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Dele Alli: Tottenham midfielder given three-game ban

Dele Alli: Tottenham midfielder given three-game ban

Dele Alli was sent off in the 39th-minute against Gent as Spurs were knocked out of the Europa League Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been banned for three European matches after being sent off against Gent at Wembley in the Europa League in February. Alli was dismissed for a challenge on Brecht Dejaegere in the […]

Republic of Ireland v Wales – team news & preview

Republic of Ireland v Wales – team news & preview

James McCarthy at Republic of Ireland training on Wednesday with Everton team-mate Seamus Coleman BBC coverage How to follow: Live on S4C, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has not given up on midfielder James McCarthy […]

Martin O’Neill: Republic of Ireland must recapture Italy form against Wales

Martin O’Neill: Republic of Ireland must recapture Italy form against Wales

Robbie Brady heads home for Republic of Ireland against Italy at Euro 2016 Republic of Ireland will have to perform as well as they did to beat Italy at Euro 2016 when they face Wales in a World Cup qualifier on Friday, says manager Martin O’Neill. Robbie Brady’s 85th-minute header put the Republic into the […]

Wales boss Coleman driven by World Cup ‘desperation’

Wales boss Coleman driven by World Cup ‘desperation’

Daniel Sturridge’s last minute winner for England against Wales at Euro 2016 has not been forgotten, Wales manager Chris Coleman says It is considered a virtue in football not to look back – players and managers are often reluctant to reflect on achievements or to dwell on the past. Sometimes, however, it is essential. Chris […]

Tottenham get planning permission for home games at Wembley

Tottenham get planning permission for home games at Wembley

The new stadium is set to cost somewhere in the region of £400m Tottenham moved a step closer to playing home games at Wembley next season after Brent Council approved their planning application. The club’s bid to host 27 matches at the stadium’s full 90,000 capacity was approved by a majority of five to one. […]

Lloyd scores first Man City Women goal in first-leg win in Denmark

Lloyd scores first Man City Women goal in first-leg win in Denmark

Carli Lloyd (far right) celebrates her goal with her Manchester City Women team-mates Carli Lloyd’s first goal for Manchester City Women ensured they took a lead into the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final against Danish champions Fortuna Hjorring. Lloyd’s first-half header was the only goal of the first leg in a game […]

England’s style used to be like rugby – Podolski

England’s style used to be like rugby – Podolski

Lukas Podolski celebrates after scoring against England on his final appearance for Germany England used to be “like a rugby” team but have a brighter future because they “play more football now”, says former Germany forward Lukas Podolski. Podolski, 31, retired from international duty after his stunning strike helped Germany beat England 1-0 in Wednesday’s […]

England chants in Germany ‘disrespectful’ – FA chairman Clarke

England chants in Germany ‘disrespectful’ – FA chairman Clarke

England took a large following to Dortmund on Wednesday night for the 1-0 defeat to Germany Behaviour of a section of England fans in Germany was “inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing”, says FA chairman Greg Clarke. England lost 1-0 to Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday night, but a section of England supporters booed the German national […]

Romelu Lukaku could be best number nine in the world – Roberto Martinez

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How Syria won their ‘most important match’

How Syria won their ‘most important match’

Syria have won two and drawn two games so far in the third round of their Asian qualifying group It was goalless after 90 minutes and Syria’s dreams of qualifying for their first World Cup were fading fast. Then Omar Kharbin converted a bold, Panenka-style stoppage-time penalty to earn victory over Uzbekistan and make an […]