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Football: Ince handed three-match England ban

IT HAS long been customary before England games for the coach to be mugged into posing with an appropriate prop. Thus Glenn Hoddle has been snapped with a Mini, for the Italian job in Rome, a sombrero, for Mexico, and a pizza, for Italy at home.

Football: Le Saux `needs to calm down'

REPORTS OF the death of England's midfield turned out to be greatly exaggerated yesterday as Glenn Hoddle mustered enough bodies to conclude training with an eight-a-side match at Bisham Abbey.

Football: Ince fights for his reputation

PAUL INCE yesterday denied he had abused the crowd following his sending off during England's 2-1 defeat in Sweden on Saturday, and made an impassioned plea that he be given no more than a one-match ban for his sins.

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Football: Stockholm setback increases pressure on England coach as Shearer expresses concern over bad publicity

Football: Ince to be brought to book?

Andrew Longmore reads a new chapter in England's sorry story

Football: Tears and a locked room: the aftermath of the axe

IT ENDED as it had begun, in tears. And then, as so often in Paul Gascoigne's career, it got messy. Gascoigne, according to leaks from within the England camp, reacted to his axing from the World Cup squad by locking himself in his room in despair. Only with the assistance of other players were England able to coax him out, and then put him on a plane back to England.

Football: Hoddle's hope for strugglers

GLENN HODDLE had words of encouragement for three experienced internationals who are hoping to recuperate after injury in time to be included in England's World Cup squad.

The guiding hand of Hope

Andrew Longmore meets the inspirational new coach of the England women's football team; 'I said I didn't have the right qualifications. They told me I was better qualified than Glenn Hoddle'

Football: PSV reject higher United Stam bid

PSV EINDHOVEN have rejected Manchester United's second bid for their Dutch international centre-back Jaap Stam.

Football: Hoddle leans towards experience

Glenn Moore looks at the relevance of England's Swiss friendly to the real thing

Football: England left in awe of stunning Salas

International football: Hoddle's men brought down to earth as South Americans show the value of craft and graft
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