# England

# difference of opinion
Declan Rice responds to Graeme Souness and Roy Keane criticisms
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League.
This year
# squad update
Henry Slade ruled out of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland
Saracens hooker Jamie George is included in the squad ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash on 4 February.
Last year
# Unbelievable Jeff
England's heroes, Chris Kamara included in New Years Honours List
Team captain Leah Williamson, who lifted the Women’s Euro trophy after a 2-1 victory over Germany at Wembley, has been made an OBE.
# Wanted
Jurgen Klopp keeping counsel over ‘exceptional’ Jude Bellingham
Liverpool are among a number of clubs who have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old.
# talking point
Why England's latest World Cup exit feels at once familiar and unprecedented
Harry Kane’s penalty miss summed up a night in which France enjoyed the better fortune.
# Regret
Penalty miss will 'haunt' Harry Kane for the rest of his life
Gareth Southgate’s side exited the tournament after the Tottenham forward blazed over his second spot-kick late on.
# Woe
Harry Kane will bounce back 'stronger' from penalty miss
Jordan Henderson praised the England star after his costly error.
England v France, World Cup quarter-final
England faced France as Gareth Southgate’s side looked to reach the semi-finals for the second consecutive time at the tournament.
# New Era
England's 'superiority complex' held them back for decades, so what has changed?
Paul Hayward discusses his new book and how a sense of entitlement has hampered the English game for years.
# talking point
The big decision facing Gareth Southgate ahead of France showdown
England are aiming to win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.
# Opinion
Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup
Brazil and the other sides who are in contention to triumph.
# main man
Kylian Mbappe misses France training ahead of England clash
The Paris St German star has scored five times in Qatar.
# Crunch time
England braced for 'biggest test'
Gareth Southgate’s side recovered from a nervous start before powering to a 3-0 win against Senegal.
# Second best
'We were facing one of the top 5 teams in the world and we saw the difference' - Cisse
First-half goals from Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane gave Senegal a mountain to climb.
# absence
Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after armed break-in at family home
Manager Gareth Southgate is unsure if the forward will return for the remainder of the World Cup.
England v Senegal, World Cup Round of 16
England faced Senegal as Gareth Southgate’s men aimed to book their spot in the quarter-finals.
# Opinion
Ranking the 16 teams left in the World Cup
Brazil and France are among the favourites to lift the trophy
# Sorry
Jack Grealish regrets Miguel Almiron comments
Scoring a tap-in against Iran enabled the England man to fulfill a promise to a Manchester City-supporting schoolboy.
# talking point
The simple reason why Southgate is succeeding where past England managers failed
The Three Lions’ most successful coach since Alf Ramsey has received some recent criticism for his selections.
# making his marc
Rashford stars as England sink Wales to set up Senegal clash
Rashford hit a brace to ensure Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 ended in disappointment.
Wales v England, World Cup
Relive all the action as it happened at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
# talking point
Watching English media cover their team through Irish eyes can be baffling - but it's far from an anomaly
Gareth Southgate has endured strong criticism of late for his approach to games.
# Claim
No political football for Iran World Cup clash - US boss
Gregg Berhalter was a satisfied man after watching his youthful US team hold mighty England
# Positivity
'Were we booed off? I'm not sure if that was aimed at us' - Southgate
A point keeps the Three Lions top of Group B and they will qualify for the last 16 as long as they avoid defeat by a four-goal margin to Wales.
England v USA, World Cup
England faced USA as they aimed to confirm their places in the knockout stages.
Former Liverpool and Everton striker David Johnson dies
The BBC reported the ex-England international had been suffering from throat cancer.
# Doubts
Doubts emerge surrounding Harry Kane's World Cup fitness
The England captain stayed down holding his foot after a foul by Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji.
England v Iran, World Cup
England faced Iran, as the Three Lions looked to justify their status as one of the pre-tournament favourites.
# Dominant
Saka and Bellingham sparkle as England crush Iran
Gareth Southgate’s side have been touted as one of the pre-tournament favourites.
# statement
European nations scrap One Love armbands plan due to fear of Fifa sanctions
Seven teams have abandoned plans to wear a rainbow-themed armband in support of LGBTQ rights.
# Protest
Southgate says England players will take knee at World Cup
The build-up to the tournament has been dominated by concerns over the Gulf state’s treatment of migrant workers, women and the LGBTQ community.
# Bowing out
Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill retires from football aged 36
The centre-back won eight trophies during a lengthy spell with the Blues.
# Upset
Northern Ireland pull off shock win over Italy
Kenny Shiels’ side earned a memorable win in front of a sold-out Belfast crowd.
# Coming Home
‘England could go all the way’ – Gary Lineker optimistic ahead of World Cup
The former England striker believes Gareth Southgate’s team can be a contender for glory in Qatar.
# doubt
Neville queries whether Southgate can trust ‘rash’ Alexander-Arnold
The Liverpool defender endured another testing afternoon at Tottenham.
# Qatar 2022
Another injury headache for Southgate as Chilwell ruled out of World Cup
The 25-year-old damaged his hamstring against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.
# Hope
Key England duo tipped to win World Cup fitness race
Pep Guardiola has suggested Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are likely to be available for the tournament,.
# hot prospect
English teen Bellingham becomes third-youngest player in Bundesliga history to score brace
Dortmund secured an easy win while Bayern Munich climbed to within one point of Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin.
# Potential
'I like him a lot' - Praise for Sunderland's highly rated Dublin-born matchwinner
Dennis Cirkin marked his return to action with an assist and a goal.
# Setback
England and Chelsea defender Reece James set to miss World Cup with knee injury
Chelsea say the 22-year-old is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.