England, Germany Stay On 2018 World Cup Course, Netherlands Axe Danny Blind
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England, Germany Stay On 2018 World Cup Course, Netherlands Axe Danny Blind

England have 13 points, four ahead of Slovakia with just the nine group winners in Europe guaranteed a place at the finals in Russia in 2018 World Cup.

EPL: Jermain Defoe Takes Advantage of Defensive Howler to Stun Crystal Palace
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EPL: Jermain Defoe Takes Advantage of Defensive Howler to Stun Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a hash of clearing a hopeful ball forward, allowing Jermain Defoe to slot into an empty net 10 minutes and give Sunderland the lead from the final whistle..

Jermain Defoe Wonder Goal Hands Sunderland Derby Delight Over Newcastle
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Jermain Defoe Wonder Goal Hands Sunderland Derby Delight Over Newcastle

Jermain Defoe lashed home a first-time volley on the stroke of half-time to secure a 1-0 victory that lifted Sunderland three points clear of the relegation zone with seven games remaining.

Sunderland Sign Jermain Defoe in Swap Deal
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Sunderland Sign Jermain Defoe in Swap Deal

Former Tottenham Hotspur favourite Jermain Defoe, 32, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with

Toronto FC Allow Jermain Defoe to Train at Tottenham for a Week
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Toronto FC Allow Jermain Defoe to Train at Tottenham for a Week

Jermain Defoe scored 11 goals in 16 league games for Major League Soccer's Toronto FC in an injury-interrupted debut MLS season last year.

England Striker Jermain Defoe Sidelined by Groin Strain
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England Striker Jermain Defoe Sidelined by Groin Strain

Jermain Defoe, playing currently for Toronto FC, has a team-high 11 goals this season but a strain is likely to keep him out of immediate action.

Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane Among MLS All-Stars to Play Bayern Munich
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Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane Among MLS All-Stars to Play Bayern Munich

The Major League Soccer announced a 23-player roster that will be drawn upon when the elite MLS lineup faces the reigning Bundesliga champions and 2013 European Champions League winners Bayern Munich on August 6 at Portland, Oregon.

EPL: Luis Suarez could derail Tottenham Hotspurs revival, says Hugo Lloris
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EPL: Luis Suarez could derail Tottenham Hotspur's revival, says Hugo Lloris

Another victory would enhance belief at the north London club that the season is back on track but French goalkeeper Lloris knows they must cope with the threat of Suarez, who has scored 15 times already this season.

Fernando Torres sees red as Chelsea FC hold Tottenham Hotspur to a draw
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Fernando Torres sees red as Chelsea FC hold Tottenham Hotspur to a draw

Torres played a key role in Chelsea's second-half revival, but having earlier appeared to scratch Jan Vertonghen in an off-the-ball incident, he was sent off in the 81st minute after being shown a second yellow card for leading with his arm in a challenge on the same player.

Jermain Defoes hat-trick helps Tottenham Hotspur maul South China
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Jermain Defoe's hat-trick helps Tottenham Hotspur maul South China

Jermain Defoe got on the scoresheet on the stroke of half-time, added his second in the 54th minute and completed his hat-trick 10 minutes before time.

Andre Villas-Boas confirms Roberto Soldado interest
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Andre Villas-Boas confirms Roberto Soldado interest

Press reports in Britain have suggested that the Londoners are close to snapping up the forward for a club record 18 million pounds.

EPL: Spurs stun Manchester City to rekindle top-four bid
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EPL: Spurs stun Manchester City to rekindle top-four bid

City had taken the lead through Samir Nasri in the fifth minute but Spurs staged a remarkable late comeback through goals from Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Bale, who had missed the last two games through injury.

Defoe, Carrick out of England squad to face Brazil
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Defoe, Carrick out of England squad to face Brazil

Both Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick are out with injuries but the Football Association says no replacements have been called up.

Michu, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie current leading EPL goal scorers
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Michu, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie current leading EPL goal scorers

Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspurs is next in the list with nine goals while Newcastle United's Demba Ba and Everton's Marouane Fellaini have scored eight goals each.

Jermain Defoes double helps Tottenham Hotspur blank Fulham
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Jermain Defoe's double helps Tottenham Hotspur blank Fulham

Tottenham's third successive win means Villas-Boas' team are level with third-placed Chelsea, but injuries to Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson may have taken some of the gloss off the win for the former Chelsea coach.

Hugo Lloris "finding life difficult" at Tottenham, says Didier Deschamps
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Hugo Lloris "finding life difficult" at Tottenham, says Didier Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps revealed on Thursday that his top goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is "finding life difficult" as he continues to play understudy to Tottenham teammate Brad Friedel and has only been used sporadically under club manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard miss Englands first Burton session
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Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard miss England's first Burton session

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard missed England's first training session at the Football Association's new

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas hails Jermain Defoe
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Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas hails Jermain Defoe

Andre Villas-Boas revelled in his first home win as Tottenham manager, but was quick to praise the goal-scoring knack and consistency of England striker Jermain Defoe.

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