Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy friendly
Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy friendly

England manager Roy Hodgson will be without in-form striker Danny Welbeck and three other players for Tuesday`s friendly against Italy in Turin due to injuries. Arsenal striker Welbeck limped off during England`s 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday with a knee problem after scoring his sixth goal in five Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip.

Harry Kane could face tug-of-war between Tottenham and England
Harry Kane could face tug-of-war between Tottenham and England

Harry Kane`s brilliant form has put him in the frame for his first senior England call-up but the young Tottenham Hotspur striker could still be caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between his club and the England under-21 side this summer.

Harry Kane strikes twice as Tottenham Hotspur sink QPR
Harry Kane strikes twice as Tottenham Hotspur sink QPR

Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur`s pursuit of a top-four finish received a boost thanks to a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday.

I retired eight years ago, says Roy Hodgson
I retired eight years ago, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that he believed his coaching career had come to an end when he stepped down as national coach of Finland in November 2007.

Roy Hodgson douses Jack Wilshere `smoking` row
Roy Hodgson douses Jack Wilshere `smoking` row

England manager Roy Hodgson has laughed off concerns about Jack Wilshere`s behaviour after the Arsenal midfielder was pictured clutching a shisha pipe in a London nightclub earlier this month.

Roy Hodgson backs Wayne Rooney to break Peter Shilton record
Roy Hodgson backs Wayne Rooney to break Peter Shilton record

England manager Roy Hodgson has tipped Wayne Rooney to surpass Peter Shilton as his country`s most capped footballer ahead of the striker`s 100th international appearance against Slovenia next weekend.

Brendan Rodgers backs Raheem Sterling to answer critics
Brendan Rodgers backs Raheem Sterling to answer critics

Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to silence the critics as the Liverpool midfielder looks to put a difficult week behind him at QPR on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson defiant over Daniel Sturridge treatment
Roy Hodgson defiant over Daniel Sturridge treatment

England manager Roy Hodgson has declared that he will continue to dictate his players` training schedules despite Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers`s reservations about his handling of striker Daniel Sturridge.

Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge
Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge will not join up with England for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers after England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reached an agreement over the striker`s fitness.

England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson
England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.

Angry Roy Hodgson dismisses England statistics
Angry Roy Hodgson dismisses England statistics

England manager Roy Hodgson mounted an impassioned defence of his team after they laboured to a 1-0 victory over Norway in their first game since the World Cup.

Football WC: England ready for return of Suarez - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson expects prolific Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to return from injury and give the South Americans a much-needed boost when the teams meet in World Cup Group D on Thursday.

Hodgson welcomes Lambert`s Liverpool switch

England manager Roy Hodgson has publicly given his backing to striker Rickie Lambert`s impending transfer from Southampton to Liverpool.

England`s Hodgson backing Rooney and Sturridge to click

England manager Roy Hodgson expected strikers Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge to have little problem clicking despite a lack of playing time together, he said ahead of Friday`s World Cup warm-up match against Peru.

Hodgson gives Cole glimmer of World Cup hope

England manager Roy Hodgson suggested on Monday that Ashley Cole could be asked to make an international comeback in case of a pre-World Cup injury to rival left-back Leighton Baines.

The kids are alright, says England boss Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson is adamant none of his World Cup squad are going to Brazil just for the ride despite including eight players under 24.

Brazilian minister says imperial history will help England in Manaus

Brazil`s sports minister couldn`t resist making a playful joke at England`s expense on Tuesday regarding the weather in Manaus, where the Three Lions begin their World Cup campaign in what is set to be stifling heat.

Sturridge must accept new role, says Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has told striker Daniel Sturridge that he must be prepared to adapt his game if he wants to play an important role at the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson defends Manchester United`s under-fire Tom Cleverley

England manager Roy Hodgson has spoken out in defence of Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley after he became the focus of criticism over his club`s current struggles.