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Brendan Rodgers given boost in pursuit of Ukraine international winger

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted he could recall little of his dramatic contribution to England's draw in Brazil

'I can't really remember it to be honest!': Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the dark about his England goal against Brazil, as father admits he slept through action

The Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a historic goal in England’s 2-2 draw with Brazil at the Maracana, 29 years after his father Mark Chamberlain played there in the same fixture.

The Last Word: Brazil and England on shifting sands

Samba football v the Dark Ages, but both are polluted by corporate greed

Roberto Martinez is in charge of his 150th Premier League game

Everton duo Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka would welcome appointment of Roberto Martinez

The Toffees are looking for a successor to David Moyes

Michael Carrick: Helped England to keep the ball better than they often do. Set the tempo with impressive range of passing 6
Wayne Rooney remains the first name on the team sheet for England

Roy Hodgson's England snub frustrates Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry has admitted his frustration that his England career appears to be over.

England fans

England fans warned against singing anti-IRA songs at Wembley by Roy Hodgson

The Three Lions will be playing Ireland for the first time since 1995

Andy Carroll pictured after scoring against Sweden at Euro 2012

Andy Carroll recalled to England squad for friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil

The on-loan Liverpool striker has been rewarded for his strong finish to the season

Rio Ferdinand

The reaction: Rio Ferdinand retires from England

The Manchester United defender has called time on his international career

Ferdinand, who won the last of his 81 caps in June 2011, angered some England fans when he withdrew after being recalled to Roy Hodgson's squad for the match in San Marino and Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Rio Ferdinand quits international football

Rio Ferdinand has quit international football, the Football Association (FA) said today.

Micah Richards

Manchester City defender Micah Richards eyes 2014 World Cup place with England

24-year-old confident of making right-back position his own

MATIJA NASTASIC: Looked far more experienced than a 20-year-old in his first year in English football, intercepting well
Laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) raised concerns over Rio Ferdinand’s fitness after his England recall

Testimonial announcement hints at Manchester United stay for Rio Ferdinand

Defender is out of contract in the summer

Ross Barkley, only 19, has started against Tottenham and Arsenal

Everton bank on Ross Barkley to hit the Wayne Rooney standard in push for top-four

The Toffees teenager has been thrust into action

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson questions the need for international friendlies

Remarks come after England manager Roy Hodgson claimed his efforts were being undermined by clubs

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Bread from heaven

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The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

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