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The absence of a call from Wembley this time really would defy any rationale
Full-back Ryan Bertrand never feared Chelsea would crash out of the Europa League last night, despite waiting until the final kick of the game to seal their progress to the last 16.
Arsenal midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance against Brazil
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Joleon Lescott believes England's tough battle to qualify for the 2014 World Cup could stand them in good stead as he looks to form a first-choice centre-back partnership with Phil Jagielka.
Phil Jagielka admits he has “mixed emotions” over John Terry's retirement from international football as he strives to cement his own spot in the England team.
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has refused to join the condemnation of brother Rio's omission from England's Euro 2012 squad.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has described the row over Rio Ferdinand's omission from England's Euro 2012 squad as "a smear campaign" against manager Roy Hodgson
England had a new manager in his interview blazer – and a new captain guaranteed to please a majority of fans happy to trade the remnants of the golden generation that never happened for the odd salt-of-the-earth professional.
Bolton have completed the signing of United States defender Tim Ream from the New York Red Bulls for an undisclosed fee.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle has confirmed striker Sebastian Le Toux has joined the club for a week's training.
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Bolton have confirmed they have begun talks with Chelsea about the possible sale of Gary Cahill.
Harry Redknapp has warned Chelsea and Manchester United that they will be wasting their time if they bid for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric in January.
Phil Jones said last night that the England squad was "unified" and that there was no issue of the allegations of racial abuse hanging over captain John Terry having an adverse effect on the team ahead of tomorrow's game against Spain.
Gary Cahill believes he will reap the benefits of playing alongside skipper John Terry as he looks to establish himself as an England regular.