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Euro 2016: Poland out to spoil Northern Ireland debut

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by Asianage.com

Kyle Lafferty is at near fever pitch for Northern Ireland's debut at the European Championship finals on Sunday against Poland. The thousands of fans arriving in Nice for the Group C game have a lot to celebrate. It is also the first time Northern Ireland have appeared at a major tournament since the 1986 World Cup. "I've never been so excited about a football match, it's the biggest intern...Full Story »

Copa America: Lionel Messi hat-trick powers Argentina into knock-outs

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by Asianage.com

One, two and finally three — contained quite neatly in a span of 19 minutes. A dazzling display for Lionel Messi on a warm Friday night. Once Argentina put the monster in the game, it was all over for Panama.Messi scored three second-half goals in his return from a back injury, and Argentina clinched a spot in the knockout round of the Copa America Centenario with a 5-0 victory over an ...Full Story »

Euro 2016 – What We Learned – England 1 Russia 1

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by Outside90.com

England was frustrated time and time again by Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev but finally broke the deadlock after Eric Dier's rasping free-kick. Russia's pressing paid dividends in the 92nd minute, with a Berezutski tap-in salvaging a point for Russia. Here are some of the major talking points to come out of the match: England shock everyone by proving they are still England Russia's lat...Full Story »

Copa America: Clint Dempsey gives USMNT 1-0 lead over Paraguay

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by fansided.com

Copa America: Clint Dempsey gives USMNT 1-0 lead over ParaguayThe USMNT got off to a nice start on Saturday in their Copa America match up against Paraguay Saturday night it was time for the third Copa America match for the USMNT, and with a win in this one, they would all but be guaranteed of a trip to the quarterfinals. Well, we found out early on that none other than Clint Dempsey was read...Full Story »

The dramas, agonies of the past are now gone - Wales can write a new chapter at Euro 2016

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by southwales-eveningpost.co.uk

BRITAIN was still getting over the Suez Crisis the last time Wales graced a major tournament. Rationing had not long disappeared. No-one had heard of The Beatles. John F Kennedy had still to become president of the USA. It was, in case you hadn't heard, 1958. Rock and roll was in its infancy. Morecambe and Wise had still to make it big. Britain's first motorway was still being built. But Wa...Full Story »

England 1 - 1 Russia: England denied opening win at Euro 2016 by late Russia goal in Marseille

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by PA

England's failure to learn from previous mistakes allowed Russia to net a stoppage-time leveller, with a lack of cutting edge preventing Roy Hodgson's side starting Euro 2016 with the win their exceptional play deserved. Sickening scenes marred the build-up to the Group B clash, with bottles, chairs and fists thrown during three days of trouble involving a mixture of English, Russian and Fren...Full Story »

Wales 2 - 1 Slovakia: Hal Robson-Kanu nets late winner as Wales down Slovakia in Euro 2016 opener

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by PA

Wales started their Euro 2016 campaign in style with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Bordeaux. Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu was the hero in Bordeaux as he latched on to a loose ball 10 minutes from time and finish past Matus Kozacik in the Slovakia goal. Gareth Bale had earlier given Wales a 10th-minute lead with a trademark free-kick, the 20th goal for his country, but substitute Ondrej Duda e...Full Story »

Wales 2 - 1 Slovakia: Robson-Kanu wins it as Coleman's men end 58-year wait

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by Goal.com

Wales' first major international tournament match in 58 years ended in victory as Hal Robson-Kanu struck late to seal a 2-1 Euro 2016 win against Slovakia.Gareth Bale stepped up to beat Matus Kozacik with a brilliant whipped free-kick from 30 yards to put his side into an early lead in Bordeaux. Bale had scored or assisted nine of the 11 Wales goals in qualifying and the Real Madrid forward s...Full Story »

Albania 0 - 1 Switzerland: Granit Xhaka gets better of his brother as Switzerland edge out Albania

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 by PA

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka won the battle of the brothers as Albania's debut at a major tournament ended in defeat. The new Arsenal midfielder was up against his brother Taulant in the opposition ranks, the first time two siblings have faced each other in European Championship history, but it was the younger of the two who came out on top in the Group A clash. Albania's nerves were understan...Full Story »

NO BALE, NO WALES: REAL MADRID SUPERSTAR HAS THE HOPES OF A NATION RESTING ON HIS SHOULDERS

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 by Goal.com

Coming fresh from Real Madrid’s 11th European Cup triumph only a fortnight ago, Gareth Bale is no stranger to major European football occasions. But on Saturday he will be treading new ground as part of a Wales side playing in its first tournament finals fixture in 58 years. The Dragons open up their Euro 2016 campaign with a Group B clash against Slovakia in Bordeaux, with their return...Full Story »

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