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Mats Hummels on the German team: 'We grew up together. up together. It feels more like a family. We don't have so many senior players'

Germany defender Mats Hummels knows history fuels great expectations at Euro 2012

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Graeme Le Saux believes that Antonio Cassano's ill-advised remarks about gay footballers are more likely to be because of a lack of understanding rather than a deliberate attempt to be offensive.

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England have a very clear obstacle tonight in Kiev. Everyone will be talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the impact he has already had in these championships for Sweden but I think that there is a way of dealing with him.

Germany's Joachim Löw reacts to his side's win over the Netherlands in which Mario Gomez scored twice

James Lawton: Maturity, planning, unity... Germany are miles ahead

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Fabio Capello expects England to progress from group stage

Fabio Capello has revealed England are still "part of my heart" and has backed them to qualify for the Euro 2012 knockout stages.

Roy Hodgson has called up Martin Kelly to replace the injured Gary Cahill

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle backs Roy Hodgson to deal with Wayne Rooney suspension

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes current boss Roy Hodgson has had enough time to prepare for Wayne Rooney's absence from the first two matches at Euro 2012.

City's confident keeper could play for England at several tournaments

Roy Hodgson knows England's future is in safe hands with Joe Hart

Joe Hart has solved the goalkeeping conundrum and could go on to pick up more than 100 caps

Sport on TV: We are in alien territory if the England manager is successful

As the comedian Al Murray said on How To Be England Manager (BBC4, Wednesday): "The Americans must have an alien in a warehouse somewhere who could manage the England team." Given that winning a tournament is about as likely as the discovery of extra-terrestrial life, it could turn out a happy coincidence.

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'Teams that handle the downtime best have a greater chance of success'

Dealing with boredom at a tournament is a problem that has foxed England in the past

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