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  • 12:24


  • 12:22

    Roy says he's excited by the youngsters he'd brought in, as well as Danny Rose, and admits they could stake a claim now Gerrard and Lampard have retired..
    "I was quite impressed someone up in the north east called Jack Colback the ginger Pirlo. It would be great if that were true. He's a very talented player and we've lost three important midfield players in Gerrard, Lampard (both retired) and Carrick (injured). With those players out of the equation, Jack and Fabian Delph could get a chance to take these places."

  • 12:13

    Boss Roy Hodgson talks about Arsenal youngster Calum Chambers' first call-up to the England setup...

    "I have been impressed with him not only at Arsenal but also when he was playing right-back at Southampton. I thought 'what an interesting player this boy is' and obviously Arsene Wenger has been watching him even more closely to buy him."

  • 12:11

    England boss Roy Hodgson answers Sky Sports reporter Nick Collins question: Why Wayne Rooney?

    "He deserves it through his commitment and cause to his country, and because he is now captain of Manchester United has weighed into my thinking. I've got to judge him on two years I've been working with him. I won't look into the past and any misdemeanours a player may have had. His whole-hearted willingness to offer himself in every conceivably situation is what has done it for me."

  • 12:06

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been made the new England captain, succeeding the retired Steven Gerrard.
  • 12:05

    England have also named their U21 squad for the 2015 UEFA European  championship qualifiers against Lithuania (a) on Friday 5 September and Moldova (a) on Tuesday 9 September. Full squad below...

    Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City).

    Defenders:Tyler Blackett (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt(Everton), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United, on loan to Nottingham Forest), Liam Moore (Leicester City), JackRobinson (Liverpool).

    : Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan to Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah(Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Hughes (Derby County), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

    Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Tom Ince (Hull City), Danny Ings (Burnley), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Brentford), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

  • 11:59


  • 11:55

    England manager Roy Hodgson has named four new comers to the England squad - Calum Chambers, Jack Colback, Fabian Delph and Danny Rose to their squad to play Norway and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland. Here is the squad in full:

    Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City).

    Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Everton).

    Midfielders: Jack Colback (Newcastle United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

    Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).
  • 11:51

    Warrington Wolves take on Huddersfield Giants tonight in the First Utility Super League, a clash you can see live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm. Former London Broncos head coach Tony Rea has been previewing the match on Sky Sports News HQ and believes the Wolves will clinch a win which will keep them in the all-important top four positions ahead of the play-offs.
    Warrington have to win this one and will win this one, I think. They are in such good form and dominant form at the moment. It's so tight at the top and everyone is saying the play-offs start now, you've got be be in the best position (in the final league standings) to have the advantage.

  • 11:48

    Roy Hodgson's England press conference is coming up in 15 minutes on Sky Sports News HQ and here on Sky Sports Today. Don't miss it! Roy is going to be naming his new captain and the squad for the upcoming game with Norway and the first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland. Here's the latest from our Twitter poll with Anna Woolhouse!

  • 11:37

    Here's the full interview with Michel Platini, in which the UEFA president gives his reasons for NOT running against Sepp Blatter at the FIFA presidential elections next year.
  • 11:15

    Chelsea say striker Diego Costa
    has a "minor muscular injury" and will be monitored over the next few days.
  • 11:14

  • 10:53

    Sky Bet suspended betting on the next England captain yesterday, with favourite Wayne Rooney heavily backed as short as 1/6. Joe Hart and Gary Cahill were the only other two candidates receiving any sort of support, but the momentum was clearly with the Manchester United striker. Bet with Sky Bet here.
  • 10:51

    So Rooney is the big favourite to be named as the next England skipper but other names such as Gary Cahill and Joe Hart have also been mentioned. Sky Sports News HQ's Nick Collins takes us through the contenders to succeed Steven Gerrard.
  • 10:45

    We're not far away from Roy Hodgson's press conference at 12pm, in which he will announce his new captain following Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard's retirement. We'll be live at Wembley soon, but first former England midfielder Trevor Sinclair has been in the studio discussing his thoughts...
    "You want someone to lead and calm the players nerves in big games. There's going to be a lot of young players coming in. Wayne Rooney ticks all the boxes, he's my choice, and I'd be surpised if Roy didn't pick him as well. I think Joe Hart would be a good one for vice-captain for me. He's hard-working and he's first choice for England. I think Gary Cahill has done really well for Chelsea and looks the real deal but probably doesn't have the international experience well."

  • 10:43

    UEFA president Michel Platini has been speaking about his decision not to challenge Sepp Blatter for the leadership of FIFA. The Frenchman denied that he made the decision because he thought he could not beat Blatter in a vote and did not rule out running against him in the future. 
    I said that I could beat Mr Blatter- perhaps we will know in four, six or 10 years if there will be a fight with Mr Blatter. But I didn't decide to (stand against him), I decided to (stay) with UEFA.

  • 10:26

    Essex Eagles face Warwickshire in the Royal London One Day Cup quarter-finals, live on Sky Sports 2HD from 1.55pm today, and Essex have been buoyed by the returns of several key players. Ryan ten Doeschate (shoulder), Graham Napier (calf strain) and Jesse Ryder (hamstring) all missed the final group match against Northamptonshire Steelbacks a week ago, but the trio are named in the squad.

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