Peter Crouch exposes bizarre lives of top footballers who can’t think for themselves and follow the crowd when it comes to cars, clothes and houses

FANS think modern footballers are pampered, overpaid prima donnas with no idea about the real world. And they are right, according to former Premier League star Peter Crouch. Peter Crouch reveals how elite footballers copy each other, ‘can’t do things for ourselves’ and why he’d pick Wayne Rooney for a booze-upRii Schroer / eyevine The …

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Jordan Henderson admits England were on a mission to make Bulgaria ‘suffer’ after seeing team-mates suffer abuse

JORDAN HENDERSON and his angry England team-mates were on a mission to make the Bulgarian fans ‘suffer’ for their racist abuse. The Liverpool midfielder could not hide his fury — and even had a row on the side of the pitch with home coach Krasimir Balakov in Sofia. England star Jordan Henderson has revealed he …

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11pm Chelsea news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi brace, Giroud wants first-team role, Alan Dzagoev almost joined Blues, Kante and Emerson wanted by Sarri

FRANK LAMPARD is looking forward to the return of the Premier League. Callum Hudson-Odoi continued his return from injury with a brace for England U21s as the Blues prepare for the Newcastle clash where they eye a fifth win on the bounce in all competitions. Follow all of the latest updates and transfer gossip from …

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11pm Man Utd news LIVE: De Gea injury, Ibrahimovic wanted back, Sanchez OUT for three months

THE international break probably came at the perfect time for Man Utd. After a sorry 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, Ole’s men must now prepare for the visit of unbeaten table-toppers Liverpool to Old Trafford – but look set to be without first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and updates …

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11pm Arsenal news LIVE: Nketiah England U21 hat-trick, Lacazette eyes Sheffield return, Barcelona eye Malen

ARSENAL are preparing for the return of the Premier League. In a packed international week – where Eddie Nketiah netted a hat-trick for the England under-21s – the Gunners are preparing to visit Sheffield United next Monday night with Alexandre Lacazette hoping to available. Follow all the latest gossip, transfer new and updates from the …

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Racism row proves England boss Southgate has leading edge when the going gets tough

THE England top job comes with punishing responsibilities. Manager, coach, leader, motivator, mentor and confidante are just a few of the vital requirements. Southgate turned diplomat, earning universal approval for the way he skilfully handled a deplorable situationReuters The FA communications team released a strongly-worded statement condemning Bulgaria’s racists within seconds of the final whistleGetty …

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Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov ’embarassed’ by sickening abuse aimed at England stars

BULGARIAN captain Ivelin Popov revealed his anger, shock and embarrassment over the night that shamed his country. The attitude of the nation’s most experienced player was in contrast to deluded boss Krasimir Balakov and keeper Plamen Iliev, who claimed they did not hear racist chanting at England’s 6-0 win in Sofia. ITV Ivelin Popov revealed …

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England 5 Austria 1: Nketiah hat-trick and stunning Hudson-Odoi double ease Under-21s to victory

AIDY BOOTHROYD watched Callum Hudson-Odoi rip Austria apart and then declared: I hope that’s not the last I see of him! Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi netted twice while Eddie Nketiah grabbed a hat-trick in a blistering Young Lions display. Callum Hudson-Odoi’s opening volley got England’s Under-21s well on their way against AustriaGetty Images – Getty Eddie …

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We all need to join fight as England’s young crusaders show us the way in Bulgaria

ENGLAND is blessed with a group of young footballers who are determined crusaders at the forefront of the fight against racism. And in Gareth Southgate, we have a bright, thoughtful, eloquent ambassador who puts so many of our politicians to shame. England have a side prepared to lead in the fight against racism in football …

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I understand football is influential but it’s wrong to blame the game for all racism

THERE has been an alarming increase in reported instances of racism in football and the body Kick It Out is on the front foot and demanding zero tolerance. Part of this increase is because of social media, part because Kick It Out provides a robust outlet for complaints and finally, tragically, there are still some …

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Michael Owen makes his predictions for Arsenal and Chelsea’s Premier League clashes

Michael Owen has made his predictions for Arsenal and Chelsea’s matches (Picture: Getty) Michael Owen has backed Sheffield United to take points off Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend. Sheffield United drew with bottom-placed Watford before the international break and sit 13th in the table, just two points off the relegation zone. Despite their …

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Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi scores two stunning goals for England Under-21s in win against Austria

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored two brilliant goals for the England Under-21s as they thrashed Austria 5-1 in their European Championship qualifier in Milton Keynes. Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah, who is on loan at Leeds, also netted a hat-trick at Stadium MK but missed a late penalty to add a fourth. Hudson-Odoi was making his first competitive …

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Republic of Ireland miss out on chance to guarantee a place at Euro 2020 with defeat against Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland missed out on a chance to claim a spot at Euro 2020 as they were beaten 2-0 by Switzerland. Mick McCarthy’s side knew a win would guarantee a place and next summer’s tournament but could not find the goals they needed. Haris Seferovic scored early in the first half while a …

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Billy Gilmour reveals what Frank Lampard said to him ahead of his senior Chelsea debut

Billy Gilmour has made two first-team appearances for Chelsea this season (Picture: Getty) Billy Gilmour has revealed that Frank Lampard advised him to invite his family to Stamford Bridge ahead of his senior debut for Chelsea against Sheffield United in August. The 18-year-old has been tipped for a big future at Chelsea following his move …

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea taken off with injury during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden

David De Gea had to be substituted in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden after appearing to pick up an injury. The incident happened midway through the second half when the Manchester United goalkeeper appeared to tweak something while taking a goal kick. Spain took no chances with De Gea and he was taken off …

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David de Gea limps out of Spain match with injury ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool

David de Gea hobbled off the field in Spain’s clash with Sweden (Picture: Getty) Manchester United will be sweating over David de Gea’s fitness after the goalkeeper limped out of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier with an injury. De Gea played an hour of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Sweden on Tuesday night and could not keep …

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Huge Man Utd scare as David De Gea hobbles off injured for Spain in Sweden just days before huge Liverpool clash

DAVID DE GEA has hobbled out of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Sweden after picking up a knock. The Manchester United star, 28, had limped away from the field after clearing a back pass and winced as he appeared to pull a muscle. De Gea looked crestfallen as he walked away from the pitch during …

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Leicester announce plans to mark one year anniversary of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death in helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium

Leicester City have announced plans to mark the one year anniversary of the death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha The football community was left in shock on October 27, 2018, when Khun Vichai’s helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power StadiumGetty Images – Getty …

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Juventus director speaks out amid rumours Mario Mandzukic is set to join Manchester United

Manchester United are confident of signing Juventus misfit Mario Mandzukic (Picture: Getty) Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that he will hold talks with Mario Mandzukic amid rumours the forward is set to join Manchester United. Mandzukic, 33, has become a peripheral figure in Turin and is yet to play a competitive match for …

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Uefa investigate Turkish players over SECOND military gesture against France as warfare erupts on Syria border

UEFA have launched a fresh investigation into Turkey’s goal celebration against France amid claims it is a political gesture while the country is at war in Syria. A group of Turkish players lined up to deliver a military-style salute after their late equaliser in the Euro 2020 qualifier against France. The Turkey players give a …

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Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi shows his class with fine double for England U21s against Austria

Callum Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring for England U21 against Austria in Milton Keynes (Picture: Getty) Callum Hudson-Odoi offered further proof that he is fully behind his injury problems by scoring a fine opening goal for England U21s against Austria in Milton Keynes. The 19-year-old has only just returned to action following almost six months on …

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Chelsea starlet Hudson-Odoi bags superb volley for England to give Young Lions early lead against Austria

CHELSEA starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi netted England Under-21’s opener against Austria with a superb volley. The 18-year-old found himself unmarked in the box and expertly finished off a cross from wing-back Max Aarons. Callum Hudson-Odoi netted the opener against Austria U21PA:Press Association Brilliant from England, brilliant from Callum Hudson-Odoi! ∙ Perfect diagonal∙ Pinpoint cross∙ Ruthless volley …

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Sweden vs Spain LIVE: TV channel, live stream, kick off time and team news for Euro 2020 qualfiier

SPAIN can book their place in Euro 2020 with victory over Sweden in Stockholm. Following a dramatic 1-1 draw with Norway at the weekend, the Spanish remain in pole position to qualify for next summer’s finals – but Sweden are yet to lose at home in the campaign. Kick off at 7.45pm (BST) from Friends …

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Leah Williamson exclusive: Phil Neville’s ‘crazy methods’, critics of the Lionesses and how open current England squad are

Leah Williamson has praised Phil Neville for transforming the England Women’s team during his tenure as manager. The Champions League winner was appointed in January 2018, but critics were initially dismayed a woman was not given the role and have continually dogged the manager’s reign. Phil Neville brings a level of determination and focus which …

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Liverpool news: Alisson Becker pictured in training as star goalkeeper could return to face Manchester United

Alisson Becker was pictured in training for Liverpool as his is nearing a return to action for the current Premier League leaders. The Brazilian goalkeeper has been out with a calf injury since the first match of the season against Norwich. Alisson sustained a freak injury while taking a goal kick against NorwichGetty Veteran Adrian …

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decides to start Alisson and Joel Matip against Manchester United

Alisson has returned to full fitness in time for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly decided to start both Alisson and Joel Matip against Manchester United this weekend. Alisson suffered a calf injury during Liverpool’s opening match of the season against Norwich and has not featured since, with …

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Switzerland vs Ireland LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, kick off time, and team news for Euro 2020 qualifiers

SWIZERLAND face Ireland in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier. Mick McCarthy’s side sit top of the group and a win here would put them in pole position for next summer’s tournament. Kick off at 7.45pm (BST) from Stade de Geneve Referees give game go-ahead after pitch inspection Victory will see Ireland qualify for Euro 2020 …

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Cristiano Ronaldo earns double Messi on Instagram with £38m banked as Beckham trumps Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been crowned the biggest earner on Instagram – smashing his celebrity rivals across the world. Ronaldo is such a huge global superstar he scooped a huge £38million just on the social media platform last year, double that of his rival Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo raked in over £38million for promoting posts on …

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