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Nov 16, 2014

Soccer-Drama likely when Scotland play England in world’s oldest fixture

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – England may now regard their main soccer foes as Argentina and Germany but nothing matches their old historic rivalry with Scotland, even if the intense passion the games once produced is largely cloaked in sepia-toned nostalgia.

Tuesday’s match at Celtic Park in Glasgow will be the 112th meeting of the nations who met in the world’s first official international at the West of Glasgow Cricket Ground in 1872. The match ended 0-0. It did not set much of a precedent.

Nov 16, 2014

Buoyant Scotland and England to renew rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland and England could both field young, relatively inexperienced teams when they meet in the world’s oldest international fixture at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Both countries are approaching the friendly on something of a high after Scotland beat Ireland 1-0 in Glasgow in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday and England beat Slovenia 3-1 in their qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.

Nov 16, 2014

Preview-Buoyant Scotland and England to renew rivalry

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Scotland and England could both field young, relatively inexperienced teams when they meet in the world’s oldest international fixture at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Both countries are approaching the friendly on something of a high after Scotland beat Ireland 1-0 in Glasgow in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday and England beat Slovenia 3-1 in their qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.

Nov 16, 2014

Rooney joins Greaves on 44 goals with penalty v Slovenia

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney celebrated becoming the youngest player to win 100 caps for England with a second-half penalty that sparked his side’s revival in a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.

The goal was Rooney’s 44th for his country and drew him level with Jimmy Greaves as England’s joint-third highest all-time scorer.

Nov 15, 2014

Soccer-Rooney joins Greaves on 44 goals with penalty v Slovenia

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney celebrated becoming the youngest player to win 100 caps for England with a second-half penalty that sparked his side’s revival in a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.

The goal was Rooney’s 44th for his country and drew him level with Jimmy Greaves as England’s joint-third highest all-time scorer.

Nov 15, 2014

Rooney scores on 100th appearance to spark England win

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th England cap by scoring a penalty to lead his team to a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at Wembley on Saturday which only came to life after halftime.

The England skipper scored with a thunderous spot-kick after 59 minutes having been fouled by Slovenia captain Bostjan Cesar to move level with Jimmy Greaves as his country’s joint-third highest scorer on 44 goals.

Nov 15, 2014

Soccer-Rooney scores on 100th appearance to spark England win

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th England cap by scoring a penalty to lead his team to a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at Wembley on Saturday which only came to life after halftime.

The England skipper scored with a thunderous spot-kick after 59 minutes having been fouled by Slovenia captain Bostjan Cesar to move level with Jimmy Greaves as his country’s joint-third highest scorer on 44 goals.

Nov 15, 2014

Youngster Rooney joins England’s 100 club

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney became the youngest player to win 100 caps for England when he captained the side in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday.

Rooney, who turned 29 last month, became the ninth player to join the 100 club which is headed by Peter Shilton, who won the last of his 125 caps in 1990.

Nov 15, 2014

Soccer-Youngster Rooney joins England’s 100 club

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney became the youngest player to win 100 caps for England when he captained the side in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday.

Rooney, who turned 29 last month, became the ninth player to join the 100 club which is headed by Peter Shilton, who won the last of his 125 caps in 1990.

Nov 14, 2014

‘Pope’ Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm

LONDON (Reuters) – Teflon-coated Sepp Blatter has survived plenty of crises during his 16 years as FIFA president and although the current one over the Garcia corruption report takes world soccer’s governing body into uncharted waters, he is very likely to come through it too.

Previous scandals include the collapse of FIFA’s former marketing partner ISL in 2001, allegations over bribes paid to former FIFA president Joao Havelange and other senior officials, and financial mismanagement claims made by former FIFA secretary general Michel Zen Ruffinen in 2002.