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No regrets! Walk off with your heads held high, says Roy Hodgson
24/06/2012 by The Sun
SHADES OF OPTIMISM ... boss Roy Hodgson looks calm with skipper Steven Gerrard yesterdayROY HODGSON leads his England stars into battle against Italy tonight stressing: Don’t leave the pitch with any regrets.The Three Lions are hoping to make the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1996.And Hodgson said: “We don’t want anyone to think we could have don... Full Story »
England were divided into United, Liverpool and Shearer mobs... not now: Rio hails new spirit as squad land in Kiev for Italy clash
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is excited by the collective spirit in England's camp that did not always exist when he was in the ranks.Ferdinand, controversially left out of the Euro 2012 squad, has been impressed with the unity shown both on and off the pitch by Roy Hodgson's men in Poland and Ukraine.The 33-year-old admitted that when he joined the England set-u... Full Story »
I fear no one! Mario taunts Roy's heroes ahead of quarter-final showdown
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli has told his Manchester City team-mates and England opponents that he fears none of them as the two nations prepared for Sunday’s Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev.Balotelli, who is expected to return for Italy to take on Roy Hodgson’s men, spoke publicly for the first time at this tournament on the eve of the match to warn his club-mates that he plans to en... Full Story »
In charge: Cesare Prandelli will lead his side against England on Sunday
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Fabio Capello has gone ‘crazy’ at suggestions he has been helping Italy prepare for Sunday’s showdown against England. Capello’s son, Pierfilippo, said the Italian former England manager is torn over which country to support.Just before Capello reached Miami for Saturday’s charity match with Leo Messi, he was told of reports claiming he might betray England after four year... Full Story »
Gerrard: It's about time England ended all the hurt and pain on the major stage
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Steven Gerrard has sounded England’s European Championship battle cry by urging his team-mates to ‘grasp the moment’ and put an end to the country’s dismal record in international tournaments.The England skipper, desperate to beat Italy to claim a semi-final place against Germany, insisted: ‘Since I made my England debut I’ve dreamt of doing well in these major tournaments. U... Full Story »
Ashley Cole wants to complete 'unfinished business' with England
23/06/2012 by Supersport.com
Ashley Cole believes he has "unfinished business" with England and is optimistic about his country’s chances of winning Euro 2012.The Chelsea full-back, who will win his 98th cap against Italy on Sunday, has won the FA Cup and Champions League already this season and he is now hoping to make it a third trophy this year with England."It is unfinished business," Cole told BB... Full Story »
England defender Johnson: There were never any problems between me and Hodgson
23/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Liverpool right-back has put past issues with the Three Lions boss behind him, and says that the England camp has 'always' been confident of successEngland defender Glen Johnson has said that he is happy to be playing under Roy Hodgson in the national team set-up, despite the pair not always having seen eye-to-eye during the manager's time at Liverpool.The 64-year-ol... Full Story »
Nani dreaming of a Euro 2012 final against England
23/06/2012 by The Sun
LIONS TAMER ... Nani wants to play EnglandNANI is dreaming of a Euro 2012 final showdown with England and his Premier League pals.Manchester United’s Portuguese winger insists his nation is on a roll after seeing off the Czech Republic in Thursday’s 1-0 win.Portugal await the winners of tonight’s quarter-final between Spain and France — but England are heading their way fro... Full Story »
We must raise our game, Buffon warns Italy... after a bit of 'Carry On' buffoonery
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
With the gravitas he usually brings to his goalmouth, Gianluigi Buffon discussed the merits of England, Italy and the world's next generation of top goalkeepers, led by Joe Hart. Only when someone raised the idea that he might settle down in front of the TV screen with his goalkeeping colleagues to scrutinise video footage, did his authority slip.Goalkeepers' union: Buffo... Full Story »
Roy is fluent in Latin... England boss hoping to shackle Pirlo with a classical approach
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
The serious physical work started on Friday after members of the media, Italian journalists among them, were asked to leave England's training ground here in Krakow. It was then that Roy Hodgson called his players together in the Hutnik Stadium; then, in what amounted to their first proper work-out after the two recovery days that followed Tuesday night's encounter wit... Full Story »