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Sancho, Sterling proving to be England's greatest strength; defensive questions persist

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- It should come as no surprise that a national team whose sole World Cup success (1966) was achieved by a side known as the "Wingless Wonders" have often struggled to find room for creative wide players. England's 5-3 victory over Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying Tuesday showed that is no longer the case.

England have never lacked archetypal players -- the gallant centre-back, the tireless box-to-box midfielder, the bruising centre-forward -- but with occasional notable exceptions...

Dutch defeat extinguishes goodwill England generated in World Cup run

GUIMARAES, Portugal -- For 120 minutes of this Nations League semifinal in Guimaraes, Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk was booed by England's vast army of travelling supporters every time he touched the ball.

It is difficult to come up with a credible explanation for that, especially considering the contribution Van Dijk made to Liverpool's Champions League-winning campaign, but perhaps it was down to plain old envy. After all, here was a defender who produced a master class in his art, while...

England hope Nations League success will lead to Euro 2020 and World Cup glory

PORTO -- When you haven't won a major trophy of any description since 1966, literally anything will do to end that barren run. So England will certainly celebrate success in the inaugural UEFA Nations League if Gareth Southgate's team emerge as winners in Portugal this week.

It may feel like international football's version of the Community Shield or UEFA Super Cup -- nobody would suggest the Nations League will become a rival to the World Cup or European Championship as a trophy that really matters...

UEFA Nations League: Biggest storylines, players to watch, ultimate team by team guide

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When the Nations League was first proposed, there was a collective groan across the continent as everyone wondered why more international football was required and whether any team would treat this tournament as competitive just because UEFA said it was.

- What and when is the UEFA Nations League?

But it has turned out to be a roaring success, and for the four teams involved it represents the focus of their year.

Pickford, Stones, Trippier and Maguire struggle after England World Cup heroics

Manchester City's 2-0 victory over Manchester United may prove to be the decisive moment in the title race, as Pep Guardiola's side overcame their final serious test.

They did it, however, without John Stones. For a game against a counter-attacking United side boasting little else other than speed upfront, Guardiola chose to field the somewhat immobile Vincent Kompany alongside Aymeric Laporte. On the bench, meanwhile, was Nicolas Otamendi. Stones didn't even make the 18-man squad, with no suggestion...

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid turn sights from PSG's Mbappe to Dortmund's Sancho

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Zidane sanctions move for £180 million-rated Sancho

Another day, another report suggesting that Jadon Sancho could be on his way out of Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

The latest comes from Bild, which says Real Madrid are interested in the 19-year-old...