From the Back Pages, September 8: World Cup failure was the worst moment of my career, says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney looks back on England’s World Cup disaster and calls it “his worst moment in football”. The new England captain confessed he was unable to get the bad memories from Brazil out of his mind as he tried to relax before the new season. (The Independent)
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Muller breaks Scottish hearts with double for Germany after Anya’s goal had threatened shock for Strachan’s 10 men in Dortmund. (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER UNITED and England captain Wayne Rooney has echoed the commitment for former Three Lions skipper David Beckham by insisting he will “play anywhere” his country needs him. (The Express)

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Aiden McGeady was the hero as the Republic of Ireland launched their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a dramatic victory in Georgia. (The Telegraph)

England have beaten India by three runs after a dramatic Twenty20 international in Birmingham. (The Mirror)

The essence of the 2014 Italian Grand Prix was captured in expression of pure relief that transformed the saturnine features of Mercedes’ motorsport chief, Toto Wolff. The departure of apprehension is one of the most exhilarating of feelings and Wolff’s countenance was reshaped from a picture of deep pensiveness to one of smiling repose as Lewis Hamilton replaced Nico Rosberg at the front of the race without going anywhere near him. (The Guardian)

Accusations were rife last night that Lewis Hamilton was handed victory at the Italian Grand Prix by his team-mate. As Hamilton’s family urged him to “keep the faith” after he overcame another series of setbacks to take what appeared to millions to be an impressive win in Monza, conspiracy theorists flooded social media with suggestions that this was payback for the infamous collision in Belgium a fortnight ago caused by Nico Rosberg. (The Times)