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A number of supporters again booed England players taking a knee before Sunday’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley.

England players booed again for taking a knee ahead of Croatia clash

A number of supporters again booed England players taking a knee before Sunday’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley.
The Football Association urged fans to “respect the wishes” of England’s players when they take the knee before Sunday’s Euro 2020 clash with Croatia amid a simmering row over the gesture.

Euro 2020: Fans told to ‘respect’ England players over kneeling row

The Football Association urged fans to “respect the wishes” of England’s players when they take the knee before Sunday’s Euro 2020 clash with Croatia amid a simmering row over the gesture.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Euro 2020: British premier calls for unity but does not condemn England boos

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on England fans to get behind the team at Euro 2020, but stopped short of criticising supporters who have booed the taking of the knee ahead of two pre-tournament friendlies.
Gareth Southgate has admitted he "sadly" anticipated further pushback from spectators over England's continued decision to take the knee in protest against racism ahead of their 1-0 friendly win over Romania on Sunday - but vowed that his squad will continue with the gesture.

Gareth Southgate expected further boos for England taking the knee, vows players will continue...

Gareth Southgate has admitted he "sadly" anticipated further pushback from spectators over England's continued decision to take the knee in protest against racism ahead of their 1-0 friendly win over Romania on Sunday - but vowed that his squad will continue with the gesture.
Marcus Rashford’s penalty earned England an unconvincing 1-0 win over Romania in their final warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2020 in Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford penalty gives England win over Romania in Euro warm-up

Marcus Rashford’s penalty earned England an unconvincing 1-0 win over Romania in their final warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2020 in Middlesbrough on Sunday.
England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed his side will take the knee before kick-off in all of their matches at Euro 2020 despite the gesture being booed by supporters since fans returned to stadiums in recent weeks.

England ‘more determined than ever’ to take knee after boos

England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed his side will take the knee before kick-off in all of their matches at Euro 2020 despite the gesture being booed by supporters since fans returned to stadiums in recent weeks.
Premier League side Everton have announced the release of Yannick Bolasie and Dennis Adeniran from the club.

Everton confirm release of Yannick Bolasie, Dennis Adeniran

The Democratic Republic of the Congo international has been with the Toffees since the summer of 2016 when he teamed up with the club from Crystal Palace.
Gareth Southgate has suggested England could reconsider taking the knee before matches after the gesture was booed at Wednesday’s friendly against Austria.

Gareth Southgate: England could reconsider taking the knee after boos

Gareth Southgate has suggested England could reconsider taking the knee before matches after the gesture was booed at Wednesday’s friendly against Austria.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has vowed Liverpool will be ready for an open and attacking match when unbeaten Arsenal travel to Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out of Euro 2020

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of the European Championship after suffering a thigh injury in Wednesday’s friendly win over Austria.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland.

Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate invites Bukayo Saka, 24 others

Gareth Southgate hit back at the critics after selecting Trent Alexander-Arnold for England’s Euro 2020 squad as the Three Lions boss admitted Harry Maguire is a doubt for the opener against Croatia.
Orlando City FC loanee Daryl Dike has said Barnsley are pushing hard to finish strongly in the English Championship.

Daryl Dike grabs eigth goal in Barnsley victory

Red-hot striker Daryl Dike has continued to impress for English Championship side Barnsley as he scored his eighth goal to help them beat Middlesbrough.
Watford manager Xisco Munoz has hailed the performances of Ismaila Sarr and Isaac Success in their 2-0 victory over Reading in Friday’s Championship game.

Watford boss hails Ismaila Sarr, Isaac Success performances against Reading

Watford manager Xisco Munoz has hailed the performances of Ismaila Sarr and Isaac Success in their 2-0 victory over Reading in Friday’s Championship game.
Ismaila Sarr suffered a hamstring injury in Watford’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League game.

Ismaila Sarr: Watford’s target is to secure Premier League promotion

Ismaila Sarr has revealed Watford's primary target is to secure promotion to the Premier League and winning the Championship title is secondary.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

AFCONQ: Watford send goodwill message to Nigeria ahead of Benin clash

EFL Championship side Watford have sent a goodwill message to Nigeria ahead of their clash with the Benin Republic.
Adama Traore is 100 per cent suited to Liverpool and would fit in perfectly at Anfield, according to Emile Heskey.

Emile Heskey: Adama Traore would fit in perfectly at Anfield

Adama Traore is "100 per cent" suited to Liverpool and would fit in perfectly at Anfield, according to Emile Heskey.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
Middlesbrough forward Chuba Akpom has been named in Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week.

Chuba Akpom makes Championship Team of the Week

Akpom scored once and registered an assist as Middlesbrough beat Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 at the Adam Park Stadium last Saturday.
Tony Pulis has been sacked as Sheffield Wednesday manager after 10 matches in charge with the club next to bottom of the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday sack Tony Pulis after just 10 games

Tony Pulis has been sacked as Sheffield Wednesday manager after 10 matches in charge with the club next to bottom of the Championship.
Rotherham's Championship game with Middlesbrough became on Wednesday the latest match to be postponed due to coronavirus after the second tier side informed the English Football League that some of their players had tested positive.

Coronavirus forces Rotherham to postpone Championship match

Rotherham's Championship game with Middlesbrough became on Wednesday the latest match to be postponed due to coronavirus after the second tier side informed the English Football League that some of their players had tested positive.
Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi was in the action again for Stoke City against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

John Obi Mikel still a doubt for trip to Derby County – Stoke boss

John Obi Mikel is still a doubt for Stoke City's Championship trip to Derby County, according to manager Michael O'Neill.
John Obi Mikel captained Stoke City to their first Championship victory at home this season with a 3-2 win over Brentford on Saturday.

Stoke boss: Mikel Obi extremely doubtful for Middlesbrough clash

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil says John Mikel Obi is a major doubt for his side’s Sky Bet Championship home clash Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has taken place on Monday night.

English FA Cup third draw in full

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has taken place on Monday night.

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