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England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defence opens

Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine

England's World Cup-winning keeper Gordon Banks dead at 81

Gordon Banks won 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972 and made nearly 200 appearances for Stoke before his playing career was brought to an end due to a car crash that cost him the sight in one eye.

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Danny Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

England, who made nine changes to the starting line-up for the clash, allowed Switzerland to control the match in the first period but returned much sharper to secure the win through forward Marcus Rashford's 54th minute strike.

England vs Switzerland to partly air in black and white

First 25 fixtures of England's fixture against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City, will be broadcast in black and white.

Dele Alli out of Switzerland friendly with muscle strain

Dele Alli picked up the injury in England's 2-1 defeat by Spain in Saturday's UEFA Nations League opener at Wembley Stadium.

Philipp Lahm backs youthful England to build on World Cup run

"What I saw on the pitch was a good, functioning team... I believed they had a good chance because they had a young and talented team," World Cup winner Lahm told reporters.

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Young forwards must seek game-time away from big clubs: Ian Wright

Marcus Rashford has made one start for Manchester United this season while Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is struggling to nail down a spot in Unai Emery's side.

Optimism restored, England face first test against Spain

A visit by Spain to Wembley in the Nations League on Saturday will provide an early test of the depth of the feelgood factor emanating from Gareth Southgate's young squad.

Ashley Cole quits England after World Cup axe

Cole made his international debut against Albania in 2001 and has been an England regular ever since.

Michael Owen to retire at end of Premier League season

Owen,33,is one of English football's most prolific strikers for club and country.

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