International Football News

FAW chief to face no further action over Wales boss comment

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford will face no disciplinary action over his comment that the next manager of Wales would “definitely not” be English. The FAW council voted on Tuesday that a comment Ford made to BBC Sport Wales about Chris Coleman’s successor should be explored further, with a three-man disciplinary commission set up. But the FAW, ...

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The FAW rule out English managerial appointment

Welsh football’s governing body have ruled out the idea of an Englishman becoming the next Wales manager. The Football Association of Wales hopes to appoint Chris Coleman’s successor before the draw for the new UEFA Nations League takes place in Switzerland on January 24. “We have always favoured Welsh people because arguably the passion is there,” FAW chief executive Jonathan ...

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Banks support invaluable for Butland ahead of World Cup year

Jack Butland hopes he is back on track for the World Cup – with a little bit of help from Gordon Banks. The Stoke goalkeeper made a surprise return from a broken finger suffered on England duty last month for Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Swansea. The injury prevented Butland from playing in England’s friendly against Brazil and furthering his claim ...

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Carlo Ancelotti says he turned down the Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he turned down the chance to become the new Italy manager. The 58-year-old, who was sacked by Bayern Munich in September, revealed he spoke to the Italian Football Federation about the post vacated by Gian Piero Ventura in the wake of the nation’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals. However, he politely declined ...

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Panama won't be in awe of England, former coach Stempel warns

Former Panama coach Gary Stempel has warned England not to underestimate the World Cup debutants next summer or risk suffering an upset that would trump any in their history. Panama will be gracing the finals for the first time after qualifying in third place from the CONCACAF section and their impact in Russia is expected to be limited. Not only ...

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England discover their group opponents in Russia World Cup

England were handed a favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after being chosen to face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G. After avoiding Argentina, Brazil and Germany, England were the penultimate team picked from Pot 2 by Diego Maradona in the draw ceremony in the Kremlin’s State Palace. Gareth Southgate’s side will face Tunisia in their ...

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How social media reacted to England’s World Cup draw

England were handed a favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after avoiding Argentina, Brazil and Germany. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions were the penultimate team picked from Pot 2 by Diego Maradona in the draw ceremony in the Kremlin’s State Palace. Here it is: the #ThreeLions‘ group for the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup! pic.twitter.com/srnnOP9AmQ — England (@England) December 1, 2017 ...

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