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Martin Glenn: Overcome fear factor and England can be a success again

England interim manager Gareth Southgate before the match

If England are ever to succeed at international football they must first eliminate the “fear factor”, according to the FA’s chief executive. Martin Glenn believes the national side must foster the mentality of a club side to overcome psychological frailties which have caused them to fail, most recently during their dismal showing at last summer’s European Championship.

Carlos Alberto obituary


As captain and one of the best players in what is generally acknowledged to be the greatest international side of all time – Brazil’s World Cup-winning team of 1970 – Carlos Alberto, who has died aged 72, could scarcely have had better footballing credentials.