All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the fifteenth of the 2015-16
season, against Iceland on 27 June 2016.
Sunday, 26 July 2015 -
England road to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
has been mapped out following Saturday's draw in St Petersburg. The
fixtures were decided today using UEFA's approved computerised system,
which takes into account a number of factors including travel and
domestic competition commitments. The Three Lions kick off their Group
F campaign on 4 September 2016 with an away trip to Slovakia.
Monday, 27 June 2016 - Roy
Hodgson steps down from the position as England manager after a
disappointing European Championship Finals tournament. The favourite
to take over, Gareth Southgate, soon rules himself out of the job.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 -
Sunderland AFC give the Football Association permission for them to
speak to their manager, Sam Allardyce. FA chief executive Martin Glenn
is fronting the three-man panel, which also includes FA technical
director Dan Ashworth and board member David Gill, to decide the next
Allardyce had been on tour
with Sunderland in Austria until he returned home at the start of the
week, reportedly on transfer business. Sunderland said they agreed to
let Allardyce speak with the FA after he requested permission but are
upset discussions did not remain confidential. "After what was an
extremely challenging season, we are keen to see a period of
stability, both on and off the field, and we want him to remain as
manager of our football club." Allardyce is not the only Premier
League manager linked with England. Arsenal's Arsene Wenger,
Bournemouth's Eddie Howe and Hull City's Steve Bruce have all been
touted as possible candidates, as has former manager Glenn Hoddle and
former German nemesis, Jurgen Klinsmann.
Monday, 18 July 2016 - Hull City
manager Steve Bruce is interviewed by the Football Association today
about the England manager's job. Hull said Bruce, 55, has "held
informal discussions" but "no official approach has been received from
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 -
The Football Association confirm that Sam Allardyce will be
confirmed as the new England manager in the next 24 hours.
Friday, 22 July 2016 - Allardyce
returns to work with his club, Sunderland AFC, overseeing training
sessions, as the Football Association and the Wearside club thrash at
an adequate compensation deal. The FA only offering one million pounds
of the three million demanded by Sunderland.
In the afternoon, the
FA finally announce Allardyce as the new manager, at the same time,
Steve Bruce resigns as manager of Hull City FC. Allardyce is handed a
two year contract, for what he describes 'as the best job in English
Monday, 25 July 2016 - On
the same day Sam Allardyce is unveiled as the new manager and holds
his first press conference, it is announced that England will begin
the season, and Allardyce's first match will be against Croatia on 1
September at Wembley.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 -
Allardyce cancels the friendly match against Croatia, meaning his
first match will be against Slovakia in a World Cup qualification
Thursday, 25 August 2016
- Marcus Rashford is named in the under-21 squad by Gareth Southgate
for the first time. Ruling him out of contention for the main squad,
which is to be named on Sunday.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 - Sam
Allardyce names his first squad, naming one new uncapped player,
Michail Antonio. There are also recalls for Luke Shaw, Danny
Drinkwater, Phil Jagielka and Theo Walcott. However, there is no call
up for Ross Barkley or Jack Wilshere.
Monday, 29 August 2016 - Sam
Allardyce takes charge of his first training session at St. George's
Park. 22 of the 23 man squad report for training. The only missing
player is Joe Hart, who has flown to Italy to have a medical at
Torino, ahead of a probable loan move. Allardyce also confirms that
Wayne Rooney will continue as captain.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - Second
day of training is again attended by 22 players. Joe Hart is in Turin
having his medical and signing on a season-long loan with Torino FC,
in a bid to attain first class football. The challenge of Serie A
football being the pull over a proposed move to Sunderland. Wayne
Rooney also confirms that he will probably retire from international
football at the end on the 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Thursday, 1 September 2016 - Fraser
Foster withdraws from the squad and returns to his club after he
injured his arm in training. Allardyce replaced him with his club
mate, Alex McCarthy, who was called up by Roy Hodgson in 2013.
Friday, 2 September 2016 -
Sam Allardyce takes the unusual step of naming his team, almost 48
hours before kick-off. There are three changes to team that lost to
Iceland. John Stones, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are included
in Allardyce's first starting line-up, with Chris Smalling, Daniel
Sturridge and Dele Alli dropped.
Saturday, 3 September 2016 -
Luke Shaw misses the final session of training at St. George's Park.
Instead, under-20 defender Tafari Moore joins the senior squad in
training. The full squad then fly out to Trnava this afternoon without
Shaw, who has now withdrawn from the squad as a 'precautionary