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The Belgian international has struggled to break into the side in 2013

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The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal against Montenegro to cap a fine display

Despite the obvious passion of many fans, is Wembley always the best environment for the national team?

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Wayne Rooney opens the scoring for England at Wembley

Kevin Garside: Failings all too familiar before England find fireworks against Montenegro

A wise Hodgson will stand back from the rhetoric of his preparation

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England v Montenegro: World Cup qualifier match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley

Montenegro's Branko Brnovic watches training at Wembley

England v Montenegro: Visiting coach tempers his words and his optimism ahead of Wembley showdown

The Montenegro coach, Branko Brnovic, resisted the temptation to tear into England for a second time as he contemplates the monumental task of leading his patched-up team to victory at Wembley and possibly taking over top spot in World Cup qualifying Group H.

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Reaction to controversial comments will not affect Jack Wilshere, insists England manager Roy Hodgson

The Arsenal midfielder made his feelings about residency rules known earlier this week

Wayne Rooney in action against Scotland

Wayne Rooney the pride of Scotland? It nearly happened according to former coach Berti Vogts

The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality

Javier Hernandez scored the game's only goal in the Capital One Cup win over Liverpool

Javier Hernandez tells David Moyes he must be 'given more opportunities' to prove himself at Manchester United

The Mexican has started just two games this season and reports suggest he may look to move elsewhere

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Stevan Jovetic interview: Manchester City striker ready and willing to carry Montenegro hopes against England if Mirko Vucinic is out

The £22m Manchester City striker tells Ian Herbert how important Friday's game is to his small country

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World Cup qualifiers: Entire England squad takes part in training

Roy Hodgson will be delighted to be able to pick from a fit squad of players

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