Germany boss Joachim Löw: England draw wasn't a classic but players came through real test

Germany boss Joachim Löw: England draw wasn't a classic but players came through real test

By Charlie Malam
Joachim Löw felt an understrength Germany side fared well in a "real test" away at England on Friday night as the two great rivals played an entertaining but goalless draw at Wembley Stadium....
England 0-0 Germany: Pickford and Loftus-Cheek impress as Three Lions hold World champions

England 0-0 Germany: Pickford and Loftus-Cheek impress as Three Lions hold World champions

By Charlie Malam
England held reigning World champions Germany to a goalless draw but Gareth Southgate's produced a credible performance given their inexperience at international level....
Gareth Southgate encouraged by England debutants Loftus-Cheek and Pickford after Germany draw

Gareth Southgate encouraged by England debutants Loftus-Cheek and Pickford after Germany draw

By Charlie Malam
England manager Gareth Southgate enthused about Three Lions debutants Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Pickford for their performances in a goalless Wembley draw with Germany on Friday....

Change in England's tactical shape was key in Germany draw says Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate felt that England's organised defensive performance in their goalless draw with Germany stemmed from the shape that they set up with. The Three Lions boss swapped from the 4-2-3-1 that he used in World Cup qualifying to a 3-4-1-2 formation with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in an advanced midfield position as one of three starting debutants. While seven injuries ruined his hopes of fielding a full-strength eleven to try and truly judge England's progress, a makeshift and inexperienced team coped well against the challenge of the 2014 World Cup champions. Hailing his team's performance, Southgate said after: "I thought there were a few shaky moments in the first half, mainly due to Phil [Jones] carrying something, which opened up the opportunity once or twice. "He seems fine, we've checked him out and it's something he's been carrying but it doesn't seem to be any worse so I think he'll be fine. From there really, it was an interesting...
Sweden 1-0 Italy: Meatballers take slender advantage to Milan

Sweden 1-0 Italy: Meatballers take slender advantage to Milan ByAlexander Ford

The Azzurri are facing the possibility of missing out on their first World Cup in 60 years after the visitors suffer defeat in Stockholm....
France 2-0 Wales: Ferocious France continue World Cup preperations with comfortable win over wavering Welsh

France 2-0 Wales: Ferocious France continue World Cup preperations with comfortable win over wavering Welsh ByDanial Kennedy

Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Oliver Giroud gave France a 2-0 win over Wales in the Stade de France....
England 0-0 Germany: Hosts earn well deserved draw versus reigning champions

England 0-0 Germany: Hosts earn well deserved draw versus reigning champions

By Brogan Clasper
Follow England vs Germany live on VAVEL UK in this crunch friendly ahead of next year's World Cup. Minute-by-minute updates as the two old enemies meet....
Northern Ireland vs Switzerland Preview: Michael O'Neill's side looking to make home advantage count in play-off first leg

Northern Ireland vs Switzerland Preview: Michael O'Neill's side looking to make home advantage count in play-off first leg

By Sam Straw
Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland side will be looking to make home advantage count in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off round as they take on Switzerland at Windsor Park on Thursday evening....
England vs Germany Preview: Injury-stricken Three Lions look to prove a point in World Cup warm-up

England vs Germany Preview: Injury-stricken Three Lions look to prove a point in World Cup warm-up ByCharlie Malam

England host Germany at Wembley on Friday night although Gareth Southgate's hopes of lining up with his strongest first-choice side have been wrecked by a spate of injuries to key players....
1. FC Nürnberg 1-2 FC Ingolstadt 04: Schnazer record first victory over Der Club

1. FC Nürnberg 1-2 FC Ingolstadt 04: Schnazer record first victory over Der Club ByJames Rees

Dario Lezcano's late penalty also sent them up to fifth in the table as the hosts lost ground on the top three....
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