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EURO 2016: Germany go through the gears to see off Slovakia


Germany produced one of the most complete performances of UEFA EURO 2016 so far to beat Slovakia 3-0 and reach the quarter-finals. No other outcome was likely, Germany not looking back from the moment Jérôme Boateng gave them an early lead. Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler also found the net in a display which will have made the rest of ...

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EURO 2016: Gomez guarantees top spot for Germany


Germany progressed to the last 16 of UEFA EURO 2016 with a narrow but deserved victory against Northern Ireland, who did not have to wait long to find out that they are through as one of the best third-placed finishers. Making his first start of the tournament in attack, Mario Gomez found the target with almost half an hour gone, ...

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EURO 2016: Germany up and running with Ukraine win


Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and returning captain Bastian Schweinsteiger earned world champions Germany a win in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group C opener against Ukraine in Lille. Mustafi connected with an exquisite Toni Kroos free-kick to head his first international goal and give Joachim Löw’s side a 19th-minute lead, but Ukraine fought back with a flurry of chances in a ...

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Black Queens to face Germany in friendly


Ghana’s Black Queens are set to face Germany in an international friendly on July 22. The Germans are using the game to prepare for their 2016 Olympic Games Women championship group opener against Cameroon. The Black Queens did not qualify for the Olympics but the match provides an opportunity to test themselves ahead of their Africa Women Championships in Zimbabwe ...

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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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Gotze double helps Germany beat Italy 4-1


Liverpool target Mario Gotze scored on his international comeback to help Germany beat Italy for the first time in more than 20 years. Gotze, who had only played 53 minutes for Bayern Munich since a groin injury sustained against Ireland on October 8, headed Germany’s second goal before the break after Toni Kroos opened the scoring. Gotze was also involved ...

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Roy Hodgson hails comeback win against Germany as best night


Roy Hodgson hailed Saturday’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Germany as his best night as England manager but admitted he will now work to keep his players’ feet on the ground. The Three Lions came from two goals down to secure a memorable victory in Berlin’s Olympiastadion as Eric Dier headed in a last-minute winner after Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy ...

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Ghana ranked 25th in latest FIFA rankings


Ghana is now in the top 30 of the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. The Black Stars are now ranked 25th on the global ladder of footballing nations in the July rankings. Ghana recently beat Mauritius 7-1 in the first round of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers in Accra to gain 27 more points to the 800 it already has. ...

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England create history with Germany win

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England outlasted two-time champions Germany in extra time to secure third-place thanks to a lone Fara Williams penalty. It was a first-ever win for England over Germany in 21 attempts after a match of end-to-end action and endeavour from both teams. The action started on eight minutes as a Tabea Kemme’s cross caused chaos for England, forcing Steph Houghton to ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: USA into Final after a tale of two penalties

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A Carli Lloyd-inspired USA are into their second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup Final™ following an intensely fought semi-final in Montreal against Germany as the Americans ran out 2-0 winners. The contest was marked by a costly spot-kick failure from Celia Sasic, while Lloyd tucked away her penalty a few minutes later before then setting up Kelley O’Hara for a ...

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