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Nov 21, 2014

Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

LONDON (Reuters) – European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

David Triesman, who led England’s failed bid for the 2018 event which was awarded to Russia, was fiercely critical of world soccer’s governing body in an interview with Sky Sports television.

Nov 21, 2014

Soccer-Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

David Triesman, who led England’s failed bid for the 2018 event which was awarded to Russia, was fiercely critical of world soccer’s governing body in an interview with Sky Sports television.

Nov 20, 2014

New stadium vital for QPR’s future says owner Fernandes

LONDON (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers, who have had more grounds than any other professional club in England, must move again if they are to thrive as a top-class outfit, owner Tony Fernandes said on Thursday.

QPR have played at 16 known venues and have made four changes since 1931. They finally settled back at Loftus Road in 1963 but with the ground currently capable of holding only 18,439 it has the lowest capacity in the Premier League.

Nov 20, 2014

New stadium vital for Queens Park Rangers’s future says owner Fernandes

LONDON (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers, who have had more grounds than any other professional club in England, must move again if they are to thrive as a top-class outfit, owner Tony Fernandes said on Thursday.

QPR have played at 16 known venues and have made four changes since 1931. They finally settled back at Loftus Road in 1963 but with the ground currently capable of holding only 18,439 it has the lowest capacity in the Premier League.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-New stadium vital for QPR’s future says owner Fernandes

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers, who have had more grounds than any other professional club in England, must move again if they are to thrive as a top-class outfit, owner Tony Fernandes said on Thursday.

QPR have played at 16 known venues and have made four changes since 1931. They finally settled back at Loftus Road in 1963 but with the ground currently capable of holding only 18,439 it has the lowest capacity in the Premier League.

Nov 20, 2014

England youngsters available for Under-21s says Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) – In a break with the recent past, manager Roy Hodgson will allow the cream of the eligible young players in his squad to represent England at the European Under-21 Championship next year rather than have first call on them for the senior side.

Unlike Spain and Germany, whose World Cup winning teams have been built in age-group tournaments, in recent times England has never insisted its best youngsters play as a developing team at a tournament finals.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-England youngsters available for Under-21s says Hodgson

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – In a break with the recent past, manager Roy Hodgson will allow the cream of the eligible young players in his squad to represent England at the European Under-21 Championship next year rather than have first call on them for the senior side.

Unlike Spain and Germany, whose World Cup winning teams have been built in age-group tournaments, in recent times England has never insisted its best youngsters play as a developing team at a tournament finals.

Nov 19, 2014

Hodgson seeks England improvement all the way to Euro 2016

GLASGOW (Reuters) – England ended their year on a high when they chalked up a sixth successive win with a 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland on Tuesday but coach Roy Hodgson says he expects even better as they approach Euro 2016.

England have won their opening four qualifiers in Group E and barring a stunning collapse will qualify for the 24-team finals in France 18 months’ time.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson seeks England improvement all the way to Euro 2016

GLASGOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – England ended their year on a high when they chalked up a sixth successive win with a 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland on Tuesday but coach Roy Hodgson says he expects even better as they approach Euro 2016.

England have won their opening four qualifiers in Group E and barring a stunning collapse will qualify for the 24-team finals in France 18 months’ time.

Nov 19, 2014

Rooney’s double helps England floor Scotland

GLASGOW (Reuters) – England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record of 49 and led by example as skipper with his composed side proving too strong for the hosts.