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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea to discover quarter-final opponents
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea to discover quarter-final opponents

The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-final will take place on Saturday, October 30. It will be conducted live during Soccer AM with hosts Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley in charge. No exact time has been set for draw proceedings, but it will happen during the show’s broadcast between 10:30am – 12pm BST. Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland have already booked their spots in the last eight. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are some of the topflight teams that will be looking to progress on Wednesday night. The quarter-final fixtures will be played the week commencing December 20, 2021. City are the current holders of the cup, having it won it for four consecutive seasons.
Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final

Arsenal and Chelsea are through to the quarter-final of this year’s Carabao Cup. The Gunners defeated Leeds United 2-0 in what was a straightforward affair at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. Two second-half goals from Callum Chambers, who scored with his first touch off the bench and Eddie Nketiah, sent Mikel Arteta’s men through. Chelsea needed penalties to see off Southampton, after their tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the Blues, but Che Adams equalized immediately after the break. Kepa Arizabalag was the hero again for the Stamford Bridge side, as they won 4-3 on penalties. Sunderland are also through, after they won a shoot-out against Queens Park Rangers.
Carabao Cup Round of 16: Teams expected to qualify for quarter-final stage
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Carabao Cup Round of 16: Teams expected to qualify for quarter-final stage

Following the Carabao Cup round of 16 (fourth round) draw this week, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are all expected to qualify for the quarter-final stage this season due to their ‘current form and experience’ in the game. DAILY POST reports that Chelsea have won three out of their last four games against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, Tottenham in the Premier League and Zenit in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League. Man City, on the other hand, have not lost a game in their last four matches. Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Wycombe 6-1 in the Carabao Cup, played 0-0 against Southampton and defeated RB Leipzig in the Champions League and won 1-0 against Chelsea on Saturday. The Citizens are currently the Carabao Cup holders. They d...
Ligue 1: Ronaldo issues Warning to PSG over Messi, others
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Ligue 1: Ronaldo issues Warning to PSG over Messi, others

Former Real Madrid striker, Ronaldo Nazario has warned Paris Saint-Germain that having a star-studded squad with the likes of Lionel Messi and others does not translate to trophies. The Brazilian legend does not think that PSG are sure of winning the UEFA Champions League this season, despite the addition of former Barcelona captain Messi. The former striker, who is currently Real Valladolid president, used his time at Real Madrid as evidence that a squad packed with stars will not necessarily translate into winning the Champions League. “It is still too early to say who will win the Champions League,” Ronaldo said in an interview with DAZN as part of the ‘El Presidente’ series. “The picture begins to take shape at the quarter-final stage. Paris Saint-Germain ar...
Olympics: Nigeria Lose again in Women’s Wrestling as Ukraine’s Livach Beat Idris
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Olympics: Nigeria Lose again in Women’s Wrestling as Ukraine’s Livach Beat Idris

Nineteen-year-old Nigerian, Adijat Idris, was defeated by Ukraine’s Oksana Livach in the quarter-final of the wrestling women’s 50kg freestyle at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Ukrainian defeated Idris 10-0 by technical superiority on Friday. If Livach reaches the final, Idris may have a chance to fight for Bronze through the repechages. Adijat Idris is a young freestyle wrestler from Nigeria who, at 19 years old, qualified the country for the Tokyo Olympics at 50 kg. She did so with a runner-up finish at the 2021 African & Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament. On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi lost in the round of 16 of the women’s freestyle 62kg event of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Adeniyi lost...
Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends
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Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends

  Africa will not win the gold medal at this year’s Olympics. This follows the exit of the continent’s last two teams left. Egypt and Ivory Coast were both eliminated at the quarter-final stage on Saturday. South Africa and Zambia’s women had already been sent packing in the group stage, before the Pharaohs and the Petits Elephants were dumped out by Brazil and Spain respectively in their last Eight fixtures. This means for only the third time since 1988, Africa will not have a team finishing in the medal positions. Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) won back-to-back gold medals in the men’s football event.
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Champions League: UEFA announces winner of Goal of the Season

Porto star Mehdi Taremi’s spectacular strike against Chelsea in the Champions League was voted as UEFA’s Goal of the Season for 2020/21. The voting for the best goal of the 2020/21 season took place on Thursday via UEFA’s website in the various competitions organized by the governing body of European football. Taremi got nearly 30% of the votes to win UEFA’s Goal of the Season for his stunning overhead kick against Chelsea in the quarter-final second leg tie. He defeated the likes of Lorenzo Insigne and Kemar Roofe to win the award. See UEFA’s Goal of the Season top three below; 1st Mehdi Taremi (Chelsea 0-1 PORTO) UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg, 13/04/2021 2nd Lorenzo Insigne (Belgium 1-2 ITALY) UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final, 02/07/2021 3rd Kema...
CAF deadline: NPFL clubs face heavy fixtures
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CAF deadline: NPFL clubs face heavy fixtures

With the draws for the preliminary round of matches for the 2021/22 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup less than a month away, clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League are faced with a heavy fixture schedule. The Confederation of African Football at the end of its Executive Committee meeting, which was chaired by its president, Patrice Motsepe, on Friday in Rabat, Morocco, said the draws for both competitions would be held latest August 15. “The kick-off will be September 10, 2021. The draw for the preliminary rounds will be made on August 15, 2021 at the latest. Bids to host the interclub finals will be open in November 2021,” CAF said in a statement on its website. With Nigeria needing to present representatives for both competitions, NPFL clubs will have to play mo...
Gauff Tests Positive for Covid, to miss Olympics
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Gauff Tests Positive for Covid, to miss Olympics

American teen tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, she announced on Sunday. Gauff, coming off a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, tweeted her sadness at missing out on “a dream come true” at age 17. “I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.” Gauff, who reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at this year’s French Open, became the latest tennis standout and US athlete to miss the Olympics. World number 25 Gauff will be forced into Covid-19 quarantin...
Euro 2020: England to Play Italy in final
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Euro 2020: England to Play Italy in final

  England booked their place in the final of Euro 2020, with a nervy 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. Three Lions boss, Gareth Southgate, made only one change to the team that crushed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final, with Bukayo Saka replacing Jadon Sancho. But it was the Danes who took the lead in the first half through Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick. Saka then crossed in the ball for Simon Kjaer to divert it into his own net for 1-1. The game ended that way after 90 minutes and subsequently went into extra time. England were awarded a controversial penalty after Raheem Sterling went down in the box and Harry Kane converted his rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved the initial effort. They will now face Italy at Wembley on Sunday.
Saka to replace Sancho in England line-up for Euro 2020 semi-final with Denmark
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Saka to replace Sancho in England line-up for Euro 2020 semi-final with Denmark

The Gunners star is being recalled after an ankle problem prevented him from starting in the Three Lions' quarter-final win against Ukraine Gareth Southgate will bring Bukayo Saka back into his starting line-up in place of Jadon Sancho for the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark, after he sat out England's 4-0 win over Ukraine with a slight knock. The £73 million ($101m) Manchester United signing from Borussia Dortmund impressed in the quarter-final, but the Arsenal star will return having also excelled in the Three Lions shirt. Denmark are tactically flexible under Kasper Hjulmand, but will likely operate in a 3-4-3 formation in the upcoming match at Wembley.
Copa America final: Gabriel Jesus banned from facing Argentina
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Copa America final: Gabriel Jesus banned from facing Argentina

  Brazil striker, Gabriel Jesus, is banned for Saturday’s Copa America final. The Manchester City star was handed a two-game ban by South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL. Jesus was shown a red card for a foul on Eugenio Mena in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile in the quarter-final of the competition on Friday. He sat out their 1-0 win over Peru in the semi-final and will now miss the final against Argentina on Saturday. CONMEBOL also confirmed Jesus has been fined $5,000. Everton came in for Jesus against Peru, with Lucas Paqueta scoring the winning goal, following fantastic work from Neymar.
Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final
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Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has picked the favourite country between Italy and Spain that will reach the Euro 2020 final. Mourinho believes Italy is favourite to reach the Euro 2020 final because they have a stronger team than Spain. Italy will on Tuesday tackle Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-final at the Wembley Stadium. Roberto Mancini’s side defeated Belgium in the quarter-final to reach the last-4, while Spain eliminated Switzerland from the European Championship. Speaking to TalkSport, Mourinho said, “They [Italy] lost Spinazzola, which is awful for them and imagined for me!. “I will lose him for six months. Emerson is a good player, but Spinazzola was playing incredibly well. “That back four was playing so well. There is so much talent there. “I spoke...
Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals
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Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final. Wenger said this following England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 victory against Ukraine over the weekend. England will play Denmark in the European championship semi-final on Wednesday. “It was the perfect night for English football, a perfect night for England,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “They didn’t concede a goal, they qualified easily and they could rest important players. “Ukraine conceded three poor goals and the second goal killed the game. It became an easy game for England but they did it well and what was important for them tonight is that they didn’t concede a goal. “That will be an important quality to go to the final and win it. They look more stable, defensiv...
Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko names Country to Reach finals
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Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko names Country to Reach finals

  Ukraine coach, Andriy Shevchenko, has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final. Shevchenko said this following Ukraine’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 defeat England on Saturday night. England will play Denmark in the European championship semi-final on June 7. “I think that England played very pragmatically today,” Shevchenko said at his post-match press conference. “They used their strong flanks, they used our mistakes and they played very well, at a top-level. “But the English team is really strong – individually and as a team – and they have a great coach. They reached the semi-finals and I can see that this team can play in the final.”
Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite
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Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Jack Grealish is not Gareth Southgate’s favourite. Mourinho was reacting to the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Ukraine in their quarter-final of Euro 2020. Southgate started Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount in attack behind Harry Kane. Despite the clamour among fans for Grealish to get more minutes on the pitch, Mourinho believes the Aston Villa man is not someone Southgate is ready to make a regular starter. “Raheem Sterling and Kane are clear and there are two places in my opinion that are open. Gareth has to make the best decision. “Jadon Sancho played well, Phil Foden started the tournament, the same with Mason Mount. Jack Grealish – it looks like he’s not the favourite player of Gareth but every minute he’s on ...
Euro 2020: Finidi George Snubs England, predicts winners of tournament
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Euro 2020: Finidi George Snubs England, predicts winners of tournament

Former Nigeria international, Finidi George, has tipped either Spain or Italy to win the ongoing European Championship. The quarter-final of the competition began on Friday evening. Spain eliminated Switzerland via penalties, while Italy beat Belgium 2-1. They will now face off in the last four. George feels the winner of the tournament will be decided in that game. “That’s a tough one but I tip Spain or Italy for the title. “They have won it in the past and the experience is there – which I believe will play a key role in terms of determining the winner. “However, any team can spring up surprises and win. You can never tell because this is football,” George told Goal.
Belgium vs Italy: Courtois Criticizes Lukaku, Others after Euro 2020 defeat
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Belgium vs Italy: Courtois Criticizes Lukaku, Others after Euro 2020 defeat

Belgium goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has criticized his teammates, including Romelu Lukaku, following their Euro 2020 quarter-final 2-1 defeat to Italy on Friday night. Courtois said Belgium players gave Italy their first goal too easily. The Real Madrid goalkeeper added that Roberto Martinez’s men had just two opportunities during the encounter, insisting that Italy deserve to win the match. Italy defeated Belgium at Allianz Arena to qualify for the last-4, thanks to two goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne, as Lukaku’s goal was not enough. “This hits hard, but we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Courtois said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We had two opportunities, but their keeper made a good save and I think we gave the first goal...
Euro 2020: Alan Shearer blasts Italy star, Singles out two players after Belgium’s defeat
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Euro 2020: Alan Shearer blasts Italy star, Singles out two players after Belgium’s defeat

  Former England striker, Alan Shearer has slammed Italy forward, Ciro Immobile, after he appeared to pretend injury during his country’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 2-1 win over Belgium on Friday night. Shearer described Immobile’s antics as ‘pathetic’, adding that what the Lazio striker did was embarrassing. The Newcastle legend also singled out Italy defenders, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, for praise following their brilliant performances for Roberto Mancini’s side against Belgium. Italy defeated Belgium at Allianz Arena to qualify for the semi-final, thanks to two goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne as Romelu Lukaku’s strike was not enough. “I don’t even want to laugh at [Ciro Immobile’s antics] because that is pathetic,” Shearer told BBC. “Y...
Italy Beat Belgium in Thriller to Reach Semi-final
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Italy Beat Belgium in Thriller to Reach Semi-final

Italy were deserved winners after producing a confident display to beat Belgium 2-1 in a tense Euro 2020 quarter-final in Munich. Nicolo Barella's opener and Lorenzo Insigne's stunning strike opened up a two-goal lead before Romelu Lukaku equalised before half-time in a thrilling contest. Lukaku did come close to an equaliser and with Kevin De Bruyne on the pitch, Belgium were always a danger to Roberto Mancini's side but the second goal just would not come. Italy can look forward to a semi-final showdown with Spain at Wembley, while Belgium are left to wonder whether the moment has passed for the so-called golden generation.
Euro 2020: Highest goal scorers ahead of quarter-final matches [Top 8]
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Euro 2020: Highest goal scorers ahead of quarter-final matches [Top 8]

  The quarter-final matches of the ongoing Euro 2020 will begin today, Friday. Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, leads the race for the Golden Boot despite his country’s elimination. Ronaldo netted five times in four fixtures, before they were sent packing by Belgium. However, he will be hoping rivals Romelu Lukaku and Raheem Sterling fail to match his tally, with the pair currently still playing in the tournament. Lukaku and Sterling have scored three goals apiece and come closest to rivaling Ronaldo for the Golden Boot award. Euro 2020: Highest goal scorers after group stages [Top 11] Euro 2020 top scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 5 goals Karim Benzema (France), Patrik Schick (Czech Republic), Emil Forsberg (Sweden) – 4 goals Romelu Lukaku...
We have great respect for Lukaku’ – Italy braced for tough test against Belgium striker, says Chiellini
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We have great respect for Lukaku’ – Italy braced for tough test against Belgium striker, says Chiellini

The  Juventusd is well aware of the threat the Inter star will pose in their Euro 2020 quarter-final clash Italy have "great respect" for Romelu Lukaku, according to Giorgio Chiellini, who says the Azzurri are braced for a tough test against the Belgium striker. Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena will play host to a heavyweight Euro 2020 clash between Italy and Belgium on Friday night, where both teams will be defending 100 per cent records. Lukaku has played a key role in the Red Devils' run to the last eight, and Chiellini is well aware of the threat the forward will pose the Azzurri after seeing him fire Inter to their first Serie A crown in 11 years last season.
EPL: Man Utd Finally Confirms transfer deal for Jadon Sancho
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EPL: Man Utd Finally Confirms transfer deal for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have finally confirmed a transfer deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The Premier League giants, in a statement via its website on Thursday, confirmed that Sancho’s signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical. The statement read, “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho. “The signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical, which will be completed after Jadon’s involvement in the UEFA European Championship.” Sancho, 22, is currently at the ongoing Euro 2020 with the England national team. The winger will hope to feature for England when they tackle Ukraine in the quarter-final this weekend.
Euro 2020: Full Quarter-final fixture list
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Euro 2020: Full Quarter-final fixture list

Following the completion of Tuesday’s round of 16 games at the European Championship, the last eight countries have been confirmed. They are Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Ukraine and England. The quarter-final ties will be played on July 2 and July 3 respectively. Spain take on Switzerland, Belgium face Italy, Czech Republic play Denmark, while England will battle Ukraine for a place in the last four. JULY 2 17:00 Switzerland vs Spain 20:00 Belgium vs Italy JULY 3 17:00 Czech Republic vs Denmark 20:00 Ukraine vs England
Ukraine Stun Sweden to Set up England Clash
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Ukraine Stun Sweden to Set up England Clash

Ukraine set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with England as Artem Dovbyk's dramatic header in stoppage time of extra-time secured a 2-1 victory over 10-man Sweden at Hampden Park. After a lacklustre extra-time period, it looked like the two sides would have to settle for penalties, but substitute Dovbyk popped up to convert Oleksandr Zinchenko's stunning cross and secure a dramatic victory for Andriy Shevchenko's team. Zinchenko's powerful strike (27) had sent Ukraine on their way in the first half, but Emil Forsberg's deflected effort (43) - his fourth goal in as many games at Euro 2020 - brought Sweden level just before half-time. Both sides had chances after the break, Serhiy Sydorchuk struck the post for Ukraine before Forsberg was denied by both the post and the cr...
Copa America: All confirmed quarter-final fixtures out
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Copa America: All confirmed quarter-final fixtures out

The eight countries that qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Copa America have been confirmed following the conclusion of the group stage fixtures in the early hours of Tuesday. Uruguay defeated Paraguay 1-0 to book their place in the Copa America quarter-final. Argentina beat Bolivia 4-1 to also qualify for the last eight. The eight countries are Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador. The quarter-final will start on Friday and end on Sunday. Below is Copa America last eight fixtures in full: Peru vs Paraguay Brazil vs Chile Uruguay vs Colombia Argentina vs Ecuador
Euro 2020: Mbappe Breaks silence as penalty miss sees France dumped out
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Euro 2020: Mbappe Breaks silence as penalty miss sees France dumped out

  France forward, Kylian Mbappe, has apologized for his penalty miss that saw his country eliminated from the European Championship. Les Bleus looked set to progress into the quarter-final of the tournament, after coming from behind to lead 3-1. However, Switzerland made it 3-3 in the last 10 minutes of the thrilling encounter, to force the game into extra time and eventually penalties. Mbappe was the only player to miss, as France lost 5-4. “[It’s] very difficult to turn the page,” the forward wrote on Twitter. “The sadness is immense after this elimination, we weren’t able to get to our objective. “I am sorry for the penalty. I wanted to help the team but I missed. To relax will be difficult but it’s unfortunately a pitfall in the sport that I love so much. ...
Mbappe misses vital penalty as Swiss dump out France in Euros epic
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Mbappe misses vital penalty as Swiss dump out France in Euros epic

Kylian Mbappe sensationally missed the decisive shoot-out penalty as Switzerland knocked out Euro 2020 favourites France after a six-goal thriller to set up a quarter-final clash with Spain. The superstar striker stepped up to take the 10th kick of the shoot-out but was denied by a brilliant stop by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer to cap a classic contest and a day of incredible drama at the European Championships. Manuel Akanji Switzerland Scored Marcus Thuram France Scored Ruben Vargas Switzerland Scored Presnel Kimpembe France Scored Admir Mehmedi Switzerland Scored Kylian Mbappe France Saved Early in the game Switzerland had taken a shock lead through Haris Seferovic's header (15), but France turned it around with a four-mi...
France under ‘positive pressure’ as Pires hopes for Spain clash in Euro 2020 quarter final
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France under ‘positive pressure’ as Pires hopes for Spain clash in Euro 2020 quarter final

The Bleus legend feels Didier Deschamps' side have embraced their billing as tournament favourites and hopes to see them book a tie with La Roja France are under "positive pressure" at Euro 2020 according to Robert Pires, who is hoping his country set up a quarter-final clash against Spain. Didier Deschamps' men will advance to the last eight of the tournament if they can see off Switzerland at Arena Nationala in Bucharest on Monday night. France are being tipped to go one better than their final appearance in 2016, with Pires confident that they can handle the weight of expectations but wary of the quality opponents standing in their way.
Belgium vs Italy: Roberto Martinez Gives Injury Update on De Bruyne, Hazard
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Belgium vs Italy: Roberto Martinez Gives Injury Update on De Bruyne, Hazard

Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, has provided the latest injury update on Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 quarter-final tie against Italy on Friday. Both De Bruyne and Hazard sustained injuries during Belgium’s 1-0 win over Portugal in the round of 16 encounter on Sunday night. Belgium eliminated Portugal from the European Championship in Seville, following a first-half belter from Thorgan Hazard. Providing an update on both players, Martinez said that De Bruyne sustained an ankle injury, while Hazard picked up a muscle injury. “It’s too early to say how they [De Bruyne and Hazard] are doing,” Martinez said at his post-match press conference. “With Kevin, it’s the ankle – he couldn’t really turn in the second half. With Eden, it is the muscl...
Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands
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Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands

The Czech Republic set up a quarter-final tie with Denmark as second-half goals from Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick dumped 10-man Netherlands out of Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win in Budapest. Following a goalless first half, Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off upon VAR review for a deliberate handball as the last man after tangling with Schick (55). The Czechs made their numerical advantage count when the excellent Holes converted at the far post (68), and the contest was put to bed when Schick tucked in Holes' cross to notch his fourth goal of the tournament (80). Having excelled in the group stages, it was a disappointing end for Frank de Boer's side, but Czech Republic march on to face the emotional wall of Denmark in Baku next Saturday.
Hazard Stunner as Belgium Eliminate Holders Portugal
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Hazard Stunner as Belgium Eliminate Holders Portugal

A stunning strike from Thorgan Hazard gave Belgium a 1-0 win over holders Portugal to set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final against Italy. In a sometimes cagey and ill-tempered encounter in Seville, the younger of the two Hazard brothers in Belgium's starting line-up provided the game's only real moment of quality when he unleashed a swerving, long-range effort which flew past Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio late in the first half. Portugal had the better chances before that, with Diogo Jota firing wastefully wide and Euro 2020 top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo forcing a diving save from Thibaut Courtois with a well-struck free-kick. But despite the introductions of Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix in the second half, Fernando Santos' side were unable to muster an equaliser, with Raphael...
Euro 2020: Countries that have qualified for quarter-finals so far
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Euro 2020: Countries that have qualified for quarter-finals so far

  Two countries have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Euro 2020. The countries are Denmark and Italy. Denmark became the first country to book their place in the last-8 following their 4-0 win over Wales on Saturday. Kasper Hjulmand’s side defeated Wales at the Amsterdam Arena, thanks to a brace from Kasper Dolberg and a strike each from Joakim Maehie and Martin Braithwaite. Italy defeated Austria 2-1 on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium to qualify for the last-8. Roberto Mancini’s side played 0-0 against Austria after normal time. However, Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina scored two goals for Italy in extra time, as Sasa Kalajdzic’s strike was not enough to qualify Austria after 120 minutes. Meanwhile, Netherlands will face Czech Republic o...
Copa America 2021: Six countries qualify for quarter-finals
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Copa America 2021: Six countries qualify for quarter-finals

A total of six countries have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the ongoing Copa America 2021. The countries are Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Uruguay booked their place in the Copa America quarter-finals on Thursday after beating Bolivia 2-0. Argentina and Chile booked their places in the Copa America quarter-finals last Monday. Argentina top Group A with seven points, while Paraguay is in the second position with six points. Meanwhile, Brazil have already qualified from Group B. The Seleção currently top the group with 9 points. The knockout stage starts with the quarter-finals on July 2 and 3.
Copa America: Three Countries Qualify for Quarter-finals
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Copa America: Three Countries Qualify for Quarter-finals

  A total of three countries have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the ongoing Copa America 2021. The countries are Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Argentina and Chile booked their places in the Copa America quarter-finals on Monday. Both countries top Group A with seven and five points respectively. Argentina defeated Paraguay 1-0, while Chile played 1-1 with Uruguay. With four matches left to play in Group A, Paraguay have three points, Uruguay one, and Bolivia zero, meaning they all still stand a theoretical chance to go through to the last eight. Meanwhile, Brazil have already qualified from Group B. The Seleção currently top the group with 6 points.
17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open
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17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open

17-year-old tennis starlet, Coco Gauff, has made history again. On Monday, June 7, Gauff became the youngest woman to reach a grand slam quarter final since 2006 at the 2021 French Open. She beat Ons Jabeur in just 53 minutes at Roland Garros, 6-3 6-1, to reach her first ever grand slam quarterfinal. "I feel like all my matches have been -- I don't know how to say it, but straightforward wins, like no crazy three sets and stuff," said world No. 25 Gauff. "As we know, I have had a lot of those in the past. "I just feel like this has been the most consistent tennis I have played at this level. Hopefully I can keep that going. " At 17 years and 86 days old, Gauff is the youngest player to make a grand slam quarterfinal since Nicole Vaidisova reached the last eight at th...
Serena Williams Dumps Out of 2021 French Open
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Serena Williams Dumps Out of 2021 French Open

  Serena Williams has been sent packing from this year’s French Open by Elena Rybakina. Rybakina won the three-time champion in straight sets 6-3 7-5 on Sunday. This means Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title continues. The American superstar was one of just three top-10 players left in the women’s draw but has now been denied a first quarter-final since 2015. The 21-year-old Rybakina’s victory guarantees a new Grand Slam finalist from the bottom half of the draw. Rybakina will now play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who advanced to the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in a decade after coming from behind to defeat 15th seed Victoria Azarenka.
Champions League final: Prize Money for Chelsea, Man City Revealed
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Champions League final: Prize Money for Chelsea, Man City Revealed

  UEFA will pay Chelsea £16.4million for winning this year’s Champions League ahead of Manchester City. The European top football governing body will also pay Man City £12.9million for losing the Champions League final to Chelsea, Express UK reports. Chelsea defeated Man City 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Porto. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the match for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Below is the full prize money’s breakdown for the 2020/21 Champions League Winner: £16.4m Runner-up: £12.9m Semi-finals: £10.3m Quarter-finals: £9m Last 16: £8.2m Group stage wins: £2.3m Group stage draws: £770,000 Group stage: £13.2m. Bayern Munich won the Champions League trophy last year after beating PSG 1-0 in the final....
Chelsea Manager, Thomas Tuchel recalls horrific team bus terror attack that occured while he was coach of Dortmund
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Chelsea Manager, Thomas Tuchel recalls horrific team bus terror attack that occured while he was coach of Dortmund

Chelsea manager Thomas Thuchel has revealed why he can approach such a heavy test of nerve and character - the UEFA Champions League - with a measured sense of calm. According to Tuchel, facing Manchester City in the final in the biggest match in European football does not fear him because he has faced death. In 2017, while coach of Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel walked away unhurt after three pipe bombs were hurled at the team bus on its way to a Champions League quarter-final in 2017. The criminal who was responsible, Sergej Wenergold, was to make millions if the share price of the club fell as a result of the barbaric act. Eventually he was caught and Tuchel insists an event that should have left him mentally scarred barely registers in his thoughts nowadays. Recalling...
UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen
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UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen

  Former Liverpool and England star, Michael Owen has predicted victory for Manchester City when they clash with Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final of the Champions League on Saturday. Manchester City and Chelsea will lock horns in Porto in the finale of this season’s Champions League. While Pep Guardiola’s City are looking forward for a first Champions League win, Chelsea are hoping to lift a second having won the trophy back in 2012, defeating Bayern Munich. Man City are the favourites on papers going into the crunch encounter but Chelsea have beaten City twice in the past six weeks under Thomas Tuchel. But Owen, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, believes Pep Guardiola’s side will get their revenge this time and become the sixth English...
Caf Champions League: Simba SC’s Bocco named best player after Kaizer Chiefs double
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Caf Champions League: Simba SC’s Bocco named best player after Kaizer Chiefs double

The towering Taifa Stars forward has been recognised by the African body after his display against the Amakhosi at Mkapa Simba SC striker John Bocco has been named the best player of the week in Caf Champions League quarter-final matches played last weekend. The towering striker was drafted back into the team to face Kaizer Chiefs after missing the quarter-final first leg clash away in South Africa where they lost 4-0 and was tasked with overturning the result. The 31-year-old did not disappoint as he almost drew level on aggregate for the Msimbazi giants at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium notching his first goal in the 24th minute, then added a second in the 56th minute and Chiefs were left on the edge in the 86th minute when Clatous Chama made it 3-0.
CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed
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CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed

The draw for this year’s CAF Champions League semi-final has been confirmed. Kaizer Chiefs play Wydad Casablanca, with the two teams having already met in the group stages. The South African side progressed despite losing 3-0 to Simba in the quarter-final second-leg clash on Saturday. Chiefs advanced to the last four for the first time in their history, winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Wydad secured their place in the last four, after defeating Algerian club MC Alger 2-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Wydad thumped Chiefs 4-0 in a Group C encounter at home in February 2021, but Amakhosi won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Johannesburg last month. The other semi-final tie will be between Al Ahly and Esperance, after they eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns and CR Belouzidad’s r...
Man City Fight Back to Stun PSG in First Leg
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Man City Fight Back to Stun PSG in First Leg

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez were on target as Manchester City pulled off a brilliant second-half comeback to take control of their Champions League semi-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain with a 2-1 win in the first leg. Mauricio Pochettino, who had dumped Pep Guardiola's Man City out at the quarter-final stage with Tottenham in 2019, looked on course to do the same again during the first half, when his PSG skipper Marquinhos headed the hosts into a deserved lead and Kylian Mbappe and Neymar caused all sorts of problems. But City were much improved after the break and, after De Bruyne's cross crept in past Keylor Navas, Mahrez's free-kick flew through the PSG wall and into the net to make it two away goals for City against last season's finalists. Defensive errors from...
UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City
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UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City

  Former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester City will beat Paris Saint-Germain when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg in Paris. Man City had knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League quarter-final earlier this month, while PSG eliminated reigning champions, Bayern Munich from the competition. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s been far from a vintage spell at home for PSG. The Parisians won 3-1 away to Metz on Saturday. However, they have only been victorious in three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes. “With another trophy in the bag, Manchester City are really gathering pace. The Citizens have only lost once on their travels i...
UCL Semi-finals: Zidane to Unleash Eden Hazard on Chelsea
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UCL Semi-finals: Zidane to Unleash Eden Hazard on Chelsea

  Eden Hazard is now ready to face his former club, Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals. Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019 for a fee of around £100m after seven trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge. However, the Belgium International has struggled with injuries and form since moving to the Spanish capital, making only 14 appearances in all competitions this season. The La Liga giants will face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals after overcoming another Premier League side, Liverpool, 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final with Thomas Tuchel’s seeing off FC Porto to reach the stage first time in seven years. Zidane said that Hazard is now back and ready, starting with Real Madrid’s clash against Getafe tonight. “He is feeling very better...
Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund
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Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, was almost unstoppable during both sides’ Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie in Germany. Guardiola explained that Haaland is a top-class player, adding that the Norway international will be stronger in the future. Phil Foden’s strike against Dortmund secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time under Guardiola’s leadership. Riyad Mahrez had equalised from the spot as Man City shrugged off Jude Bellingham’s early opener to beat Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate. The Premier League leaders will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. “I would say this player [Haaland] is almost unstoppable, and the best way to defend against these talented ...
UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield
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UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield

  Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s conversation with his players before their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Liverpool at Anfield has now emerged. Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals on Wednesday after a 3-1 aggregate win over Liverpool. While the game ended 3-1 in Madrid last week, the second leg at Anfield ended a barren draw, sending the LaLiga giants through to face Chelsea. According to El Chiringuito TV, the Frenchman told the Los Blancos before the game, “We are good, we are prepared, and we will be giving everything tomorrow. Focus on the match, mentality in the game.” Addressing his pre-match press conference Zidane said his side had come to Anfield to win, not sit on their two-goal lead. “We’re not going to try and manage our eff...
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told Phil Foden after the England International scored the winner in the Champions League quarter-final second leg battle against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. For the first time, Guardiola guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot and Foden sealed the tie in a 2-1 win against Dortmund, with 17-year-old Jude Bellingham scoring what proved to be a consolation for the Bundesliga side. After Foden scored a screamer to put the tie beyond Dortmund, the England youngster sprinted over to embrace Guardiola. And the Spanish gaffer was asked what he told the Englishman that moment, he replied, “He found me, he ra...
UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool
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UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool

  Liverpool have apologised to Real Madrid after their fans attacked the bus conveying the LaLiga giants to Anfield on Wednesday. The club also vowed to work with the police to fish out those involved in the attack and have them punished accordingly. Liverpool supporters had gathered on Anfield Road before the second leg quarter-final clash, with several objects thrown at the Real Madrid vehicle. The Reds’ supporters shattered one pane of a double-glazed window on the bus with Anfield staff forced to clean up broken glass on the ground. “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening,” Liverpool statement read. “It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals....
Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans
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Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans

Liverpool fans threw stones at Real Madrid's team bus as they arrived at Anfield this evening. Real Madrid's team bus window was broken due to the stones from Liverpool fans outside the stadium. There is no injury from the incident but the Champions League quarter-final 2nd Leg will still played tonight at Anfield. Real Madrid have a 3-1 advantage heading into the 2nd leg against Liverpool. Fans are not allowed to watch the Champions League match inside the stadium. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/dJEXhNhKR-w

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