The image of Paul Gascoigne parading a plastic belly and pair of breasts during England’s jubilant homecoming parade is indelibly etched on the mind of anyone who remembers Italia 90. Then, the England squad were mobbed by some 300,000 fans as they arrived home at Luton after the semi-final defeat...
Students applying for summer internships are being asked whether their parents went to university, a report has found, amid fears that middle-class applicants will be “penalised” by leading graduate employers. Almost half (45 per cent) of the country’s largest graduate recruiters, including top banking, accountancy, law, retail and engineering firms,...
Gareth Southgate has challenged England to build on their brilliant World Cup campaign in the way Germany did in 2010, rather than let it become “a moment of rare hope”. The England manager also declared that reaching the semi-finals in Russia, and the extremely positive manner in which his team...
At some point over the next month or so, Gareth Southgate will take his place in the coaches’ meeting at St George’s Park and talk through what he learned in Russia to those who are in charge of England’s junior teams from Under-15s to Under-21s. Southgate has always mucked in...
Sunbathers on a beach near Malaga looked on in astonishment as a police helicopter chased an alleged smuggling boat on to the shore, in a dramatic chase caught on camera and released by Spanish authorities. Sabinillas beach, near the town of Manilva on the Costa del Sol, was packed with families...
The secretary-general of the European Commission has provoked outrage among England fans this morning after posting a tweet appearing to mock Gareth Southgate’s men following their 2-1 defeat to Croatia. Martin Selmayr, nicknamed ‘the monster of the Berlaymont’, posted a series of footballs and European Union flags just minutes...
The glorious, beer-soaked Russian summer that changed English football and the England team forever is at an end, and the old story of 1966 will remain, for four more years at least, the greatest ever told, although it took one hell of a World Cup semi-final to keep it...
Gareth Southgate has vowed his England players will bounce back stronger from their World Cup heartbreak after missing out on a place in the final. Kieran Trippier gave England a semi-final lead against Croatia, but Ivan Perisic equalised before Mario Mandzukic netted an extra-time winner to clinch a final spot...
Anyone doubting football’s ability to influence people beyond the narrow confines of sport needed only to count the waistcoats on the London Underground yesterday morning. The original inspiration, worn with such elegance by Gareth Southgate in Russia over the past month, now even appears destined to see out its...
England's semi-final against Croatia went the distance in Moscow on Wednesday night, but which players stood out as Gareth Southgate's Russian journey came to an end? England Jordan Pickford 6 No chance with Perisic’s goal but errors began to creep into his game and had some shocking moments with...