Euro 2020: Why I sacked my assistant – Enrique

Spain’s returning manager Luis Enrique says his predecessor Robert Moreno was “disloyal” and will not be part of his coaching team. Enrique resigned from the role in June to spend more time with his nine-year-old daughter Xana, who died from bone cancer in August. Moreno succeeded him but told Enrique he wanted to be in charge at Euro 2020 before returning to assistant manager. Moreno left the role after Spain’s 5-0 win over Romania on November 18, reports the BBC. “The only person responsible for Robert Moreno not being in…

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Euro 2020: Italy records biggest win in 9-1 demolition of Armenia

Italy recorded one of the biggest wins in their history as they completed their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1. Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo both scored twice while Chelsea’s Jorginho converted a penalty in the second half. Nicolo Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored for the dominant Italians, reports the BBC. Edgar Babayan did manage to grab a consolation for Armenia with a stunning long-range strike. Babayan’s finish stopped Italy equalling their biggest win – a 9-0 defeat of the United States…

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Euro 2020: van Dijk to miss Holland’s final qualifier

Virgil van Dijk will not play in the Netherlands’ final Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia in Amsterdam for personal reasons. He played the whole game as the Dutch drew 0-0 in Northern Ireland on Saturday to qualify for the finals. But the captain left their training camp and will not feature on Tuesday, reports the BBC. A statement released by the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said Van Dijk’s absence for the Estonia game was due to “personal circumstances”. The 28-year-old Liverpool defender has not missed a minute of Premier League…

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Euro 2020: Gomez, Henderson withdraw from Three Lions v Kosovo

Defender Joe Gomez and midfielder Jordan Henderson have pulled out of England’s squad before Sunday’s final Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo. Gomez, 22, picked up a knee injury in training, while Liverpool team-mate Henderson, 29, has a viral infection. Forward Raheem Sterling is available again after being dropped for the 7-0 win over Montenegrofollowing a clash with Gomez at England’s training camp, reports the BBC. Gomez was booed as he came on as a substitute at Wembley on Thursday. England manager Gareth Southgate has said he will have no hesitation…

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Euro 2020: England thrashes Montenegro as Ronaldo closes in on 100 Portugal goals

England celebrated their 1,000th game in style as they secured qualification for Euro 2020 and topped Group A with an emphatic demolition of Montenegro at Wembley. Captain Harry Kane moved to fifth in England’s all-time record goalscorers as a first-half hat-trick took his tally to 31, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring on his first start for 18 months and Marcus Rashford was also on the scoresheet in that 45-minute barrage, reports the BBC. As England and the Football Association enjoyed this landmark occasion, with a parade of legends and…

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Euro 2020: Germany game not crucial to our qualification – Koeman

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says their game against rivals Germany “is not crucial” to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. The Dutch are nine points behind group leaders Northern Ireland and have already been beaten by Germany once. “The duel with Germany is not a key match,” the former Southampton and Everton manager said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.” The Dutch scored two late goals to beat Germany in the Nations League last year…

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Euro 2020: Germany game not crucial to our qualification – Koeman

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says their game against rivals Germany “is not crucial” to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. The Dutch are nine points behind group leaders Northern Ireland and have already been beaten by Germany once. “The duel with Germany is not a key match,” the former Southampton and Everton manager said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.” The Dutch scored two late goals to beat Germany in the Nations League last year…

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Euro 2020: Germany game not crucial to our qualification – Koeman

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says their game against rivals Germany “is not crucial” to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. The Dutch are nine points behind group leaders Northern Ireland and have already been beaten by Germany once. “The duel with Germany is not a key match,” the former Southampton and Everton manager said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.” The Dutch scored two late goals to beat Germany in the Nations League last year…

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Euro 2020: Germany game not crucial to our qualification – Koeman

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says their game against rivals Germany “is not crucial” to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. The Dutch are nine points behind group leaders Northern Ireland and have already been beaten by Germany once. “The duel with Germany is not a key match,” the former Southampton and Everton manager said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.” The Dutch scored two late goals to beat Germany in the Nations League last year…

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Euro 2020: Germany game not crucial to our qualification – Koeman

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says their game against rivals Germany “is not crucial” to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. The Dutch are nine points behind group leaders Northern Ireland and have already been beaten by Germany once. “The duel with Germany is not a key match,” the former Southampton and Everton manager said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.” The Dutch scored two late goals to beat Germany in the Nations League last year…

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