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Rooney's time is over, but England's future looks bright

Wayne Rooney earned his final England cap in the 3-0 win over the U.S., a match that showcased a Three Lions team no longer dependent on one man.

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How jaded fans can still appreciate Messi

Lionel Messi's ability to regularly conjure up moments of brilliance can make fans numb. Here's how to remain awake to his majesty.

EXCLUSIVE: Pulisic opens up on Dortmund future

Christian Pulisic talks exclusively to Taylor Twellman about his future with Borussia Dortmund and the adversity of suffering a few injuries.

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Football Agents: Everyone gets an England cap!

The Exploding Heads turned football agents are back! In this edition, they field calls from former England players looking for one final appearance, a la Wayne Rooney.

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Transfer Rater: Pulisic to Liverpool? Almiron to Newcastle?

Shaka Hislop sifts through all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Miguel Almiron, Aaron Ramsey, Christian Pulisic and many more in Transfer Rater.

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TOP HEADLINES

Pulisic anger over England loss a good thing for U.S.

Christian Pulisic's frustration was evident after the U.S. were outclassed by England but the side need to channel the anger in the right direction.

England 3-0 United States: A winning send-off for Rooney

The next generation of England stars ensured Wayne Rooney's final game ended with a win as the Three Lions cruised to victory over the U.S.

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Gomez: USMNT are individuals with no guidance

Former U.S. international Herculez Gomez calls the USMNT's loss to England "abysmal" and explains why he feels bad for the current players.

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Southgate wants discipline from young England side

Gareth Southgate has a warning for his England team ahead of their UEFA Nations League match with Croatia.

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England trending upward; United States lacking direction

The FC crew share their takeaways from the friendly between England and the U.S., highlighting the USMNT's need for direction and a permanent coach.

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Rooney: It was an emotional moment for me

Wayne Rooney reflects on his final game for England and discusses the initiatives of the Wayne Rooney Foundation, for which his farewell match was dedicated.

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Wilson adds to England's lead with debut goal

Callum Wilson became the first ever Bournemouth player to score for England with the Three Lions' third goal against the U.S.

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Rooney comes on for final England appearance

Wayne Rooney takes the field for the 120th and final time in a Three Lions uniform.

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Alexander-Arnold quickly doubles England's advantage

International Friendly: Trent Alexander-Arnold (27') England 2-0 United States

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Lingard bends in a beauty for England

International Friendly: Jesse Lingard (25') England 1-0 United States

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Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United 'confident' over Godin deal

Manchester United need a world-class central defender so they are eyeing Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin again. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Bailly to Arsenal; Koulibaly to Man United

Eric Bailly to Arsenal and Kalidou Koulibaly to Man United are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

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Man United legends dream big with Salford City FC

The Class of '92 made their names and won it all at Old Trafford. Now they're trying to take a tiny, working-class team to the Premier League.

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Neville & Scholes: Dreaming big with Salford City

ESPN's Mark Ogden sits down with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to discuss Salford City's journey so far and what the future holds for the club.

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Mbappe's legacy will be written in next three years

The last three years have seen Kylian Mbappe's incredible rise. But the most crucial period for the young Frenchman (and for PSG) is still to come.

Netherlands 2-0 France: Dutch relegate Germany

The Netherlands' 2-0 win over France in Rotterdam see Germany relegated from League A Group 1.

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Deschamps: Dutch were better than France and it hurts

France coach Didier Deschamps says there was a significant gap between the World Cup winners and the Netherlands during their 2-0 defeat in the UEFA Nations League.

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Koeman: Dutch win over France exceeded my expectations

Netherlands' head coach Ronald Koeman admits that he was slightly taken back by his side's performance in their 2-0 win over France.

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Burley: France didn't look bothered

The ESPN FC crew react to France's surprise 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in Rotterdam.

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Wijnaldum slots home Netherlands' opener

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UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

State of play: Finals, promotion, relegation

There are now just two rounds of games left in the Nations League, and the picture is becoming clearer for the finals, promotion and relegation

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Permutations by day, group and league

The picture is becoming clearer about who will take part in the finals next June, as well as which nations will be promoted and relegated.

International W2W4: Germany face relegation, Rooney's return

Could Germany actually be relegated? Their status at Europe's top table is in jeopardy as the UEFA Nations League reaches a crescendo.

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