The Three Lions will face Australia at the home of Sunderland AFC, in one of the highest profile events at the stadium since it opened.Read the full story ›
Two north east girls have fired England through to the quarter finals of the women's World Cup.
Steph Houghton from County Durham and Lucy Bronze from Northumberland got the goals as England came from behind to beat Norway 2-1 and set up a quarter final against the hosts, Canada.
They were joined by fellow former Sunderland players Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott and Carly Telford, as they secured their place in the next round.
Sunderland's Danny Rose talks to ITV after he was subjected to racial abuse by Serbian fans.
Sunderland's Danny Rose has called for Serbia to be banned after complaining of racial abuse during the England Under-21 match against Serbia last night.
The England defender said he was hit by missiles during the game and was subjected to monkey taunts long before the violent scenes which stained the end of the Euro 2013 play-off.
Rose was sent off after the final whistle for kicking a ball in anger in response to provocation as scuffles broke out involving Serbian supporters, players and other officials.
Rose told Sky Sports News: "I remember getting slapped twice and then I got ushered away. That's when I kicked the ball - and the referee sent me off. I don't understand, the game had finished by then but he still sent me off for kicking the ball."
Rose added: "As I went off again there was monkey chanting, but the monkey chanting started long before I got sent off. After 60 minutes my head wasn't really on the game. They have to be banned. I don't understand how else they can learn from it, they have to be banned.
"I don't understand how else they can learn from it, they have to be banned."
The Prime Minister said he was "appalled" by the racism scenes at the end of the England Under-21 football match against Serbia last night.Read the full story ›
A Sunderland footballer is at the centre of an international racism row after the England Under-21s match against Serbia.Read the full story ›
Donna Keenan went into labour at her home in Northumberland four weeks early. Dylan Joseph was born at home in Wooler but his sister refused to emerge. So paramedics rushed Donna to Borders General Hospital where Hannah Rose was born, making her Scottish!
Hundreds of fans gathered in Newcastle city centre to watch Italy knock England out of Euro 2012. Darkness fell over crowds at the big screen by the city's Monument, as the game went first to 30 minutes of extra time and then to a penalty shoot-out.
For full coverage of the game, see ITV News.
Sunderland striker Frazier Campbell has started his full international playing career for England. He made his debut from the bench against Holland at Wembley.
The call-up by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce is Campbell's reward for a tremendous spell since his comeback for Sunderland, after 17 months out with injuries. Unfortunately it wasn't a winning debut. England lost 3-2.