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Czech Republic vs Croatia - Tomas Rosicky urges young Czechs to cope with big-game pressure

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by PA

Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky has urged the team's younger players not to be overawed by opponents if they are to progress at Euro 2016. A late 1-0 defeat to defending champions Spain in their opening fixture was a blow after a resolute defensive display but Rosicky believes it provided an important learning experience for the youngsters. "We were telling everybody there's no reason to ...Full Story »

Ekdal: Italy's Chiellini can be a swine on the pitch

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Goal.com

The former Juventus and Seina midfielder has warned his national team-mates over the Azzurri captain's behaviour on the pitch, while praising Gianluigi Buffon. Sweden international Albin Ekdal has fond memories of his time alongside Giorgio Chiellini at Juventus, but has warned the defender can be "a swine" on the pitch ahead of his country's euro 2016 encounter with Italy. Ekdal joined Juve...Full Story »

England captain Wayne Rooney believes his side can beat anyone at Euro 2016

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

FIGHTING TALK: Rooney has hit back at critics The 30-year-old captain made his surprising assertion yesterday, just as Leonid Slutsky's side were beaten 2-1 by Slovakia to go bottom of Group B. England kept up their miserable record in opening matches at major tournaments on Saturday with a 1-1 with Russia to make it just four wins from their 19 opening matches since 1966. But on the eve of t...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France more balanced in second half against Albania

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by skysports.com

France's coach Didier Deschamps (L) celebrates victory France coach Didier Deschamps praised his side's persistence as they scored two late goals to beat a stubborn Albania 2-0 on Wednesday and reach the last 16 of Euro 2016. The hosts laboured in the first half in Marseille and Deschamps sent on midfielder Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann in a tactical ploy that paid dividends in the Group A...Full Story »

St Pauli send fake coach to unveiling of Marvin Ducksch

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Goal.com

German second-tier side St Pauli are a club who have forged themselves a well-earned reputation for doing things a little differently during the years, regularly hitting the headlines for their unorthodox approach. The club's latest stunt saw them send along an imposter to the unveiling ceremony of new signing Marvin Ducksch. The chap in question appeared wearing a mask of head coach Ewald L...Full Story »

Dimitri Payet topples C.Ronaldo in UEFA player barometer at EURO 2016

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Goal.com

The France midfielder leads the race for the Golden Boot after making a sensational start to the competition, setting up Olivier Giroud for his side's opener before rescuing the hosts with a stunning last-minute winner to seal a 2-1 victory over Romania. Ronaldo struggled to make a major impact in his tournament debut as Portugual closed out the first week of UEFA EURO 2016 matches with a 1-1 d...Full Story »

'Ronaldo's comments are why Messi will always be one step ahead'

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Sport-english.com

Iceland defender Kari Arnason has hit back at Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, saying Lionel Messi "is always going to be one step ahead of him." Real Madrid star Ronaldo criticised Iceland after they held Portugal to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, saying they had a small time mentality and moaning that they celebrated as if they had won Euro 2016. His comments haven't gone down well with the Iceland...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson: England know what to expect from predictable Wales, they are all talk

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

Chris Coleman's side go into the crunch clash top of Group B clash following their win over Slovakia and Hodgson admits all the pressure is on his Three Lions - who only managed a draw against Russia. Underdogs Wales have spent the build-up to the crucial encounter in Lens taunting England. Star man Gareth Bale claims Hodgson's side are arrogant and don't have as much passion and pride as the ...Full Story »

PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES IN FULL: Who does your club play and when next season?

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

The new season's fixtures, which were announced this morning, saw Mourinho's United given a trip to face Eddie Howe's men on the weekend of August 13. But that is far from the most eye-catching fixture on a first day of a new season that has several sub-plots. A block-busting opener between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates catches the eye, while champions Leicester start at promoted Hul...Full Story »

Manchester United's bid for Henrikh Mkhitaryan rejected by Borussia Dortmund

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

The Mirror claim United launched the offer for the Armenian player - but the German club have turned them down. Mkhitaryan has just a year left on his contract at Dortmund. Earlier today Starsport reported the player's agent Mino Raiola telling German paper Bild: "Man United is a unique opportunity. "Micki wants to go there." Raiola claims Dortmund have no intention of letting Mkhitaryan g...Full Story »

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