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  • The Red Devils duo exchanged a couple of messages on Twitter surrounding the England striker's gratuitous holiday snap of him out on the water Manchester United have found a new captain in the form of Marcus Rashford, but, the England international is not quite a skipper in the mould of Roy Ke..

    Captain Rashford? Martial teases Man Utd team-mate

    The Red Devils duo exchanged a couple of messages on Twitter surrounding the England striker's gratuitous holiday snap of him out on the water Manchester United have found a new captain in the form of Marcus Rashford, but, the England international is not quite a skipper in the mould of Roy Ke..
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  • © Getty Images Igor Akinfeev took the blame for Ronaldo's goal in 1-0 defeat to Portugal The loss could have been greater had it not been for an excellent performance on his 100th cap A lot depends on the Sbornaya captain in the final group stage match against Mexico By Igor Borunov with Russia The fans voted Cristiano Ronaldo as Budweiser Man of the Match when Portugal beat Russia, and with good reason: he is the biggest star at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and scored the winning goal. However, there are a few reasons why Igor Akinfeev deserves a mention as the host nation's best performer against the Portuguese. Firstly, he was called into action considerably more often than his opposite number, Rui Patricio, and put in an almost faultless display. The only time he came up short was when he failed to stop Ronaldo finding the net, although he did cope with two other dangerous strikes from the Portugal captain. The save of the match came in the 50th minute, whe..

    Akinfeev playing a captain’s part

    © Getty Images Igor Akinfeev took the blame for Ronaldo's goal in 1-0 defeat to Portugal The loss could have been greater had it not been for an excellent performance on his 100th cap A lot depends on the Sbornaya captain in the final group stage match against Mexico By Igor Borunov with Russia The fans voted Cristiano Ronaldo as Budweiser Man of the Match when Portugal beat Russia, and with good reason: he is the biggest star at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and scored the winning goal. However, there are a few reasons why Igor Akinfeev deserves a mention as the host nation's best performer against the Portuguese. Firstly, he was called into action considerably more often than his opposite number, Rui Patricio, and put in an almost faultless display. The only time he came up short was when he failed to stop Ronaldo finding the net, although he did cope with two other dangerous strikes from the Portugal captain. The save of the match came in the 50th minute, whe..
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  • © Getty Images Mark Milligan joined an elite group of Socceroos as skipper at a world tournament Milligan has now captained Australia at three major tournaments The Socceroos face a crucial encounter with Cameroon on Thursday By Pete Smith with Australia Back in 2003, an 18-year-old Mark Milligan cut a disconsolate figure on the training ground sidelines in the shadows of Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. The teenager had been just been informed his knee injury was in fact a torn ligament, meaning a dream trip to the FIFA U-20 World Cup was in tatters. It was a cruel blow for a 18-year-old, doubly so given the injury came literally on the eve of the team’s departure. Who knew if it would be his only shot at glory. After all, it proved to be the case for many of his Young Socceroos' team-mates. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, Milligan has made every post a winner. Milligan, along with Tim Cahill, is the only Australian player to feature in three FIFA World Cup™ squads. On Monda..

    Captain Milligan and the rare treble

    © Getty Images Mark Milligan joined an elite group of Socceroos as skipper at a world tournament Milligan has now captained Australia at three major tournaments The Socceroos face a crucial encounter with Cameroon on Thursday By Pete Smith with Australia Back in 2003, an 18-year-old Mark Milligan cut a disconsolate figure on the training ground sidelines in the shadows of Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. The teenager had been just been informed his knee injury was in fact a torn ligament, meaning a dream trip to the FIFA U-20 World Cup was in tatters. It was a cruel blow for a 18-year-old, doubly so given the injury came literally on the eve of the team’s departure. Who knew if it would be his only shot at glory. After all, it proved to be the case for many of his Young Socceroos' team-mates. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, Milligan has made every post a winner. Milligan, along with Tim Cahill, is the only Australian player to feature in three FIFA World Cup™ squads. On Monda..
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  • Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hopeful of being able to tie down captain Ryan Shawcross to a new long-term contract as the defender approaches the final year of his current deal. The 29-year-old centre-back agreed a six-year term in November 2012 and talks have been on-going about extending that stay."When you..

    Stoke hoping to extend captain Ryan Shawcross’ stay at club

    Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hopeful of being able to tie down captain Ryan Shawcross to a new long-term contract as the defender approaches the final year of his current deal. The 29-year-old centre-back agreed a six-year term in November 2012 and talks have been on-going about extending that stay."When you..
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  • France dropped a point in World Cup qualifying due to an error from their goalkeeper, but Didier Deschamps is showing faith in his skipper Hugo Lloris will remain as France captain for Tuesday's friendly with England despite his costly blunder in the World Cup qualifier with Sweden. With Frid..

    Lloris stays as France captain vs England despite Sweden blunder

    France dropped a point in World Cup qualifying due to an error from their goalkeeper, but Didier Deschamps is showing faith in his skipper Hugo Lloris will remain as France captain for Tuesday's friendly with England despite his costly blunder in the World Cup qualifier with Sweden. With Frid..
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  • Gareth Southgate has kept faith with a man frozen out by Pep Guardiola, but calls for him to be dropped have grown in intensity after Scotland draw Manchester City outcast Joe Hart should be dropped by England and replaced by Jack Butland, says former captain Terry Butcher. The 30-year-old has bee..

    ‘Hart needs to be dropped’ – Former England captain Butcher calls for Butland over Man City outcast

    Gareth Southgate has kept faith with a man frozen out by Pep Guardiola, but calls for him to be dropped have grown in intensity after Scotland draw Manchester City outcast Joe Hart should be dropped by England and replaced by Jack Butland, says former captain Terry Butcher. The 30-year-old has bee..
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  • The Tottenham striker scored a late equaliser at Hampden Park, but familiar failings were on show for Gareth Southgate's side against Scotland COMMENT If England needed a wake-up call as they cruise towards Russia 2018, they received it at Hampden Park, where they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sc..

    Captain Kane gets England out of jail but Ballon d’Or wannabe needs more support

    The Tottenham striker scored a late equaliser at Hampden Park, but familiar failings were on show for Gareth Southgate's side against Scotland COMMENT If England needed a wake-up call as they cruise towards Russia 2018, they received it at Hampden Park, where they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sc..
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  • The Manchester United forward has had to make way to the Tottenham striker, while West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is handed a starting spot Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. The teenage forward h..

    England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

    The Manchester United forward has had to make way to the Tottenham striker, while West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is handed a starting spot Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. The teenage forward h..
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  • The French goalkeeper expects his Spurs team-mate to extend his club form to the international stage after the striker was given the armband Hugo Lloris has no doubt that Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane will make a good England captain. The captaincy has been bestowed upon the 23-year-old by Gareth..

    ‘He’s a great leader’ – Lloris taps Kane to succeed as England captain

    The French goalkeeper expects his Spurs team-mate to extend his club form to the international stage after the striker was given the armband Hugo Lloris has no doubt that Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane will make a good England captain. The captaincy has been bestowed upon the 23-year-old by Gareth..
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  • The Tottenham man will wear the armband when the Three Lions travel to Hampden Park for Saturday's World Cup qualifier Tottenham attacker Harry Kane will serve as England captain for Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Scotland, Gareth Southgate confirmed. WATCH: Alli nutmegs Stones Kane ..

    Kane to captain England against Scotland

    The Tottenham man will wear the armband when the Three Lions travel to Hampden Park for Saturday's World Cup qualifier Tottenham attacker Harry Kane will serve as England captain for Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Scotland, Gareth Southgate confirmed. WATCH: Alli nutmegs Stones Kane ..
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