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Spurs supporters rejoiced at the news to which some Arsenal fans reportedly responded with anti-Semitic comments

Prolific Crouch stakes his claim

England 3 Belarus 0

Walcott ready to soar after flying the nest

Winger targets World Cup trip after leaving home and growing up fast at Arsenal

Giovani set for Cup chance at Spurs

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is ready to give Giovani dos Santos a chance to shine after holding a meeting with the youngster's parents when he lost his way last season.

Cool Cup could be good news for Capello

Talking point

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With so many options on the right wing, will Capello stick with Goldenballs in his squad for South Africa?

Lennon back in the running to claim No 7 shirt

Sparkling display against Croatia was based on the Spurs man's new-found guile

Five reasons why Don Fabio's iron rule has turned England around

The secret to Capello's transformation of an underachieving side has been a strong hand, decisiveness and tactical self-assurance, writes Ian Herbert

Terry keen to forget spitting incident

England captain John Terry insists a spitting incident involving Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic should not detract from the joy of Fabio Capello's side reaching the 2010 World Cup finals.

Ian Herbert: Lennon's rosy future arrives at high speed

It was perhaps the abiding English image from the wreckage of Gelsenkirchen three years ago: Aaron Lennon and Theo Walcott, arms slung around each other's shoulders, trudging around the perimeter of a pitch where Portugal had trodden on their World Cup dreams. "Our time will come," they might have been saying to each other.

Lennon turns on the style as England crush Croatia

England 5 Croatia 1: Midfielder's marauding display enhances his World Cup prospects as doubles from Lampard and Gerrard confirm qualification

Beckham open to Premier League return

David Beckham has opened the door for a return to the Premier League.

Defoe sparkles as Spurs expose Hull's frailties

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Happy Evra after a repeat of performance that tamed Messi

The incentives for Manchester United in Rome next Wednesday are growing by the day. That it would have been Sir Matt Busby's 100th birthday on the eve of the final provides more poignancy and United have their own tribute planned: a giant mosaic which fans will be asked to hold up in Stadio Olimpico. "For Sir Matt," it will read.

Redknapp unhappy with 'disrespectful' Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticised Roman Pavlyuchenko for his "disrespectful" reaction after being substituted during match against Manchester City.

Moyes backs Baines to be in reckoning for World Cup

The Everton left back Leighton Baines has been taking some ribbing from his team-mates over a comment from his manager which he would have taken as a heavily loaded piece of irony five months back. If Baines continues to play as he did in the goalless draw at Chelsea which underlined Everton's European aspirations, then he will "go with England to the World Cup. No question," Moyes said.

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