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Rodriguez gives Argentina Copa edge in tense derby win over Uruguay

Brasília (AFP) – Guido Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game as Argentina edged past fierce local rivals Uruguay in a disappointing Copa America clash on Friday. The victory sent Argentina joint top of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Argentina, Uruguay, Copa América, Afp, Rodriguez, BRASILIA, Guido Rodriguez


Germany under pressure against Portugal, France and Spain in Euro 2020 action

Paris (AFP) – Germany are under fierce pressure going into a crucial Euro 2020 game against Portugal on Saturday as world champions France look to clinch a place in the last 16 and Spain chase... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Germany, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Portugal, Afp, Portugal France


Wales’ Ramsey a ‘man for the big occasions’ ahead of Italy return

Baku (AFP) – Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is used to performing in important fixtures for club and country. The Juventus playmaker has scored goals in crucial qualifying matches, claimed three assists at Euro 2016 and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Wales, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Juventus, Aaron Ramsey, Afp, Ramsey, Baku


Shareholder Votes And Lawsuits Add Pressure, But It’s The Market That Will Drive Oil Giants To Change

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. From news reports, it might sound like the fossil fuel industry is on the defensive after a landmark court ruling and two votes challenging the industry’s resistance to curbing its greenhouse gas emissions. But how much power do decisions like these really carry when it comes to pressuring the industry to change? As an academic who studies climate finance and is familiar with climate litigation, I think there’s...
Tags: Europe, News, Supreme Court, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Paris, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Chevron, Cafe, Exxon, Blackrock, Afp, University of California Davis, State Street


Kane’s England place in question after Scotland flop

London (AFP) – Harry Kane’s lacklustre form at Euro 2020 has left Gareth Southgate facing a selection dilemma as England look to bounce back from their limp 0-0 draw against Scotland on Friday. Southgate’s side... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Kane, Afp, Southgate


Scotland make their point against England, now more history beckons

Glasgow (AFP) – Scotland emerged from a 0-0 draw against old enemy England with their pride, a point and a chance of making the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time ever.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Glasgow, Afp


English-born Brereton hands Chile Copa win over Bolivia

Cuiabá (Brazil) (AFP) – English-born Ben Brereton was the unlikely hero as Chile beat Bolivia 1-0 in the Copa America on Friday. The 22-year-old Blackburn forward was born in Stoke-on-Trent to an English father and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chile, Brazil, Blackburn, Copa América, Bolivia, Afp, Ben Brereton, Brereton


Three things we learned from England v Scotland at Euro 2020

London (AFP) – England drew 0-0 with Scotland in the Wembley rain on Sunday, meaning both teams remain the hunt for a place in the last 16. Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the Group D encounter as the visitors kept the home side’s much-vaunted attackers largely quiet. AFP Sport picks out three talking points from the match, which was the 100th competitive meeting between the two historic rivals. Kane struggles If England are to win their first major tournament since the 1966 World...
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Liverpool, Arsenal, Wembley, Croatia, Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Man City, Kane, Afp


Precious point against England keeps Scotland ‘alive’ – Robertson

London (AFP) – Captain Andy Robertson said Scotland have to build on a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley to reach the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time at Euro 2020. Competing at the European Championship for the first time in 25 years, Scotland need to beat World Cup finalists Croatia at Hampden on Tuesday to likely reach the last 16. After a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic on Monday, hopes were not high for the Scots heading south. But they were inspired by facing th...
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Wembley, Croatia, Clarke, Steve Clarke, Afp, Robertson, Hampden, Andy Robertson, Billy Gilmour


England held by Scotland at Euro 2020 as Croatia face battle to qualify

London (AFP) – Lacklustre England were denied an early ticket into the Euro 2020 last 16 on Friday as Scotland held their historic rivals to a goalless draw while World Cup finalists Croatia face an uphill task to qualify. Elsewhere, Sweden took a step towards the next round with a 1-0 win over Slovakia and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was released from hospital six days after suffering a cardiac arrest. England took on Scotland at Wembley for the 100th time in a competitive fixture but...
Tags: England, London, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Poland, Wembley, Finland, Croatia, Denmark, Glasgow, Gareth Southgate, John Stones


Southgate frustrated by shot shy England

London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate accepted responsibility for his side’s failure to see off Scotland as a much-anticipated clash at Wembley on Friday fizzled out into a 0-0 draw. The Three Lions remain... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Wembley, Gareth Southgate, Three Lions, Afp, Southgate


Lacklustre England held as Scotland make their point

London (AFP) – England missed a chance to book their place in the last 16 at Euro 2020 as Scotland kept their own hopes alive with a well deserved 0-0 draw on Friday. Gareth Southgate’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Gareth Southgate, Afp


Ibrahimovic undergoes knee surgery but eyes start of new season

Milan (AFP) – Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful surgery on a knee injury which ruled him out of Euro 2020, club side AC Milan confirmed on Friday. “Ibrahimovic underwent an arthroscopic (procedure) to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ac Milan, Afp, Ibrahimovic, Milan AFP Sweden


Loew insists Germany can cope with Euro 2020 pressure

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Joachim Loew insists Germany can cope with the pressure of needing a win against holders Portugal on Saturday to get their Euro 2020 campaign back on track. A 1-0 defeat to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Portugal, Afp, Munich Germany, Loew, Joachim Loew


‘Disorganised’ Croatia must improve to avoid early Euro exit

Glasgow (AFP) – Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic admitted his side face an embarrassing early exit from Euro 2020 unless they drastically improve after a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic in Glasgow on Friday. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Croatia, Glasgow, Afp, Zlatko Dalic


England make defensive changes, Tierney starts for Scotland

London (AFP) – Gareth Southgate brought full-backs Reece James and Luke Shaw into England’s line-up for their Euro 2020 clash with Scotland, while Kieran Tierney started for Steve Clarke’s team at Wembley on Friday. Southgate... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Wembley, Gareth Southgate, Luke Shaw, Steve Clarke, Afp, Tierney, Kieran Tierney, Reece James


Czech Republic hold Croatia to close in on Euro last 16

Glasgow (AFP) – Patrik Schick moved top of the Euro 2020 goalscoring charts with his third of the tournament as the Czech Republic held Croatia 1-1 in Glasgow to edge towards the last 16. Schick... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Croatia, Glasgow, Afp, Patrik Schick


Nursing coordinator denies responsibility in Maradona death

San Isidro (Argentina) (AFP) – The coordinator in charge of the nurses that treated Diego Maradona at his home denied any involvement in the football icon’s death when interviewed by Argentine prosecutors on Friday. Mariano... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Diego Maradona, Afp, Maradona, San Isidro Argentina


Denmark’s Eriksen leaves hospital after ‘successful operation’

Copenhagen (AFP) – Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital following a “successful operation” six days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, the Danish Football Union (DBU) announced Friday. Doctors had... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Denmark, Christian Eriksen, Afp, Eriksen, Copenhagen AFP Denmark, Danish Football Union DBU


Chiesa fears Bale, Ramsey as Italy look to match unbeaten record

Rome (AFP) – Italy forward Federico Chiesa said Friday he expects a battling performance from Wales stars Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey as the Azzurri look to extend their 10-match winning streak without conceding a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Wales, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Afp, Azzurri, Chiesa, Bale Ramsey, Federico Chiesa


Nursing coordinator interviewed over Maradona death

San Isidro (Argentina) (AFP) – The coordinator in charge of the nurses that treated Diego Maradona at his home was interviewed by Argentine prosecutors on Friday as part of the investigation into the football icon’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Diego Maradona, Afp, Maradona, San Isidro Argentina


Croatia recall Lovren to halt in-form Schick

Glasgow (AFP) – Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic recalled Dejan Lovren to his side as the World Cup finalists aim to get their Euro 2020 campaign up and running against the Czech Republic in Glasgow on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Croatia, Glasgow, Dejan Lovren, Afp, Lovren, Schick, Zlatko Dalic


England eye Euro 2020 last 16 in Scotland showdown, Sweden close in on knockouts

London (AFP) – England can join Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Friday if they get the better of neighbours Scotland, while Sweden took a step towards the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sweden, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Afp, Italy Belgium


Forsberg penalty puts Sweden on brink of Euro 2020 last 16

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Emil Forsberg’s second-half penalty sealed Sweden a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Saint Petersburg on Friday as the Scandinavians moved top of Euro 2020 Group E. Janne Andersson’s men, who played... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Slovakia, Afp, Saint Petersburg, Forsberg, Emil Forsberg, Janne Andersson


Iran’s ‘King’ Daei ready to be dethroned by Ronaldo

Tehran (AFP) – Iranian football great Ali Daei is ready for Cristiano Ronaldo to break his all-time international goalscoring record, perhaps during Euro 2020. The ‘Shariar’ (King in Persian) scored a remarkable 109 goals in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Iran, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tehran, Afp, Ali Daei, Daei


Johnson says nation’s health not Euro final is priority

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his priority is keeping the “country safe from Covid” as a source confirmed to AFP that UEFA are keeping the option open of moving the Euro 2020... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Boris Johnson, Uefa, Johnson, Afp, COVID


Flying Dutchman Dumfries emerges as breakout star of Euro 2020

Amsterdam (AFP) – Coming into Euro 2020, Netherlands coach Frank de Boer decided to change the way his team play, a move that sparked fierce debate in the football-mad country but has helped create a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Afp, Frank de Boer


Hofmann, Klostermann miss Germany training, Gnabry returns

Herzogenaurach (Germany) (AFP) – Midfielder Jonas Hofmann and defender Lukas Klostermann sat out Germany’s final training session ahead of Saturday’s crucial Euro 2020 match against holders Portugal, but Serge Gnabry returned. Neither Klostermann nor Hofmann... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Portugal, Serge Gnabry, Jonas Hofmann, Afp, Hofmann, HERZOGENAURACH Germany, Lukas Klostermann, Klostermann, Hofmann Klostermann


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


Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub: sports stars are ‘reclaiming their voice’

Paris (AFP) – When Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba removed Coca-Cola and Heineken bottles during Euro 2020 press conferences, it showed sports stars are rejecting sponsors’ products that fail to correspond to their personal values,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Heineken, Coca Cola, Paul Pogba, Afp