Chelsea academy graduate, Ike Ugbo has revealed his intention to dump England and switch his international allegiance to the Super Eagles of Nigeria. This move from the 22 year old is a smart one because of the following reasons. Breaking into the England squad is not an easy thing to do with the amount of world class players and talents competing for various positions in the team.
Source : Twitter There are several footballers who failed to make a name for themselves at the senior national team level, although it's would not take anything away from their football career, provided they thrived at their club sides, however, it is the dream of every footballer to represent their Fatherland.
England were beaten by Italy 3-2 on penalties in the Final of the 2020 UEFA European Championship. Marcus Rashford, Saka and Jason Sancho missed their penalties against Italy and were immediately the subject of abuse on social media. With Twitter deleting over 1000 tweets after the match a Wembley stadium.
Anglo-Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham, made his competitive debut for the Three Lions in the year 2019 during a EURO 2020 Qualifiers against the Czech Republic in Prague. This cameo appearance as a substitute for barely six minutes in a 1-2 loss sealed Abraham’s International future as he became ineligible to feature for Nigeria’s Super Eagles thereafter.
English premier league giant, Chelsea FC youngster and fast rising talent Mason Mount was in action on Thursday night for England in their 4th game of the Group I FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Hungary at the Ferenc Puskas Stadion. Mason Mount was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI having been a key figure in the squad paraded by Gareth Southgate, and he was able to impress as he provided the assist for the first goal of the night that inspired his team to the four goals to nil scoreline at full time.
The English national team is full of abundant talents, in which most of them form the nucleus of their different teams. The Three Lions have one of the most expensive squads in the world, but how do these players rate individually. Here is a list of the top ten English players according to their market value.
Bukayo Saka has spoken out for the first time since missing a penalty in England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy, claiming that he knew instantly that he would be targeted by racist abuse. ENGLAND hero Bukayo Saka has revealed he knew he would be racially abused 'instantly' after his Euro 2020 penalty miss in a heartbreaking statement.
It is an honour and a dream come true to represent one's motherland while strikingly there are few others who sees it as a thing of shame to switch allegiance to another country even though the country of their birth constantly pleads for their services. That's the situation Tammy Abraham found himself in by choosing the "The Three Lions" (England) over the "Super Eagles" (Nigeria).
The international break had various countries battle against each other in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Here is a list of three Nigerian-descent youngsters who scored or assisted a goal for the countries they represent: 1. Bukayo Saka - England Saka, 20, opted to play for England in 2020 and has since featured consistently under Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lions of England dropped their first point at home on Tuesday night, as they were forced to play a 1-1 draw against Hungary national team in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium in London. Gareth Southgate led team have been exceptional since the qualifications started and they've been able to win six of their previous matches.
Euro 2020: Check Out England Fans Who Had 'It's Coming Home' Tattooed On Their Body Before The Final
Some English fans may have easily gotten over the Euro2020 trophy lost to the Italians on the final day, but not exactly with some fans who already had the memories inscribed on their bodies even before the match day. Courtney Harrison and Lewis Holden were a bit too early to get tattoos on their body in celebration of a euro victory despite it going wrong for England at the finals.
Roberto Mancini's side lifted the European Championship after defeating the Three Lions in a penalty shoot-out. England and Italy faced off in Wembley Stadium on Sunday night with the encounter evenly poised after 120 minutes. Bonucci's 2nd-half goal canceled out Luke Shaw's left-footed volley. An incident that has called for the English supporters to ask for a replay was when Giorgio Chiellini pulled back Arsenal's Bukayo Saka.
The Three Lions of England have reacted after 3 of their star players were named in UEFA Euro 2020 team of the tournament, following their impressive performance for the country in the just concluded competition. UEFA released the list that consists of 11 players who performed excellently in the just concluded competition, and there are five Italy players, three England players, and one player each from Denmark, Spain and Belgium.
The Three Lions of England lost their fairy tale final to the Azzuri of Italy on the 11th of July, 2021. The victory of the Italian side was guaranteed after Bukayo Saka's penalty miss that was saved by Gianlugi Donnarumma. Giorgio Chiellini came out to say he had a great part to play in the youngster's penalty miss, Saka needed to score to give England a comeback in their already losing penalty shootout, but his shot was parried by the Italian goal-stopper.
As national team, Englands has not had much success on the international level. They are known to have one only one trophy in major tournaments. More recently they lost their chance to break the curse to the Italians during Euro 2020 final. Nevertheless, the Three Lions are known to have produced a lot of talented players.
While it was public knowledge that Chelsea starlet, Callum Hudson Odoi visited Ghana his ancestral home but it just wasn't for fun sakes but to make a positive impact in his native country. That doesn't include donations and PR stuff but community work and a meeting with even the President of the country, Nana Akufo-Addo to talk about ways to and I quote - “improve football infrastructure and opportunities for children and young people”.
England returns to Wembley for World Cup 2022 Qualifying action against Hungary on Tuesday night, with a routine path to Qatar 2022 clearly in their sights. The Three Lions cruised past Andorra on Saturday evening, while their opponents were defeated 1-0 by Albania last time out. While a stadium fire threatened to postpone England's match against Andorra on Saturday, the Three Lions were the ones to put an end to the Pyrenees' dreams of qualifying for the World Cup Finals with a 5-0 victory on the synthetic pitch.
The news dominating football headlines in the last two days or so is Italy's triumph over England in the Euro2020 finals. The Azurri defeated the Three Lions 3-2 on Penalties after a 1-1 scoreline at the end of extra time and it was Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma who was the unlikely hero.
According to Daily star reports, it is reported that Wayne Bridge admits England's defeat against Italy in the Euro 2020 final "really hurt" because of his hatred for Roberto Mancini. The Three Lions were defeated by Mancini's Azzurri side at Wembley last Sunday. It was a painful evening for England fans across the country, who were hoping to see the team win a major tournament for the first time since 1966.
In the final game of the recently concluded UEFA European Championship, England trio Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their respective penalties in the penalty shoot-out of that game, which eventually cost the Three Lions the Euro 2020 trophy. Moments later, all three of them were subjected to racial abuse by 'fans' on social media.