Liverpool's Flanagan set for U21 call

Flanagan has been in brilliant form for Liverpool.

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England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate has said that in-form Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan will be very much involved in his squad - if he doesn't force his way into Roy Hodgson's World Cup plans.

I went to see Jon and Brendan at Liverpool about a month ago, because I feel he does deserve to be in our squad.

He’s one we’ll be looking to involve in the summer, if of course he doesn’t force his way into the seniors.

– England U21 manager Gareth Southgate

Wilmots extends Belgium deal

Wilmots will stay on.

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Marc Wilmots has agreed a new contract to remain in charge of Belgium's national team until the 2018 World Cup.

Belgium will go into this summer's tournament in Brazil as one of the hot picks to challenge in the later stages thanks to a wealth of talent including the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Vincent Kompany, Eden Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku.