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England vs Lithuania: Kane To Be Given First Taste Of International Football

England Vs Lithuania Wembley, London March 27th, 2015, 20:45 GMT ********** After a thoroughly underwhelming performance at last year’s FIFA World Cup, England have seemingly settled down into a rhythm and are playing quite well under Roy Hodgson. The Three Lions have won all four games that they have played in the Euro qualifiers and have played with style and panache. Style and panache aren’t usually things that one associates with an England team, so manager Roy Hodgson needs to be given some credit for instilling belief into this young English side. Playing at Wembley, England have been lethal and have scored eight goals in two games, making them overwhelming favourites against Lithuania who have scored only three goals in four games in the Euro qualification campaign. Team News & Tactics England When a major national team is eliminated early from a major competition, the manager has to bear the brunt of that result in general. Brazil and Italy both […] Read more »

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Brazil Finally Gaining Confidence After Dismal World Cup – Dunga

Less than a year after a shocking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, Brazil seem to be finding their feet once more. Playing at the Stade de France in Paris, a stadium where they had famously succumbed to a 3-0 defeat in the final of a World Cup back in 1998, Dunga’s side were in no mood to fall flat, coming from a goal down to register a superb 3-1 win. Dunga, who was the Brazil’s coach back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup but was sacked before being reappointed in 2014, was beaming following the win. He hailed his team’s performance and applauded the good work put in by the players behind the scenes. “These good results are the fruits of work and determination you put into everyday life,” the 51-year-old said at his post-match press conference. “We must continue. Since the World Cup, I have tried to give confidence to the players and to find […] Read more »

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England Team News – Harry Kane Expected To Start Euro 2016 Qualifier With Lithuania

England will be looking to make it five wins from five in Euro 2016 qualifying when they host Lithuania at Wembley on Friday evening.Roy Hodgson‘s side have been perfect so far in Group E and hold a six-point lead over Slovenia, Switzerland and Lithuania. They are one of only four teams with 100% records in qualifying and will be expected to preserve that record in their first-ever senior meeting with Lithuania. Much of the focus will be on Hodgson’s team selection and whether Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is rewarded for his fantastic club form with a first international cap. Harry Kane’s “incredible season” will reach a new high with an England debut this week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed. The Tottenham striker earned a first senior call-up on the back of 29 goals at club level in his first campaign as a regular first-team player. Hodgson would not be drawn on his selection plans for Wembley or Tuesday’s friendly in […] Read more »

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Luiz, Marquinhos Sidelined Through Injury; Deschamps Has No Regrests Over Mathieu Exclusion

Brazil travel to Paris to face France on Thursday with a couple of key defenders out of action for them through injury. PSG duo David Luiz and Marquinhos will miss out for the Selecao while for France, head coach Didier Deschamps hasn't included Barcelona centreback Jeremy Mathieu who scored the opening goal in the El Clasico over the weekend. Read more »