Three glorious World Cup weeks lived up in Brazil for World Cup

Daily Echo:

6:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

FORMER Southern Daily Echo reporter Keith Malone has just returned form the trip of a lifetime – watching the World Cup in Brazil.

Dyke happy with England's World Cup performance

Daily Echo: MUST DO BETTER: Roy Hodgson's England ended their dismal World Cup campaign with a tame draw

4:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FA chairman Greg Dyke was pleased with Roy Hodgson's performance at the World Cup and has reiterated his support for the England manager.

Lallana: England World Cup agony will make me stronger

Daily Echo:

7:45am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

New Liverpool signing Adam Lallana believes England's World Cup failure will make him mentally tougher.

The best and worst of the 2014 World Cup so far ...

Daily Echo: Luis Suarez is facing a long suspension for this incident. Picture: BBC.

4:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

The best and worst of the 2014 World Cup so far ...

Ex-Pompey stars sent home from World Cup

Daily Echo: Kevin-Prince Boateng spent two years at White Hart Lane. Picture: Action Images

12:49pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Ghana midfielders and former Pompey players Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup in Brazil for disciplinary reasons, the Ghana Football Association has announced.

COMMENT: Lallana and Shaw handed golden chance

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana

6:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

This evening could be the first night of the rest of their careers for Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana.

England fall to Italy in World Cup opener

Daily Echo: Mario Balotelli celebrates his winning goal

1:18am Sunday 15th June 2014

Saints captain Adam Lallana came off the bench for the final ten minutes of England's opening World Cup match, but he could not prevent them falling to a 2-1 defeat against Italy.

Hodgson defends Rooney

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney

1:45am Sunday 15th June 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson sprang to the defence of Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United forward was criticised for an indifferent performance in the 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus.

Saints Ace Dejan Lovren Hits Out At 'Scandal' Of Japanese Ref In World Cup Opener

Daily Echo: Fred theatricallyfalls to win a penalty with Saints defender Dejan Lovren behind him

2:28pm Friday 13th June 2014

SAINTS defender Dejan Lovren has hit out at the Japanese referee who awarded an ultra-soft penalty against him last night.

Croatia boss warns of potential World Cup 'circus' after Dejan Lovren penalised in Brazil success

Daily Echo: Dejan Lovren, left, can't believe he has been penalised for a foul on Fred

7:43am Friday 13th June 2014

Croatia coach Niko Kovac labelled a controversial penalty award against Saints defender Dejan Lovren as "ridiculous" and warned that the World Cup will turn into "a circus" if referees do not improve.

Danny Welbeck a doubt for England's World Cup opener

Daily Echo:

7:44am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Danny Welbeck has emerged as a doubt for England's World Cup opener against Italy.

Hodgson: No injury concern over Gerrard

Daily Echo: England captain Steven Gerrard during the UEFA Euro 2012, Group D match at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 11, 2012. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. RES

3:20pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Roy Hodgson allayed fitness concerns over captain Steven Gerrard ahead of the start of the World Cup.

Ox doubtful for Italy clash

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the pitch in Miami.

5:29pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Ex-Saint Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's participation in England's World Cup opener against Italy looks to be in doubt after the player underwent scans on the knee injury he suffered against Ecuador.

England squad profiles

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana in action for England against Denmark at Wembley

2:43pm Monday 12th May 2014

Profiles of the 23-man England squad

England’s stars face pioneering dope tests

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana

11:02am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Members of England’s World Cup squad will be among the world’s first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.

England humbled by Holland

1:48pm Monday 31st March 2014

England's lamentable winter lurched to a new low as they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a shambolic 45-run defeat to lowly Holland.

KP hits back at 'Big Cheese' Prior

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

12:08pm Friday 28th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen has returned fire on Matt Prior after his former team-mate suggested the England dressing room would be a better place without the record run-scorer.

Collingwood joins MCC line-up

Daily Echo: Paul Collingwood

12:13pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

The MCC has announced four more big-name players to take part in this summer's match against the Rest of the World at Lord's.

Stokes fires England to whitewash avoidance

Daily Echo: ENGLAND DUTY: Ben Stokes made a big impact in the one-day international against Australia earlier this year

11:24am Friday 24th January 2014

England have avoided a double whitewash by beating Australia by 57 runs in the fourth one-day international in Perth.

KP not retained by Delhi Daredevils

Daily Echo: IN DENIAL: Kevin Pietersen, left, and Andy Flower has denied reports that he has issued an ultimatum that would see his – or Pietersen’s – England career ended

2:18pm Friday 10th January 2014

Kevin Pietersen's future was thrust even further into the spotlight on Friday as the Delhi Daredevils took the surprising move to not retain any of their players.

Football manager won't speak to the media after games - because his doctor has told him not to!

Daily Echo: Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels, captain James Fowler and goalkeeper Cammy Bell react to the club''s first trophy in 15 years

2:48pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A football manager has said he won't be talking to the media after his team's matches because his doctor has advised him not to.

Cook resolute over England captaincy

Daily Echo: NUMBERS GAME: Andy Flower, left, and captain Alastair Cook on the balcony at the Emirates Durham ICG. Flower has played down the importance of rankings

12:19pm Sunday 29th December 2013

Alastair Cook is determined to continue as England captain - even if he loses the Ashes 5-0 - until someone instructs him otherwise.

Bell insists England can salvage a draw

Daily Echo: The faces on England's balcony tells its own story

12:17pm Monday 16th December 2013

Ian Bell has not written off England's hopes of keeping the Ashes series alive and believes they can still bat out the final day in Perth.

Roy: It's tough on England

Daily Echo: Roy Hodgson - racist? That's the joke.

7:06pm Friday 6th December 2013

ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson admits England face a tough campaign in the World Cup.

Dyke thinks England are heading for the chop

Daily Echo: Ending on a high: Greg Dyke will bow out as Brentford chairman after Sunday's play-off final

7:25pm Friday 6th December 2013

Roy Hodgson admitted it was tough - but it was a gesture from FA chairman Greg Dyke that confirmed just what a difficult task England have been handed in next summer's World Cup.

Roy Hodgson relaxed about potential World Cup nightmare

Daily Echo: File photo dated 15/11/2013 of England manager Roy Hodgson appearing dejected on the touchline after seeing his side concede the first goal of the game. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 21, 2013. Roy Hodgson has told fans they should

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson was relaxed about the prospect of his side being bumped up to Pot Two in tomorrow's World Cup draw, which could put them in a nightmare group.

Ex-Saint Theo Walcott expects to be the butt of World Cup jokes

Daily Echo: Theo Walcott goes for goal

9:34pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Theo Walcott expects to be the butt of a few jokes at Arsenal's training ground on Friday when he and his team-mates sit down to watch the eagerly-anticipated World Cup draw.

Broad relishes Ashes banter

Daily Echo: ENGLAND DEAL: Joe Root and Stuart Broad are among those to receive a new ECB central contract

12:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Stuart Broad saw the newspaper jibes, heard the boos - and carried on regardless, to "stamp England's authority" on the first day of the Ashes.

Ings hails quality of England Under-21s

Daily Echo: Danny Ings

4:26pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

Former Saints schoolboy Danny Ings hailed the ''astonishing'' ability of his England Under-21s team-mates after netting a brace on a dream full debut.

England v Germany player ratings

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert

11:02pm Tuesday 19th November 2013


No regrets for KP ahead of his 100th Test

Daily Echo: TOP BILLING: Pietersen

1:15pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Kevin Pietersen acknowledges his mistakes but insists he has no regrets as he approaches the "surreal" moment of his 100th Test match.

KP Gabs off on Twitter

Daily Echo: England batsman Kevin Pietersen makes his comeback from a knee injury at Headingley this week

12:07pm Monday 18th November 2013

Kevin Pietersen has risked offending his Brisbane hosts by demeaning the city which stages the first Ashes Test at The Gabba in a Twitter spat with a journalist.

Cook plays a straight bat to Warne jibes

Daily Echo: RELISHING CAPTAINCY: Alastair Cook

11:43am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Alastair Cook has trained himself throughout his career to ignore Shane Warne-style baiting - even if he admits he has to stifle natural human responses to do so.

Ings gets England Under-21 call

Daily Echo: Danny Ings is congratulated after his goal. LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH.

3:30pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

Winchester-born Danny Ings has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

Hodgson brushes off Lineker criticism after Ukraine stalemate

Daily Echo: England boss Roy Hodgson

7:40am Wednesday 11th September 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson has defended his team against their critics - including former skipper Gary Lineker - and insisted last night's 0-0 draw with Ukraine represented a positive outcome from their trip to Kiev.

Gerrard hails 'inspirational' Lambert

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert scores for England at Wembley

8:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

England captain Steven Gerrard believes the story of Rickie Lambert should be an inspiration to all young players trying to make their way in the game.

Briggs helps England get t20 revenge

Daily Echo: Danny Briggs

6:24pm Saturday 31st August 2013

England captain Stuart Broad was full of praise for his team after they squared their NatWest Twenty20 series against Australia with a 27-run win in the second and final game at Chester-le-Street.

Lambert in England squad

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert in action for England against Scotland

3:34pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

SAINTS star Rickie Lambert is set to continue his fledgling international career after being called into the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Pearce: Alex Chamberlain should be playing for England U21s now

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

8:03am Wednesday 14th August 2013

Stuart Pearce has called for players to be denied call-ups to the senior England squad until they reach an age when they can no longer be considered for under-21 duty.

Gary Neville - there are too many foreigners in the Premier League

Daily Echo: Ray Lewington, right, with Gary Neville yesterday

8:21am Tuesday 13th August 2013

A quota system should be introduced to the Premier League to help the home nations, according to England coach Gary Neville, who fears the top flight has passed its "tipping point" when it comes to foreign players.

Old rivals have fallen behind

Daily Echo: ENGLAND’S FINEST: Paul Gascoigne celebrates his memorable goal against Scotland in 1996

9:10am Tuesday 13th August 2013

The 110 official footballing battles between England and Scotland have provided some of the most enduring images in the world's most popular game.

Rooney fit for England

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney scored in England's 1-0 win over Ukraine tonight

2:21pm Monday 12th August 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson insists striker Wayne Rooney no longer has a "physical injury" ahead of Wednesday night's international friendly against Scotland.

Foreigners causing 'block' to best English talent coming through

Daily Echo: Ray Lewington, right, with Gary Neville yesterday

7:58am Monday 12th August 2013

England's best prospects are being denied a crack at the big time because of a worrying "blockage" caused by the number of foreigners in the Premier League, according to Ray Lewington.

Morgan to captain Lions

3:42pm Monday 12th August 2013

Eoin Morgan will captain an experimental England Lions team to face Australia in a two-day game at Northampton later this week.

Pahars appointed Latvia manager

Daily Echo: Marian Pahars

2:18pm Thursday 11th July 2013

Former Saints star Marian Pahars has been appointed head coach of the Latvia national team.

Real Madrid coming to the south coast

Daily Echo: Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid

4:02pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

REAL MADRID are coming to the south to play a prestigious pre-season friendly.

Watson hits century before lunch

Daily Echo: HEADING HOME: Shane Watson is considering his future in cricket

1:25pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Shane Watson scored an unbeaten century before lunch against Worcestershire as Darren Lehmann's first selection call as Australia coach paid immediate dividends. Lehmann confirmed before his side's final Ashes warm-up that Watson and Chris Rogers would form a new opening partnership in the first Test against England on July 10. And the pair enjoyed their first outing together, Watson reaching lunch on 102 not out and Rogers making a more circumspect 43no as they added 150 for nought at the interval. Quite how much Australia can read into the stand is questionable given the modest nature of the Worcestershire attack operating without leading wicket-taker Alan Richardson, but Lehmann will be delighted with the pair's application. Watson was particularly dominant, punching the first ball of the day for four and adding 13 more boundaries as he hit powerfully to all parts of the ground. There were also two sixes as he reached a first-class hundred for the first time since October 2010. Michael Clarke had opted to bat first having won the toss and Watson wasted no time in reassuring him it was the right decision. Chris Russell's first ball of the day was a wide half-volley and Watson happily punched it to the boundary. Debutant Charles Morris started with a maiden to Rogers but that was a rare win for the bowlers as the Australia openers shared four boundaries in the space of 11 deliveries. Watson was hitting the more powerful strokes but Rogers brought up the team fifty with a lovely back foot drive off Morris before whipping his fourth boundary through mid-wicket two balls later. Watson gave a half-chance when he hoisted Gareth Andrew into the onside, but Nick Compton - guesting for Worcestershire in a bid to press his England claims - could not pluck a high catch and it went for six. His half-century came up in 49 balls and he took the score into three figures when he lifted Jack Shantry for a big straight six. Rogers almost played Russell on for 30 but otherwise the progress was serene. Watson plundered Russell for three boundaries in five balls as he continued to assert himself and moved brought up his ton when he nudged Morris off his pads.

Ex-Hants star to open in first Test

3:00pm Monday 1st July 2013

Veteran batsman Chris Rogers will open the batting alongside former Hampshire star Shane Watson in the first Ashes Test, new coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed.

Pearce to leave England U21 post

3:56pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

Stuart Pearce was today informed by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s manager.

FA defend selection policy in wake of Euro under-21 exit

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s family have chosen not to travel to support the England youngster  in the Ukraine during Euro 2012 due to a fear of being racially abused

4:51pm Sunday 9th June 2013

David Bernstein today defended the Football Association's decision to let England players forego the European Under-21 Championship in order to play friendlies for the senior team - although admits the governing body may do things differently in the future.

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