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  • Final talk is on hold until Belgium overcome Wales

    Final talk is on hold until Belgium overcome Wales

    Belgium’s Euro 2016 title credentials were boosted by a big win over Hungary in the last 16 on Sunday but before they can even think about reaching the final they face a tricky rematch with recent conquerors Wales. They played the Welsh in the...

  • Williams fit for quarter-final

    Wales captain Ashley Williams will be fit to face Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-final on Friday, manager Chris Coleman said. The defender injured his shoulder colliding with team-mate Jonny Williams in the 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on...

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  • Football news

    Coach Laurent Blanc is leaving Paris St Germain after three seasons in charge, clearing the way for former Sevilla coach Unai Emery to join the French champions. French media reported that Blanc had a signed a €22 million settlement contract with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Untimely death: The founder of the supporters club of the Belgian national team died of a heart attack after the country’s crushing 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday. Erik Reynaerts, 50, had been in Toulouse where Belgium was playing...

  • Season over after the final rounds of ASMK series 

    Season over after the final rounds of ASMK series 

    The 2015/2016 Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASKM) National Championships, backed by the sponsorship of Pasta Poiatti, came to a close recently with the last round of races. The programme, with a strong participation of over 40 drivers and...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Sevens: Spain’s women matched their men by securing the final spot in the field for the inaugural rugby sevens competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by winning the final repechage round in Dublin. The Spaniards reached the final without...

  • Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager

    Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager

    Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager this evening after his team were knocked out of Euro 2016 in a humiliating defeat to Iceland.  "My contract was always going to be up after this tournament. I would have loved to have stayed on another two...

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  • WATCH: Icelandic commentator does it again

    WATCH: Icelandic commentator does it again

    Icelandic commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson is back at it. The man whose delirious commentary of Iceland's last-minute Euro 2016 victory against Austria went viral had yet more reason to celebrate this evening after Iceland beat England to...

  • Iceland knock England out of Euro 2016, Hodgson resigns

    Iceland knock England out of Euro 2016, Hodgson resigns

    Update 11.18pm - Full report Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned England 2-1 in their last-16 clash tonight, leading manager Roy Hodgson to resign. Although the soccer pedigrees of the...

  • Live score: England vs Iceland

    Live score: England vs Iceland

    Roy Hodgson got plenty of criticism for resting six players in England's drab 0-0 draw against Slovakia, and pundits will be calling for his head if his team fail to make it past Iceland in this final 16 Euro 2016 clash. Iceland had already made...

  • Italy stun Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals

    Italy stun Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals

    Update 8.49pm - Adds quotes Italy broke a 22-year hoodoo to end Spain's bid for a record third successive European title with a deserved 2-0 win over familiar foes in an absorbing last 16 clash between the two heavyweights at Euro 2016...

  • Juventus confirm they've signed Dani Alves

    Juventus confirm they've signed Dani Alves

    Barcelona right back Dani Alves has completed his move to Italian champions Juventus on a two-year contract, the Turin-based club said today. The 33-year-old Brazilian had earlier announced he would leave Barca as a free agent after eight...

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  • Live score: Italy vs Spain

    Live score: Italy vs Spain

    Italy surpassed expectations by winning their group with one game to spare, after entering Euro 2016 under a cloud of pessimism.   But despite beating both Belgium and Sweden,  the Azzurri drew perhaps the toughest draw of the final 16 round, as...

  • Italy to field five-man midfield against Spain

    Italy to field five-man midfield against Spain

    Italy coach Antonio Conte will field a five-man midfield in a trademark 3-5-2 formation for his team's last-16 clash against champions Spain at Euro 2016 this evening. The backbone of the Italy team is the same as in their opening group-stage...

  • Belgium's top fan dies after they thrash Hungary 4-0

    Belgium's top fan dies after they thrash Hungary 4-0

    The founder of the supporters club of the Belgian national team died of a heart attack after the country's crushing 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday, the national football association said on its website. Erik Reynaerts, 50, had...

  • Romania coach Iordanescu steps down

    Romania coach Iordanescu steps down

    Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu is leaving his post, ending his third spell in charge, the domestic football federation's (FRF) president said today. Razvan Burleanu said the FRF had agreed with 66-year-old Iordanescu to part ways after Romania's...

  • Iceland races in the Euros, Malta runs on the spot

    Iceland races in the Euros, Malta runs on the spot

    Eyjafjallajökull is the name of an Icelandic volcano best known for creating havoc across European skies in 2010 when it spewed ash into the atmosphere. For almost five days, flight paths across the continent were closed because of this volcano –...

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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...

  • 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...