Southgate Confirms Wayne Rooney Will Lead England against Scotland

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will be captained the England national team for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualification game against Scotland and the friendly against Spain.


These two games are extremely important for Southgate, as it represents his application for a permanent role as the England manager. He has been appointed only on an interim basis until the end of the season. England are widely expected to appoint a popular name – perhaps even foreign – as the replacement for Sam Allardyce.

WE NOW HAVE ALTERNATE OPTIONS - WALKER

Kyle Walker is self-assured that England are fully prepared with an alternative plan in case one fails after their Euro 2016 terrible performance which should help them well in World Cup qualification.


The England national side strived hard under the former coach, Roy Hodgson during the Euro in France with alone win in their three group-stage matches. Their time in the knockout stages was short-lived as Iceland knocked them out in a 2-1 tough clash in Allianz Riviera, Nice, France. Upon having been paraded as huge favorites to triumph against Iceland, the Three Lions ended up in an embarrassing 2-1 defeat in Nice.

Southgate Thanks Goalkeeper Joe Hart for Point against Slovenia

Caretaker manager Gareth Southgate thanked¬¬¬ goalkeeper Joe Hart for being of a massive importance in the draw with Slovenia.


England could only manage a 0-0 draw with Slovenia, which was also Southgate’s second match in charge of the national team. The former Middlesbrough and England under 21 manager has been placed as the temporary man in charge of the national team while they search for a permanent successor to Sam Allardyce. There is even a possibility that Southgate could impress the England FA sufficiently to earn himself a permanent job.

Can Sam Allardyce transform England to an elite national side?

The English national football team went from consistently reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup and actually winning the worldwide competition on 1966 to struggling on making it past the round of 16 and their latest edition saw them failing to even progressing any further than the group stages.


Following the dismissal of Roy Hodgson as the coach of England, Allardyce took over as the manager but there isn’t a general consensus as to whether or not he will be able to actually pull it off and rescue England from their drought of titles and success.

HART JOINS TORINO ON LOAN

England international Joe Hart has moved to Italian club Torino on a loan deal, BBC Sport reports. England Football Association gave the former Manchester City number 1 permission to fly to Italy for a medical to complete the process.

Serie A side Torino confirmed the deal through a statement on the club’s official website: “Signing Joe Hart is a source of great satisfaction.” Hart could feature for Torino after the international break on September 11 in their next game at Atalanta.

Karen Brady reveals Sam Allardyce Interest to Manage National Team

West Ham vice-chairman Karen Brady has revealed that the club’s former manager Sam Allardyce always wanted to manage the England national team. Hence, she expects Allardyce to do well in his new role.


The former Bolton Wanderers manager is known for keeping clubs like Newcastle, West Ham, and Sunderland afloat in the Premier League against all the odds. He was seen as an inferior candidate to the established crop of international managers like Vicente del Bosque of Spain. However, he was the number one choice for the national team as soon as Roy Hodgson quit the role after the Euro 2016.

Ryan Bertrand: England must Believe

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand says that England can certainly go into the Euro 2016 with the belief that they can win the title.

England will certainly not be considered as favourites to win the title after having not come anywhere close to winning a major honours since the World Cup 1966. Even at the last World Cup in Brazil, the team was knocked out of the group stages after once again performing in a very poor fashion. Things are slightly different ahead of the Euro 2016 England have qualified for the tournament by winning all the qualification matches.

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