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The Last Word: Hodgson’s brief is to deliver us from the golden age that never was
The European Championship was put into perspective for England this afternoon after the squad visited Auschwitz and Oskar Schindler's factory in Krakow.
Roy Hodgson yesterday made his first visit to St George's Park, the future home of England, as he continues to juggle the last few days of his tenure at West Bromwich with his looming duties as the national manager.
New England manager is taken on whirlwind trip round Burton – then it's back to Premier League
The superior technique and decision-making of Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder may have been a chastening experience for England at Wembley, but the Football Association remains optimistic that the future is bright.
The Football Association have rejected claims they paid £1.5million in compensation to Fabio Capello following the Italian's resignation as England coach.
Terry gone, Fabio gone, and no sooner had the FA unveiled an interim coaching plan than it unravelled. Typical. By Sam Wallace
Terry gone, Fabio gone, and no sooner had the FA unveiled an interim coaching plan than it unravelled. Typical
Stuart Pearce is expected to be confirmed as Great Britain's 2012 Olympic coach this month.
It's Germany next so maybe not – but it was not so much beating Argentina as the way the side played that was encouraging
For 14 short minutes on Sunday night, England were heading for a third successive semi-final in the European Under-21 Championship; but in far less convincing fashion than on the two previous occasions. Danny Welbeck's goal in the 75th minute was only their second in three matches and when the previously impressive defence made one slip it brought a crucial equalising goal for the Czech Republic, who needed only a draw to qualify and ended up scoring again with the last kick of the match. The Czechs now meet Switzerland in one semi-final tomorrow, while the favourites Spain play Belarus.
The Football Association is set to announce a two-year extension to Stuart Pearce's contract immediately after the European Under-21 Championship even if the England team are eliminated at the group stage on Sunday in Denmark.
The Way I See It: Do you flinch at the battering rams of Stoke or the financial muscle of Manchester City? Or do you decide to share the legitimate joy of their respective fans?
Sir Trevor Brooking has highlighted Spain's World Cup win last summer as an example of the possible benefits of Jack Wilshere playing for England Under-21s this summer.
Talking Football: It is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for Stoke fans, once-in-a-generation for Manchester City (though that may change). People usually expect to pay for such events
Michel Platini today apologised for the high cost of Champions League final tickets at Wembley and said UEFA would now consider introducing a cheaper category for families for future finals.