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Slovakia 0-5 Spain: 5 things learned

1. Spain and penalties do not mix As the call from the VAR monitor pointed to the penalty spot, the cheers from inside the Sevilla stadium were ones of delight. Clearly forgetful of the record Spain have from the spot, lost in the moment of a possible goal.The record would pay dividends as Alvaro Morata, a player under intense pressure from his nation to lead La Roja’s line, put the ball to Martin Dubravka’s right at the perfect height to make a save.The 5th penalty Spain have now missed in a ro...
Tags: Sweden, France, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, ESP, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Poland, Slovakia, Sevilla, Sergio Ramos, Villarreal


“I am happy at Inter”- Romelu Lukaku has his say on his future

Romelu Lukaku’s future has seemingly been settled during a Twitter Q&A.Faced with some spare time, the Belgian forward asked for questions from his 2.3million followers on the app, spending the next hour answering them. Let’s go ask your questions — R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) June 23, 2021 From over 12,000 replies, Lukaku covered a wide array of topics, including the difference between the Premier League and Serie A, how he answers his critics and what his side do on the way to games....
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester, Christian Eriksen, Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku, Psg, Hakan Calhanoglu, Lukaku, Inter, Antonio Conte, Conte, Trevor Sinclair


Real Madrid ‘increasingly resigned’ to losing Raphael Varane, Man United club most likely to try for deal

Varane’s Madrid future Raphael Varane joined Real Madrid in 2011, departing French outfit Lens for a fee believed to be around £9m.Varane was only 18 years of age when he made the move to the Bernabeu, so £9m, at the time, looked a fairly considerable sum.However, he has since gone on to establish himself as a key cog in Madrid’s backline.All told, the Frenchman has notched 360 appearances across all competitions for Real, playing a pivotal role in their recent domestic and Champions League succ...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Madrid, United, Red Devils, Bernabeu, Perez, Los Blancos, Maguire, Ancelotti, Raphael Varane


5 things you need to know about Portugal vs France, Germany vs Hungary, Spain vs Slovakia & Sweden vs Poland

Euro Daily: June 23, 2021 The final round of European Championship group stage fixtures will feature a quartet of games, as the likes of Portugal and Spain eye crucial 3-point hauls.Below, check out five things you need to know about Wednesday’s action.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxthYqKsnyQ 1) Griezmann vs Ronaldo Kicking off our latest daily feature is an individual showdown set to play out during the crunch clash between Portugal and France. The latter, on the back of Denmark’s drubbing...
Tags: England, Sweden, Wales, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Amsterdam


Portugal vs France: Context, H2H, key battles, subplots & predicted line-ups

Portugal vs France – Context: Portugal would have hoped to go into their final group game knowing the result would have little bearing on their chances of progression. Yet the reality is that now a draw is required to get them through.However, the current world champions are in their way and happen to be the side they stopped from winning their home Euro 2016 tournament 5 years prior. A France side wanting revenge and unlikely to go easy despite already being through.France can confirm top of th...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris, Swansea City, Portugal, Bayern Munich, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lille, Sevilla


Transfer rumours: Grealish, Mbappe, Sterling, Ramos, Haaland, Gilmour

Chelsea to rival Manchester City for Grealish, Mbappe tells PSG he wants to leave, Sterling not keen on switch to Tottenham as part of Kane deal, plus more.
Tags: Football, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Psg, Kane, Ramos Haaland Gilmour, Grealish Mbappe


Five things we learned as England secure top spot against Czech Republic

England scraped past Czech Republic 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Raheem Sterling, topping their group as a result. A changed England side remained enough to see the Three Lions past a stubborn Czech side, who had to settle for third place in the group as Croatia snatched second.Here are 5 things 101 picked out from the game. Sancho has every right to feel hard done by After two games without getting onto the Wembley turf at Euro2020, Jadon Sancho was limited to just seven minutes against the...
Tags: England, London, Germany, Sport, Czech Republic, Hungary, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Wembley, Croatia, Gareth Southgate, John Stones, Jordan Henderson, Three Lions


Manchester City chief interested in Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal

Reports stemming from Spain have credited Manchester City with an interest in Mikel Oyarzabal. Mikel Oyarzabal’s Real Sociedad stint Mikel Oyarzabal is a product of Real Sociedad’s youth system and has so far spent his entire senior career at the club.In that time the 24-year-old has developed into one of La Liga’s top wingers.All told, Oyarzabal has featured 239 times across all competitions for Sociedad, scoring 64 and assisting 45 in the process.2020/21 was a particularly impressive campaign ...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Manchester City, Real Sociedad, Manchester, Raheem Sterling, Man City, Riyad Mahrez, Txiki Begiristain, Sociedad, Mikel Oyarzabal


Arsenal enquire about Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal are showing an interest in Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez, according to reports. Mahrez’s Man City stint Mahrez of course made the move to Manchester City in the summer of 2018.The attacker departed Leicester City for the Manchester outfit for a fee believed to be around the £61m mark.And, since making the switch to the Etihad, Mahrez has endured something of a mixed stint.The Algerian is obviously a top talent, but required some time to get used to the demands placed on him by Pep Gu...
Tags: England, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester, Arsenal, Raheem Sterling, Champions League, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Man City, Etihad, Citizens, Riyad Mahrez


Chelsea line-up Villarreal forward as back-up option to Erling Haaland

An insight into Chelsea’s centre-forward plans for the summer has been provided recently. Chelsea’s lack of goals Chelsea’s 2020/21 under Thomas Tuchel will no doubt go down as one of the greatest starts a manager can have in a job.In just half a season Tuchel was able to guide Chelsea back into 4th place in the Premier League and secure the club’s second Champions League title by toppling PL champions Manchester City in the final.Chelsea, though, are still not the finished article, with their r...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Villareal, Villarreal, Jorginho, Abraham, Thomas Tuchel, Moreno, Tuchel, Fichajes Chelsea


Harry Kane: Manchester City lining up bid for Tottenham and England striker

Manchester City take the first steps towards trying to sign England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Tags: England, Football, Manchester City, Tottenham, Harry Kane


‘If you’re not playing, you’re not happy’: Raheem Sterling appears to drop hint he is frustrated at lack of playing time with Man City

Raheem Sterling & Man City Sterling has of course been a mainstay in Manchester City’s attack for many years now.In 292 outings for the Sky Blues, the attacker has managed to rack up 114 goals and 87 assists – playing a key role in the club’s recent dominance of the English top-flight.However, recent months have seen Pep Guardiola limit Sterling’s game-time, both in the league and in Europe.The former Liverpool man featured for just two minutes over two legs as City saw off Borussia Dortmund in ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Pep Guardiola, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Borussia Dortmund, Sterling, Man City, Mikel Arteta, Psg, Guardiola


Man City make £100m move for Kane – reports

London (AFP) – Manchester City have made a bid of 100 million pounds (138 million dollars) to Tottenham for England captain Harry Kane, according to reports on Monday. Kane, 27, has publicly expressed his desire... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Tottenham, Harry Kane, Kane, Afp


Transfer rumours: Kane, Pogba, Sancho, Varane, Silva, Kante, Correa, Calhanoglu

Manchester City make £100m Kane bid, Manchester United to offer Pogba huge new deal, Borussia Dortmund name Sancho price, plus more.
Tags: Football, Manchester United, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Kane, Pogba, Sancho


Man City make ‘official bid’ for Tottenham’s Harry Kane

An update on Manchester City’s reported pursuit of Harry Kane has emerged on Monday afternoon. Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham Harry Kane is, of course, one of the best centre-forwards currently plying their trade in Europe’s top-five leagues.The Spurs youth product has been a consistent threat in the Premier League for many years now.And even though Tottenham had a pretty dismal 2020/21 season on the whole, Kane continued to shine. In 35 Premier League outings, he managed to score 23 goals,...
Tags: Europe, London, City, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Levy, Spurs, Tottenham, Raheem Sterling, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Harry, Harry Kane


Luis Enrique backs Alvaro Morata to take Spain through

Spain’s goal struggles Spain have struggled so far in their Euro 2020 group drawing against both Sweden and Poland putting all the pressure on their final match against Slovakia.If they want to progress they will need a victory from the match, with a second place finish looking more likely should Sweden beat Poland. However, they could top the group if Poland manage to overcome the Swedes and Luis Enrique’s side win their test.The main struggle for the side has been the lack of goals. Gone are t...
Tags: Sweden, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Manchester City, Chile, Real Madrid, Poland, Espn, Slovakia, Harry Kane, Andres Iniesta, David Villa


England shutting out Euro 2020 ‘noise’, says Sterling

London (AFP) – Raheem Sterling says England are shutting out the “noise” and “panic” from outside their Euro 2020 camp after their laboured goalless draw against Scotland. The Manchester City forward was part of Gareth... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Afp, AFP Raheem Sterling, Gareth Visit


Ukraine vs Austria: Context, H2H, key battles, subplots & predicted line-ups

Ukraine vs Austria – Context: Like many people expected going into the final game of Group C, Austria and Ukraine are tied on 4 points having both beaten North Macedonia and lost to the Netherlands.They face one another for the opportunity to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament, something both sides have struggled to do.Interestingly with them both on 3 points, if they were to draw it is very likely that both teams would go through still. However, should a team win, they could in t...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Ukraine, Austria, Munich, Soccer, Manchester City, West Ham United, Portugal, Belgium, Finland, Romania, Uefa, Albania, Benfica, FC Augsburg


Harry Kane dealt Man City transfer blow as Daniel Levy ‘determined’ to keep hold of striker

Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham Harry Kane is, of course, one of the best centre-forwards currently plying their trade in Europe’s top-five leagues.The Spurs youth product has been a consistent threat in the Premier League for many years now.And even though Tottenham had a pretty dismal 2020/21 season on the whole, Kane continued to shine. In 35 Premier League outings, he managed to score 23 goals, to go along with 14 assists.But with the Lilywhites failing pretty miserably to match Kane’s l...
Tags: Europe, London, Wales, City, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Levy, Spurs, Tottenham, Daniel Levy, Sky, Belgium, Finland, Telegraph


Qatar side land World Cup winner on a free transfer

Qatar SC confirm free signing Qatar side Qatar SC have announced the signing of World Cup winner Javi Martinez on a free transfer.The Spaniard, now 32-years-old, has appeared 18 times for Spain in an injury-ravaged career.Hasta pronto! @javi8martinez 😍⏰ pic.twitter.com/AesqK69kjT— Qatar SC (@QatarSportClub) June 20, 2021 Last at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, Martinez appeared 19 times for the Bavarian club across their 2020-21 league campaign, but made just 3 starts for the eventual league cha...
Tags: Europe, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Manchester United, Espanyol, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Sergio Ramos, Psg, United, Joshua Kimmich, Leipzig


The seven managers in the frame for the Tottenham Hotspur job

Tottenham Hotspur have hit the end of the road in their current managerial search.Jose Mourinho was fired by the club at the beginning of April, leaving Ryan Mason in caretaker charge of the club. Mourinho: “It was almost instantly, me leaving Tottenham in the morning and Roma calling me in the afternoon. They wanted me a lot.”https://t.co/iDSeT7gAxz — AS English (@English_AS) June 19, 2021 Mason led the Lilywhites to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League, only good enough for the UEFA ...
Tags: Usa, England, Sport, Ajax, Bbc, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City, Italy, Spurs, Tottenham, Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino


Bale warns Wales ‘can hurt’ Italy in Rome

Rome (AFP) – Captain Gareth Bale warned that Wales can pull off an upset and hurt hosts Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A game in Rome on Sunday. “We have a game plan that we think can hurt them,” said the Real Madrid star. Italy are already through to the last 16, while Wales need a draw to make sure of progressing to the next round and a win would put them through in pole position ahead of the Azzurri. “It’s going to be a big challenge. We have no doubt even if that record wasn’t there,”...
Tags: Wales, France, Sport, Turkey, Rome, Hungary, Soccer, Manchester City, Italy, Real Madrid, Stoke, Switzerland, Wembley, Gareth Bale, Bale, Roberto Mancini


Frustrating stat that underlines England troubles at Euro 2020

England laborious against determined Scotland It was never going to be easy for England when they locked horns with Scotland at Wembley on Friday night, but the manner in which Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions performed against both a historic rival – one that pre-dates football by hundreds of years off the pitch – and on the pitch itself, cannot be deemed acceptable by any measure. Graeme Souness says that the make-up of England’s midfield is not right and they were way too pedestrian and predict...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Belgium, Wembley, Gareth Southgate, Graeme Souness, Three Lions, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Red Devils


England Booed Off At Wembley After Scotland Draw

Gareth Southgate admitted England could have no complaints about the furious reaction from fans who booed them after the drab 0-0 draw against arch rivals Scotland at Euro 2020. Southgate’s side were jeered at the final whistle at Wembley on Friday after managing just one shot on target. Five days after starting their Group D campaign with a scrappy 1-0 win against Croatia, England once again failed to impress in attack. England remain on course to qualify for the last 16 going into their final ...
Tags: Europe, England, Scotland, Sport, Euro, Czech Republic, Soccer, Manchester City, World Cup, Wembley, Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Tickets, Southgate, Phil Foden, Croatia England


Man United & Dortmund still ‘significant’ way apart on Sancho valuation

An update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho has emerged over the weekend. Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund stint Since making the switch to Dortmund in 2017, Jadon Sancho has showcased his ability as one of the brightest young talents in world football.2019/20 saw the former Manchester City man rack up a staggering 20 goals and 20 assists in 44 outings across all competitions.And though Dortmund struggled a fair bit throughout large periods of the 2020/21 season, Sancho nevertheless managed ...
Tags: France, Germany, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, United, Dortmund, Red Devils, DFB Pokal, Sancho, RB Leipzig, Jadon Sancho


Portugal vs Germany: Context, H2H, key battles, subplots & predicted line-ups

Portugal vs Germany – Context: This is quite simply a must-win game for Germany. After a defeat to France in the group of death any further loss would ultimately see them put into a very precarious position.A number of teams which finish third in the group stage will of course also progress into the knockout stages however, Germany will not want to risk being one of the few teams to miss out.Portugal meanwhile are coming off the back of an intriguing game against Hungary in which it took until t...
Tags: France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sport, Frankfurt, Hungary, Munich, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Serbia, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joachim Low, Thomas Muller


Man City & Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne says injury could take six months to heal

De Bruyne the difference-maker vs Denmark Belgium faced off with Denmark in their second Group B clash of Euro 2020 on Thursday.On paper, Denmark looked to be Belgium’s toughest test from the group phase.And, with the first 45 minutes played out, that was certainly proving the case.Yussuf Poulsen fired the Danes into the lead after two minutes, who then went on to have the better of the tie across the first 45.However, Belgium were able to fight back in the second half after the introduction of ...
Tags: England, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Belgium, Denmark, Mark Ogden, Espn, Copenhagen, Man City, Red Devils, Kevin De Bruyne, Antonio Rudiger, De Bruyne, Yussuf Poulsen


Man City, Man United & the favourites to sign Sergio Ramos this summer

 Updated odds on the likeliest landing spot for Sergio Ramos ahead of next season have come to the fore on Thursday evening. Blancos exit The headlines news across the European football landscape over the last 24 hours has of course come in the form of Ramos’ decision to bring an end to his time with Real Madrid.The veteran, 35, has spent the last 16 years of his career in the Spanish capital, establishing himself as one of the world’s finest defenders in the process.Ramos’ Bernabeu stint also p...
Tags: Germany, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Sevilla


Creative masterclass: Substitutes De Bruyne & Hazard make history in Belgium’s win over Denmark

Belgium stars Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard emerged from the bench this evening, to guide their side to a key victory over Denmark. KDB decides it Roberto Martinez’s men were back in action a short time ago. The Red Devils made the trip to Copenhagen, for a Group B showdown with Denmark.Belgium of course headed into proceedings as heavy favourites, on the back of a comfortable 3-0 victory over Russia in their Euro 2020 opener at the weekend.And, when all was said and done at Parken Stadium, th...
Tags: Wales, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Ronaldo, Belgium, Denmark, Eden Hazard, Roberto Martinez, Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen, Thibaut Courtois, Man City, Red Devils, Kevin De Bruyne


5 things we learnt as Belgium defeat Denmark

1. Kevin De Bruyne is back Wow. What a difference Kevin De Bruyne made when brought on at half-time.The Manchester City midfielder had been out injured following a nasty clash with Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final, but returned to play 45 minutes against Belgium.Although he understandably tired late in the game, he was instrumental in helping Belgium overturn a one goal deficit to emerge 2-1 winners. De Bruyne’s assist is a thing of beauty 😍 #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/ZRy3gw2mff — ES...
Tags: Europe, England, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Graeme Souness, Espn, Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne, Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer



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