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Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa says no Russia player from the 2014 World Cup returned a positive drugs test Fifa says “it is still investigating allegations” that footballers were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia. At least 30 sports, including football, covered up samples involving more than 1,000 athletes between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren […]

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

England won two and drew one of their three group games England Under-21s defender Calum Chambers says “there has been no better time” to be an English player as they aim to become the fourth England youth side to reach a final in two months. England won the U20 World Cup and the Toulon Tournament […]

Chile & Germany reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

Chile & Germany reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (right) became Chile’s all-time top scorer with his 38th international goal earlier in the tournament Chile qualified behind Germany from Group B to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. after drawing 1-1 wiith Australia in their final group game. Euro 2016 winners Portugal will now face Chile in the last four on […]

The 2009 finalists with very different career paths – but can you match them up?

The 2009 finalists with very different career paths – but can you match them up?

James Milner was part of the England-21 side that reached the final of Euro 2009 England Under-21s have reached the semi-finals of the European Championship for the first time since 2009, when they finished as runners-up. They face Germany on Tuesday, the same opponents who inflicted a 4-0 defeat on them in the final eight […]

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd’s side to face Germany in semi-finals

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd’s side to face Germany in semi-finals

Jacob Murphy and Demarai Gray were both on the scoresheet as England beat Poland 3-0 on Thursday England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final in Tychy, Poland. Aidy Boothroyd’s side beat the hosts 3-0 on Thursday to book their last-four spot. But they had to wait until Saturday to find out their […]

Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder

Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder

Will Hughes made his Derby debut at 16 and has scored 12 goals for the club Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal. Hughes made 165 Championship appearances for the Rams. The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with England’s Under-21 squad at the […]

Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Pellegrino (right) was appointed as Alaves boss in June 2016 after the club won promotion to the Spanish top flight Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager. The 45-year-old Argentine replaces Claude Puel, who was fired after one season in charge earlier in June. Pellegrino stood down as Alaves manager in late May, […]

Celtic host Hearts on Scottish Premiership opening day

Celtic host Hearts on Scottish Premiership opening day

Rangers will host the first Old Firm derby of the season in September Celtic will begin their title defence at home to Hearts when the 2017-18 Scottish Premiership season kicks off on 5 August. Rangers travel to Motherwell on the opening day while newly promoted Hibernian host Partick Thistle. Kilmarnock take on St Johnstone, Aberdeen […]

Community Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell Tower victims

Community Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell Tower victims

Wembley Stadium will host the FA Community Shield on 6 August Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Arsenal will play Chelsea on 6 August at Wembley Stadium, and £1.25m could be raised from the match. Football Association chairman Greg Clarke said: “We […]

England U21s wait on Chalobah & Redmond for semi-final

England U21s wait on Chalobah & Redmond for semi-final

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has made one Premier League start for the Blues England Under-21 pair Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah will be assessed on Friday to see if they have a chance of playing in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final. Southampton forward Redmond and Chelsea midfielder Chalobah were both replaced in the first half of […]

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