The 27-year-old midfielder started every game last summer as Gareth Southgate's men were beaten on penalties by Italy at Wembley. He then joined reigning Premier League champions Manchester City from Leeds before the start of the current season but his game-time has been severely limited due to injury. Phillips has played just one minute of league football for City and underwent shoulder surgery in September - putting his World Cup dreams in doubt.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Luis Enrique was replaced by Luis de la Fuente as Spain's coach on Thursday, two days after the national team was eliminated in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Spain lost to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw in regular and extra time. The Spanish soccer federation thanked Luis Enrique, but said it was time to “start a new project” to keep the growth achieved by the coach in recent years. It said the change was made after a recommendation by its sportin
La Albiceleste’s fervent support outweighs any other nation at the winter tournament.