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Defoe is hoping to earn a spot back in the England squad after making the switch back to the Premier League with Sunderland after missing out of the World Cup just after moving to Toronto F.C., reports the Daily Mail.

Defoe learned he would be losing his spot in the England squad last May ahead of the World Cup. The veteran striker is hoping that performing well in the Premier League will catch the attention of England manager Roy Hodgson, and earn him a recall to the team.

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Jermain Defoe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 17, 2015

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Defoe faced his former team (Spurs') in his debut for Sunderland and got off one shot in the 2-1 loss Saturday.

It was a bit surprising to see Defoe start as he hasn't played since early October in his time in the MLS. Defoe should see regular starts as Sunderland desperately need a legitimize striker to get the offense flowing. Look for Defoe to start once again in two weeks time when Sunderland host Burnley.

January 16, 2015

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Defoe was introduced as Sunderland's newest player Friday after he transferred from MLS side Toronto FC in a trade for Jozy Altidore.

Defoe signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Sunderland after spending just one season with Toronto. The signing also has the intrigue of Defoe's first match being against Spurs, his former club.

January 13, 2015

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Defoe is expected to be sent to Sunderland in a swap for American striker Jozy Altidore, TSN reports.

Defoe started off his MLS career exceptionally well, but he eventually suffered a groin injury and then made it quite known that he had no interest in sticking around the American league. He has been training with Tottenham of late, but with Toronto FC wanting to acquire Altidore, Defoe will have to move to Sunderland for the time being.

November 7, 2014

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Manager Harry Redknapp admitted that Queens Park Rangers is interested in signing Defoe and could begin negotiations in January, reports Sky Sports.

Defoe missed the end of the MLS season due to a groin injury, but QPR remains interested in bringing the player back to the Premier League. Redknapp denied any agreements were in place, but hinted discussions could start in January.

October 25, 2014

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Defoe is expected to have surgery on his injured groin during the offseason, reports.

Defoe missed 14 games this season due to the nagging groin injury, and while he will have surgery to correct the issue, it's unclear if he'll remain with TFC after a season ripe with rumors that he was looking for a way out just months after transferring from English Premier League side Tottenham.

August 5, 2014

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Defoe will miss the next 2-to-3 weeks due to a groin strain and he will not play in the MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich, the club's official website reports.

Defoe has been excellent for Toronto this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting on two others.

May 1, 2014

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Defoe said he is fully recovered from the hamstring injury that forced him to miss three games and that he will be ready to named to the England World Cup squad, according to Sky Sports.

Defoe has 55 caps for England, and started his new life in Major League Soccer by scoring three goals in his first two games with Toronto. The striker is confident he will be fully fit for the World Cup.