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Southgate admits England’s lack of cover for Rice and Shaw is Euros risk

Shaw a ‘long shot’ for Euro 2024 and Rice the only No 6Manager warns against expecting ‘procession to Berlin’Gareth Southgate has warned that England will not have a “procession to Berlin” for the Euro 2024 final as he opened up on the difficulties he faced after naming a provisional 33-man squad.The headline items were the omission of two of his stalwarts...

Wed May 22, 2024 00:49
Claudio Ranieri leaves Cagliari amid reports of retirement from football

‘It was a hard and painful decision, but I think it is right’The 72-year-old has kept Cagliari in Serie A this seasonClaudio Ranieri will leave his job as the Cagliari coach by mutual agreement, the Serie A club said on Tuesday, as local media reported that the 72-year-old was set to retire from football. The announcement came after Cagliari guaranteed...

Wed May 22, 2024 00:30
Third-tier playoff match in Israel sets penalty shootout record with 56 kicks

SC Dimona defeated Shimshon Tel Aviv 23-22Previous record of 54 penalties was set in England in 2022Israel’s SC Dimona and Shimshon Tel Aviv have set a world record for the longest penalty shootout, with 56 kicks.Their semi-final promotion playoff in the third-tier finished 2-2 after extra time, leading to penalties. Continue reading...

Tue May 21, 2024 23:51
Xabi Alonso anticipates next scene of Bayer Leverkusen’s ‘movie’ in Dublin | Jonathan Wilson

The Bundesliga champions could complete the second leg of their treble tilt in the Europa League final against AtalantaThe last time the Europa League was played here, 13 years ago, Porto strolled to an anticlimactic 1-0 win over Braga. André Villas-Boas was 33 and about to take over at Chelsea after the dismissal of Carlo ­Ancelotti. He was calm, highly...

Tue May 21, 2024 23:11
Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea by mutual agreement after one season

Chelsea prepared to fight Brighton for Ipswich’s McKennaManager goes after talks with club over two daysChelsea are prepared to rival Brighton for the appointment of Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna after ­reaching an agreement to part company with Mauricio Pochettino by mutual consent on Tuesday.Pochettino, who led the club to sixth after a strong end to his...

Tue May 21, 2024 21:21
Ruthless Gareth Southgate times his moment right to shed layers of loyalty | Barney Ronay

The England manager has made big calls in omitting Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford from Euro 2024 … but the right onesFarewell, then, and thanks for all the almost-but-not-quites. From a rational point of view there shouldn’t be much to say about Gareth Southgate’s decision not to include Marcus Rashford or Jordan Henderson in his plans for Euro...

Tue May 21, 2024 21:21

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