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England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd during training

Aidy Boothroyd urges England Under-21s to keep up the momentum

For Aidy Boothroyd the frustration is still raw. Eleven months on from England’s semi-final defeat by Italy at the European Under-19 Championship, the manager sacked by Northampton Town in December 2013 with his side rooted to the bottom of the Football League will watch his Under-21 team face Germany in the Silesian city of Tychy for a place in Europe’s most prestigious youth tournament.

Chile v Australia - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 - Group B

Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos revolution delivers mixed results in Russia

Ange Postecoglou wants to revolutionise Australian football. He has said so repeatedly during his four-year reign at the helm of the national team, and his players are quick to repeat this mantra at every opportunity. The 51-year-old aspires to create a Socceroos side that favours passing over pragmatism, creative attack over aerial bombardment.