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Published: 10:12 | 4/10/16

Keane called into England squad

Burnley's Michael Keane has been called into the England squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying double header against Malta and Slovenia.

Keane has been called up by interim manager Gareth Southgate as cover for Glen Johnson, who has withdrawn through injury.

Johnson was a surprise inclusion in the 23-man squad having not featured for England since the 2014 World Cup, but the Stoke full-back has been forced to withdraw from the panel due to an unspecified injury.

With Johnson ruled out, Southgate has turned to Keane, who made 16 appearances under him for the Under 21s, and the centre-back will join up with the rest of the squad at St George's Park on Tuesday.

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Mata: We must carry on

10:21 | 24/10/16

Manchester United must 'remain mentally strong and keep going' if they are to put their defeat to Chelsea behind them, Juan Mata has said.

City duo on Ballon d'Or shortlist

09:13 | 24/10/16

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ballon d'Or award.

Arsenal want Wenger to carry on

15:12 | 24/10/16

Arsenal want Arsene Wenger to stay on as manager beyond the end of the season but are in no rush to open contract talks.

Sissoko accepts FA charge

15:46 | 24/10/16

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been handed a three-match ban after he accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct following an incident d...

Arter accepts Sissoko apology

11:45 | 23/10/16

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has accepted Moussa Sissoko's apology for elbowing him during Saturday's Premier League draw with Tottenham.

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