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Subplots and sacrifice as Wales prepare for Portugal

AS WALES prepare to take on Portugal in a semi-final tie few predicted at the outset, a riveting sub-plot sees Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo finally duke it out mano-a-mano for supremacy in a simmering rivalry that largely exists in the square-faced Madeira man’s narcissistic skull. History…

There is no cod: Iceland’s fairytale ended by France

FRANCE produced their best performance of the tournament, as they finally found some form to brush Iceland aside 5-2, setting them up for a tasty semi-final clash with bogey team Germany, who they have not beaten in a major finals since 1958. The Germans dumped them out of the World…

Blues for Azzuri after Germany progress following priceless penalties

Germany finally broke their Italian hoodoo to register a first win over the Azzuri in a major tournament, although they were forced to do it the hard way after a penalty shootout which verged on the farcical. The curse of England appeared to invade the minds of Premier League stars…

Welsh dragons reduce Belgium to ashes in stunning win

WALES produced the performance of their lives to destroy a Belgium side littered with Champions League superstars and march into the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time in their history. It was a victory built on passion, commitment, and teamwork, as the dragons eclipsed the legendary team…

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Portugal into semi-finals after beating Poland on penalties

Football, as they say, is a funny old game, and after yet another match lacking in overall quality and entertainment value at Euro 2016, Portugal are through to the semi-finals having failed to win a single match in normal time, while Poland go home having not trailed for a single…

Business end of Euro 2016 begins as Ronaldo seeks record

AFTER one of the most turbulent weeks in political history, Euro 2016 resumes this evening as the quarter finals get under way, with Poland making their first appearance at this stage of a European Championship, taking on a Portugal side that have now reached the last eight on six consecutive…

Where do England go from here?

ENGLAND’S search for a new manager begins following one of the most humiliating defeats in the nation’s sporting history. Roy Hodgson was left to face the music in an awkward and unwanted press conference on Tuesday, June 28, saying “I don’t really know what I am doing here,” and it…

England shamed while the reign of Spain ends by the Seine

ENGLAND coach Roy Hodgson rightfully threw in the towel after England were humiliated by Iceland in Nice, as they crashed to a shocking, yet deserved, 2-1 defeat to the tournament minnows. Having taken an early lead through an expertly-converted penalty by Wayne Rooney, the Three Lions quickly capitulated, their goal…

Three Lions ready to turn up heat against Iceland

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson looks set to recall Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling to the starting line-up for the round-of-16 clash with Iceland, with the 21-year-old speedster having endured a disappointing tournament so far. In a game Hodgson describes as “win or bust,” the winger is expected to replace Adam…

Hazard sounds Welsh alarm as Belgium rout Hungary

BELGIUM will face Wales in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, after a scintillating display from Chelsea winger Eden Hazard saw his team destroy Hungary 4-0 in Toulouse. Defender Toby Alderweireld gave the Belgians an early lead with a 10th-minute header, although the Magyars made life difficult for them until substitute Michy…

Germany make statement of intent with flawless victory over Slovakia

IN one of the tournament’s most impressive performances to date, Germany dominated Slovakia with a complete display of fluid attacking prowess en route to a 3-0 victory and a place in the quarter-finals. Commentators describing the match as having a testimonial feel were not wrong as the World Cup winners…

France fightback to dispatch Eire and reach quarter-finals

SURVIVING an early scare that had the Republic of Ireland ahead after just three minutes, France fought back to clinch their place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships played on their home soil. A third minute penalty was slotted home by Robbie Brady and Ireland owned the first half…
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