Draxler dazzles as Germany cruise into last eight

Published : 9:20 am  June 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Germany’s Julien Draxler repaid the faith of coach Joachim Low with a dazzling display featuring a volleyed goal and an assist as they thumped Slovakia 3-0 to book a Euro 2016 quarter-final with holders Spain or Italy.

Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

Published : 9:00 am  June 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental football competition.

Spain aim to maintain reversal of fortunes with Italy

Published : 3:35 pm  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Seeking to win an unprecedented third consecutive European Championship, Vicente del Bosque’s Spain will once again have to see off old foes Italy to retain their crown.

Colombia down US to grab Copa third spot

Published : 2:33 pm  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Colombia defeated the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario here Saturday.

England risk ultimate slip against upstarts Iceland

Published : 9:41 am  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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For England it should be a routine assignment against a rank outsider ahead of bigger tests while for Iceland it is the pinnacle of the country’s sporting history, which makes Monday’s Euro 2016 clash a mouth-watering prospect.

Wales reach last eight as own goal downs Northern Ireland

Published : 9:33 am  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday as Gareth Bale showed his quality with a teasing cross turned into his own net by Gareth McAuley.

Poland sink Swiss on penalties after brilliant Shaqiri goal

Published : 9:13 am  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shootout to reach their first European Championship quarter-final as a riveting clash ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday following a brilliant late equaliser by Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri.

Portugal substitute Quaresma snatches extra-time winner

Published : 9:01 am  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A close-range header from Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma secured a 1-0 win over Croatia after the game burst into life late in extra time on Saturday and set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Poland next week.

Bale out to beat the luck of the Irish at Euro 2016

Published : 4:49 pm  June 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Gareth Bale’s Wales meet Northern Ireland in the Battle of Britain at Euro 2016 on Saturday with mounting pressure on the last 16 teams to claim a quarter-final place.

Pique, Ramos unite to face Italian brute force

Published : 12:37 pm  June 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Enemies at club level, Spain’s Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique have united to build the bedrock upon which a quest to win a third consecutive European Championship is built.

Reawakened Ronaldo up against a Croatia with teeth

Published : 12:12 pm  June 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Cristiano Ronaldo awoke from his Euro 2016 slumber in time to rescue Portugal from an early exit, but faces a greater challenge against a classy Croatia side that Portugal coach Fernando Santos called “sharks” in a wide open draw.

I can’t score without chances, says Kane

Published : 10:43 am  June 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England striker Harry Kane laid bare his team’s attacking problems on Friday when he said that he has not had one clear scoring opportunity at Euro 2016.

Renown SC beat Saunders SC in Champions League opener

Published : 10:42 pm  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Renown SC came from behind to beat ten-man Saunders SC 2-1 in the opening match of the Dialog Champions League football tournament played at the Racecourse grounds on Friday.

‘Noodle’ hoping to be ‘al dente’ for Copa America final

Published : 2:08 pm  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Angel Di Maria is working hard on his fitness for the chance to play a part in Argentina’s Copa America Centenario final against title holders Chile on Sunday after bad luck in two previous finals.

Rooney and Hodgson want a ruthless England to face Iceland

Published : 11:42 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson have called on England to be ruthless in their attacking play during their Euro 2016 knockout clash with Iceland in Nice on Monday.

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.

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