The Under-19 team won the European Championships while the Under-20s and Under-17s won the World Cup.
It was perhaps the Under-17 triumph in India, as they came from behind to beat Spain 5-2, that filled us with so much optimism.
Phil Foden scored twice in that final and was declared player of
The England Under-17 World Cup winner has been a revelation this season, scoring 14 times.
He has attracted the interest of a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham.
But Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in the youngster, who is seen as a star of the future.
Delve deep into their academy ranks and the obscure name of Emille Rowe-Smith will pop up.
But at just 17-year-old, the Londoner has achieved more already than most footballers in a lifetime.
One of the standout stars of the tournament, the Gunners prodigy won the World Cup with England's Under-17 side last
It was only after being cut down to size that he found himself on the long road to the national side.
Burnley ace Tarkowski is one of the new faces in Gareth Southgate’s squad for games against Holland and Italy.
It is a long way from his days at Oldham, from where
A "mini Beast from the East" is forecast to bring a dumping of 20cm of snow and a wind chill of -7C to leave people shivering over the next few days.
As Siberian air pushes across the UK there are yellow weather and amber warnings in place for snow and ice from
Professor Anthony Glees says Three Lions supporters face being killed by Russian hooligans over the current spy row.
The University of Buckingham lecturer fears come as diplomatic relations between London and Moscow reach a new low.
The stand-off was sparked when ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and daughter Yulia, 33, were targeted with a nerve
The Russian nerve agent used to poison former spy Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter’s suitcase before she returned from a trip to Moscow, British investigators said in a report.Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were found slumped over on a bench in Salisbury, UK, on March
The Red Rose boss was booed off after Ireland’s Grand Slam-clinching 24-15 win.
And Jones rapped: “Some players will struggle to participate in the future.
“We have to get a greater depth to our squad who can play Test rugby.
"Some guys are starting their international careers but I have to decide whether
Arsenal star Wilshere has been in the international wilderness since 2016 as a mixture of injuries and poor form kept him out of Southgate's plans.
But the 26-year-old has been included in the squad for this month's friendlies against Holland and Italy as he is handed the chance to be on
Yobs from across Vladimir Putin's land have ditched the booze to ensure they are fighting fit when the nation hosts the World Cup.
The ruthless reputation of Russia's merciless yobs has already led to thousands of England fans deciding to boycott the tournament.
Only about 10,000 will be travelling to St Petersburg
In the toughest week of his England career, video footage emerged of the Red Rose boss abusing his Six Nations rivals in a leadership talk at a company close to his employer's sponsors, Mitsubishi.
Opening his Ireland team announcement with a statement, the under-fire Aussie boss attempted to quickly draw a
The 25-year-old has been named in Gareth Southgate’s squad after seizing his chance in the Burnley goal following an injury to fellow Three Lions international and club captain Tom Heaton.
He has since gone on to keep an impressive 11 clean sheets in the Premier League and help the Clarets climb
Jones is embroiled in a "scum and s***" row after panning Ireland and Wales respectively in a public speech.
The shamed England head coach has apologised and escaped censure by Six Nations officials - but could still face a rap from the sport's governing body, World Rugby.
And writing in the Daily
British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a London-based Russian businessman who died from “compression to the neck.”Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was an associate of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic who died under mysterious circumstances in 2013.Glushkov was found dead at his south London
The Red Rose boss learnt the hard way it is never an easy ride when you are top man at Twickenham.
To call Ireland “scummy” and Wales a “little s*** place” during a talk on leadership last summer was silly and misjudged.
It’s not like he was goaded into saying those things
Sue Elcock went on a fishing trip to keep her son company — and hooked a 130-pound monster fish longer than herself.Elcock, 68, was visiting son Simon and his wife, Michelle, at their home in Perth, Western Australia, and didn’t expect to catch more than a small fish when she
And now a third is hoping to follow in their footsteps and represent the Three Lions at the age of 71.
Tommy Charlton attended a trial to try and force his way into the over-60s national walking team.
Hosted at Burnley's Turf Moor, the grandfather of six hoped to impress ahead of
Southgate boldly dropped his veteran defender - who was a prominent figure during England's qualifying campaign - for friendlies with Italy and Holland.
However, the Three Lions boss claimed he is doing so with the future of the England team in mind... not just the short term.
When quizzed on his defensive
And the Red Rose boss ordered his side to be brutal against France as they bid to avoid the unthinkable of back-to-back defeats.
Jones said: “Every time you play against the French it is a test of your manhood.
“The French are the European version of the South Africans... they are big and
The Liverpool midfielder, 29, has suffered a set-back on his comeback from a thigh injury and will miss two-and-a-half weeks.
That rules him out of World Cup warm-ups against Holland and Italy when Southgate gets a final look players this season.
Lallana is firmly in his plans for Russia but will now
Glenn Murray's name didn't appear on the list and neither did Gary Cahill's with some fan's saying the squad is "pathetic" and the worst they have ever seen.
Minutes after the announcement Murray took to twitter posting a string of cry-laughing emojis with a picture of him with his hands on
An 18-year-old Egyptian student has died three weeks after she was brutally battered by a 10-strong girl gang in a suspected racist attack.Mariam Moustafa was left in a coma after being jumped by the group outside a shopping center while she waited for a bus at 8 p.m. on Feb.
The rejuvenated Arsenal midfielder, 26, has not played international football since England's Euro 2016 loss to Iceland.
England play Holland at Wembley a week on Friday and face Italy, also at home, on Tuesday, March 27.
Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger fully expects his man to win a recall.
Wenger said: "The vibes I
The defender and goalkeeper’s inclusion Gareth Southgate’s squad have capped a dramatic rise for the duo.
Tarkowski started his career in League One with Oldham before stepping-up into the Championship with Brentford, while Pope climbed from non-league football to earn an opportunity at Charlton Athletic.
Both moved to Turf Moor in 2016
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for Moscow’s purported involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England.May gave Russia a Tuesday deadline to answer allegations that they used a military-grade nerve agent to poison Sergei Skripal and
Inspirational physicist Hawking died this week at the age of 76 after an incredible life in which he left his mark on the world.
His theories on black holes and relativity completely shifted thinking in physics, yet he he also tried to help the Three Lions in their pursuit of glory.
The Three Lions boss insists his team will NOT boycott the tournament.
That is despite calls from politicians to snub the event after a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned in Salisbury.
Southgate confirmed England will take their own chef this summer to allay any fears over possible food
But that's exactly where Shaun Attwood found himself after becoming an American drug kingpin so rich he was nicknamed the Bank of England.
Shaun moved to the States at the age of 22 and within six years he was a millionaire stockbroker, counting Paul McCartney among his neighbours.
But similarly to the Leonardo
England’s rugby boss was filmed offending his Six Nations rivals at a Tokyo event for a sister company of Red Rose sponsors Mitsubishi.
Jones, 58, said: “We’ve only lost one Test to the scummy Irish. I’m still dirty about that game, but we will get ‘em back, don’t worry.”
And he did
Sure, it is a great day for Alfie Mawson, Nick Pope, Lewis Cook and James Tarkowski to be included in an England squad.
For the country? Not so much.
Even Gareth Southgate admitted he is struggling to put together a decent group of players for prestige friendlies with Holland and Italy.