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Giorgio Chiellini to miss Italy’s friendly with England

Defender Giorgio Chiellini has been forced to withdraw from Italy's squad to face Argentina and England. Chiellini had been expected to start in each of the Azzurri's friendlies in England, with Italy facing Argentina at the Etihad Stadium before meeting the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium next week. However, the 33-year-old will

Gareth Southgate calls up four newcomers for friendlies

England coach Gareth Southgate named four newcomers in his squad Thursday for this month’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy. Burnley duo Nick Pope and James Tarkowski, Swansea’s Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook were included in a 27-man squad for the game in Amsterdam on March 23 and the Italy

Ruben Loftus-Cheek sidelined with “severe” ankle injury

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. The on-loan Chelsea midfielder has not featured since December 28 due to what was thought to be a minor injury. Hodgson has now admitted that the damage to Loftus-Cheek's

England, Brazil play out goalless draw

England and Brazil played out a goalless draw in Tuesday night's international friendly at Wembley. Brazil dominated the possession and created the better opportunities in the English capital, but neither team could find the back of the net as the Three Lions drew their second straight international 0-0. England boss Gareth Southgate

VAR to be used for the first time in official UK game

The FA have confirmed they will be using a video assistant referee system (VAR) when England play Germany at Wembley on Friday. VAR, which will be used for the first time in an official game in this country, will work in tandem with the goal line technology that has been in

Harry Kane, Harry Winks withdraw from England squad

Both Harry Kane and Harry Winks have pulled out of Gareth Southgate's England squad for the country's looming friendlies with Germany and Brazil. Kane has recently been nursing a knee injury sustained against Crystal Palace, while Winks is thought to be unavailable following problems surrounding an ankle ligament issue. Southgate will now