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Swedes ground Ronaldo before airport accolade

Swedes ground Ronaldo before airport accolade

Ronaldo’s 71st Portugal goal moved him joint third with Germany’s Miroslav Klose on the list of Europe’s highest international goalscorers Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his home island of Madeira, a day before the local airport is to be named in his honour, as Portugal surrendered a two-goal lead to lose to Sweden. Portugal led through […]

Grim result: New Dutch coach beaten by Italy

Grim result: New Dutch coach beaten by Italy

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci scored Italy’s winning goal The Netherlands were beaten at home by Italy in their first game since the sacking of head coach Danny Blind. The Dutch, led by interim manager Fred Grim, went ahead as Quincy Promes’ deflected shot wrong-footed 18-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. But the visitors responded almost immediately […]

Liverpool’s Lallana faces spell out with thigh injury

Liverpool’s Lallana faces spell out with thigh injury

Adam Lallana won his 31st England cap in the win over Lithuania on Sunday Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could be out for up to a month after injuring a thigh on England duty. The 28-year-old set up Jamie Vardy for England’s second goal in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania on Sunday, having […]

Adam Lallana: Liverpool midfielder suffers thigh injury on England duty

Adam Lallana: Liverpool midfielder suffers thigh injury on England duty

Adam Lallana won his 31st England cap in the win over Lithuania on Sunday Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could be out for up to a month after injuring a thigh on England duty. The 28-year-old set up Jamie Vardy for England’s second goal in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania on Sunday, having […]

England squad to be named months before Euros

Media playback is not supported on this device England mindset is to win Euros – Sampson England Women will name their 23-strong squad for Euro 2017 more than three months before the tournament begins in July, says head coach Mark Sampson. The 3 April announcement will precede the Women’s Super League Spring Series. Ex-England boss […]

Messi gets four game ban hours before kick-off for official insult

Messi gets four game ban hours before kick-off for official insult

Messi was angered late in the game after being penalised for a foul Lionel Messi was banned for four international matches – just five and a half hours before Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia kicked off. The Barcelona forward was punished for directing “insulting words” at an assistant referee during Thursday’s 1-0 win over […]

Coleman injury can ‘motivate Everton’ against Liverpool

Coleman injury can ‘motivate Everton’ against Liverpool

Coleman has played in 26 of Everton’s 29 league matches this season Everton will use the horrific injury suffered by Seamus Coleman as added motivation for Saturday’s derby against Liverpool, says captain Phil Jagielka. Coleman, 28, will miss several months after breaking his leg when playing for Republic of Ireland against Wales. “That’s one thing […]

World Cup qualifying: Syria defeated by South Korea in latest match

World Cup qualifying: Syria defeated by South Korea in latest match

Syria have been playing their home matches in Malaysia because of the civil war in the Middle Eastern country Syria’s hopes of reaching their first World Cup took a blow as they lost their latest qualifier in South Korea. A 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Thursday had given them a chance of at least advancing […]

Coleman injury can ‘motivate Everton’ against Liverpool

Coleman injury can ‘motivate Everton’ against Liverpool

Coleman has played in 26 of Everton’s 29 league matches this season Everton will use the horrific injury suffered by Seamus Coleman as added motivation for Saturday’s derby against Liverpool, says captain Phil Jagielka. Coleman, 28, will miss several months after breaking his leg when playing for Republic of Ireland against Wales. “That’s one thing […]

Loftus-Cheek scores twice in convincing win for England U21s

Loftus-Cheek scores twice in convincing win for England U21s

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored five goals in his past six starts for England Under-21s England Under-21s continued their preparations for this summer’s European Championship with a convincing victory over Denmark in Randers. Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored twice, and Solly March and Cauley Woodrow were also on target, as England swept aside another team to have qualified […]