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Capello creating role for Beckham

Fabio Capello is convinced David Beckham has a major role to play as a World Cup cheerleader.

DJ Taylor: Back to the 1930s – but this time we're not quite pulling together

In 1931, people queued up to pay their taxes and help cut the spiralling national deficit. These days, we're more likely to worry about our own wellbeing than the country's

Shilton is backing Hart to go straight in at No 1

Peter Shilton was the first England footballer to learn how ruthless Fabio Capello could be. Now the country's most-capped player believes the Italian must be similarly decisive over which of his three goalkeepers starts the World Cup against the United States in less than three weeks' time.

James keen to be new Pompey manager

David James, the England goalkeeper, is to be interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Portsmouth, although his chances of landing the post look remote after the club's administrator, Andrew Andronikou, yesterday admitted it might be "too soon" for him.

James wants to manage Portsmouth

Portsmouth's administrator has revealed David James has offered himself as a candidate for a management role at the club following Avram Grant's departure.

Pompey offer deal to core players

Portsmouth confirmed yesterday that new contracts have been offered to the England goalkeeper David James, defenders Hermann Hreidarsson and Ricardo Rocha and the veteran forward Kanu.

Portsmouth offer James new contract

Portsmouth have confirmed new contracts have been offered to England goalkeeper David James, defenders Hermann Hreidarsson and Ricardo Rocha as well as veteran forward Kanu.

England call too strong for Carragher

Jamie Carragher has admitted he could not turn down the chance to play for England again.

Walcott says England have nothing to fear

Theo Walcott insists England have "nothing to fear" at this summer's World Cup.

Keeper's shirt up for grabs, says Capello

Fabio Capello considers the No 1 goalkeeper role to be up for grabs after the England squad's first session in their Austrian Alps training camp yesterday.

Grant looks set for Portsmouth exit

Portsmouth are stepping up efforts to give their squad a "firm base" next season, but manager Avram Grant looks set for a switch to West Ham.

Lampard happy to take penalties for England despite final blunder

Frank Lampard has appealed to England manager Fabio Capello to continue to let him take the penalties for the national team, despite missing the target from 12 yards in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Portsmouth bring down the final curtain as squad face uncertain futures elsewhere

Most of Portsmouth's beaten FA Cup finalists have played their last game for the bankrupt club, who are to sell as many players as possible to alleviate debts of £138m. Portsmouth managed to hold Chelsea for almost an hour on Saturday but the reward for the players will be a move to a new club, one that will pay their wages on time.

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