Roy Hodgson backed his England team to complete automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup by beating Poland on Tuesday night.
Qualification remains in the Three Lions' hands
The Blues have been linked with a move for the unsettled Uruguay striker
Former captain ends self-imposed exile, but problems remain in his relationship with FA and Ferdinand
Newcastle defender rewarded for best spell of career with return to the national squad
Manchester United defender was forced to pull out of squad this week
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.
Chelsea midfielder was not used in defeat to Corinthians
Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0: The Copa Libertadores champions joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the tournament twice, after their first title in 2000
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.
Roy Hodgson lost the second member of his original 23-man Euro 2012 squad to injury yesterday when Gareth Barry was forced to withdraw after scans revealed the extent of damage in a stomach muscle torn during Saturday's friendly win over Norway.
Ferdinand the fall guy of Hodgson's belief the pair cannot get on together
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.