England's World Cup starts on SUNDAY as Gareth Southgate rethinks plan to rest stars for Lithuanian dead rubber - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorEngland's World Cup starts on SUNDAY as Gareth Southgate rethinks plan to rest stars for Lithuanian dead rubberIrish MirrorGareth Southgate is ready to begin England 's World Cup preparations in Lithuania — by resting the temptation to make wholesale changes. Boss Southgate is considering giving chances to Jack Butland, Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard in Sunday ...and more »

England v Slovenia talking points - The Straits Times

England v Slovenia talking pointsThe Straits TimesOn a red-hot streak this season, Harry Kane revealed this week that he uses a personal chef to ensure his meals are tailored to enhance his performance. Though well-fed at home, the Tottenham striker was starved of service until the third minute of ...and more »

Kane injury would kill off England's World Cup hopes, says Keegan - Leigh Journal

Leigh JournalKane injury would kill off England's World Cup hopes, says KeeganLeigh JournalKevin Keegan fears England's already faint World Cup hopes would evaporate like his did in 1982 should Harry Kane get injured. Keegan was England's star man going into the tournament in Spain 35 years ago, but injuries to him and Trevor Brooking ...and more »

Harry Kane names the one key change that has turned him into a super striker for Spurs and England - Football.London

Football.LondonHarry Kane names the one key change that has turned him into a super striker for Spurs and EnglandFootball.LondonTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed the secret behind his sensational early season form for club and country. Slovenia became the latest team to suffer at the hands of the England international in a turgid 1-0 win at Wembley. He scored ...and more »

Tottenham Hotspur Star Explains Why Harry Kane Is Premier League's Best - Inside Futbol

Inside FutbolTottenham Hotspur Star Explains Why Harry Kane Is Premier League's BestInside FutbolToby Alderweireld has called his Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Harry Kane the best striker in the Premier League as he thinks the striker has it all. Kane, who scored in England's 1-0 win over Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday night, has ...and more »

England fans 'should be proud' of team qualifying for 2018 World Cup - ESPN FC

ESPN FCEngland fans 'should be proud' of team qualifying for 2018 World CupESPN FCMark Ogden discusses the frustration of England fans as they watched their team's performance against Slovenia at Wembley. Harry Kane insists England should be proud "as a team and as a nation" of qualifying for the World Cup after a subdued reaction ...and more »

Preview: Lithuania vs. England - Sports Mole

Sports MolePreview: Lithuania vs. EnglandSports MoleEngland will bring their World Cup qualification campaign to a close in Vilnius on Sunday when they take on Lithuania at the Vilniaus LFF Stadium. Gareth Southgate's side have already secured top spot in Group F, and with it a place at next summer's ...and more »

5 things we learned from Northern Ireland's defeat to Germany - Hereford Times

Hereford Times5 things we learned from Northern Ireland's defeat to GermanyHereford TimesWorld champions Germany's passage to Russia next summer was secured on Thursday with a third victory over Northern Ireland in 16 months. A 3-1 triumph maintained Die Mannschaft's 100 per cent record in qualifying and left Northern Ireland still waiting ...and more »

Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane must play together - Paul Merson - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukMarcus Rashford and Harry Kane must play together - Paul MersonExpress.co.ukMANCHESTER UNITED star Marcus Rashford and Tottenham striker Harry Kane must play up front together for England, according to Paul Merson. By Lewis Winter. PUBLISHED: 16:49, Fri, Oct 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49, Fri, Oct 6, 2017 ...and more »

This soccer match was so boring, fans started throwing paper airplanes into the goals - Sacramento Bee

This soccer match was so boring, fans started throwing paper airplanes into the goalsSacramento BeeFor the vast majority of the 94 minutes of real soccer between England and Slovenia in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match Thursday night, fans at Wembley Stadium were bored with their team's failed attempts to get through Slovenia's wall of defense.and more »

FA chief plays down England's World Cup chances - New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times OnlineFA chief plays down England's World Cup chancesNew Straits Times OnlineEngland's Harry Kane is expected to spear head the nation's challenge during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. EPA-EFF. By AFP - October 6, 2017 @ 10:57pm. LONDON: Football Association chief Martin Glenn was cautious about England's chances at ...and more »

Tottenham should provide template for England - HotspurHQ

HotspurHQTottenham should provide template for EnglandHotspurHQGareth Southgate's England struggled much as Tottenham do in Wembley Stadium on Thursday, but there are lessons to be learned from their co-tenants. While on paper it's difficult to criticize a win that earned England a spot in the 2018 World Cup, over ...and more »

Which teams have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018? Who is on course? Who will miss out? - Evening Standard

Evening StandardWhich teams have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018? Who is on course? Who will miss out?Evening StandardEngland booked their spot at the World Cup finals on Thursday thanks to a last-gasp strike from Harry Kane. The Tottenham man bundled home an injury-time winner to give Gareth Southgate's side a decisive 1-0 victory over Slovenia at Wembley. It comes ...and more »

The unbridled joy of the paper airplane (and how to perfect your handmade flying machine) - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe unbridled joy of the paper airplane (and how to perfect your handmade flying machine)Telegraph.co.ukWere you watching the footy last night gentleman? England played Slovenia, a country with a population of two million (that's one less than Wales) at Wembley for a chance at qualification for next year's World Cup. They won 1-0 but it was a ...and more »

Hotspur Harry strikes home for England - RFI

RFIHotspur Harry strikes home for EnglandRFImedia Harry Kane scored a last gasp winner for England against Slovenia at Wembley. Reuters/Dylan Martinez. Harry Kane scored in second half stoppage time to clinch a 1-0 victory for England over Slovenia at Wembley and book his country's berth at the ...and more »

England engulfed in pessimism despite earning World Cup spot - Malta Independent Online

Malta Independent OnlineEngland engulfed in pessimism despite earning World Cup spotMalta Independent OnlineBefore Harry Kane finally broke the tedium with a late goal, the extent of the excitement at Wembley Stadium on Thursday was fans ripping out pages of the program, folding them into paper airplanes and launching them on the pitch. A 1-0 victory over ...and more »

England reach the World Cup again – can they do better this time? - The Guardian

The GuardianEngland reach the World Cup again – can they do better this time?The GuardianEngland have qualified for the tournament in Russia and are so far unbeaten in their group but that does not guarantee they will have a successful tournament. Here we chart how they have got on after winning in 1966. Luis Suárez scores Uruguay's first ...and more »

Reasons to be cheerful, reasons to be fearful for England in Russia - BT Sport (press release) (blog)

BT Sport (press release) (blog)Reasons to be cheerful, reasons to be fearful for England in RussiaBT Sport (press release) (blog)England's win against Slovenia sealed qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but another lacklustre display suggests Gareth Southgate's men will be there to make up the numbers. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five reasons to be cheerful ...and more »

England announce pre-World Cup friendlies with Germany, Brazil - Hi-tech Beacon

Hi-tech BeaconEngland announce pre-World Cup friendlies with Germany, BrazilHi-tech BeaconBrazil and Germany are two of the most successful nations in the history of the World Cup. ― Reuters picLONDON, Oct 6 ― England have lined up a glamorous double header of friendlies against world champions Germany on November 10 and five-times ...and more »

What do Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland need to do to qualify for the World Cup? - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukWhat do Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland need to do to qualify for the World Cup?Mirror.co.ukEngland secured their place in Russia last night with their late, late winner in the bore-fest against Slovenia, but will any of the other home nations and the Republic of Ireland join them? Scotland , Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of ...and more »