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  • England Women manager Mark Sampson was accused of making a "racial and prejudicial" remark about one of his players during a training session but was exonerated after an inquiry launched by the Football Association. The FA instigated an independent investigation into the claims made by Eni Aluko, the 30-year-old striker who won 102 caps for England before falling out of favour last year, and it found there had been "no wrong-doing".Aluko alleged that 34-year-old Welshman Sampson last year asked a then member of the England squad, reportedly of mixed race, whether she had been arrested before. Aluko, who is a qualified lawyer, claimed the comments had "derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations".Sampson is the manager who led England to the World Cup semi-finals in 2015 and to the same stage at this summer's European Championship.Key elements of the case made by Aluko against the FA had remained undisclosed, but details emerged on Wednesday regarding the allegation that Sa..

    England Women boss Mark Sampson alleged to have made ‘racial’ remark to player

    England Women manager Mark Sampson was accused of making a "racial and prejudicial" remark about one of his players during a training session but was exonerated after an inquiry launched by the Football Association. The FA instigated an independent investigation into the claims made by Eni Aluko, the 30-year-old striker who won 102 caps for England before falling out of favour last year, and it found there had been "no wrong-doing".Aluko alleged that 34-year-old Welshman Sampson last year asked a then member of the England squad, reportedly of mixed race, whether she had been arrested before. Aluko, who is a qualified lawyer, claimed the comments had "derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations".Sampson is the manager who led England to the World Cup semi-finals in 2015 and to the same stage at this summer's European Championship.Key elements of the case made by Aluko against the FA had remained undisclosed, but details emerged on Wednesday regarding the allegation that Sa..
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  • England manager Gareth Southgate believes the summer success of the country's youth teams will act as inspiration for the senior side on the road to Russia 2018. England have enjoyed an unprecedented run at international competitions in recent months, winning the Under-20 World Cup, the Under-19 European Championship and the Toulon Tournament.In addition the Young Lions were beaten finalists in the Under-17 Euros and made the last four at the Under-21 equivalent before defeat by Germany.On the eve of the Premier League season, attention will now return to Southgate's squad and whether they can make their own mark at next summer's World Cup.And Southgate is happy to take his lead from the next generation."We want our young players to experience success and then for that to inspire our senior team," he said."We sat as a group and watched the Under-20 World Cup final, because the whole pathway is joined up and our senior players can be inspired by the younger ones."W..

    Gareth Southgate urges England to learn from youth teams on road to Russia 2018

    England manager Gareth Southgate believes the summer success of the country's youth teams will act as inspiration for the senior side on the road to Russia 2018. England have enjoyed an unprecedented run at international competitions in recent months, winning the Under-20 World Cup, the Under-19 European Championship and the Toulon Tournament.In addition the Young Lions were beaten finalists in the Under-17 Euros and made the last four at the Under-21 equivalent before defeat by Germany.On the eve of the Premier League season, attention will now return to Southgate's squad and whether they can make their own mark at next summer's World Cup.And Southgate is happy to take his lead from the next generation."We want our young players to experience success and then for that to inspire our senior team," he said."We sat as a group and watched the Under-20 World Cup final, because the whole pathway is joined up and our senior players can be inspired by the younger ones."W..
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  • England saw their dreams of winning Women's Euro 2017 shattered by a 3-0 semi-final loss to host nation Holland in their semi-final in Enschede.Goals either side of half-time from Arsenal pair Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk secured victory for the vibrant Dutch before a last-gasp own goal from Millie Bright compounded England's misery.England were punished for a slow start by Miedema and there proved no way back after a costly mistake by Fara Williams, their confident campaign ending in a huge anti-climax.Manager Mark Sampson was forced into two changes with injured goalkeeper Karen Bardsley replaced by Siobhan Chamberlain and the experienced Williams taking the place of suspended Jill Scott in midfield.His side were rarely in the contest. Holland took the early initiative, clearly charged by the passionate support of the orange-clad fans that made up the majority of the sell-out crowd at FC Twente's 30,000-capacity home.The hosts won most of the 50-50 ch..

    England Lionesses’ Euro 2017 dream ended by Holland

    England saw their dreams of winning Women's Euro 2017 shattered by a 3-0 semi-final loss to host nation Holland in their semi-final in Enschede.Goals either side of half-time from Arsenal pair Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk secured victory for the vibrant Dutch before a last-gasp own goal from Millie Bright compounded England's misery.England were punished for a slow start by Miedema and there proved no way back after a costly mistake by Fara Williams, their confident campaign ending in a huge anti-climax.Manager Mark Sampson was forced into two changes with injured goalkeeper Karen Bardsley replaced by Siobhan Chamberlain and the experienced Williams taking the place of suspended Jill Scott in midfield.His side were rarely in the contest. Holland took the early initiative, clearly charged by the passionate support of the orange-clad fans that made up the majority of the sell-out crowd at FC Twente's 30,000-capacity home.The hosts won most of the 50-50 ch..
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  • Lucy Bronze has promised England will return fitter and faster from their European Championship heartache. The Lionesses saw their impressive campaign at Women's Euro 2017 end in a huge anti-climax as they were overrun 3-0 by host nation Holland in their semi-final in Enschede.Goals in each half from Arsenal pair Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk undid England before Millie Bright put through her own net with the last kick of the game.Having made confident progress through the tournament, England had looked like serious contenders for the title and Bronze feels a lot will be learnt from the campaign.The Manchester City right-back, one of the most eye-catching performers throughout the event in Holland, said: "We have got to take the positives from it. We can't dwell too much on it even though it was the most pivotal game for us."We've scored a lot of goals, played some great football, won every group game, beaten France - finally."There are things that we c..

    Lucy Bronze vows England will come back stronger from Euro 2017 disappointment

    Lucy Bronze has promised England will return fitter and faster from their European Championship heartache. The Lionesses saw their impressive campaign at Women's Euro 2017 end in a huge anti-climax as they were overrun 3-0 by host nation Holland in their semi-final in Enschede.Goals in each half from Arsenal pair Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk undid England before Millie Bright put through her own net with the last kick of the game.Having made confident progress through the tournament, England had looked like serious contenders for the title and Bronze feels a lot will be learnt from the campaign.The Manchester City right-back, one of the most eye-catching performers throughout the event in Holland, said: "We have got to take the positives from it. We can't dwell too much on it even though it was the most pivotal game for us."We've scored a lot of goals, played some great football, won every group game, beaten France - finally."There are things that we c..
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  • England's semi-final loss to Holland at Euro 2017 was watched by a British record television audience for women's football.A peak of four million people and an average of 2.6 million watched England's 3-0 defeat by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday. The match was screened live by Channel 4 and the viewing figures eclipse the previous best mark for a women's match of 3.3 million for England's quarter-final victory over France last Sunday. These numbers follow the general trend that has seen media and public interest reach unprecedented levels for a women's European Championship.Organisers UEFA accredited 132 media for England's semi-final at the sold-out 30,000-capacity FC Twente Stadion, including 89 in the press seats. There were also 43 photographers in the arena.England boss Mark Sampson put aside the disappointment of defeat to thank the media for their contribution during his post-match press conference.Sampson, who earned a round of ..

    Record numbers watch England Women knocked out of Euro 2017 semis

    England's semi-final loss to Holland at Euro 2017 was watched by a British record television audience for women's football.A peak of four million people and an average of 2.6 million watched England's 3-0 defeat by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday. The match was screened live by Channel 4 and the viewing figures eclipse the previous best mark for a women's match of 3.3 million for England's quarter-final victory over France last Sunday. These numbers follow the general trend that has seen media and public interest reach unprecedented levels for a women's European Championship.Organisers UEFA accredited 132 media for England's semi-final at the sold-out 30,000-capacity FC Twente Stadion, including 89 in the press seats. There were also 43 photographers in the arena.England boss Mark Sampson put aside the disappointment of defeat to thank the media for their contribution during his post-match press conference.Sampson, who earned a round of ..
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  • England's Jodie Taylor remains on course to win the golden boot at Women's Euro 2017 despite defeat in the semi-finals. The Arsenal forward scored five goals in the tournament in Holland, three more than any other player with just the final to be played. Of the finalists, the leading Holland players have scored two goals each while no Denmark player has scored more than one. Here, Press Association Sport breaks down Taylor's goals by match. July 19, three goals v Scotland, Group D, UtrechtSet England on the way to a convincing 6-0 win with two goals inside the opening half-hour and then completed a hat-trick early in the second half.July 23, one goal v Spain, Group D, BredaWrapped up a 2-0 victory with England's second goal five minutes from time, a composed finish with Spain still reeling from the controversy of having a penalty awarded but then seeing the referee change her mind.July 30, one goal v France, Quarter-final, DenventerNetted the only goal as ..

    England striker Jodie Taylor leading race for Euro 2017 golden boot

    England's Jodie Taylor remains on course to win the golden boot at Women's Euro 2017 despite defeat in the semi-finals. The Arsenal forward scored five goals in the tournament in Holland, three more than any other player with just the final to be played. Of the finalists, the leading Holland players have scored two goals each while no Denmark player has scored more than one. Here, Press Association Sport breaks down Taylor's goals by match. July 19, three goals v Scotland, Group D, UtrechtSet England on the way to a convincing 6-0 win with two goals inside the opening half-hour and then completed a hat-trick early in the second half.July 23, one goal v Spain, Group D, BredaWrapped up a 2-0 victory with England's second goal five minutes from time, a composed finish with Spain still reeling from the controversy of having a penalty awarded but then seeing the referee change her mind.July 30, one goal v France, Quarter-final, DenventerNetted the only goal as ..
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  • England's heart-breaking Women's Euro 2017 exit has been followed by a swift switch of focus to World Cup glory.The Lionesses' saw their dream of victory in this summer's tournament in Holland dashed as they were overpowered by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday.The 3-0 loss came as a huge anti-climax to an uplifting campaign which had seen England underline their emergence on the elite stage and enjoy a big surge in profile.Yet after the final whistle blew at the FC Twente Stadion, the beaten players gathered in a huddle and set a goal of winning the World Cup in France in two years' time.England claimed bronze in Canada in 2015 and their next campaign begins against Russia at Tranmere's Prenton Park next month.Forward Fran Kirby said: "It's difficult. We worked really hard collectively and individually for this moment and to get to where we are. Everyone is bitterly disappointed but we're just trying to pick ourselves up and get ready..

    England Women turn attention to World Cup after Euros heartbreak

    England's heart-breaking Women's Euro 2017 exit has been followed by a swift switch of focus to World Cup glory.The Lionesses' saw their dream of victory in this summer's tournament in Holland dashed as they were overpowered by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday.The 3-0 loss came as a huge anti-climax to an uplifting campaign which had seen England underline their emergence on the elite stage and enjoy a big surge in profile.Yet after the final whistle blew at the FC Twente Stadion, the beaten players gathered in a huddle and set a goal of winning the World Cup in France in two years' time.England claimed bronze in Canada in 2015 and their next campaign begins against Russia at Tranmere's Prenton Park next month.Forward Fran Kirby said: "It's difficult. We worked really hard collectively and individually for this moment and to get to where we are. Everyone is bitterly disappointed but we're just trying to pick ourselves up and get ready..
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  • England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed an "incredible summer" for the nation following plenty of tournament success - but knows a lot of the young talent on display still face a battle to make it at their clubs. Southgate watched on as the England Under-20s won the World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, while the Under-19s lifted the European Championship.Both the Under-21s and Under-17s suffered penalty shoot-out agony in their respective European Championships, the Under-21s in the semi-final against Italy and the Under-17s losing their final to Spain.Add to that Mark Sampson leading the England Women's team to the semi-final of their own European Championships and it has been a summer to remember for England fans when contrasted to the shortcomings of the senior men's side at recent major tournaments.Southgate admits the challenge for the Young Lions going forward is to break into their club sides to give them a platform to step-up into the senior squad in the coming y..

    Southgate hoping England youngsters can force their way into club first teams

    England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed an "incredible summer" for the nation following plenty of tournament success - but knows a lot of the young talent on display still face a battle to make it at their clubs. Southgate watched on as the England Under-20s won the World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, while the Under-19s lifted the European Championship.Both the Under-21s and Under-17s suffered penalty shoot-out agony in their respective European Championships, the Under-21s in the semi-final against Italy and the Under-17s losing their final to Spain.Add to that Mark Sampson leading the England Women's team to the semi-final of their own European Championships and it has been a summer to remember for England fans when contrasted to the shortcomings of the senior men's side at recent major tournaments.Southgate admits the challenge for the Young Lions going forward is to break into their club sides to give them a platform to step-up into the senior squad in the coming y..
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he would like to return to England after revealing his frustration over an investigation into his tax returns.The 32-year-old Real Madrid striker, who played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has denied charges of evading tax and hiding details of his income from the Spanish tax authorities.Prosecutors allege Ronaldo evaded 14.7million euros (£13.1million) in tax.The Portuguese claims that, contrary to the argument of the Public Prosecutor, the transfer of his image rights to a company he owned took place in 2004 and not in 2010 just after he joined Real.Since 2015 the player said his image rights had been granted to an independent third party, registered in Spain, that pays tax for him.The Public Prosecutor's charge is limited exclusively to tax on the amounts earned by the player in 2014 for granting his image rights for the years from 2011 to 2020.Ronaldo, who earlier this week appeared at magistrates court in a Madrid suburb to an..

    Ronaldo wants to return to England – reports

    Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he would like to return to England after revealing his frustration over an investigation into his tax returns.The 32-year-old Real Madrid striker, who played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has denied charges of evading tax and hiding details of his income from the Spanish tax authorities.Prosecutors allege Ronaldo evaded 14.7million euros (£13.1million) in tax.The Portuguese claims that, contrary to the argument of the Public Prosecutor, the transfer of his image rights to a company he owned took place in 2004 and not in 2010 just after he joined Real.Since 2015 the player said his image rights had been granted to an independent third party, registered in Spain, that pays tax for him.The Public Prosecutor's charge is limited exclusively to tax on the amounts earned by the player in 2014 for granting his image rights for the years from 2011 to 2020.Ronaldo, who earlier this week appeared at magistrates court in a Madrid suburb to an..
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  • Former England Women's captain Faye White believes a handful of familiar faces in the Lionesses set-up will be pondering retirement after Euro 2017.Mark Sampson's side captured the imagination of the nation with their run to the semi-finals, where they defeated by hosts Holland, but now attention turns to the challenges ahead.And while the majority of the players who thrived this summer will expect to have more chances at silverware, some of the squad's more experienced campaigners could be at the end of the road.Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Fara Williams and Laura Bassett are all 32 or older and the first three have well over 100 international caps each.But the group is already moving on and, of the quartet, only Williams was selected for the Holland defeat, turning in a poor performance.White, who called time on England while pregnant in 2012, told Press Association Sport: "I think they're getting towards the end. They haven't featured a lot in the tourname..

    England Lionessess could ponder their futures, says former captain Faye White

    Former England Women's captain Faye White believes a handful of familiar faces in the Lionesses set-up will be pondering retirement after Euro 2017.Mark Sampson's side captured the imagination of the nation with their run to the semi-finals, where they defeated by hosts Holland, but now attention turns to the challenges ahead.And while the majority of the players who thrived this summer will expect to have more chances at silverware, some of the squad's more experienced campaigners could be at the end of the road.Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Fara Williams and Laura Bassett are all 32 or older and the first three have well over 100 international caps each.But the group is already moving on and, of the quartet, only Williams was selected for the Holland defeat, turning in a poor performance.White, who called time on England while pregnant in 2012, told Press Association Sport: "I think they're getting towards the end. They haven't featured a lot in the tourname..
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