Sunday 11th July. The final. Students were out in droves clamouring for an England victory. Never before has an English side in our recent memory grown into a tournament bona fide and showed such tenacity in the face of tough opposing sides. After Luke Shaw’s opener in the second minute, hope that football was coming home swept across the nation. It was only after an equaliser in full-time and the inevitable defeat suffered at the hands of Italian penalties that England’s Euros 2020 hopes were crushed. The dream was all over. Or was it?
Marcus Rashford recently forced the government to change their policy on free school meals. Sports editor Calum Pinches profiles the Man United forward, and his own experience with hunger.
With the new English squad being announced just days ago, the number of Black players picked has dramatically increased from years ago. Out of the 30-man squad, 11 of the footballers are classed as ‘BAME’, a figure which would essentially make up a starting line-up.
Gareth Southgate’s recent England selection divided opinion whilst creating arguably more questions than answers. Oliver Sanderson delves into the many options the Three Lions now possess.
As yet another six month qualification process finally draws to a close, it is once again possible to hear the relieved, resounding sigh of football fans nationwide: the international break is over, and we are again free to consume our ceaseless buffet of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup football ( Until the play-offs next March, that is).
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