The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Stuart Pearce was dropped as coach of the England Under-21 soccer team after it failed to score a point at the European Championship in Israel earlier this month.
The British soccer team will play its first Olympic soccer game in 52 years when it takes on Senegal in the opening match of the men’s tournament at London 2012.
Fabio Capello’s resignation may send the England soccer team into a major championship without a permanent manager for the first time in history.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Fabio Capello quit as coach of the England soccer team last night, opening the way for the possible appointment of Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp four months before the start of Euro 2012.
Roy Hodgson was appointed England soccer manager today, six weeks before the team opens its European Championship campaign against France.
Arjen Robben’s injury-time goal gave the Netherlands a 3-2 win against England in a tuneup for soccer’s European Championship, and France beat Germany 2-1 in another exhibition between Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Jack Wilshere was picked for England’s squad for the European under-21 championships despite opposition from Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.
"We are hoping home advantage will play a big part and the opportunity to showcase our sport under the Olympic umbrella is fantastic."
- Stuart Pearce on Apr 24, 2012