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All the factz on England v Bulgaria Euro 2020 Group A qualifier, including which TV channel its on

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England return to action for the first time since the summer by resuming their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium. 

A win today would strengthen the Three Lions’ grip on Group A. Bulgaria meanwhile need a win to enhance their chances of qualifying.

The match kicks off at 5pm and it is live on ITV. Here are the factz you need to know:

* England top Group A with 6 points, having played a game fewer than their nearest challengers.
* Bulgaria are bottom, with 2 draws and 2 defeats from their opening 4 matches.
* England last met Bulgaria in September 2011 in a qualifying match for Euro 2012. The Three Lions ran out 0-3 winners in Sofia.
* There have been 10 previous meetings between the sides and England have never lost. They have won 6 and drawn the others.
* James Maddison could win his first England cap today. Since the start of last season in the Premier League, he has created 109 chances – 39 more than any other Englishman.
* Mason Mount could also feature after scoring 2 goals in his first 4 Premier League matches. He has played for England at every level from under-16s.
* Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling are England’s most experienced players, with 51 caps each.
* Harry Kane has most goals in the current squad with 22 strikes in 39 appearances.
* Bulgaria have a similarly inexperienced squad to England. Only captain Ivelin Popov has more than 50 caps (84).
* Popov is also top scorer in this squad with 15 goals. No other player in the squad has more than 2 international goals.

All the factz on England v Czech Republic, including which TV channel its on

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It’s the opening round of Euro 2020 qualifiers this week and in Group A England take on the Czech Republic at Wembley. 

England are looking to build on their recent successes after getting to the semi-finals of the World Cup and reaching the Nations League semi-finals within the past 12 months.

Meanwhile the Czech Republic are looking to reach yet another Euro finals, having missed out on the 2018 World Cup.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm and it is live on ITV. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This is the first meeting between the sides since the Czech Republic was formed in 1992. The previous matches, both friendlies, ended in a 2-0 win to England in 1998 and a 2-2 draw in 2008.

* England are unbeaten in their last 18 Euro qualifying matches – including winning their last 10 in a row.

* Their last defeat was in November 2007 to Croatia, the infamous ‘wally with the brolly’ match which was Steve MacLaren’s last in charge of the Three Lions.

* Czech Republic have qualified for every Euro tournament since 1992, finishing as runners-up in 1996.

* The Czechs have won 3 and lost 3 of their last 6 matches. Included in that run was a 5-1 hammering by Russia.

* England have won 10 of their 15 home matches under Gareth Southgate, losing just once.

* Harry Kane has scored 15 goals in his last 17 matches for England. This includes a run of 6 matches in the middle without a goal.

* Captain Borek Dockal has the most goals in the Czech squad with 6, one ahead of Burnley’s Matej Vydra.

* Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is the most capped player in the England squad with 48. He’s yet to score for the Three Lions.
* Harry Kane has the most goals in the England squad – he’s scored 20 in 35 appearances.

All the factz on Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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The final match in the Premier League today takes place at the King Power Stadium with Leicester City playing Tottenham Hotspur. Both sides are in good form, so a close match is in prospect. The match kicks off at 7.45pm. It is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know: 

* Leicester took a 2-1 win against Spurs at the King Power Stadium last season. The return was a fun-packed 5-4 win for Spurs.
* Leicester are unbeaten in 6 matches but they have only won 2 of those.
* Spurs were beaten at Arsenal last time out but have won 12 away matches this year – more than anyone else.
* James Maddison is Leicester’s form man, being involved in 7 goals for the Foxes this season.
* Meanwhile Harry Kane loves playing Leicester – he’s scored 13 goals in 11 matches against them in all competitions.

All the factz on Spain v England, including kick-off time and which TV channel its on

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Its Nations League time again, and in group A4, Spain play England at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville. The match kicks off at 7.45pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • If Spain win tonight, they will win the group and qualify for the Nations League Finals in June 2019.
  • England need to win if they are to stand any chance of qualifying from the group.
  • In the previous Nations League meeting between the sides in September, Spain won 1-2 at Wembley Stadium
  • In three matches under new manager Luis Enrique, Spain have recorded 3 wins, including impressive demolitions of World Cup finalists Croatia (6-0) and Wales (4-1), as well as the win over England.
  • Meanwhile England’s form since the World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals, has been patchy: the defeat to Spain, a 1-0 win over Switzerland and last Friday’s 0-0 draw with Croatia.
  • This is the 27th meeting between the sides, in all competitions. England have won on 13 occasions to Spain’s 10.
  • However, England have beaten Spain just once in their past 7 attempts – a 1-0 friendly win back in November 2011
  • England also haven’t won in Spain since a 2-4 win back in 1987, when crisp seller Gary Lineker scored all 4 goals.
  • Harry Kane hasn’t scored in his last 6 appearances for England – he previously scored 6 in 3 matches to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup.
  • Spanish skipper, central defender Sergio Ramos, has the most caps in the squad, 159 – but also the most goals (15). Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata has the next most goals, with 13.

Real Madrid target £200 million January swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane

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Champions League winners Real Madrid are plotting a £200 million move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in January, according to reports in Spain. 

Kane has proved to be a consistent goal scorer for club and country in recent seasons and winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia has only enhanced his reputation.

Spanish site El Confidencial has reported that Madrid president Florentino Perez has made Kane his number on target in January.

Los Blancos are looking for a marquee signing, having not replaced Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus for £99 million last summer. The club are also struggling to score goals at the moment – they haven’t found the net in their past 4 matches.

Kane could also be an option if Spurs are knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage. New UEFA rules mean that if he were to join Madrid after Spurs had been knocked out, he would be eligible to play rather than being cup-tied, as he would have been previously.

If Madrid were to make a bid for Kane, it would likely take a world record offer for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to even consider selling him.

Levy is a renowned tough negotiator and would only take top dollar.

In addition, Kane is known to want to play at Spurs’ new stadium, so may not want to move – in January at least.