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Andy Carroll looks set to be handed his maiden England call-up after the Newcastle striker was left out of the under-21 squad for Tuesday's friendly in Germany.

Merseysiders fade after Torres opener

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Paul Newman: Mackay makes the most of Watford's home-grown talent

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England qualify for under-21s Championship

England kept their discipline to reach the UEFA Under-21 Championship finals as they snuffed out Romania in today's play-off second leg in Botosani.

Pearce's side face tough task in Romania after Wilshere is spirited away by Capello

England Under-21s: 2 Romania Under-21s: 1

Ferguson wants Manchester United to be ruthless

Sir Alex Ferguson has accused his Manchester United players of not being ruthless enough this season.

Wilshere's introduction puts England in the mood

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Wigan manager believes players and fans will back him like his chairman does

France's nightmare goes on with Belarus defeat

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Spurs seek clearance for late Van der Vaart coup

Premier League must ratify last-minute £8m capture from Real after technical difficulties delay completion

Wigan sign Di Santo from Chelsea

Wigan completed their second transfer deadline day signing by securing Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo on a three-year deal just minutes before the window closed.

Wigan bring Cleverley in on loan

Wigan have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.

Transfer Talk: Redknapp's late move for Muntari

The Internazionale midfielder Sulley Muntari is a target for Tottenham on the last day of the summer transfer window today. The Ghana midfielder, 26, whom Redknapp sold to Inter when he was Portsmouth manager, has fallen out of favour under new manager Rafael Benitez. Spurs have missed out on the Brazilian Luis Fabiano, who yesterday signed a contract extension to stay at Seville until 2013.

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