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Five ex-England players’ reactions

5 minutes agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Five reactions following England’s 2-1 last-16 humbling by Iceland at Euro 2016 on Monday: Former Barcelona and England striking great Gary Lineker tweeted: “The worst defeat in our history. England beaten by a country with more volcanoes than professional footballers. Show More Summary

England ‘panicked’ says Iceland hero

6 minutes agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Nice (France) (AFP) – Iceland hero Ragnar Sigurdsson said England’s over-confidence caused their humiliating 2-1 defeat to the Nordic minnows and they “panicked” in one of the most stunning football upsets. “They thought this would be a walk in the park,” said Sigurdsson, who scored Iceland’s first goal. Show More Summary

Hodgson quits as England boss after Iceland humiliation

6 minutes agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Nice (France) (AFP) – Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager following his side’s humiliating 2-1 defeat by tiny Iceland in the Euro 2016 last 16 on Monday. Hodgson’s contract was due to expire after the tournament and following the...Show More Summary

Iceland stun England in one of greatest ever shocks

6 minutes agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Nice (France) (AFP) – England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game. Ragnar Sigurdsson cancelledShow More Summary

Italy dump Spain to set up epic Euro 2016 clash

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle scored as Italy exacted revenge for their Euro 2012 final hammering by dumping Spain out of Euro 2016 with a deserved 2-0 last 16 win on Monday. The landmark victory set up an epic Italy-Germany quarter final. Show More Summary

Williams fitness boost for Wales

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Dinard (France) (AFP) – Captain Ashley Williams has given Wales a fitness boost ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium after his shoulder injury turned out to be less serious than feared. Williams was hurt in a collision with Jonny Williams during the closing stages of the last 16 win over Northern Ireland. Show More Summary

Teamwork helps Italy overcome talent drought – Conte

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Italy coach Antonio Conte said hard work had allowed a talent-shorn Azzurri to become more than the sum of their parts to dump Spain out of Euro 2016. Goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle handed Conte’s men a...Show More Summary

Masterful Conte making Italy dream – Bonucci

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci hailed coach Antonio Conte’s masterful game plan as the Azzurri dumped two-time defending champions Spain out of Euro 2016 2-0 in the last 16 on Monday. Conte’s men now face world champions...Show More Summary

England milestone for Rooney against Iceland

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Nice (France) (AFP) – England captain Wayne Rooney was handed a record-equalling 115th cap as manager Roy Hodgson made six changes for Monday’s Euro 2016 last 16 showdown with Iceland in Nice. Rooney, 30, joins David Beckham as England’s most-capped outfield player, 10 appearances shy of goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s overall record. Show More Summary

Romania sack manager after Euros exit

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Bucharest (AFP) – Romania sacked manager Anghel Iordanescu on Monday after they were knocked out of Euro 2016 in the first round, with the country’s best-known former player Gheorghe Hagi among the names tipped to replace him. Iordanescu...Show More Summary

Spanish football era goes on, says Del Bosque

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Spain coach Vicente del Bosque batted away questions about his future and denied it was the end of an era for his side they lost 2-0 to Italy on Monday and crashed out of Euro 2016. “It has been and is a great era for Spanish football. Show More Summary

Croatia arrests Euro 2016 hooligans

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Zagreb (AFP) – Police have arrested five people suspected of being among hooligans who threw flares during Croatia’s Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic in France, officials said Monday. Four men, arrested in the Split region,...Show More Summary

Football’s Alves begins new chapter with Juventus

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rome (AFP) – Brazil international Dani Alves on Monday signed a two-year deal with Juventus, the Italian Serie A champions announced. The 33-year-old full-back left Barcelona in June at the end of his contract, after eight seasons with the Catalan giants that produced 23 trophies. Show More Summary

Argentina fans despair as Lionel Messi quits internationals

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentines begged Lionel Messi on Monday not to abandon the national team before the 2018 World Cup after he tearfully announced his retirement in frustration at another last-gasp international defeat. As Chileans...Show More Summary

Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Doha (AFP) – Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022 — 3D printers and wind tunnels. Scientists at Qatar University, theShow More Summary

Messi exit leaves Argentina in turmoil

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s tearful decision to quit the international team left Argentinian football in turmoil Monday after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America final. The heartbroken...Show More Summary

Taylor Twellman rises to number one American soccer analyst

6 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

American soccer voices are often criticized in some quarters while being defended as a “cause” in others. The idea of American commentators at a major international event is either seen as parochial to an American audience or simply out of place by many hardcore observers of the sport. Show More Summary

PSG part company with Blanc amid Emery talk

6 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Laurent Blanc left his role as Paris Saint-Germain coach on Monday, the French Ligue 1 champions announced, with former Sevilla coach Unai Emery widely expected to replace him. “My collaboration with PSG ends today,” said Blanc, 50. Show More Summary

More Argentine stars could follow Messi out – Aguero

6 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has warned more Argentina players could follow Lionel Messi into international retirement after the Barcelona superstar’s shock exit. Messi called time on his Argentina career after missing a penalty in a shootout defeat to Chile in Sunday’s Copa America final. Show More Summary

Clues to weary Lionel Messi’s international retirement

6 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s retirement from international football may have come as a shock to his many admirers but in hindsight there were plenty of clues that the Argentina superstar might call time on his...Show More Summary

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