Sports England stars put through their paces as Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad meet up at training base

The Three Lions are preparing for friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica before flying out to Russia More

Sports Phil Jones needs defensive surgery and Gareth Southgate must help him

MARTIN KEOWN: Phil Jones needs a defensive doctor to sort out the problems in his game. He has all the attributes to be an excellent defender. He’s quick, mobile and strong in the air. More

Sports England to be prepared on how to deal with potential racist abuse, says Gareth Southgate

England's World Cup squad will be briefed on how to deal with potential racist abuse in Russia at this summer's finals. The FA's protocol is for players to report suspected abuse from fans to the... More

Sports Gareth Southgate prefers legend Steve Holland by his side rather than a golden generation celebrity

Fabio Capello used Beckham as a cheerleader at the 2010 World Cup and Roy Hodgson then brought another member of the Golden Generation, Gary Neville, onto his coaching staff for 2014. More

Sports Frank Lampard calls on Gareth Southgate to hand England captaincy to Harry Kane at the World Cup

Southgate has rotated the captaincy to encourage different individuals to take responsibility, with Henderson taking the role seven times, Kane on six occasions and Dier for three games. More

Sports "It isn’t chance, and it isn’t luck": England's World Cup squad WILL practice penalties vows Gareth Southgate

Boss infamous for THAT Euro 96 miss wants his Three Lions in the spot-kick groove well before the knockout phase More

Sports Big Six's core values give Gareth Southgate's England World Cup hope

There are no 100-cap legends or world-famous icons in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Russia this summer. Scratch the surface, however, and there is encouragement. More

Sports Roy Hodgson insists England manager Gareth Southgate is correct to rotate captaincy

Southgate is yet to decide who will be his captain for this summer's World Cup in Russia, and Hodgson - the last manager to lead England to a major tournament - believes that is to his advantage. More

Sports Why Gareth Southgate's England may not miss Jack Wilshere at the World Cup

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: It is now three months since Roy Keane branded Jack Wilshere 'the most overrated player on the planet'. More

Sports England manager Gareth Southgate urges fans to get behind the team ahead of the World Cup

England boss Gareth Southgate has urged fans to 'get behind the squad' next month in Russia. Southgate revealed he is 'exceptionally proud' to lead his country at the World Cup. More

Sports England boss Gareth Southgate critical of FA's social media mocking of Harry Kane

England boss joined Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino in not seeing the funny side of a post produced by the official FA Cup account suggesting that Kane had been in Chris Smalling's pocket. More

Sports Gareth Southgate says he'll allow his squad cut to loose before Russia

The England manager revealed on Thursday that he went on a jaunt to notorious party destination Magaluf with his Aston Villa team-mates in the lead-up to the Euro 96 tournament. More

Sports Gareth Southgate won't ban phones or odd drink but he's no soft touch

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: This being an England squad announcement, Gareth Southgate had to deal with all the usual topics that flummox the national manager. More

Sports Gareth Southgate planning final England audition behind closed doors

There are two matches on England's fixture list between now and that opening World Cup encounter with Tunisia, but Gareth Southgate revealed that he actually has a third contest pencilled in. More

Sports England's World Cup stars have green light to go ANYWHERE on holiday before the finals, says Gareth Southgate

Players free to use time off before pre-tournament training starts however they want despite what predecessors got up to More

Sports Gareth Southgate ready to unleash England's 'hungry' young Lions - as he tells them to play 'fearless' football

Boss hopes the self-belief of the third-youngest English squad to go to a World Cup outweighs their inexperience More

Sports Gareth Southgate reveals why there was no chance of a World Cup reprieve for Man United star Chris Smalling

The Manchester United defender has not been included in the Three Lions manager's team for the World Cup More

Sports 'It's not always bad news!': Gareth Southgate reveals voicemail he left Gary Cahill

'Look, I don't only call when it's bad news' - a voicemail Gareth Southgate left for Gary Cahill, having predicted the England defender would ignore his call fearing the worst. More

Sports Gareth Southgate names three young guns as England's ones to watch for the future

Three Lions chief Southgate has named a World Cup squad with an average age of arounf 26 but the future could be even younger More

Sports Gareth Southgate spoke to James Milner about playing in the World Cup - but couldn't coax him out of retirement

Southgate spoke to the Liverpool midfielder when he first took the job as Three Lions boss More