Rooney set for Swiss despite reports

England striker Wayne Rooney is expected to shrug off lurid reports about his private life to travel to Switzerland on Monday for a Euro 2012 qualifier.

Rooney’s deeper role for England pays quick dividend

It is not often a striker scores a hat-trick but finds his goalless partner taking most of the plaudits but that was the case after Jermain Defoe’s Wayne Rooney-inspired hat-trick in England’s 4-0 win.

England deserve to be jeered by fans, says Gerrard

Captain Steven Gerrard said England deserve to be jeered by their own fans following their dismal World Cup campaign in South Africa.

Fabio Capello faces hard task to rebuild players’ confidence

England manager Fabio Capello admitted Monday that he was struggling to find a way of rebuilding his players confidence after their disappointing early exit at the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Exhausted England’s World Cup hopes were doomed: Capello

England manager Fabio Capello knew this year’s World Cup campaign would fail before it had begun because his squad arrived physically and mentally exhausted.

Beckham will play on until he is 45, says LA Galaxy coach

Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena reckons that midfielder David Beckham has another ten years left on the pitch.

England call up Wilshere and Gibbs

Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs and Fulham forward Bobby Zamora were named in the England squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Hungary as Fabio Capello began his post-World Cup rebuilding job.

Beckham hopeful of September comeback

English midfielder David Beckham said he hopes to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy in September even though doctors have projected he would not be healthy enough for a comeback until October.

FA would have been right to sack me, admits Capello

Fabio Capello has given an honest assessment of England’s dismal performance at the World Cup and admits he would not have blamed the Football Association if they had sacked him.

Ex-Liverpool boss blames Rooney for England’s WC loss

Ex-Liverpool boss blamed Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney for England’s shocking WC performance.

Winner of the lead boot…Wayne Rooney!

Wayne Rooney scored exactly ZERO goals in the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Beckham remains highest-paid player in MLS

Injured David Beckham is still the highest-paid player in America’s Major League Soccer.

Capello to speak with Green before keeper decision

England manager Fabio Capello will talk to Robert Green before deciding whether to keep faith with the goalkeeper whose embarrassing gaffe on Saturday handed the United States a 1-1 draw.

Green savaged by British press for costly error

England goalkeeper Robert Green received stinging criticism at home on Sunday following a horrendous mistake which cost his side victory in their opening World Cup game against the United States on Saturday.

‘Patriotic’ Hamilton and Button back England for World Cup glory

British Formula One racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have backed the England team to get their World Cup campaign off to a flying start in their Group C game against the USA on Saturday night.

England World Cup final would be a power shock

An England football World Cup final, ending in celebration or heartbreak, is likely to create record power surges as millions of fans cheer with beer or share tea in sympathy.

Rooney warned to control temper in World Cup

Wayne Rooney has been warned he must keep the lid on his emotions or risk a re-run of the red card misery he endured at the last World Cup.

Frank Lampard warns discipline is key for success

England midfielder Frank Lampard has warned his team-mates that discipline on the field will be a key factor for any World Cup success.

England’s ‘invisible man’ set to take centre stage

Ledley King is viewed by many as England’s ‘invisible man’ but in injured captain Rio Ferdinand’s absence he is ready to realise his World Cup dreams.

England’s stars set for final World Cup audition

Some of England’s biggest stars may feel on trial this weekend as Fabio Capello’s team play their final World Cup warm-up match against Japan.