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Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

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England played out a largely uneventful stalemate with Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka to earn the first point of their Uefa Nations League campaign.The whole occasion had an air of unreality as the teams - who met in the World Cup semi-finals three months ago - were forced to play in a mostly deserted, echoing stadium as part of Croatia's punishment after a swastika was visible on the pitch before a European qualifier in 2015.England coped well with the surreal surroundings and had the better chances - Eric Dier and Harry Kane heading against the woodwork either side of the interval, and Marcus Rashford producing two bad misses with only Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to beat. Cr...
England boss Gareth Southgate ‘verbally agrees’ new deal with FA

England boss Gareth Southgate ‘verbally agrees’ new deal with FA

Sports
four more years According to reports, the 48-year-old will remain as Three Lions manager until after the 2022 World Cup England manager Gareth Southgate has verbally agreed a new contract with the FA which will see him remain in charge of the Three Lions until after the 2022 World Cup, according to reports. The 48-year-old has been in negotiations with the FA over an extended stay after leading the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in the summer. Southgate is expected to be in charge at the 2022 World Cup And according to Sky Sports, he is expected to put pen to paper before the senior squad meet up at St George’s Park on Sunday evening. It is understood the new deal will include a significant pay rise which will see him earn 50 ...
Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Technology
The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon - a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was "leeching off the taxpayer".The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered the most effective way to seek change was to be "in the room with these companies" as a shareholder.Amazon has repeatedly said it pays all taxes required in the UK.Archbishop Justin Welby, in a speech to the Trades Union Congress on Wednesday, said: "When vast companies like Amazon and other online traders, the new industries, can get away with paying almost nothing in tax, there is something wrong with the tax system."They don't pay a real living wage, so...
Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Health
The key cancer target has been missed by a record margin in England, figures show.Patients who are given an urgent referral by their GP are meant to start treatment within 62 days.But in July, 78.2% were seen in that timeframe, the worst performance since records began in October 2009. It means more than 3,000 people waited longer than two months for treatment to begin.The target for the NHS is 85%, which was last hit in December 2015. The target is also being missed elsewhere in the UK.NHS England said there were rising numbers of cancer cases being referred - over the past years there has been a 5% increase alone.The past three months in particular have seen a significant increase in total cases.Planned surgery waitsIt comes as...
Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Sports
England returned to winning ways after three successive defeats as Marcus Rashford's second-half volley gave them victory over Switzerland in a scrappy and subdued friendly at Leicester's King Power Stadium.Manager Gareth Southgate made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Spain in the Uefa Nations League game at Wembley on Saturday - and for long periods it showed.Switzerland were the better side in the first half and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri should have given them the lead early on, only to strike the post after England goalkeeper Jack Butland's poor clearance played James Tarkowski into trouble. England, as they had to do, improved after the break and the decisive goal came in th...