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Brendan Rodgers given boost in pursuit of Ukraine international winger

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge triggers possible club-v-country row after admitting he will always play for England - even if injured

Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers expressed his concern that Sturridge played the entire friendly against Germany last week despite the striker admitting he is still suffering from a dead leg

Behind the times: Steven Gerrard’s England are still turning their back on change, beaten by teams with better tactics and more technically gifted players

Michael Calvin: England’s ’53 wake-up call still ignored

The Last Word: Anniversary of defeat finds national team still struggling with changed world order

Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich

Arsenal v Southampton: Jack Wilshere will be 'used when needed', says Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager is wary of aggravating the England midfielder's ankle

Joe Hart holds his head in his hands after Fernando Torres' late winner gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Manchester City

Joe Hart can benefit from being dropped, insists Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

The City stopper was back in action for the first time in three weeks when he played for England against Germany

Jack Wilshere. Restored to line-up after bench-warming spells for club and country. One forceful run halted by Beausejour and stung hands of Bravo from outside area. 7

World Cup 2014: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will not take England place for granted

The 21-year-old's place in the Gunners' midfield is not guaranteed

World Cup 2014: England must approach Brazil with 'belief and confidence', says Steven Gerrard

England lost their two most recent friendlies

19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Roberto Martinez tells Ross Barkley to focus on Everton ahead of game against Liverpool

The midfielder could have his attention taken by the World Cup

England v Germany: As it happened

All the news from England's friendly with Germany at Wembley

Andros Townsend

England v Germany: Joachim Low wary of 'quick and dynamic' Andros Townsend

The sides meet at Wembley on Tuesday

Another hat trick: Sir Geoff Hurst presents Frank Lampard with a golden cap for making 100 England appearances

The Last Word: Sir Geoff Hurst hawks himself for £20 in age of embroidered boots

Ghosts of '66 highlight the twisted values of modern game on a night of joyless English football

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira could face missing the World Cup after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the 1-1 draw with Italy

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira sees his World Cup hopes plunged into doubt after being ruled out for six months

Khedira suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee although there is optimism that he could still recover in time to make Brazil 2014

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe accepts that his World Cup hopes with England are diminishing the longer Andre Villas-Boas keeps him on the bench

England 0 Chile 2: Jermain Defoe accepts his World Cup chances are diminishing the longer Andre Villas-Boas keeps him out of the Tottenham team

Defoe has been back-up to Roberto Soldado so far this season and has also slipped down the pecking order for Roy Hodgson's England team

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana made his England debut in the 2-0 defeat to Chile

England 0 Chile 2: Adam Lallana eager for more after making his international bow at Wembley

The Southampton midfielder admits he was disappointed with the result but is determined to make sure that the Chile defeat is not his last contribution to England

Fraser Forster endured a tough international baptism for England

England 0 Chile 2: Five things we learnt at Wembley

Hodgson badly needs Hart to recover his confidence

Saido Berahino tests Finland Under-21s’ defence on Thursday, when he scored twice in England’s 3-0 win

Good news for Roy Hodgson as England U21s find the path to renewal

Exciting talents like Saido Berahino are inspired to shine for the Under-21s by the sense they are now on a clear route that leads to senior caps

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...