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GALLERY From Messi and Muller, who has impressed us enough to make the top 50 players of this year's World Cup? And there's even room for an England player...
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England manager Roy Hodgson alongside Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore

Richard Scudamore: ‘England’s women will win the World Cup before men’

Premier League chief executive believes Women's side are closer to success than their male counterparts

Harry Kane scored seconds into his England debut

Harry Kane wants to 'finish the job' with England Under-21s at this year's European Championships, reveals Greg Dyke

Kane has been called up to the senior England squad recently but wants to play in the Czech Republic tournament later this year

Jack Grealish: English FA to push Ireland for services of the dual-nationality Aston Villa player

The 19-year-old was superb in Aston Villa's semi-final triumph over Liverpool

Olympiakos win Greek league for the fifth straight year

The Piraeus team won the title for the 42nd time in its 90-year history

John Terry and Fabio Capello

Former England manager Fabio Capello slams FA over John Terry treatment and claims he should still be playing for his country

Capello left shortly after Terry was stripped of the England captaincy and now manages Russia's national team

Leah Williamson held her nerve to score with the retaken penalty from Saturday’s game

England Women reach Under-19 European Championship finals after retaken penalty... from match played five days earlier

Captain Leah Williamson holds her nerve for what must have been one of the most high pressure spot-kicks ever taken

England defender Alex Scott (left) holds off China’s Shuang Wang last night
England Under-19 international Leah Williamson

England Under-19s ordered to replay final seconds of their European Championship qualifier against Norway after referee mistake

German referee Marija Kurtes disallowed an England penalty when Norway were leading 2-1 but the game will be restarted from the sixth minute of stoppage time

Gareth Bale celebrates for Wales

Fifa rankings: Wales reach highest ever position with rise to 22 as England move up to 14 with Germany leading the way

Scotland rise 10 spots to 29th and Northern Ireland are up one place to 42nd with the Republic of Ireland reaching 62nd

Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott has been 'damaged' by England

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears Theo Walcott is 'damaged' by criticism after playing out of position for England

An Italian newspaper described the player as an 'eternal Peter Pan' after he struggled in the No 10 position against Italy in Turin

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur will help Harry Kane play at this summer’s European Under-21 Championship if selected

Under-21 European Championships: 'We back Harry Kane's Euro dream' says Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

But club would expect the striker to play in their end-of-season trip to Sydney

Andros Townsend and Paul Merson

Andros Townsend: Paul Merson fires back at England star as he tells Tottenham winger to 'win some medals first'

Merson claims that he doesn't have a vendetta against Townsend but is not going to say he's 'top drawer'

Andros Townsend celebrates his equaliser against Italy

Andros Townsend: I was desperate to tweet critic Paul Merson after my goal against Italy

The Sky Sports pundit had criticised the Tottenham winger's selection for England

Harry Kane says he wants to play at the Euro U21 finals

Under-21 European Championships: Harry Kane to play in finals as fears of burn-out are dismissed

The Tottenham striker has told his club that he does not wish to miss the tournament

Michael Carrick gave a commanding display when he was brought on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Tuesday night

Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps

Watford players celebrate after Troy Deeney scored to put the Hornets ahead
MATCH REPORT Brighton 0 Watford 2: Deeney and Vydra give Hornets victory before Middlesbrough and Norwich slip-up
TRANSFER TALK Borussia Dortmund midfielder believed to have arrived in England on Saturday
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REVEALED Former Manchester United manager has finally had his say on one of the great football debates of our time
REVEALED But which British sportsman beats him to top spot in Sunday Times Rich List with a staggering £88m worth?
A young fan in tears after being hit in the face by a wayward Cristiano Ronaldo shot
VIDEO The Real Madrid striker made up for it?
The Manchester United winger maintains it never happened
Louis van Gaal is expecting a tough match against Cambridge tonight
The Manchester United manager's musical tastes are revealed
Adam Johnson at Sunderland
The midfielder, who has 12 England caps, has been charged with sexual offences involving child under 16 and 'grooming'
Alex Song
West Ham player posts picture in 'Pharrell Williams hat'
Homes Under the Hammer performance is criticised on Twitter
The Twitter map of Premier League followers in the UK - green being Liverpool, red Arsenal, yellow Manchester United
INTERACTIVETwitter releases data revealing the highest supported clubs across the UK and abroad, with Liverpool faring very well
Before their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium against Manchester City Liverpool supporters hold their scarves prior to a minute's silence in tribute to the 96 supporters who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster of 25 years ago in Liverpool
Liverpool fans are local and the north London derby should be in Yorkshire - what we learnt from Twitter's fan map
Karen Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham United, says they will not give up on the Olympic Stadium
COMMENT West Ham have announced a cut in ticket prices - but not just yet
Federici's blunder cost his side a place in 30 May showpiece... the same day as his wedding
VIDEO Bayern Munich coach makes a hole in his slacks as he watches his team run riot
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