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England should follow U.S. soccer approach and ban children heading footballs - Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason was forced to retire in February 2018.

Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has called for a ban on children heading footballs. 

Mason, 27, retired from football in February last year after he fractured his skull while playing for Hull City against Chelsea in January 2017. 

"If you have got a seven or eight-year-old heading a solid ball, and his brain and his bone in his skull isn't fully developed, that could potentially be doing damage," Mason, capped once by England, told BBC London.

"I look at some kids and...

West Ham's Declan Rice chooses to play for England over Ireland

Samir Nasri assisted on Declan Rice's winner as West Ham defeated Arsenal at home for the first time since November 2006.

West Ham defensive-midfielder Declan Rice announced on Wednesday that he intends to continue his international career with England after having previously played for Ireland.

Rice, 20, was capped three times by Ireland, but all of his appearances were in friendlies, which allows him to swap his international allegiance to the country of his birth.

With Irish heritage but born in London, Rice says he considers himself "to be of mixed nationality."

Rice, who has made 59 appearances for West Ham, has...

Jadon Sancho: England's talented youngsters motivated by desire to provide for families

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Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has told ESPN FC he believes the reason England have a crop of so many talented youngsters is down to a desire to provide a better life for their families.

Although he missed the knockout stages due to first team commitments, Sancho was part of the England under-17 squad which won the 2017 World Cup -- while, earlier that year, their U20s side were also crowned world champions.

And Sancho said the similar backgrounds the young English players share has given...

Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate take in Super Bowl festivities in Atlanta

The guys respond to your tweets about Roma, the Super Bowl, Manchester United, being transferred, pre-game music and their favourite athletes.

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day in football -- the other kind, that is -- and some names from the football world (the original kind) visited Atlanta to take in the festivities.

Tottenham star Harry Kane had time to catch up before the big game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt -- although the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has been known to cheer for Chelsea. 

Kane's tour of NFL greatness continued as he...