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N’Golo Kante is a ‘superstar’ France World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit would love to have played with, joking Chelsea midfielder makes up 25 per cent of the world June 15, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

On a serious note, is there anyone out there who doesn’t like N’Golo Kante? It’s virtually impossible to do so. Down-to-earth, humble and just a brilliant footballer: the world would be a much better place if it was filled with millions upon millions of little Kantes. Getty Images Is there a more loveable footballer than Kante? Absolutely not One of the Chelsea midfielder’s biggest fans is Emmanuel Petit, the former Arsenal maestro who won the…

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What Boris Johnson’s latest coronavirus announcement means for Euro 2020 and sport as prime minister delays end of England’s restrictions by up to four weeks – Posted in: Soccer

Boris Johnson has delayed the end of England’s coronavirus restrictions by up to four weeks amid fears it could lead to thousands of deaths and huge pressure on the NHS. The prime minister announced that the final phase of the government’s plans to end lockdown would be put back due to concerns over the Delta coronavirus variant, which was first identified in India. AFP It was hoped COVID restrictions in England would end on June…

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Kieran Tierney was missed against Czech Republic, says Andy Robertson but Scotland were simply undone by ‘unbelievable’ and ‘ridiculous’ Patrik Schick goals – Posted in: Soccer

Scotland captain Andy Robertson was shocked by his side’s sloppy start to Euro 2020 as the Czech Republic ran out 2-0 winners at Hampden Park on Monday. Steve Clarke’s men were competing in the first match at a major finals in 23 years but Patrik Schick’s double – including an incredible halfway-line goal – downed the Scots. Getty Robertson and co were gutted after failing to produce a result worthy of the carnival atmosphere at Hampden…

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Spain set stunning European Championship completed passes record but are let off by Alexander Isak and Marcus Berg misses during draw to Sweden June 14, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

There were two contrasting footballing philosophies on show during Spain’s clash against Sweden but both sides ended the Euro 2020 contest on level terms as they played out a goalless draw. Spain’s more attractive style, which reached very high standards during the first half in Seville, was very pleasant on the eye as Dani Olmo and Koke both had two good chances. AFP Olmo had two decent chances, including this header early on AFP While…

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Spain vs Sweden updates, Lewandowski’s Poland stunned by Slovakia, Scotland lose opener as Czech Republic’s Schick scores wonder goal – Posted in: Soccer

Keep up to date with all the top news and reaction from Euro 2020. Scotland got their tournament under way in disappointing fashion as they went down 2-0 to Czech Republic. Meanwhile, 2016 quarter-finalists Poland fell to a shock 2-1 defeat against Slovakia in their opening match. Spain take on Sweden in the final Group E encounter of the day. We’ll also have the latest updates on Christian Eriksen, with the Denmark team doctor confirming…

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Scotland two down to Czech Republic, Schick wonder goal at Hampden Park, Poland v Slovakia and Spain v Sweden to come – Posted in: Soccer

Keep up to date with all the top news and reaction from Euro 2020. England’s superb opening Group D win over Croatia kicked off a packed Sunday of action and earned high praise from Jose Mourinho, who picked out the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ Kalvin Phillips as his star man. Meanwhile, Austria beat North Macedonia, while Netherlands edged past Ukraine in a five-goal thriller. Today, it’s Scotland’s turn to get their tournament under way as they face…

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Adama Traore slaps BABY OIL on his arms so defenders can’t grab Spain star as he runs past them – Posted in: Soccer

Any full-back lining up against Adama Traore at Euro 2020 will know they’re in for a game as he boasts blistering pace and scary strength. And if the Wolves star features for Spain this summer, fans may well notice he’s a little greasier than usual. Adama Traore is a slippery customer During recent seasons, Wolves medics have come up with a ploy to protect the forward by smothering his arms in BABY OIL before matches.…

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Scotland v Czech Republic LIVE commentary: Tartan Army face Euro 2020 opener as England await – Posted in: Soccer

Scotland take on the Czech Republic today in their opening match of the Euros. The pair will have to fight fiercely for a spot in the knockout phase as they share Group D with England and Croatia.  AFP Scotland have a team capable of competing at a major tournament They faced each other twice last year at the Nations League, with Scotland being victorious both times.  The Tartan Army will bring 12,000 supporters to Hampden…

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Jose Mourinho prayed and cried for Christian Eriksen and reveals Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s positive update on Denmark star after he collapsed on pitch and was ‘gone’ before being resuscitated – Posted in: Soccer

Jose Mourinho revealed he was reduced to tears after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland. In horryfing scenes, the Inter Milan midfielder fell to the floor during the first half of the match in Copenhagen on Saturday evening and required CPR before being stretchered off the pitch and taken to hospital. AFP Mourinho has spoken to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg about Eriksen’s condition Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen has since…

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