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Moyes was dealt another blow in the FA Cup elimination at the hands of Swansea but has played down talk of transfers despite calls from supporters to strengthen club

Ian Birrell: Our national sport shares our national blindness

In Britain, we pretend the problem of racism has been defeated, despite all evidence to the contrary

Steven Gerrard could easily have been shown red for the tackle on Tom Hogli

James Lawton: Gerrard must regain >control if Hodgson is to achieve his limited aim

Roy Hodgson was right to believe he scored a kind of triumph in Oslo and soon enough it was confirmed by the headline "The Roy done good."

The eyes of the world – certainly the United players – were on Luis Suarez as he opted to refuse to shake Patrice Evra’s hand

Patrice Evra reveals pressure over Luis Suarez racism incident

Patrice Evra has admitted the pressure he was under prior to his non-handshake with Luis Suarez was the greatest he had ever felt in his life.

England manager Roy Hodgson: 'I'd be lying if I said
that Rio’s [Ferdinand] fitness was the main reason for not selecting him'

James Lawton: Roy gets credit in the bank for being brave

For a man who must have felt these last few days like someone turning out his pockets in the hope of finding a little loose change, England manager Roy Hodgson put on a brave face yesterday. Better still, he gave the distinct impression that he was in charge of both himself and a European Championship squad which, frankly, looks barely competitive.

Rio Ferdinand shows his disappointment after Manchester United squandered a two goal lead against Everton

Rio Ferdinand signals England career is over after being dropped for Euro 2012

Rio Ferdinand appears to have brought down the curtain on his England career.

Rio Ferdinand is favourite to receive the captain's armband for England

James Lawton: The Ferdinand and Terry issue is professionalism

When he was storming about on behalf of Leeds United and Manchester City, and 19 times for England, Danny Mills was not easy to mark down automatically as a potential football statesman. Whatever his other virtues, cool logic never announced itself uppermost.

Rio Ferdinand is favourite to receive the captain's armband for England

James Lawton: Rio Ferdinand and John Terry should get on with it if they are professionals

Danny Mills has tackled the culture of an England dressing room high on egos

Rio Ferdinand shows his disappointment after Manchester United squandered a two goal lead against Everton

Alex Ferguson backs Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand for Euro 2012

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Rio Ferdinand for Euro 2012 selection.

Leading article: Don't be too eager to write off Roy Hodgson

The sports world has been underwhelmed by the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the new manager of the England football squad. Those who predicted that Tottenham's Harry Redknapp was a shoo-in have turned their embarrassment to indignation.

Stuart Pearce expects to be part of any future England set-up

Pearce makes Euro plans while Redknapp is left in the dark

The England caretaker manager, Stuart Pearce, is preparing for the possibility he may be in charge of the national team for Euro 2012 and is speaking to Premier League managers about the fitness and form of players who are up for selection.

Stuart Pearce is in caretaker charge of the team

Pearce makes Euro plans while Harry kept in dark

The England caretaker manager, Stuart Pearce, is preparing for the possibility he may well be in charge of the national team for Euro 2012 this summer and is speaking to Premier League managers about the fitness and form of players who are up for selection.

Manchester United dumped out of Europe by brilliant Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao 2 Manchester United 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 5-3 on aggregate)

Goalkeeper Petr Cech of Chelsea fails to stop Javier Hernandez

Controversial penalties help United snatch a draw

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 3

Rio Ferdinand was dropped as captain so Terry could be reinstated

Rio Ferdinand rules outs replacing John Terry as England captain

Rio Ferdinand has ruled himself out of the running to be named as John Terry's replacement as England captain.

Roberto Mancini feels his side’s display bodes well for the title race

Mancini accuses Rooney of getting Kompany sent off

City claim United striker influenced referee, but Ferguson says tackle was dangerous

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