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Gareth Southgate's personal video nasty missed by England no-shows - The Guardian

England manager Gareth Southgate showed his players a video of his decisive Euro '96 penalty miss as part of a presentation at St George's Park. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA. England. Gareth Southgate's personal video nasty missed by England no-shows ...and more »

Southgate backs Football Foundation schemes - BBC News

England manager Gareth Southgate gives his backing to the Football Foundation's scheme to give more young people the opportunity to engage in the sport. At an event with Burton Albion Community Trust, the England boss cites the difficulties councils ...and more »

Who could begrudge Lukas Podolski his Roy of the Rovers ending? - The Guardian

Lukas Podolski's professionalism, jovial charm and steely determination helped him to win 130 caps and score 49 goals for Germany. He earned every last one. By Jason Humphreys for Englische Woche, part of the Guardian Sport Network. Lukas Podolski ...and more »

Germany 1-0 England: 'Defeat - but a display laced with promise for England' - BBC Sport

Gareth Southgate's first game as permanent England manager, following a four-game spell in interim charge, ended in defeat - but it was a loss with honour here in Germany. The 46-year-old is charged with shaping the new era that was meant to be Sam ...and more »

Germany changes the guard, but the conveyor belt keeps on giving as Joachim Low's men continue their transition - The Independent

It will be the Lukas Podolski show here on Wednesday night, as a nation prepares to bid farewell to the individual whose 130th game - against England - is expected to be his last. Joachim Low conjured a tribute befitting an individual whose levity and ...and more »

Podolski signs off in style as Germany beat England - RTE.ie

Germany forward Lukas Podolski capped his international swan song with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly international. Podolski, who captained the team for the first time from the start, could not ...and more »

Lukas Podolski's farewell stunner for Germany sinks new-look England - The Guardian

Lukas Podolski is congratulated by Leroy Sané, left, and Andre Schürrle after scoring Germany's winner against England. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters. Friendlies. Lukas Podolski's farewell stunner for Germany sinks new-look England. Daniel Taylor ...and more »

Jones out injured and Sterling doubtful for England - RTE.ie

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is out of England's squad for their upcoming international fixtures against Germany and Lithuania after sustaining an injury in training. Southgate, who also confirmed Gary Cahill would captain England in Wednesday ...and more »

Commentary: Podolski, much more than a mere mascot - Deutsche Welle

After 13 years, Lukas Podolski, the last representative of the 2006 'Summer Fairytale' generation, is retiring from the German national team. It's the end of an era, writes DW Sports Correspondent Olivia Gerstenberger. Lukas Podolski (picture-alliance ...and more »

Lukas Podolski says England may enjoy some tournament success now they've stopped 'playing like a rugby team' - The Independent

Retiring German forward Lukas Podolski thinks England have a much brighter future now that they have abandoned playing 'like a rugby' team. The 31-year-old forward, who marked his 130th and final Germany appearance with a stunning winner against ...and more »