A new crew, no large names and one more skipper . . . it is time FA were more sincere
What is the position of global friendlies? They ought to present an invaluable option for the supervisor to fine-tune his group and tactics but they have grow to be an inconvenient distraction from the domestic sport to be endured fairly than enjoyed.

Iniesta defends Torres right after £50m striker fires blanks once again – this time for Spain
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has leapt to the defence of Fernando Torres despite the Chelsea striker extending his purpose drought in opposition to the Czech Republic on Friday evening.

Martin Samuel: Let these youthful Lions put the pride back again into England
For a chap who has been all around global football management for more than a decade, Stuart Pearce occasionally seems nearly charmingly naive.