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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.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Rooney’s double helps England floor Scotland

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (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.

Nov 18, 2014

Scotland boss Strachan salutes ‘spooky’ England display

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Beaten Scotland were “spooked” by England in Tuesday’s friendly, said manager Gordon Strachan before describing the visitors as the best side his squad had faced since he took charge last year.

Wayne Rooney (2) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as England maintained their impressive record against the Auld Enemy, winning 3-1 to chalk up a seventh victory in nine meetings.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Scotland boss Strachan salutes ‘spooky’ England display

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Beaten Scotland were “spooked” by England in Tuesday’s friendly, said manager Gordon Strachan before describing the visitors as the best side his squad had faced since he took charge last year.

Wayne Rooney (2) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as England maintained their impressive record against the Auld Enemy, winning 3-1 to chalk up a seventh victory in nine meetings.

Nov 18, 2014

Two-goal Rooney leads England to win over 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 proved too strong for the hosts.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Two-goal Rooney leads England to win over Scotland

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (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 proved too strong for the hosts.