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The Football Association are yet to confirm who will perform the squad, although Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and the rest of Roy Hodgson's team have already been ruled out

Roy Hodgson

World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson plans to experiment against Denmark, despite risking third successive defeat at Wembley

England lost games to Chile and Germany as new players were tested

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The duplication of their midfield roles makes England look one-paced

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Mourinho claims it is a personal matter and it will remain personal after the Spurs boss confirmed they are no longer friends

Newcastle's Steven Taylor is shown a straight red card last night

Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0: Wide-eyed despondency replaces blind faith among the Toon army

The Newcastle fans had never travelled to Manchester so certain of defeat

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Faustino Asprilla and Alan Shearer among former players to appear in Newcastle Legends v AC Milan Legends game

Steve Harper will mark 20 years at the club in the game for charity

Oscar winner: Spaniard Garcia turned down more lucrative offers because he is 'fascinated' by English football

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Brighton's new head coach tells Nick Szczepanik he is ready for big break and, after missile attack, nothing will faze him

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Titus Bramble tells Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio he 'has a lot to learn'

Defender says working under the Italian was 'strange'

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England take on the Republic of Ireland for the 15th time tomorrow.

Shola Ameobi celebrates scoring from the spot in Ukraine last night

Match Report: Shola Ameobi gives Alan Pardew reason to believe

Metalist Kharkiv 0 Newcastle United 1 (Newcastle win 1-0 on aggregate)

Paul Gascoigne pictured in November last year at a Lazio match

The FA and England Footballers' Foundation donate money to help Paul Gascoigne

Former England midfielder is battlling against alcoholism

Paul Gascoigne has suffered a long battle with alcoholism

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Jimmy Fivebellies, Danny Baker and Chris Evans were his think-tank

Michael Johnson pictured in 2007

Michael Johnson and the Manchester City and England career that was never realised

Manchester City announce midfielder has been released

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba

Newcastle fans' group highlight concerns over Wonga sponsorship deal

A Newcastle fans' group has voiced its concern over the club's controversial decision to enter into a sponsorship agreement with loans company Wonga.

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Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi expects tough battle to repeat top-five finish

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi admits matching last season's top-five finish would be the biggest achievement of his career on Tyneside.

Ex-England footballer Kevin Beattie admits making false benefits claim

A former England football defender - once dubbed the new "Bobby Moore" - has admitted falsely claiming benefits.

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