All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the second of the 2016-17 season,
against Malta on 8 October 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.
Monday, 26 September 2016 -
The Daily Telegraph run a story that shows the England manager, Sam
Allardyce, was filmed by undercover reporters from the same newspaper,
who posed as businessmen for a meeting in which he said it was "not a
problem" to bypass rules on third-party player ownership, and claimed
he knew of agents who were "doing it all the time". Third-party
ownership - when investment companies take a stake in the economic
rights of players - has been described as a form of "slavery" by
Michel Platini, the former president of European football's governing
body Uefa. The practice is banned by the FA and world governing body
Fifa. The Telegraph investigation also claimed that a �400,000 deal
was struck for Allardyce to represent the company to Far East
investors and to be a keynote speaker atents - though he stressed
he would have to "run that by" his employers. Allardyce also referred
to his predecessor Roy Hodgson as "Woy", making fun of his manner of
speaking, criticised Gary Neville, one of Hodgson's assistants, and
made comments about FA president Prince William, while describing
Prince Harry as a "naughty boy". He told Sky Sports he had only
attended the meeting with the undercover reporters as a favour to
friend and agent Scott McGarvey, who he says was hoping to land a job
out of it.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 -
The Football Association terminate the contract of Sam Allardyce by
'mutual consent', calling Allardyce's conduct inappropriate. Allardyce
said it had been "a great honour" to be appointed England manager and
that he was "deeply disappointed at this outcome". "Although it was
made clear during the recorded conversations that any proposed
arrangements would need the FA's full approval, I recognise I made
some comments which have caused embarrassment," he said. "As part of
the meeting, I was asked to clarify what I said and the context in
which the conversations took place. I have co-operated fully in this
regard. "I also regret my comments with regard to other individuals."
Gareth Southgate has been installed as caretaker manager of the
national side for the next four matches, allowing time for the
Football Association to install a new manager up until the new year.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 -
Further details of the Telegraph's wide-ranging investigation are
published in today's edition of the paper - including a claim that
eight past and present Premier League managers have been accused of
receiving illicit payments for transfers. Five of the un-named eight
have denied the allegations while three are yet to comment, the paper
Saturday, 1 October 2016 -
Liverpool attacker Adam Lallana will miss England's
next two World Cup qualifiers after injuring his groin during the
Reds' 2-1 win at Swansea. "He has no chance for the national team,"
said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. "But hopefully 15 or 16 days should be
enough to bring him back on the pitch."
Sunday, 2 October 2016 -
Gareth Southgate names his 23 man squad, recalling Marcus Rashford
from the under-21's, and Ryan Bertrand, who all missed out on Sam
Allardyce's only squad last month. Stoke City's experienced right-back
Glen Johnson is also recalled for the first time since the 2014 World
Cup Finals. Both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard return
after a year away from the England set-up. Nathaniel Clyne, who also
picked up an injury yesterday, Danny Drinkwater, Harry Kane and the
injury-prone Luke Shaw are excluded from the last squad.
Monday, 3 October 2016 -
Raheem Sterling withdraws from the England squad to be replaced by
Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - The return of Glen Johnson to the
England set-up ends prematurely as he withdraws from the squad through
injury. Southgate calls up Burnley's Michael Keane to earn his first ever call-up to the senior squad.
The 23-man squad, including
Keane, arrive at St. George's Park for first day of training, overseen
for the first time by Gareth Southgate. Theo Walcott, Danny Rose and
Ryan Bertrand leave training early to continue with their post-match
recovery in the gymnasium.
Friday, 7 October 2016 -
Phil Jagielka becomes the third member of Garth Southgate's
squad to withdraw because of injury. the Everton captain's injury is
with his thigh. He will not be replaced. Gary Cahill also misses
training, suffering from a sore throat, but he should be fit to face
Saturday, 8 October 2016 -
England defeat Malta by two first half goals, courtesy of Daniel
Sturridge and Dele Alli. Ryan Bertrand limps off
after twenty minutes, to be replaced by Danny Rose. Bertrand withdraws
from the squad to be replaced by Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs.
Sunday, 9 October 2016 - As Keiran
Gibb's reports for duty, Tom Heaton withdraws from the squad with a
minor injury and is replaced by Sunderland's Jordan Pickford, who has
been drafted in from the under-21 squad.
Monday, 10 October 2016 - The
England squad return to training, but ahead of flying out to
Ljubljana, they are holding their session at Tottenham Hotspur's
training ground at Enfield. Gareth Southgate confirms that Rooney
will start the match from the bench and that Jordan Henderson is to
be the captain.