Ashley Cole has joined Roma on a free transfer. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his free transfer move to Roma.The 33-year-old left back, a free agent following his rel(...)

To infinity and beyond Robin Van Persie may have looked like Buzz Lightyear as he took flight to head in one of the goals of the tournament in the Net(...)

Frank Lampard  acknowledges the England fans after their 0-0 draw with Costa Rica. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

It was one of those days when the photographers look to get someone walking out under an exit sign; the manager is usually the most obvious target but(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge watches his shot go wide in the second half against Costa Rica. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England 0 Costa Rica 0 It’s unclear whether it’s what they meant when the England players talked on Monday about restoring some pride but the word fil(...)

The FA’s decision to keep England manager Roy Hodgson is a pretty clear admission that they don’t think anyone could have done better with the group he has had while the relative lack of outrage from their media suggests even they have started to acknowledge the futility of hounding one coach after another out of the job.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

This was never going to be an easy group for England to get out of but the optimists would have had them coming into today’s last game in firm content(...)

England’s coach Roy Hodgson talks to his players during a training session in Belo Horizonte ahead of the final Group D game against Costa Rica on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson will offer a glimpse of the future in Tuesday’s World Cup clash against Costa Rica. With their elimination already confirm(...)

Harry Redknapp says he will not reveal names of players who wanted to drop out of England games. Photograph: PA

Harry Redknapp has refused Steven Gerrard’s demand to name and shame the ex-Tottenham stars the Premier League boss claims skipped England duty.Redkna(...)

Captain Steven Gerrard talks to the media during an England press conference at the Urca Military Base ahead of the team’s final group game against Costa Rica. Photograph: Getty.

Steven Gerrard and Roy Hodgson have reacted furiously to assertions from Harry Redknapp that players at Tottenham would ask him to withdraw them fr(...)

Wayne Rooney at a press conference after an England training session at the Urca Military Base on June 21st. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has spoken of the hurt the squad is feeling after England exited at the World Cup group stage for the first time since 1958. England’s el(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson said there were signs of progress in this World Cup but it still led to an early exit. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

It is strange to look back and consider that most of the important things were said before the Uruguay game. Roy Hodgson teased Luis Suarez to prov(...)