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Redknapp refuses to 'name names' in England duty row

Harry Redknapp has refused Steven Gerrard's demand to name and shame the ex-Tottenham stars the Premier League boss claims skipped England duty. He said: "I don't want to get into naming names because it wouldn't be fair to the players."

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Gerrard: 'We know it'll be a difficult summer if we fail'

England captain Steven Gerrard has said all the players in the squad know they are in for a "difficult summer" if the national team is knocked out by a defeat to Uruguay tomorrow night.

Gerrard: 'We know it'll be a difficult summer if we fail'. Credit: ITV News

He said: "I think the message is quite clear. I have spoken to the group during the week to reiterate that message - of the pain of going out of World Cups.

"It's something that we don't want. We want to perform and get three points tomorrow, and we want to stay here as long as possible.

"I am sure all the young lads and everyone in the squad are aware of how difficult a summer it's going to be if we fail tomorrow."

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