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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 · Jason Humphreys ...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 »

Picture Gallery: Bye bye Poldi! - Deutsche Welle

Lukas Podolski scored a scorching winner against England in his 130th and final match for Germany. He will be missed by the fans, particularly those from his hometown of Cologne. Deutschland Freundschaftsspiel Deutschland vs. England in Dortmund ...and more »

Phil Jones may miss all NINE April games after being injured by Manchester United team-mate in England training -

Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United 's crazy April fixture list – after being injured in a clash with club-mate Chris Smalling on England duty, writes John Cross in Dortmund . Jones suffered a suspected broken toe after a tackle with fellow ...and more »

Germany 1-0 England - As it happened! - Bundesliga - official website

A popular figure among pundits, team-mates and fans alike, few would begrudge Podolski this night to remember. He takes his leave of the international stage a World Cup winner, with 49 goals in 130 games. And on that note, we bring an end to our live ...and more »

Germany's Podolski produces storybook finish with lone goal in final match of international career - The Japan Times

DORTMUND, GERMANY – Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 friendly victory over England. It was only fitting that the Galatasaray forward, who joins J ...and more »

England's Jake Livermore advising clubs' at-risk youngsters following his own positive cocaine test -

Jake Livermore has become a mentor for young players after admitting he feared his England career was over. Livermore tested positive for cocaine, but escaped a ban after the Football Association showed leniency as the incident came shortly after his ...and more »

Germany 1 England 0: Podolski signs off in spectacular fashion -

Lukas Podolski's final taste of international football was a sweet one as he fired Germany to a 1-0 win over England in Dortmund. Lukas Podolski brought the curtain down on his international career in spectacular fashion as he fired Germany to a 1-0 ...and more »

England launch new away kit and will wear it for the first time against Germany on Wednesday -

The Three Lions will wear the new Nike jersey for the first time in Wednesday's friendly fixture against Germany in Dortmund. England's change strip is all-navy strip, with a light blue crest set against metallic silver, and is available to purchase ...and more »