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Mirrors, TVs and a ping pong table: England staff clear out luxury base after Euro exit

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

Two huge trucks were parked outside the team's luxury Auberge du Jeu de Paume Hotel and loaded up with belongings. Staff spent several hours packing up the wagons following England's shock elimination from Euro 2016. But despite the fact Roy Hodgson, his staff and all his players have now flown home, no members of the general public are still allowed inside the hotel. Items carried out incl...Full Story »

'Simeone to Argentina? I've said no'

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Goal.com

Atletico Madrid's president has jokingly said that he will not allow Diego Simeone to become Argentina's next head coach. Simeone is widely regarded as one of the best managers in world football having guided Atletico to the Liga title in 2014, as well as success in the Europa League, the Super Cup and the Copa del Rey. The 46-year-old has also reached two Champions League finals in the last t...Full Story »

Gareth Bale: We know everything about Belgium... we've got them sussed!

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

Wales face Marc Wilmots' men in Lille tomorrow for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016. The sides have met four times in qualifying for the last two major tournaments with Wales undefeated in the last three. Bale said: "We're like their bogey team aren't we? "We understand they are a good team but we have had good results against them. "Hopefully that edge gets into their heads - you nev...Full Story »

Varane tops Ancelotti's Bayern wish list

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Goal.com

Carlo Ancelotti is ready to raid former club Real Madrid to bring Rafael Varane to Bayern Munich, according to Le Parisien. The centre-back is one of Ancelotti's key targets after taking over at the German giants, considering him the most promising defender in the whole of Europe. However, Zinedine Zidane has no desire to sell Varane and has already reportedly dismissed enquires from the Pre...Full Story »

Poland vs Portugal - Fernando Santos predicts close battle against Poland

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by PA

Portugal boss Fernando Santos feels Thursday's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Poland is a "50-50" contest - but is confident it will be his side who emerge from it victorious. Opposite number Adam Nawalka has said the Poles are "full of faith and optimism" as well as hunger ahead of the game in Marseille as they look to extend what is the nation's best-ever run at a European Championship. Spe...Full Story »

Daniele De Rossi to miss Italy-Germany Euro 2016 quarterfinal with thigh injury

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by ESPN

Daniele De Rossi is set to miss Italy's Euro 2016 quarterfinal clash with Germany due to a thigh injury. The Roma midfielder limped out of Monday's 2-0 win over Spain in the round of 16 after taking a knock to his thigh and the Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci admitted it is going to be touch-and-go for him to recover. "During the game against Spain he took a strong blow to his right thi...Full Story »

Hearts vs FC Infonet - Arnaud Djoum relishing European experience

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by PA

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum says he is determined to saviour his side's clash with FC Infonet after waiting a decade for his first taste of European action. The Jambos open their Europa League qualifying campaign at home to the Estonians on Thursday night. And while the Tallinn minnows are expected to be a routine test for Robbie Neilson's side, Djoum admits it will be one of the biggest mo...Full Story »

Aberdeen vs Fola Esch - O'Connor targets Republic of Ireland call-up

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by PA

Anthony O'Connor has targeted a Republic of Ireland call-up after joining Aberdeen. The versatile 23-year-old joined the Dons on Saturday after being released by Burton and could make his debut in the Dons' Europa League opener against Fola Esch of Luxembourg at Pittodrie on Thursday. The former Irish under-21 international said: "A massive goal of mine is to get into the senior Republic of Ir...Full Story »

Neymar, Douglas Costa and Gabriel Jesus headline Brazil Olympic team

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Marca.com

Brazil's 18-man list for the Rio 2016 Olympics was revealed on Wednesday, and Neymar, Douglas Costa and teenager Gabriel Jesus will aim to lead their country to its first-ever men's gold medal. Coach Rogerio Micale's squad also included 37-year-old goalkeeper Fernando Prass, who has never played for his country. Neymar is expected to captain the team after receiving permission from Barcelona...Full Story »

Hamsik: Bayern offer reports are nonsense

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Goal.com

Marek Hamsik has signalled his intention to remain at Napoli for the rest of his career and branded reports of an offer from Bayern Munich as "nonsense". Captain Hamsik has been one of Napoli's stand-out performers in recent seasons, prompting links with a move to Bayern or Liverpool. However, after returning from Euro 2016 duty with Slovakia, Hamsik is keen to sit down with Napoli officials...Full Story »

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