Month: June 2021

7:32 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Eden Hazard has said that “it didn’t occur to me for a second” to leave Real Madrid this summer after two injury-hit seasons at the Bernabeu, insisting that “I won’t leave there as a failure.” Hazard played a part in Belgium‘s 3-0 win over Russia in their Euro 2020
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6:59 PM ET Brazil opened their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday. Getty Brazil kicked off another Copa America on home soil with a comfortable 3-0 win over Venezuela in Brasilia on Sunday, with Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa providing the goals to get the hosts’ campaign off to a strong
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2:07 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Austria beat North Macedonia 3-1 in their Group C opening match at Puskas Arena in Bucharest, Romania on Sunday to earn their first-ever win at a European Championship as former West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic sealed the victory late on. Austria were 1-0 up
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2:39 PM ET Two members of the Colombia delegation to Copa America tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, meaning three competing teams have players or officials infected before the tournament even kicks off. Eight Venezuela players tested positive on Saturday, as did three from Bolivia. Host nation Brazil play the opening match against Venezuela on
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12:00 PM ET LONDON — Gareth Southgate is aiming to chip away at the historic tournament failings that have perennially undermined England‘s chances and Sunday’s 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley is another notable step along that path. The 50-year-old is steeped in Three Lions history, standing prominently in the lineage of biannual disappointment dating
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7:18 AM ET Portugal defender Joao Cancelo has been ruled out of Euro 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19 and will be replaced by Diogo Dalot ahead of their tournament opener against Hungary on Tuesday, the European champions said. The versatile Manchester City player tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday and is “doing
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10:09 AM ET Connor O’Halloran Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was “gone” before he was resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest, the team’s doctor Morten Boesen said in a news conference on Sunday. Eriksen, 29, was taken to a hospital in Copenhagen on Saturday after he collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against
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2:52 PM ET Twelve members of the Venezuela delegation at the Copa America have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said on Saturday, a day before they meet hosts Brazil in the tournament opener. “The 12 members of the delegation include players and members of the backroom staff,” said a statement from the Health Secretariat
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12:36 PM ET Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the appointment of Fabio Paratici as “Managing Director, Football” from July 1. Spurs announced in a statement that the 48-year-old will be “responsible for managing and developing the club’s sporting operations, facilities and footballing infrastructure.” – Insider Notebook: Raiola’s Haaland roadshow Paratici left Juventus earlier this month after
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4:53 PM ET Belgium beat Russia 3-0 on the back of a Romelu Lukaku double to open their European Championship campaign on Saturday. – Euro 2020 on ESPN: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) Lukaku opened the scoring for Belgium early on and then ran to the pitchside camera and appeared to pay tribute
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2:24 PM ET Adriana Garcia New Paris Saint-Germain signing Georginio Wijnaldum has said he thought he was going to join Barcelona this summer after leaving Liverpool but the move to the Nou Camp never materialised. The Netherlands captain joined PSG this week as a free agent despite being heavily linked with Barca for the past
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1:02 PM ET Denmark players surround stricken Christian Eriksen. WOLFGANG RATTAY/AFP via Getty Images Denmark‘s Euro 2020 Group B game with Finland was suspended just before half-time after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field. Medics ran onto the field to help the Internazionale midfielder as he lay stricken on the ground. Players from both sides looked
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7:39 AM ET Harry Maguire has told ESPN that Euro 2020 offers him and his England teammates the chance to banish the pain that still lingers after the 2018 World Cup semifinal defeat against Croatia. Gareth Southgate’s team face Croatia, who lost the World Cup final to France in Moscow after beating England 2-1 in
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11:01 AM ET Wales striker Kieffer Moore snatched his side a point with a powerful header in a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their Euro 2020 opener at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Switzerland’s Breel Embolo opened the scoring in Azerbaijan with a header from a Xherdan Shaqiri corner shortly after the restart. –
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