Expensive Bale faces free agent in all – British affair

Published : 11:33 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale of Wales, will face an ageing goalkeeper looking for a club in Saturday’s intriguing all-British showdown against fellow debutants Northern Ireland for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Spain defeat ‘over-dramatised’, says Juanfran

Published : 11:26 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Spain right back Juanfran has described as “over-dramatised” the critical reaction back home to his team’s 2-1 defeat by Croatia at Euro 2016 and believes the champions will grow from the experience to beat Italy.

Portugal braced for series of finals, says Santos

Published : 10:41 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Having squeezed into the Euro 2016 knockout stages after three contrasting group stage draws, Portugal are ready to move up a gear when they face Croatia in their mouth-watering last-16 clash in Lens on Saturday, coach Fernando Santos said.

Vardy spurns Gunners, commits to Leicester

Published : 1:35 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jamie Vardy gave a huge boost to champions Leicester on Thursday by rejecting an offer from Arsenal to sign a new contract.

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 to set up final against Argentina

Published : 11:55 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm.

Portugal and Hungary through after 3-3 thriller

Published : 11:27 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Hungary and Portugal reached the Euro 2016 knockout stages after a rip-roaring 3-3 draw in which Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice and became the first player to score in four European Championships on Wednesday.

Heroic Iceland set up last-16 clash with England

Published : 8:53 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Iceland wrote the most glorious page in their sporting history when a stoppage-time winner gave them a deserved 2-1 victory against Austria for a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 on Wednesday.

Brady’s late goal fires Ireland into last 16

Published : 8:49 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Robbie Brady scored a glorious late winner for Ireland to put them through to the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Group E winners Italy.

Sad end for Ibrahimovic as Belgium advance

Published : 8:41 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career ended in a damp squib when Sweden lost 1-0 to Belgium in their final Euro 2016 Group E match on Wednesday and failed to reach the last 16.

Teams will dread facing England at Euro 2016 – Dier

Published : 10:30 pm  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Other countries will dread the prospect of facing England in the Euro 2016 knockout rounds, midfielder Eric Dier has said, despite his side’s failure to secure top spot in Group B.

We are one of favourites now, say buoyant Croatians

Published : 10:06 pm  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic believes his country are now one of the favourites at Euro 2016 after beating Spain to win Group D.

Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

Published : 10:46 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Lionel Messi scored his 55th international goal to become his country’s all-time leading scorer as Argentina thrashed hosts the United States 4-0 to ease into the final of the Centenary Copa America on Tuesday.

Croatia win group by beating holders Spain

Published : 10:30 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Holders Spain lost for the first time in 15 matches at the European Championship finals on Tuesday when Croatia beat them 2-1 to win Group D at Euro 2016.

Turkey beat Czechs to stay in last-16 contention

Published : 10:26 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Turkey snatched a Euro 2016 lifeline with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday that secured third place in Group D and left them waiting to see if they had done enough to reach the last 16.

Germany beat Northern Ireland to advance as group winners

Published : 10:23 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Germany showed more of their usual class when Mario Gomez’s first-half strike secured a 1-0 win over a stubborn Northern Ireland side and a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 as Group C winners on Tuesday.

Poland beat Ukraine to advance for first time

Published : 10:13 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Poland can prepare for a European Championship last-16 meeting with Switzerland after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s crisp, second-half goal beat already-eliminated Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday to send them into the knockout stage for the first time.

Austria coach Koller backs Alaba for Iceland battle

Published : 11:54 pm  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Austria coach Marcel Koller has urged under-performing midfielder David Alaba to use his energy more wisely in Wednesday’s final group encounter against Iceland.

Coleman keen to make up for lost time with Wales

Published : 11:50 pm  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales coach Chris Coleman is keen to make up for lost time as his side’s Euro 2016 adventure enters the Round of 16 and he guides the national team to the kind of success that eluded him as a player.

Ibrahimovic to finish international career after Euro 2016

Published : 11:47 pm  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Tuesday that he would retire from international football at the end of Euro 2016, adding he would remember his international career with pride not disappointment.

Defender Hernandez signs for Leicester on a four-year deal

Published : 11:43 pm  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Defender Luis Hernandez has joined Leicester City on a free transfer from La Liga side Sporting Gijon on a four-year contract, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

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