Latest England National Soccer Team News

Hollywood makeover breathes new life into Welsh soccer club

Oct. 10, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — It has been described as a “crash course in football club ownership” and the two Hollywood stars who bought a beleaguered team in English soccer's fifth tier with the lofty aim of transforming it into a global force are certainly learning on the job. ...

McKennie to start vs short-handed Jamaica in WCup qualifier

Oct. 07, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna are missing from the U.S. lineup because of injuries but Weston McKennie will start following his disciplinary flap last month. Jamaica is without top forward Michail Antonio for reasons that remain unclear. The...

Denmark on brink, Kane on streak in WCup qualifying

Oct. 06, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

European countries resume their qualifying campaigns for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this week. Here are some things to look out for: COPING WITHOUT ERIKSEN Christian Eriksen’s future in soccer is still unknown following his...

FIFA urges players to get vaccinated, EPL lags on take-up

Oct. 03, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

FIFA offered direct encouragement for footballers to get vaccinated on Sunday. The first clear statement of its kind from world football's governing body came as players were flying to countries for men's World Cup qualifiers. “We encourage COVID-19...

Gray, Lowe join Antonio on Jamaica roster in qualifier vs US

Sep. 30, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Forwards Andre Gray of Queens Park Rangers and Jamal Lowe of Bournemouth are on Jamaica’s roster announced Thursday for next week’s World Cup qualifier at the United States after settling with new clubs in England. Gray, 30, was loaned on Aug. 31 from Watford and...

Injured Pulisic, Reyna left off US roster, McKennie returns

Sep. 29, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna were left off the U.S. roster for the next three World Cup qualifiers because of injuries, and Weston McKennie returned after being dropped for two games for violating team COVID-19 protocols. Pulisic, the team's star...

Jimmy Greaves, one of England's greatest scorers, dies at 81

Sep. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For all the goals scored — including a record 266 for Tottenham — it was the game Jimmy Greaves missed out on that was an enduring disappointment for one of England's greatest strikers. Sustaining a leg injury that required 14 stiches in the final...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...

McKennie sent back to Italy after violating US team rules

Sep. 06, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie is being sent back to Italy and will miss his second straight World Cup qualifier after breaking U.S. team COVID-19 protocols. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made the announcement Monday, a day after the U.S. and Canada...

Police investigating 4 Argentines over WCup qualifier chaos

Sep. 06, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four Argentina footballers are being investigated by Brazil federal police for allegedly providing false information upon arrival in Sao Paulo for a World Cup qualifying match. The Brazil-Argentina qualifier on Sunday was interrupted after seven minutes...