England

Player Focus: Villa Must Be Prepared to Receive Concrete Offers for Vlaar

Ben McAleer | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Villa have won 30.5% of the 59 league matches Vlaar has started since signing in 2012, compared to just 11.8% of the 17 he missed, so it's of great importance Lambert convinces him to remain in the Midlands. That, though, is easier said than done when considering the teams taking an interest in him.

Player Focus: Five Championship Stars Hoping to Make the Premier League Grade

Martin Laurence | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

The transition between the Championship and Premier League is a tricky one, and one that Leicester, Burnley and QPR will be looking to cope with this season following their promotion into England's top-flight... Here we look at five that impressed in England's second tier last season hoping to prove that they can make the grade at the very top.

What Is the True Cost of Being a Football Supporter?

Alex Jones | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Buying a replica club shirt is only the beginning of a long list of expenses that go along with being seen as a loyal supporter... football inflation is rising faster than the Government's Consumer Price Index... One thing's for sure, fans are still paying out to show their allegiance, no matter what the cost of being a football supporter is.

Team Focus: Lack of Summer Investment May Hinder Everton's European Hopes

Ben McAleer | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The microscope will be firmly fixed on Everton in the upcoming campaign to see if they can match, or better, their exploits from the previous year. In a way, Martínez faces the prospect of enduring his own form of 'second season syndrome'.

Why Must It Be Left to Players to Call Time? Is the National Set-Up Too Weak

Aaron Gratton | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Steven Gerrard announced his international retirement to a chorus of fans and experts claiming he did the right thing, but why is it left to players to make the call? After captaining England at their most disappointing World Cup, Gerrard has opted to call time on his international career, just as he was expected to do.

WATCH: Gerrard Quits International Football

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football, the Football Association has said. The 34-year-old, who le...

Player Focus: Exit of One Remy Paves Way For Another at Newcastle

Martin Laurence | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

Though they ended the previous campaign extremely poorly, Newcastle have made significant strides in the transfer market to ensure that they are not in a similar situation again. They appear to have learned from their mistakes to a degree and their eagerness in the window this time around should reap the rewards.

The World Cup 2014 Awards In Full

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A round-up of the awards from this year's World Cup... (Awards committee: David Schneider, David Beresford, Robin Flavell and Handface) ...

It's the Taking Part That Counts

William Davie | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Sport brings us together in a way that not much else can. It gives something solid, real and straightforward to invest our collective belief in. At the end of the day, whatever else happens, someone will win, someone will lose, and we'll either be miserable or ecstatic.

The UK Could Reduce Stillbirth By a Quarter

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Since appearing on GMB, people have asked me "If there's a training programme which saves babies, why isn't it made mandatory? I didn't think stillbirth was preventable". I didn't think stillbirth was preventable either but I also didn't realise how common it was or how the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. Until it happened to me.

Bring Back the Chair!

Sian Lloyd | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sian Lloyd

I really would love to see the Celtic Chair reinstated. It is, after all, the only one at an English University. And it's as vitally important for our English neighbours to understand their own Celtic heritage.

That Night on the Streets of England

Shweta Kothari | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

On my way back home from a party around half past one in the morning, I thoroughly looked for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I decided to walk some distance. Scared out of my wits, I could never imagine doing anything like that in India. Unfamiliar with the roads, I kept walking.

Player Focus: Caballero Can Usurp Hart as City's Number One

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

For £6m, the signing of Caballero is an astute piece of business for a player who has the potential to leapfrog Hart as the Citizens' number one. The team needs strength in reserve and a goalkeeper of his calibre will undoubtedly keep Hart on his toes.

Is Subbing Goalkeepers for Penalties Long Overdue?

Jack Target | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Most of the press wanted to see van Gaal fail. You can only imagine how much Roy Hodgson would have been hounded if he had done something similar and failed. He would not be allowed back in the country, perceived as silly old man who shares the tactical nous of a barely trained ape.

This Is A Eurosceptic's Worst Ever Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

It must be a Eurosceptic's worst nightmare. Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel in an incid...

Heads Must Roll For England's Worst-Ever World Cup

Tony Jimenez | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

England's barren spell in top-level competition drags on even longer... If they are ever to climb out of the mire of mediocrity they currently find themselves drowning in, then it is high time for wholesale changes - from top to bottom.

The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

Mark Foster | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

We are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results... We are now entering the second week of Wimbledon and as always the quality of the tennis in the first week hasn't disappointed... However, for me the highlight of this second half will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the month.

Touchstone Moments of Brazil 2014

Steve Towells | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

For a World Cup to exist in the memory long after the event and maybe even get a slot in a future BBC3 nostalgia show hosted by Olly Murs... it'll be those other moments which define its status as a great tournament.

England Fans Face Rioting Charges From Euro 2004

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Three England fans deported from Portugal during the Euro 2004 football championships have voiced their anger after being told to return to face charg...

England Fan Has Part Of Ear Bitten Off

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

An England fan had part of his ear bitten off by another after the national side's World Cup game against Uruguay, it has been confirmed. The man w...

World Cup Focus: Conditions Making Brazil 2014 the Substitutes' World Cup

Martin Laurence | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With this being touted as the tournament of the Latin Americans - only Honduras have fallen thus far, with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico all assured of a place in the second round - the conditions are certainly proving problematic for some. In turn the heat and humidity can be cited as a key factor in so many substitutes coming on and having an impact against weary-legged opponents...

Five of the Most Disappointing Teams at the World Cup So Far

Dan Farr | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

This year's World Cup in Brazil has been full to the brim with exceptional goals, outstanding performances and unforgettable matches. However, it has also been home to its fair share of disappointing performances from certain players as well as certain teams...

'If only!' How the Science of Happiness Would Have Helped England Win the World Cup

Andy Cope | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Sport
Andy Cope

Please note, this article isn't 'having a go' at our failed superstars. The lads return on the early flight from Rio (3 weeks early to be fair) with our pride intact. One hard-earned point off those pesky Costa Ricans may not have been enough to qualify for round 2. But there is a bright-side. No hooliganism. And no biting. Plus Roy Hodgson has been unbelievably articulate and upbeat

England's Football League World Cup Squad

Aaron Gratton | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

What would England's World Cup squad have looked like if Roy Hodgson could only pick players in the Football League? Well, here's an educated guess.

Brazil Shows Its True Colours

Steven Allweis | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Sport
Steven Allweis

Away from the obvious tourist attractions - the remarkably imposing Christ the Redeemer, the picture-perfect Copacabana beach and the enormity and elegance of Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, to name but three - it is this admirable attitude, one of determination to enjoy life and of encouraging others to do the same which will stay with me.