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  • Messi retires from international football - Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

    Messi retires from international football - Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

    Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium last night to retain their title in the world's oldest continental soccer competition. Following the match Argentina star Lionel Messi...

  • Hodgson happy to continue but will not ‘beg’ to stay

    England manager Roy Hodgson has said he is prepared to remain in the job after Euro 2016 but will not be ‘begging’ for a new deal. Hodgson’s contract expires after the tournament in France and Football Association chairman Greg Dyke indicated...

  • Euro 2016: Next Match

  • Santos hails tactical triumph as Portugal snatch late winner

    Santos hails tactical triumph as Portugal snatch late winner

    Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma’s extra-time winner left coach Fernando Santos praising his team for executing his orders after a tactical game of cat-and-mouse with a Croatia side many tipped to win Euro 2016. Portugal soaked up enormous...

  • Wales closer to first semi after 58-year wait

    The last time Wales reached the quarter-finals of a major football tournament, at the 1958 World Cup, the might of Brazil and a fledgling Pele stood between them and progress. It has taken the best part of six decades for them to return to one of...

  • Random drugs test adds to McAuley’s frustration

    Random drugs test adds to McAuley’s frustration

    Gareth McAuley’s mood turned from disappointment to anger when he was selected for a random drugs test after scoring the own goal which saw Northern Ireland eliminated from Euro 2016 by Wales on Saturday. The West Brom defender, 36, turned Gareth...

  • Spain face familiar challenge in titanic tussle with Italy

    Spain face familiar challenge in titanic tussle with Italy

    A mouth-watering clash of styles between holders Spain and familiar foes Italy today for a place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals is a tough one to call after mixed performances from both sides in the group stage. Spain, who cruised to a 4-0...

  • Colombia beat US to secure third spot

    Colombia beat US to secure third spot

    Carlos Bacca’s first-half goal was enough to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States in the third-place play-off at the Centenary Copa America in Arizona on Saturday night. The winning goal came after half an hour when Colombia forged a...

  • Euro 2016: Next Match

  • England risk ultimate slip against upstarts Iceland

    England risk ultimate slip against upstarts Iceland

    For England it should be a routine assignment against a rank outsider ahead of bigger tests while for Iceland it is the pinnacle of the country’s sporting history, which makes tonight’s Euro 2016 clash a tantalising prospect. England’s players...

  • Xhaka says penalty miss will make him stronger

    Granit Xhaka said his miss in Switzerland’s penalty shoot-out loss to Poland at Euro 2016 would make him stronger and promised he would not back down from taking penalties in the future. The Swiss team lost 5-4 after a 1-1 draw on Saturday, their...

  • Football news

    Defender Mike van der Hoorn will travel to Wales this week to settle personal terms with Swansea City after the club agreed a €2.5million transfer fee with Ajax, the player told Dutch media yesterday. Van der Hoorn said he would conduct his own...

  • Sporting briefs

    Southampton: Southampton are holding talks with former Monaco and Lyon manager Claude Puel with a view to him taking over from Ronald Koeman, Sky Sport reported yesterday. The 54-year-old Frenchman, who spent his 17-year playing career with...

  • Hazard inspires Belgium to 4-0 defeat of Hungary

    Hazard inspires Belgium to 4-0 defeat of Hungary

    Belgium captain Eden Hazard produced an inspired performance, including a fine solo goal, to lead his side to a resounding 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 and set up a quarter-final clash with Wales. Hazard, who has finally burst into life...

  • Livescore: Hungary vs Belgium

  • Germany cruise into last eight with 3-0 Slovakia win

    Germany cruise into last eight with 3-0 Slovakia win

    Germany thumped Slovakia 3-0 with goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler to cruise into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and confirm their status as tournament favourites with a sparkling performance. Central defender Boateng, who...

  • Livescore: Germany vs Slovakia

  • Griezmann double sends France into Euro 2016 last eight

    Griezmann double sends France into Euro 2016 last eight

    Antoine Griezmann kept France on track for Euro 2016 glory as the hosts survived a major scare to edge the Republic of Ireland 2-1. Griezmann's second-half double, which came inside three crucial minutes, fired his side into the quarter-finals as...

  • Livescore: France vs Ireland

  • Hodgson happy to continue but will not 'beg' to stay

    Hodgson happy to continue but will not 'beg' to stay

    England manager Roy Hodgson has said he is prepared to remain in the job after Euro 2016 but will not be 'begging' for a new deal. Hodgson's contract expires after the tournament in France and Football Association chairman Greg Dyke indicated last...

  • Boateng faces fitness test

    Boateng faces fitness test

    Germany will decide late ahead of their Euro 2016 round of 16 match against Slovakia today whether defender Jerome Boateng can help them to another clean sheet en route to what they hope is their fourth continental crown. Boateng did not train...

  • Belgium yet to prove their credentials

    The Euro 2016 draw has opened up for Belgium, but Marc Wilmots’s side are still to confirm their title credentials before their round of 16 match against Hungary today. Belgium finished second in Group E after an opening defeat by Italy, but...