist there is 'no panic' and they will be ready for kick-off

Government minister in charge of tournament claims he is ‘confident, excited and proud’ about delivering fantastic event

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a five-year-deal at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino joins Tottenham: Manager lands role on back of developing Southampton team

After 18 months on the south coast, the Argentinean has been handed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino will bring a level-headed and hard-working approach to White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino profile: Son of farm labourer will take hard-working ethos from Southampton to Tottenham

Tottenham’s fifth manager in seven years will put the players through their paces

George Groves trains at Westfield Shopping Centre in London

Carl Froch v George Groves: 'Before a fight I am more like a serial killer', says Groves before Wembley bout

Groves tells Robin Scott-Elliot how his solo battle for a rematch against Carl Froch at Wembley will help him in the ring – and he has more than revenge on his mind

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is the only member of the England squad who plays ‘abroad’

English footballers all too rarely venture abroad but the national team as well as the players would benefit from wider horizons

Only once has an England World Cup squad contained more than two foreign-based players – in 1990

Harry Gurney accepts the plaudits of his teammates after making Kumar Sangakkara play on

Chris Jordan and Gary Ballance lift the gloom over England

England 247-6 Sri Lanka 144 (Eng win by 81 runs (D/L method))
Monday’s test event at the Arena de Sao Paulo did not use the temporary seats – so another one is required on 1 June

World Cup 2014: Fears grow over Sao Paulo stadium being ready in time for opening match of the tournament

The readiness of the Sao Paulo stadium to host the opening match of the World Cup has been called into further doubt after Fifa announced it was delaying the final test event. It will now not take place until a week on Sunday – just 11 days before Brazil are scheduled to begin the tournament against Croatia.

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