England held to a goalless draw with Italy

England continued with their winless start to their Nations League campaign continued as an experimental Three Lions side failed to break down European champions Italy in a goalless draw at Molineux. This was a game played behind closed doors as punishment for the chaos that preceded the last meeting between these two, when Italy beat England in the Euro 2020…

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England players jeered for taking a knee in Hungary

England players were jeered when they took a knee before their Nations League match in Hungary, despite most of the crowd in Budapest being children. Last June, Hungary were ordered by Uefa to play three games behind closed doors as punishment for discriminatory behaviour by their fans at Euro 2020. But Saturday’s fixture saw over 30,000 spectators at Budapest’s Puskas Arena.…

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England begin Nations League journey with defeat against Hungary

England start Nations League campaign with a losing start as a disappointing display brought a deserved defeat by Hungary in Budapest. This international was billed as taking place behind closed doors as Uefa punishment for racist and homophobic behaviour by Hungary’s fans during Euro 2020. And yet it was played in front of a large crowd, consisting mainly of schoolchildren…

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England to host Ivory Coast in a friendly match

England will play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March. Ivory Coast are ranked 56th in the world and are through to the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nations having knocked out holders Algeria on Thursday. Their squad boasts the likes of Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, Ajax’s Sebastien Haller and Fulham’s Jean Michal Seri. England are already hosting Switzerland on 26…

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Bellingham encourages players to get vaccinated

England midfielder Jude Bellingham says he has had both Covid-19 vaccinations plus his booster. He has therefore encouraged other footballers to do the same. The 18-year-old plays for Borussia Dortmund in Germany where 94% of players are double vaccinated. Bellingham told BBC’s Sally Nugent that players “have a platform in society”. “I’ve had both jabs and the booster, just to…

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Jude Bellingham fined 40,000 euros for referee comments

England midfielder Jude Bellingham has been fined 40,000 euros (£34,000) by the German Football Association. Jude Bellingham the appointment of referee Felix Zwayer for Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich. Bellingham criticised Zwayer after Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat on Saturday. He referred to the official’s six-month ban for a match-fixing scandal in 2005. The 18-year-old has been fined for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”. Dortmund…

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Jude Bellingham nets stunner in Dortmund win

England international Jude Bellingham scored a superb solo goal as Borussia Dortmund won to remain within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. The 18-year-old midfielder collected the ball on the edge of the Arminia Bielefeld penalty area. Jude Bellingham dribbled past three defenders before chipping in. Emre Can and Mats Hummels also scored before Bellingham sealed it, the hosts…

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