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Steve Tongue, who has covered all four of Stuart Pearce's tournaments over the past six years, reports from Israel

Down and out Craig Dawson scores from the spot
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce’s job is on the line

David Bernstein admits England Under-21 selection policy left manager Stuart Pearce in difficult position

FA chairman wants a review of why so many players were lost to the England senior side

England’s Wilfried Zaha has been ‘outstanding’ in training

European U21 Championship: Stuart Pearce sweating as reign reaches breaking point

Under-21s must see off Norway in stifling heat to avoid exit and keep their coach in his job

The Sport Matrix: Friday 7 June 2013

Bolt unfazed after shock defeat to Gatlin in Rome

Wilfried Zaha of England warms up during a England U21's training session ahead of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Getty Images)

Steve Tongue: Development and success – two contradictory aims for Stuart Pearce at the European Under-21 Championships

The quicker he develops players, the sooner they are moved up a level

Phil Neville will return to his old club Manchester United as a coach this summer to join David Moyes' backroom staff

Phil Neville set for return to Manchester United among David Moyes' backroom staff

Neville played for Moyes for eight years at Everton

Jack Butland: Will line up for England Under-21s against Austria at the Amex Stadium tonight

Jack Butland targets senior squad in time for 2014 World Cup

Keeper confident he can become latest Under-21 product to break into Hodgson's senior side

Roberto Martinez celebrates Wigan's famous FA Cup triumph in the pouring rain

Roberto Martinez keen to resolve Wigan future swiftly amid Everton speculation

The Latics have already been relegated from the Premier League

Callum McManaman celebrates Wigan’s FA Cup victory on Saturday

Wigan forward Callum McManaman set to be rewarded for fine form with England call-up

Hodgson will watch Wigan winger tonight as he and Pearce mull over summer squads

<b>Phil Neville</b> fails to impress his teammates in training:<br/> “I did my stepover on Drenthe this morning and he fell about laughing and thought it was a wind up-no respect nowadays!”

Phil Neville tipped for player-coach role after revealing intention to quit Everton

Captain will continue playing career elsewhere

Jack Butland is as grounded and intelligent as Joe Hart

Jack Butland takes the loan route to success

England's level-headed Under-21 goalkeeper is in the vanguard of future stars learning the game outside the Premier League

Daniel Sturridge
heads home England’s
seventh goal last night

James Lawton: Surely it's time San Marino had to qualify against a dot in the Pacific

This was a fantasy which told England of their ability when free of real pressure

World Cup qualifier: England v San Marino match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Group H fixture at the Stadio di Serravalle

Zaha, who opened the scoring for England, steals the ball

Wilfried Zaha versatility important for England U21s says Brian Eastick

Wilfried Zaha can provide England Under-21s with a different dimension as a lone striker, according to coach Brian Eastick.

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