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Callum Hudson-Odoi called into England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

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• Chelsea winger makes step up to senior level• 18-year-old has yet to start in the Premier LeagueCallum Hudson-Odoi has been promoted to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, with the Chelsea winger the second member of the successful Under-17s World Cup side to make the step up to senior level.The 18-year-old, who has yet to start in the Premier League, had been due to make his debut for Aidy Boothroyd’s Under-21s in the games against Poland and Germany, but has instead been drafted straight into the senior setup at St George’s Park. Hudson-Odoi scored two goals in seven appearances for the victorious Under-17s at the 2017 tournament in India, and joins his teammate at that event, Jadon Sancho, in gradu

City's Cup comeback, Liverpool on top and Zidane's return – Football Weekly

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Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss Swansea’s brave defeat, convenient paths for Manchester City, Liverpool going top, Chelsea slipping up, Zidane back with a bang and moreJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the weekend of football just gone, starting with the FA Cup and Manchester City’s 3-2 comeback win at Swansea. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : City's Cup comeback, Liverpool on top and Zidane's return – Football Weekly

The Fiver | No end of romance and magic despite the best attempts of its organisers

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Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!And then there were four. Since it kicked off last August, 732 teams have been knocked out of the FA Cup. Fakenham Town and Camberley Town were the first to exit, going out to Thetford Town and Ascot United, respectively, on the first night of extra preliminary round action. Most recently, Millwall went out in a manner that was so unbelievably gutting it achieved what many thought unthinkable by making them feel something approaching sympathy for Millwall. The lowliest team left in this year’s competition going into the quarter-finals, the Championship strugglers contrived to blow an apparently unblowable two-goal lead against Brighton with just two minutes of added time remaining before eventually going out on penalties. Continue r

Oh. My. God. Messi, a hat-trick and a stadium left in suspended animation

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The Barcelona forward was applauded by both sets of fans in the win at Betis – not for scoring three times, but because of how he scored“Truth is, I don’t remember anything like this,” Lionel Messi said but nor do they and their reaction said more than words, long abandoned as inadequate. There were five minutes left of a perfect performance when he took the shot that transfixed them and then turned them. Not so much hit first time as coaxed, the ball rose softly and curved gently, granting them time to take it in, inviting them to halt everything and watch it orbiting alone, so they did. Only Betis goalkeeper Pau López moved, seeing it float by, just there but just out of reach, everything unfolding like a slow-motion replay from an arty TV director. Only this was live. The ball ca

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