Southgate frustrated by shot shy England

The Three Lions remain well on course for a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020, but will need to improve markedly if they are to live up to their billing as one of the pre-tournament favourites. “I think it was a frustrating night, we know we can play better,” Southgate told ITV. “The […]

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

The Juventus playmaker has scored goals in crucial qualifying matches, claimed three assists at Euro 2016 and starred in three FA Cup final wins for former club Arsenal. On Sunday, he heads to his adoptive Italy to face the Azzurri in Wales’ final group game at Euro 2020. The 30-year-old scored the opening goal in […]

Rodriguez gives Argentina Copa edge in tense derby win over Uruguay

The victory sent Argentina joint top of Group A with Chile on four points while Uruguay remain pointless. These two sides played the first ever international match outside the United Kingdom and have played each other more times than any other local rivals. They’ve won the Copa 29 times between them but familiarity can breed […]

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

After their failure to make it beyond the group phase at the 2018 World Cup, Joachim Loew’s Germany lost 1-0 to France in their opening game at the Euro and another defeat against the title holders would leave them facing early elimination again. The Germans have home advantage in Munich, but on the evidence of […]

Scotland make their point against England, now more history beckons

After a 23-year wait just to reach an international finals, Scotland’s bubble could easily have been burst by Patrik Schick’s stunning 50-metre strike for the Czech Republic to seal a 2-0 win at Hampden on Monday. That appeared Scotland’s best shot at points on paper with two of the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists in England […]

Kane’s England place in question after Scotland flop

Southgate’s side missed a chance to book their place in the last 16 as they were frustrated by a determined Scotland side who could easily have beaten their old rivals for the first time since 1999. England managed just one shot on target at Wembley and it was that lack of cutting edge which convinced […]

England held by Scotland at Euro 2020 as Croatia face battle 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 for just the second time at a major tournament, […]

Three things we learned from England v Scotland at Euro 2020

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. If England are to win their first major tournament since the […]

Nursing coordinator denies responsibility in Maradona death

Mariano Perroni, 40, is the third of seven people under investigation for manslaughter to testify in the case that has gripped the country. The 1986 World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack last November at the age of 60, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot. “I told them I was […]

‘Disorganised’ Croatia must improve to avoid early Euro exit

The World Cup finalists have just one point from their opening two games and need to beat Scotland on home soil at Hampden on Tuesday to maintain hope of a place in the last 16. Patrik Schick broke Scottish hearts on Monday with two goals to beat the hosts 2-0, including an incredible strike from […]