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Matt Grimes found out about England under-21 call-up on Twitter

Don Hutchison analyses England's squad for the upcoming friendlies with Germany and Holland

England U-21 debutante Matt Grimes revealed that he learned of his place in Gareth Southgate's squad  by browsing Twitter after training at Blackburn Rovers on Thursday.

"I found out on Twitter about half an hour ago,'' he said. "I didn't know anything prior.

"I saw the under-20s was announced yesterday and I wasn't in that but I didn't really think anything of it, and then I found out today.

"I knew it was announced today and so I just had a little look after we'd done our session and saw...

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England women crush Estonia 8-0 in opening Euro 2017 qualifier

Danielle Carter and England rolled to victory on Monday.

Danielle Carter capped a dream debut with a hat-trick as England opened their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Estonia at A. Le Coq Arena on Monday.

The Arsenal striker opened the scoring in the early exchanges and added two more late on as England went top of qualifying Group Seven after their first match.

Jo Potter was on target against former coach Keith Boanas' side, while Fran Kirby claimed a brace either side of goals from Jill Scott and debutant Isobel Christiansen.


England learns 'football is cruel' in heartbreaking loss to Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mark Sampson stood in the middle of the turf, arms around Laura Bassett, head in a million places. What could he say? It was the best 91 minutes England could've drawn up, and the worst minute he could've imagined. The game was tied, the clock was winding closer to penalty kicks, and Bassett tried to clear a ball that ended up bouncing into England's goal. There was nothing to say. So Sampson just let her bury her head into his chest and sob.

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Mark Sampson 'incredibly proud' of Laura Bassett and England

England coach Mark Sampson has paid tribute to his team after they were knocked out of the Women's World Cup in unfortunate circumstances.

Lioness' defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable after the semifinal. A deflection off her foot followed by a bounce off the crossbar led to an own goal in the final minute of stoppage time, allowing Japan to pull off a remarkable 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

"Oh, what a tough one, what a tough one to take," a red-eyed Sampson said. "I can't speak about the game....