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England captain Harry Kane to be rested for Switzerland friendly

England captain Harry Kane will be rested for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium with manager Gareth Southgate keen to protect his talisman.
Harry Kane smashes home England’s second goal from the penalty spot during their 6-1 victory over Panama during the group stages. Matthias Schrader-AP

Jamie Redknapp: Harry Kane is England’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Harry Kane has a similar influence on England as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo do for their respective countries, says Jamie Redknapp.

Brian Idowu: I thought playing in Russia would earn me World Cup slot

Nigerian defender, Brian Idowu, believed that playing for his club in Russia would see him passed over for a place in the national team for this year’s World Cup, he told Reuters, after having made the provisional squad.

Frank Lampard: Harry Kane should be England captain

Harry Kane should be named as England captain for the World Cup as the striker is a "world star in football", says former midfielder Frank Lampard.

Nicolas Otamendi: Lionel Messi needs World Cup more than any player on earth

Lionel Messi wants to win the World Cup with Argentina more than any player on the planet, according to team-mate Nicolas Otamendi, who believes the Barcelona star is the best in the world regardless.

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Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

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