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ONE OF the benefits of being a talented but inconsistent English international is that however often the selectors' axe falls the chance will come round again.

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THE WATFORD central defender Paul Robinson will complete a week to remember by earning his first England Under-21 cap in tonight's European Under-21 Championship qualifier with Sweden at the McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield.

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KIERON DYER will be out of action for at least six weeks after breaking his leg in Ipswich's 3-2 win over Watford in their First Division match last night.

Football: Keegan fights for more control

KEVIN KEEGAN'S appointment as England coach appeared to come a step closer yesterday, after he discussed the vacancy with the Football Association's king-makers - but the FA may yet have to look elsewhere because of a possible conflict between the control Keegan wants and Howard Wilkinson's sphere of influence.

Football: FA begins talks with Keegan

KEVIN KEEGAN'S appointment as England coach moved a step closer last night after the Football Association's king-makers, David Davies and Noel White, travelled to the northeast to discuss the vacancy with the man currently working under the title of Chief Operating Officer at Second Division Fulham.

Football: Upson's Arsenal ambition

THE HERO of England's Under-21 victory over France on Tuesday night, Arsenal's Matthew Upson, yesterday revealed his determination to break up the most famous back four in English football.
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