Tag Archives: EURO 2016

Manchester United’s David De Gea accused of setting up rape – reports

Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has reportedly been implicated in a Spain rape case.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been named by a protected witness in connection with sexual assault, after he allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between two Spain under-21 players and two women in a Madrid hotel in 2012 which is being investigated by police as part of Spain pornography case, reports say. According to Spanish media, police sources say ...

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EURO 2016 opener: France v Romania preview

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Hosts France take on Romania in opening game of UEFA EURO 2016 Didier Deschamps: “This should set the tone for the whole tournament” Anghel Iordănescu: “We are up against one of the best teams” Teams met on 10 June at EURO ’96 – 20 years to the day before this encounter Follow our team reporters for the inside track: @UEFAcomDavidC and ...

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Wales not a one-man team, says Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale has dismissed the notion Wales are a one-man team as he prepares to spearhead their Euro 2016 campaign. Wales face Slovakia on Saturday in what will be their first match at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. Although Bale scored seven of Wales’ 11 goals in qualifying for Euro 2016, the Real Madrid forward does not ...

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Rüdiger ruled out of EURO for Germany

Antonio Rüdiger is helped from the pitch after suffering his injury
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Antonio Rüdiger has been ruled out of UEFA EURO 2016 after the Germany defender tore cruciate ligaments in his right knee. The injury occurred in what was supposed to be a light training match in front of 2,000 fans after Germany arrived in their training base of Evian-les-Bains this evening. The 23-year-old Roma player had to be helped from the ...

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Euro 2016: Spain beaten 1-0 by Georgia in final warm-up match

Okriashvili gave Georgia their first win since beating Gibraltar in Euro 2016 qualifying in October

European champions Spain were beaten 1-0 by Georgia in their final warm-up game before Euro 2016. A poor Jordi Alba pass led to Georgia midfielder Tornike Okriashvili scoring the only goal on 40 minutes. Spain boss Vicente del Bosque had his Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players available for the first time since last month’s Champions League final. But his ...

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Belgium edge Norway in pre-Euro 2016 friendly

Lukaku's goal was his 15th in 46 appearances for Belgium

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored as Belgium came from behind to beat Norway in their final game before Euro 2016. After Everton striker Lukaku’s fiercely struck opener from outside the box, Bournemouth’s Joshua King levelled. Veton Berisha profited from static defending as Norway then led, but Hazard deftly headed in an equaliser and Laurent Ciman got the winner. Meanwhile, ...

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All 24 UEFA EURO 2016 squads confirmed

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The countdown to Euro 2016 is well and truly underway. All 24 nations will soon be travelling to France as the four-week feast of football gets underway. While England’s provisional squad continues to be the topic of discussion, each and every country is naming the contingent they hope can lead them to glory. The deadline for team’s to announce their ...

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Rashford in England Euro squad,Townsend and Drinkwater miss out

Rashford only made his debut for Manchester United on 25 February

Manchester United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford has been named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for the 2016 European Championship in France. Rashford, 18, scored on his international debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Australia on Friday. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is also included, but Newcastle United’s Andros Townsend and Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater both miss out. England face ...

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Payet’s superb late free kick helps France beat Cameroon 3-2

France's Dimitri Payet jubilates after scoring his team's third goal during a friendly soccer match between France and Cameroon at the La Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes, western France, Monday, May 30, 2016. The French squad is in preparation for the EURO 2016 soccer championships which start on June 10, 2016. France won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Dimitri Payet scored a brilliant last-minute free kick as European Championship host France beat Cameroon 3-2 in a friendly Monday.  Playing at the same stadium in Nantes where he began his career 11 years ago, the attacking midfielder angled a shot from wide on the right into the opposite corner, cancelling out striker Eric Choupo Moting’s 88th-minute equalizer for Cameroon. ...

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