Allardyce officially hired

Jul 23, 2016

Allardyce officially hired

Sam Allardyce pledged to make England proud of its perennially under-performing national team after being hired as its manager on Friday, following an embarrassing European Championship showing under Roy Hodgson. In a break from previous lengthy deals for managers, the English Football Association only ...

Bruce interviewed for England job

Jul 20, 2016

Bruce interviewed for England job

Hull City’s Steve Bruce said on Tuesday he had been interviewed by the F.A. for the vacant England manager job. His newly promoted Premier League club said on Monday that Bruce had held talks with F.A. vice chairman David Gill, technical director Dan Ashworth ...

Jul 10, 2016

Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler breaks thumb

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a fractured thumb, his county side Lancashire said on Sunday. It is not known how long Buttler will be out of action, but having been overlooked by England for the ...

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Jun 28, 2016

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament. England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation ...

Jun 25, 2016

England holds off Australia to complete series swep

A ruthless England side beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday to inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole, fullback Mike Brown, No. 8 Billy Vunipola and replacement ...

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Jun 24, 2016

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Wayne Rooney used to go to major tournaments feeling the weight of a nation on his shoulders. “I had to be the one to win us games, to win us tournaments,” the England captain said Thursday, opening up on his run of disappointing showings ...