England manager Roy Hodgson at a press conference at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreiro / EPA

Roy Hodgson confirmed on Wednesday he will have everyone bar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to choose when he selects his team for the critically important G(...)

 England’s head coach Roy Hodgson addresses a  press conference at the military fort in Urca,  Rio yesterday. Photograph; Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Who will best capture Roy Hodgson’s forbearing expression coming through the side door? It is well past the appointed time when the England manager(...)

 Steven Gerrard trains with a member of the England coaching staff  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

England coach Roy Hodgson has allayed fitness concerns over captain Steven Gerrard ahead of the start of the World Cup. England begin their Group D ca(...)

 Wayne Rooney happy with his form and positioning on the pitch. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Wayne Rooney could not care less about the critics who say he should be dropped from the England team.Rooney’s place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI has(...)

England’s Steven Gerrard (right) consoles teammate Raheem Sterling (left) after he was shown a red card against Ecuador  at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, USA. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

England 2 Ecuador 2 Perhaps Roy Hodgson was correct and it was always a risk placing too much trust in a player of 19. Raheem Sterling is a pla(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney training at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami ahead of the friendly international against Ecuador, in which the player will start on the left wing. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Wayne Rooney will be asked to start England’s friendly against Ecuador in the left-wing position he is on record as disliking, after Roy Hodgson admi(...)

Wayne Rooney during England’s training session at their pre-World Cup camp on the Algarve in Portugal yesterday.

Roy Hodgson has responded to Roy Keane’s scathing remarks about Phil Jones and Chris Smalling by publicly supporting the two England and Manchester U(...)

A delighted Arsene Wenger after his Arsenal side ended a nine-year trophy drought against Hull with an extra-time victory in the FA Cup. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal expect Arsene Wenger to sign a three-year deal worth £24m this week to finally end the saga that has tracked their season. Even by the club’s (...)

Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring the opener during the last week’s match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Photograph: AFP

It is said sometimes that a player gets better when he is not on the pitch. It is said because he leaves a gap and those who stand in perform less wel(...)

Arsene Wenger: It is also possible that Wenger is battling to wring every last penny out of the deal. He has always fought for what he can get from his contracts. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

“Nothing has changed,” spat Arsene Wenger, exasperated and almost affronted by the question. It was the one that he has fielded since the first pre(...)