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In other news: England scrap World Cup win target

ALLARDYCE: The FA have taken some of the pressure off the new England manager

ALLARDYCE: The FA have taken some of the pressure off the new England manager

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The changes continue at the Football Association after a poor European Championships…

The BBC have reported: “England's target of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been scrapped by new Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.

“The goal was set by predecessor Greg Dyke in 2013.

"I'm not going to put pressure on and say we are going to win this tournament or that tournament," said Clarke, who came into the role in August.

“Clarke has also criticised the use of a clock at St George's Park to count down to the 2022 final, calling it "daft".

“England were knocked out of this summer's European Championship at the last-16 stage by minnows Iceland.

“Roy Hodgson resigned as manager immediately after the shock defeat in July and has been replaced by Sam Allardyce, who oversaw a 1-0 win in the opening World Cup 2018 qualifier in Slovakia on Sunday.”

Meanwhile...

  • El Salvador bribery claims to be investigated by FIFA (Telegraph) 
  • Nottingham Forest poised to sign Bendtner (Sky Sports) 
  • Christian Eriksen signs new Spurs contract (Guardian)
  • Rashford scores hat-trick on U21 debut (BBC)

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