Sport Spurs would go on to win the FA Cup in the season they were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham. Ricky Villa is pictured here celebrating a goal in the final against Man City

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Redknapp denies banning youngsters from England duty

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Tottenham allow teenagers to play for England

Harry Redknapp has defused a potential club-versus-country row involving four Tottenham teenagers by allowing them to play for England in the European Under-19 Championship in France.

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Manager 'more focused than ever' but right-hand man Baldini is now in spotlight

The Italian's job: to bring in fresh blood and win back dressing room

When the Football Association left South Africa in a hurry on Monday evening they did so promising that Sir Dave Richards' investigation into the failings of England's 2010 World Cup campaign would take "a few weeks" at the very least to reflect on Fabio Capello's future.

Sheepshanks gives Capello his backing

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Capello fears potential £10m pay-off lies behind growing support at FA

Fabio Capello will not stay in the England job if he feels that he is only being kept on because the Football Association do not want to pay out the £10m compensation needed to break his contract – although last night support at the FA seemed to be growing to keep the Italian on.

Capello position 'untenable' says Kamara

Chris Kamara has branded Fabio Capello's position "untenable".

Capello to hold press conference

Fabio Capello will hold a press conference later today as speculation about his future as England coach continues to mount.

Will Capello stay and face fans' anger, or quit and take £10m payout?

When England's players convened in the dressing rooms at half-time yesterday, Fabio Capello said nothing to them. Perhaps even then, with his side 2-1 down, the England manager knew the writing was on the wall for his team and was considering his future.

Gerrard: 'We will do whatever it takes to get into last eight'

Captain has faith Rooney will come good when it matters – against Germany today

How much can we learn from England's first game?

Does an early wobble always preceed a disaster? Is a good win a sure sign of great things to come? Not necessarily.

Wickham earns first European title for England in 17 years

A goal from Connor Wickham, Ipswich Town's highly-rated striker, secured the Under-17 European Championship for England at the Rheinpark Stadium in Vaduz, Liechtenstein yesterday. Given that no England side has won a trophy of this significance since 1993, when a team containing Robbie Fowler, Sol Campbell and Paul Scholes won the Under-19 European title, this 2-1 win over Spain constitutes quite some achievement.

FA calls Capello crisis talks

Club England body formed overnight with national manager thought to be tempted by Internazionale job

Inside Lines: Sugar not sweet enough for FA but Brooking is a class act

The volcanic ash hovering over Triesmangate leaves a nasty taste in the mouth, a massive dent in England's 2018 World Cup ambitions and yet another "sit vac" notice pinned on the Football Association's notice board. Worse still, it has enticed Sir Alan Sugar to declare his interest in sipping from then poisoned chalice. Someone should tell him now "You're fired!" before he is hired because with Lord Sugar in charge it would be a decidedly unsweet FA. He doesn't do humility or schmoozing, and would get up more noses than a stash of the white stuff at an Amy Winehouse housewarming. The incoming Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, is insistent that another independent chairman should succeed the loose-tongued Triesman – but my hunch is that he could be persuaded otherwise if one of the game's most respected figures became a candidate. Please step forward Sir Trevor Brooking, for six years the FA's director or football development. One of the brainiest and most elegant footballers, he has also proved he knows how to steady a ship and steer it intelligently as he showed when he was a first-class chairman of Sport England. There is no one outside of Fabio Capello among the vast number of FA hirelings who knows more about the game from top to bottom. Who better than the thinking fan's pro to bridge the damaging gap between the FA and the Premier League? Brooking would also be a distinguished addition to the bid's front-bench team, whose surprise election tactic may see Seb Coe making the keynote platform address, impressively flanked by two Daves: Beckham and Cameron.

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