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Harry Kane to start, alongside Theo Walcott

Harry Kane will make his first start for England when they face Italy and alongside Theo Walcott as the manager, Roy Hodgson, reverts to a midfield diamond that will be tipped by Wayne Rooney and anchored by Phil Jones. Rooney, who will attempt to score in a sixth successive England game and match a record

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Spain’s Club-obsessed press ignores the national team

The front cover of Spain’s leading sports paper, last Sunday featured Gareth Bale of Wales. Page 2: Bale. Page 3: Bale. Page 4 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. Plus a bit of Lucas Silva, Brazil. Page 5: Luka Modric, Croatia. Toni Kroos, Germany. And Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema, France (neither of whom played). Page 6: Marcos

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Spain aim vengeance on Dutch minus Robin & Robben

European champions Spain travel to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Tuesday with the pain from their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Dutch at last year’s World Cup still fresh in the memory. The hammer blow delivered by Louis van Gaal’s men in Salvador last June was one from which Spain never

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