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Mueller ends Germany drought; Allardyce's lucky England win

Germany has made a flying start to its mission to become the first country in more than 50 years to defend its World Cup title.

With an emphatic win in Norway, the Germans received July's European Championship semifinal loss to France out of their system Sunday.

Even Thomas Mueller has regained his confidence, putting his perplexing Germany goal drought behind him by scoring twice in the 3-0 win at the start of World Cup qualifying.

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Late goal gives Allardyce winning start to England reign

Late goal gives Allardyce winning start to England reign

TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Adam Lallana pounced in the fifth minute of stoppage time to ensure Sam Allardyce made a winning start as England manager Sunday, clinching a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in World Cup qualifying.

England had a man-advantage from the 57th minute when Martin Skrtel received a second yellow card for another foul on Harry Kane yet the visitors left it late to break through Slovakia's resistance in their first game in Group F.

Sloppy goalkeeping helped Lallana score his first England goal in his 27th international after his shot went through Matus Kozacik's legs.

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Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain yet his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

''Wayne has been an superior captain for England & the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an effortless decision for me to ask him to continue,'' Allardyce said Monday, having taken his time to settle on who should have the armband after being hired in July.

Rooney received the symbolically prestigious honor of captaining England on a permanent basis in 2014, taking over the role from Steven Gerrard. Rooney has played 115 times for England, putting him level with David Beckham as the country's most-capped outfield player.

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Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain yet his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

''Wayne has been an superior captain for England & the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an effortless decision for me to ask him to continue,'' Allardyce said Monday, having taken his time to settle on who should have the armband after being hired in July.

Rooney received the symbolically prestigious honor of captaining England on a permanent basis in 2014, taking over the role from Steven Gerrard. Rooney has played 115 times for England, putting him level with David Beckham as the country's most-capped outfield player.

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Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA about England coaching job

Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA approximately England coaching job

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was given permission by the Premier League club to speak to the English Football Association approximately becoming the next coach of the national team.

The 61-year-old Allardyce requested to talk to the FA approximately replacing Roy Hodgson, Sunderland said Wednesday. He is the favorite with British bookmakers to take over as England coach.

''We want him to remain as manager of our football club,'' Sunderland said in a statement.

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Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA about England coaching job

Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA approximately England coaching job

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was given permission by the Premier League club to speak to the English Football Association approximately becoming the next coach of the national team.

The 61-year-old Allardyce requested to talk to the FA approximately replacing Roy Hodgson, Sunderland said Wednesday. He is the favorite with British bookmakers to take over as England coach.

''We want him to remain as manager of our football club,'' Sunderland said in a statement.

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Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA about England coaching job

Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA approximately England coaching job

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has spoken to the English Football Association approximately becoming the next coach of the national team.

Sunderland says in a statement that the Premier League club accepted the 61-year-old Allardyce's request to talk to the FA approximately replacing Roy Hodgson, whose contract expired after the European Championship.

Sunderland says the ''ongoing speculation over Sam's position is extremely damaging to Sunderland, particularly at this crucial time of the season, & we urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing & bring approximately a swift resolution to the matter.''

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Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA about England coaching job

Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA approximately England coaching job

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has spoken to the English Football Association approximately becoming the next coach of the national team.

Sunderland says in a statement that the Premier League club accepted the 61-year-old Allardyce's request to talk to the FA approximately replacing Roy Hodgson, whose contract expired after the European Championship.

Sunderland says the ''ongoing speculation over Sam's position is extremely damaging to Sunderland, particularly at this crucial time of the season, & we urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing & bring approximately a swift resolution to the matter.''

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Iceland celebrates biggest victory with win over England

Iceland celebrates biggest victory with win over England

NICE, France (AP) — Aron Gunnarsson, every inch the bearded Viking, ran shirtless toward the Iceland fans & led them in their victory chants.

Beating England at the European Championship was more than just Iceland's greatest sporting success. Monday was a moment of national triumph in a country where the team's improbable progress from the group stage had already outshone coverage of Saturday's presidential election.

The Scandinavian nation of just 330,000 people, by the far the smallest country to qualify for a European Championship, inflicted a shattering 2-1 defeating on England – the country that has been the model for Icelandic football for decades.

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Tiny Iceland beats Austria 2-1 to set up England clash

PARIS (AP) — Iceland, the smallest nation at the European Championship, delivered the feel-good story of the tournament by beating Austria 2-1 on Wednesday to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.

Iceland's victory, which came deep in stoppage time, has earned the team a mouthwatering round of 16 match against England in Nice Monday – a prospect previously described as a ''dream'' by captain Aron Gunnarsson.

Arnor Ingvi Traustason sealed the win for Iceland in the fourth minute of injury time following a classic counter attack as Austria pressed for a winner that would have seen it qualify for the next round of Euro 2016.

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