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John Terry

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After standing by their captain during his race trial, the Blues are ready to begin negotiations even though his contract runs until 2014

Joey Barton

Joey Barton expects QPR to be relegated from Premier League

Midfielder currently on loan with Marseille

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As his LA Galaxy adventure draws to a close, opportunities open up in France and Australia as clubs bid for the man who is bigger than football

Harry Redknapp left Tottenham in June

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Harry Redknapp's agent has confirmed the Football Federation of Ukraine have made contact as they look to appoint a new manager.

We did not deserve Sweden defeat, insists Hodgson

Paris St Germain star Ibrahimovic grabbed his fourth goal in the 4-2 win with a wonder goal

Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates scoring France’s winner

International round-up: Republic of Ireland slump as Bafetimbi Gomis fires France

The Republic of Ireland ended a year which started with such optimism on a low note as a youthful side which featured Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy, James McClean and Robbie Brady from the start was beaten 1-0 by Greece in a friendly match at the Aviva Stadium.

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James Lawton: In an age of such English austerity, don't reach for the champagne too soon

Excitement at the inclusion of Zaha and Sterling in Hodgson's squad must be tempered by the realities of Premier League life

James Lawton: In an age of such English austerity, don't reach for the champagne too soon

It is quite right to celebrate early indications that Wilfried Zaha may well be launching an international career for England in Stockholm tonight instead of listening to the overtures of the Ivory Coast, the land of his birth.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed concern over his call-up to the England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden, saying “maybe it is a bit too soon.”

England's road to Rio is littered with hazards

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