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Seamus Coleman suffers broken leg in Republic of Ireland draw

Seamus Coleman succeeded Robbie Keane as captain of the Republic of Ireland (Image credit: Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg during his side’s goalless draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The Everton defender, 28, was given oxygen before being carried off following the challenge with Neil Taylor, who was sent off. Coleman is expected to have surgery in Dublin on Saturday on what is believed to be a double ...

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Portugal reach EURO final as Wales fairy tale ends


Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani score two in four minutes as Portugal triumph Portugal will face either France or Germany in Sunday’s final at Saint-Denis Ronaldo equals Michel Platini’s record of nine EURO finals goals Portugal, runners-up at UEFA EURO 2004, through to only second major final Ronaldo becomes first man to appear in three EURO semi-finals Cristiano Ronaldo scored one ...

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EURO 2016 Semi-final preview: Portugal v Wales


Proven pedigree meets the darkest of dark horses on Wednesday when Portugal take on Wales with a place in Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 final at stake. Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon for a place in the final The winners will face either France or Germany at the Stade de France on Sunday This is Wales’s first major semi-final; Portugal have ...

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EURO 2016: Remarkable Wales shock Belgium to reach semis


Wales confirmed themselves as the cinderella act of UEFA EURO 2016 with a 3-1 quarter-final victory over a much-touted Belgium side. Chris Coleman’s unheralded outfit bounced back from Radja Nainggolen’s fine 13th-minute opener to level through Ashley Williams and then streak clear with Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes goals that bookended a scarcely believable second-half story. It was Belgium who ...

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EURO 2016: Wales v Belgium Preview


The message from both coaches is “same again please” as Wales and Belgium prepare to meet in Lille, though Chris Coleman and Marc Wilmots have had very contrasting news on the injury front. Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen out of finals with torn ankle ligaments; Eden Hazard should be fit Thomas Vermaelen is banned, so two of Laurent Ciman, Jason Denayer and ...

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EURO 2016: Wonderful Wales win group B and oust Russia

Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey (top) who scored the first goal celebrates with Wales' defender Neil Taylor who scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 group B football match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on June 20, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Wales stormed through to the knockout phase of their first UEFA EURO finals as they eliminated Russia and won Group B into the bargain. No team in France had been as quick out the traps as Wales in their first two games and they were at it again in Toulouse, Gareth Bale forcing Igor Akinfeev into an early save. Come ...

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Sturridge earns England late comeback win against Wales


Roy Hodgson rolled the dice and it came off. England, trailing at the break, are top of UEFA EURO 2016 Group B after a 2-1 win against Wales which came courtesy of second-half goals – including a late, late winner – from substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge. It was an end which few could have seen coming after a ...

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Wales beat Slovakia to cap dream EURO debut


Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu applied the finishing touch after an Aaron Ramsey assist to give Wales victory against Slovakia on their UEFA EURO finals debut on Saturday. Wales had been grateful to Ben Davies for his crucial early goalline clearance after Marek Hamšík’s superb solo run. And not long afterwards Jonathan Williams, preferred up front to Robson-Kanu, was fouled on the edge ...

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