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Roaring success at Euros for ‘psychic’ Thai lion

Bangkok (AFP) – Move over Paul the Octopus, Thailand has a new claimant to the football forecasting crown: Boy the “psychic” lion, who has so far correctly called four Euro 2020 matches. Boy, a five-year-old white lion who lives at a zoo in northeast Thailand, makes his predictions by grabbing meat marked with national flags from a wire above his pen. His oracular exploits recall cephalopod Paul, the salty seer who achieved global fame by correctly predicting eight 2010 World Cup matches from h...
Tags: Japan, England, Sweden, Wales, Australia, France, Scotland, Germany, US, Spain, Sport, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Rome, Thailand, Beijing


Busquets to return for Spain after negative virus test

Madrid (AFP) – Spain captain Sergio Busquets will travel with the squad on Friday for their second Euro 2020 Group E game against Poland after being given the all-clear from Covid-19 following a first positive test. Busquets has been allowed to rejoin the squad, the Spanish football federation confirmed, after a negative result in his latest PCR test — but he is not expected to play against Poland.  The midfielder had to self-isolate at home after his positive test on June 6 and has therefore n...
Tags: Sweden, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Poland, Slovakia, Madrid, Sergio Busquets, Seville, Afp, Busquets, COVID


Juventus legend Boniperti dies age 92

Rome (AFP) – Giampiero Boniperti, for decades Juventus’ record goalscorer who went on to become president of the Turin giants, has died at the age of 92, the club announced Friday. “This is the news... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Juventus, Turin, Afp, Giampiero Boniperti, Boniperti


Moscow closes Euro fan zone over Covid spike

Moscow (AFP) – Moscow  has closed its Euro 2020 fan zone and banned gatherings of more than 1,000 because of a spike in Covid-19 cases, the mayor of the Russian capital said on Friday. “I... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Afp


Norway’s football clubs to vote on Qatar World Cup boycott

Oslo (AFP) – Will Norwegian football star Erling Braut Haaland stay home or play on what fans have dubbed a “cemetery?” This Sunday, a meeting of Norway’s football community will decide whether to boycott next... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Norway, Oslo, Afp, Erling Braut Haaland


Decorated Wydad coach Benzarti confronts Kaizer Chiefs rookies

Johannesburg (AFP) – Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti, the most successful African coach in CAF club competitions with five titles, faces South African rookies Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard on Saturday in a Champions League semi-final. Wydad... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Afp, CAF, Kaizer Chiefs, Faouzi Benzarti, Benzarti, Arthur Zwane, Dillon Sheppard


England eye Euro 2020 last 16 by breaking Scotland hearts

London (AFP) – England can join Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Friday if the Three Lions get the better of neighbours Scotland in a grudge match at... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Three Lions, Afp, Italy Belgium


Emotional Neymar inspires Brazil into Copa quarters after Peru cruise

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – A tearful Neymar inspired hosts Brazil to become the first side to qualify for the Copa America knock-out stages following a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Peru, Rio De Janeiro, Copa América, Afp


Neymar inspires Brazil to cruise past Peru in perfect Copa start

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Hosts Brazil continued their perfect start to the Copa America as goals from Alex Sandro, Neymar, Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison gave them a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Peru, Neymar, Copa América, Afp, Richarlison, Rio de Visit, Rio de Janeiro AFP Hosts Brazil, Alex Sandro Neymar Everton Ribeiro


Kimmich, Germany’s key player who ‘can do everything but lose’

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Even as a schoolboy playing at an indoor tournament more than a decade ago, Joshua Kimmich demonstrated the fighting spirit Germany will need Saturday to get their Euro 2020 campaign back... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Joshua Kimmich, Afp, Munich Germany, Kimmich Germany


Germany desperate for more cutting edge against Portugal

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew is under pressure to find a way for his side to create more chances when they host holders Portugal at Euro 2020 on Saturday, with their hopes... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Portugal, Afp, Munich Germany, Joachim Loew


Victoria’s Secret hires US soccer’s Megan Rapinoe in rebranding effort

New York (AFP) – US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret has signed a new roster led by American soccer star Megan Rapinoe to replace the brand’s hypersexualized models, who are under scrutiny for their embodiment of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: New York, US, Sport, Soccer, Victoria, Megan Rapinoe, Afp


Dogged Venezuela hold Colombia to Copa draw

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Venezuela held out under intense pressure in a fractious local derby against Colombia to secure their first point at the Copa America after a 0-0 draw in Goiania on Thursday.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Venezuela, Copa América, Afp, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro AFP Venezuela


Belgium, Netherlands into Euro 2020 last 16

Paris (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner as Belgium beat Denmark 2-1 to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2020 on Thursday in Copenhagen, where fans and players showed their support for Christian... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Belgium, Denmark, Copenhagen, Kevin De Bruyne, Afp, Belgium Netherlands


Ashley Young returns to Aston Villa

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan’s English winger Ashley Young on Thursday signed a one-year deal with former club Aston Villa after just over a year in Serie A. Young, who turns 36 next month, completed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Aston Villa, Ashley Young, Afp, Milan AFP Inter Milan


Depay and Dumfries send Netherlands into Euro 2020 knockouts

Amsterdam (AFP) – Memphis Depay’s early penalty set the Netherlands on the way to a 2-0 win over Austria in Amsterdam on Thursday, their second straight victory at Euro 2020 securing qualification for the last... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Austria, Soccer, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Depay, Afp, Dumfries, AFP Memphis Depay


Maguire fit for England return against Scotland

London (AFP) – Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will return to the England squad for Friday’s Euro 2020 clash with neighbours Scotland. Maguire has not featured since suffering ankle ligament damage nearly six weeks ago.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Maguire, Harry Maguire, AFP Manchester United, Scotland Maguire


Belgium beat Denmark to reach last 16 as Dutch target Euro 2020 knockouts

Paris (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner as Belgium beat Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen on Thursday to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2020, as fans and players at the Parken Stadium showed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Belgium, Denmark, Copenhagen, Kevin De Bruyne, Afp, Parken Stadium


De Bruyne didn’t celebrate out of ‘respect’ for Denmark fans

Copenhagen (AFP) – Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said he did not celebrate his winning goal against Denmark in Copenhagen on Thursday out of “respect” for the home fans following the collapse of Christian Eriksen... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Denmark, Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne, Afp, De Bruyne, Copenhagen AFP Belgium


Belgium spoil Eriksen tribute with comeback win over Denmark

Copenhagen (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne inspired Belgium to a 2-1 victory over Denmark in Copenhagen on Thursday and secured a place in the Euro 2020 knockout stage as fans and players showed their support... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Belgium, Denmark, Copenhagen, Kevin De Bruyne, Afp, Eriksen


Laporte: I’ll fight for Spain in my own way

Madrid (AFP) – “I know it’s possible but I’d rather not think about it,” says Aymeric Laporte, the prospect of Spain facing France at Euro 2020 still remote enough that he can put it to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Madrid, Aymeric Laporte, Afp


Tierney’s return a ‘big deal’ as Scotland aim to shock England

London (AFP) – Scotland’s hopes of causing an upset against England at Wembley on Friday were given a huge boost with the news Kieran Tierney will be fit to return from a calf injury. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Wembley, Afp, Tierney, Kieran Tierney


Injured Italy captain Chiellini targets return for last 16

Rome (AFP) – Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini looks set to miss Sunday’s final Euro 2020 Group A game against Wales with a muscle injury but could be fit for the last 16, sources in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Wales, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Afp, Giorgio Chiellini, Chiellini


Denmark and Belgium halt Euro 2020 game to applaud Eriksen

Copenhagen (AFP) – Denmark’s game against Belgium at Euro 2020 was interrupted after 10 minutes Thursday to allow players and supporters at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium to take part in a round of applause for Christian... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Belgium, Denmark, Copenhagen, Afp, Eriksen, Parken Stadium


France’s Pavard didn’t ‘lose consciousness’, says UEFA

Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA on Thursday said that France defender Benjamin Pavard did “not lose consciousness” when he fell on his head during his team’s Euro 2020 win over Germany. Pavard said he was “a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Uefa, Lausanne, Afp, AFP UEFA, Benjamin Pavard, Pavard, Germany Pavard


Yarmolenko guides Ukraine to nervy win over North Macedonia

Bucharest (AFP) – Andriy Yarmolenko scored one goal and set up Roman Yaremchuk for another as Ukraine defeated North Macedonia 2-1 to boost their last-16 hopes at Euro 2020 on Thursday. The West Ham forward... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, West Ham, Andriy Yarmolenko, Afp, Bucharest, Yarmolenko, North Macedonia, Roman Yaremchuk


Tearful Ramos says he wanted to stay at Real Madrid

Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Ramos has claimed he is only leaving Real Madrid because the club withdrew their offer of a new contract, as the defender bid an emotional farewell on Thursday after 16 years. ... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Afp, Ramos


Germany target bounce-back win over Ronaldo’s Portugal

Herzogenaurach (Germany) (AFP) – Germany will aim to shut down Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday with the hosts under pressure to beat holders Portugal in order to get their Euro 2020 campaign back on track. After... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Portugal, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Afp, HERZOGENAURACH Germany


Chelsea’s Tomori makes Milan move permanent with four-year deal

Milan (AFP) – Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has made his loan move to AC Milan permanent agreeing a four-year deal with the Serie A runners-up on Thursday. The 23-year-old English player arrived last January on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Ac Milan, Afp, Fikayo Tomori, Tomori, Milan AFP Chelsea


Emotional Ramos says goodbye to Real Madrid

Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Ramos broke down in tears, saying leaving Real Madrid was one of the most difficult moments of his life as he bid farewell on Thursday after 16 years at the club. ... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Afp, Ramos



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