Former England manager Fabio Capello has warned his successor Roy Hodgson that he will find it hard to create a "winning mentality" before Euro 2012.
The Football Association has been granted permission by West Bromwich Albion to hold talks with manager Roy Hodgson regarding the England job.
A series of terrorist attacks in the city of Dnipropetrovsk have hit Ukraine just weeks before it is due to co-host the Euro 2012 football championship.
Sunderland and Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson will miss the rest of the Premier League season after undergoing a hernia operation but hopes to be fit for Euro 2012, the Wearside club have announced.
Germany defender Per Mertesacker has declared himself fit for Euro 2012 after damaging ankle ligaments for Arsenal in February.
Defender Ian Harte has slammed coach Giovanni Trapattoni for ignoring him for the Ireland squad, and vented his anger over the number of players who were not born in the country.
England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce has insisted "everything is in place" for whoever leads the nation to the Euro 2012 finals this summer.
The controversial Mario Balotelli will be an integral part of Italy's Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, according to coach Cesare Prandelli.
Harry Redknapp has been given a ringing public endorsement to become the next England manager from a Football Association board member.
Euro 2012 news
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury and "will not go" to Euro 2012 with England, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.