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  • England’s win against Slovenia sealed qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but another lacklustre display suggests Gareth Southgate’s men will be there to make up the numbers.Here, Press Association Sport looks at five reasons to be cheerful and five to be fearful when England head to Russia next summer to take on the world’s best.Cheerful – Iceland might not make it(Owen Humphreys/PA)England slumped to one of their darkest hours when humbled by Iceland at Euro 2016 and the thought of a rematch in Russia is too much to bear.Iceland have continued to punch above their weight and currently lie second in qualifying Group I behind Croatia.But Turkey can overhaul them if they win their encounter in Eskisehir on Friday night and if Iceland fail to qualify that would give England one less thing to worry about.Fearful – Iceland might make it(Mike Egerton/PA)Should Iceland lose in Turkey it would be a big blow to their qualification chances, but if they avoid defeat they are stil..

    Reasons to be cheerful, reasons to be fearful for England in Russia

    England’s win against Slovenia sealed qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but another lacklustre display suggests Gareth Southgate’s men will be there to make up the numbers.Here, Press Association Sport looks at five reasons to be cheerful and five to be fearful when England head to Russia next summer to take on the world’s best.Cheerful – Iceland might not make it(Owen Humphreys/PA)England slumped to one of their darkest hours when humbled by Iceland at Euro 2016 and the thought of a rematch in Russia is too much to bear.Iceland have continued to punch above their weight and currently lie second in qualifying Group I behind Croatia.But Turkey can overhaul them if they win their encounter in Eskisehir on Friday night and if Iceland fail to qualify that would give England one less thing to worry about.Fearful – Iceland might make it(Mike Egerton/PA)Should Iceland lose in Turkey it would be a big blow to their qualification chances, but if they avoid defeat they are stil..
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  • England were hugely disappointing against Slovenia yet Germany’s team coordinator Oliver Bierhoff believes Gareth Southgate’s men are one of the “strongest teams in the world”.Throwing paper planes onto the pitch was one of the main forms of entertainment for England fans on Thursday, when there was precious little to shout about for the Wembley faithful until Harry Kane snatched a late 1-0 win.Southgate’s side secured World Cup qualification with a match to spare despite the abject display and the Football Association wasted no time in announcing back-to-back home friendlies against Germany and Brazil next month.Qualification secured, @FIFAWorldCup prep begins! ????#DieMannschaft will play @England in a friendly on 10th November at Wembley. #ENGGER pic.twitter.com/DrMY6P3xUQ— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 5, 2017Given their display against Slovenia, ranked 55th in the world, November’s matches may well make for difficult viewing, but former Germany striker Bierhoff appears impre..

    Bierhoff says England one of ‘strongest teams in world’ despite Slovenia display

    England were hugely disappointing against Slovenia yet Germany’s team coordinator Oliver Bierhoff believes Gareth Southgate’s men are one of the “strongest teams in the world”.Throwing paper planes onto the pitch was one of the main forms of entertainment for England fans on Thursday, when there was precious little to shout about for the Wembley faithful until Harry Kane snatched a late 1-0 win.Southgate’s side secured World Cup qualification with a match to spare despite the abject display and the Football Association wasted no time in announcing back-to-back home friendlies against Germany and Brazil next month.Qualification secured, @FIFAWorldCup prep begins! ????#DieMannschaft will play @England in a friendly on 10th November at Wembley. #ENGGER pic.twitter.com/DrMY6P3xUQ— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 5, 2017Given their display against Slovenia, ranked 55th in the world, November’s matches may well make for difficult viewing, but former Germany striker Bierhoff appears impre..
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  • Harry Kane described it as a dream come true after England stumbled to qualification for the World Cup.Kane poked home Kyle Walker’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage-time to give Gareth Southgate’s side a scrappy 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and secure their place in Russia with one match still to play.His late intervention not only spared the team’s blushes after a dreary display that offered little encouragement for next summer’s tournament, it provided the perfect ending to Kane’s night, which had begun with him leading the side out as captain.“I’m extremely proud, not just for myself but for the team, for the nation,” Kane said.“We should enjoy tonight, it’s no easy thing getting to a World Cup. There are some big countries around the world that are struggling. I’m delighted, the team are delighted.“To lead that team out and to have the game pan out like it did, as a striker you dream of that kind of moment, scoring a last-minute winner, so for that to happen he..

    Harry Kane proud after late winner guarantees England World Cup spot

    Harry Kane described it as a dream come true after England stumbled to qualification for the World Cup.Kane poked home Kyle Walker’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage-time to give Gareth Southgate’s side a scrappy 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and secure their place in Russia with one match still to play.His late intervention not only spared the team’s blushes after a dreary display that offered little encouragement for next summer’s tournament, it provided the perfect ending to Kane’s night, which had begun with him leading the side out as captain.“I’m extremely proud, not just for myself but for the team, for the nation,” Kane said.“We should enjoy tonight, it’s no easy thing getting to a World Cup. There are some big countries around the world that are struggling. I’m delighted, the team are delighted.“To lead that team out and to have the game pan out like it did, as a striker you dream of that kind of moment, scoring a last-minute winner, so for that to happen he..
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  • Harry Kane described it as a dream come true after England stumbled to qualification for the World Cup.Kane poked home Kyle Walker’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage-time to give Gareth Southgate’s side a scrappy 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and secure their place in Russia with one match still to play.His late intervention not only spared the team’s blushes after a dreary display that offered little encouragement for next summer’s tournament, it provided the perfect ending to Kane’s night, which had begun with him leading the side out as captain.“I’m extremely proud, not just for myself but for the team, for the nation,” Kane said.“We should enjoy tonight, it’s no easy thing getting to a World Cup. There are some big countries around the world that are struggling. I’m delighted, the team are delighted.“To lead that team out and to have the game pan out like it did, as a striker you dream of that kind of moment, scoring a last-minute winner, so for that to happen he..

    Harry Kane proud after late winner guarantees England World Cup spot

    Harry Kane described it as a dream come true after England stumbled to qualification for the World Cup.Kane poked home Kyle Walker’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage-time to give Gareth Southgate’s side a scrappy 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and secure their place in Russia with one match still to play.His late intervention not only spared the team’s blushes after a dreary display that offered little encouragement for next summer’s tournament, it provided the perfect ending to Kane’s night, which had begun with him leading the side out as captain.“I’m extremely proud, not just for myself but for the team, for the nation,” Kane said.“We should enjoy tonight, it’s no easy thing getting to a World Cup. There are some big countries around the world that are struggling. I’m delighted, the team are delighted.“To lead that team out and to have the game pan out like it did, as a striker you dream of that kind of moment, scoring a last-minute winner, so for that to happen he..
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  • The Football Association should give England tickets to under-privileged school children after thousands of seats were left empty at Wembley last night, the shadow minister of sport has said. Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan believes the governing body wasted an opportunity to give back to the community as England qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia 1-0 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from captain Harry Kane, but the view of empty seats was noticeable during the match, with 61,598 fans watching in the 90,000-capacity stadium.England welcome Slovakia to Wembley for a crunch Checkatrade Trophy tie… pic.twitter.com/bIHskjJTu6— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) September 4, 2017Allin-Khan said: “There are children living in the most deprived estates in London who can see Wembley from their bedroom window.“They’re aspiring to be the next Harry Kane but can’t afford to watch him even though the stadium’s half full.“This can’t hap..

    MP urges FA to give unsold Wembley tickets to school children for England games

    The Football Association should give England tickets to under-privileged school children after thousands of seats were left empty at Wembley last night, the shadow minister of sport has said. Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan believes the governing body wasted an opportunity to give back to the community as England qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia 1-0 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from captain Harry Kane, but the view of empty seats was noticeable during the match, with 61,598 fans watching in the 90,000-capacity stadium.England welcome Slovakia to Wembley for a crunch Checkatrade Trophy tie… pic.twitter.com/bIHskjJTu6— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) September 4, 2017Allin-Khan said: “There are children living in the most deprived estates in London who can see Wembley from their bedroom window.“They’re aspiring to be the next Harry Kane but can’t afford to watch him even though the stadium’s half full.“This can’t hap..
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  • Harry Kane netted an injury-time winner to send England to the 2018 World Cup with a nervy 1-0 Wembley win over Slovenia.England had turned in a sheepish, apologetic performance for 90 minutes and needed a brave intervention from an injured Joe Hart to prevent their visitors taking the lead late in the game, but Kane poked home from close-range to kick off belated celebrations.The captain’s 14th in goal in his last nine appearances spared England the minor embarrassment of sidling into next summer’s tournament on the back of a disappointing stalemate but questions about the Three Lions’ readiness to make a mark in Russia were underlined.More to followQUALIFIED! ????Congratulations, @England! ????The 1966 #WorldCup winners are on their way to ????????Russia! pic.twitter.com/choYp4Ueb1— #WCQ ?????? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 5, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    England qualify for World Cup after Harry Kane’s late winner

    Harry Kane netted an injury-time winner to send England to the 2018 World Cup with a nervy 1-0 Wembley win over Slovenia.England had turned in a sheepish, apologetic performance for 90 minutes and needed a brave intervention from an injured Joe Hart to prevent their visitors taking the lead late in the game, but Kane poked home from close-range to kick off belated celebrations.The captain’s 14th in goal in his last nine appearances spared England the minor embarrassment of sidling into next summer’s tournament on the back of a disappointing stalemate but questions about the Three Lions’ readiness to make a mark in Russia were underlined.More to followQUALIFIED! ????Congratulations, @England! ????The 1966 #WorldCup winners are on their way to ????????Russia! pic.twitter.com/choYp4Ueb1— #WCQ ?????? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 5, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Gareth Southgate did not get the performance or night he wanted, but progress to the World Cup finals and England's potential gives him something positive to hold onto.Harry Kane fired the country to victory and next summer's finals in Russia, but in truth the Three Lions put in a concerning display against Slovenia as they limped to a 1-0 win on Thursday evening.An England performance as ponderous as it was underwhelming meant those in attendance seemed more excited about paper planes landing around the pitch than matters on it.Southgate knows there is plenty of work to do to prevent next year's World Cup going the same way as recent major tournament displays, with the manager under no illusions of the task ahead of him."No, not relief," Southgate said. "I always felt that we would achieve the objective."I think tonight highlighted where we are. Of course we'd have loved to have played more fluidly and scored more goals."We played a team who came to make it r..

    Gareth Southgate sees potential in England ahead of World Cup

    Gareth Southgate did not get the performance or night he wanted, but progress to the World Cup finals and England's potential gives him something positive to hold onto.Harry Kane fired the country to victory and next summer's finals in Russia, but in truth the Three Lions put in a concerning display against Slovenia as they limped to a 1-0 win on Thursday evening.An England performance as ponderous as it was underwhelming meant those in attendance seemed more excited about paper planes landing around the pitch than matters on it.Southgate knows there is plenty of work to do to prevent next year's World Cup going the same way as recent major tournament displays, with the manager under no illusions of the task ahead of him."No, not relief," Southgate said. "I always felt that we would achieve the objective."I think tonight highlighted where we are. Of course we'd have loved to have played more fluidly and scored more goals."We played a team who came to make it r..
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