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Barzagli names England’s most dangerous players against Italy
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Barzagli names England’s most dangerous players against Italy

Former Italian defender Andrea Barzagli has opined that Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are England's most dangerous players ahead of the Euro 2020 final and added that Juventus have lacked programming over the last two years. The 40-year-old retired from football in 2018 and will begin a career as a TV pundit with DAZN from August. He played alongside Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci for both Italy and Juventus for close to a decade and believes that his former teammates can play a key role for the Azzurri against the Three Lions on Sunday. “Leo and Giorgio feel the weight of responsibility, they are giving so much to this national team, they are a perfect defensive duo,” Barzagli told Tuttosport. “We play at Wembley, but if we take command of the ball, we can overcome th...
Euro 2020 – England have found their scoring boots at the best time
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Euro 2020 – England have found their scoring boots at the best time

England were the most ruthless team in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2020 tournament as they thrashed Ukraine 4 nil to book a place in the last 4 against Denmark. The Three Lions have been short of goals in the competition but seem to have come to life in attack in the knockout stages of the competition and this bodes well in their quest to emerge triumphantly in the competition. Gareth Southgate's men progressed from the group stages with low-scoring encounters with Raheem Sterling establishing himself as the key man for the goals in the group stages. They scored just 2 goals as they beat Croatia and The Czech Republic 1 nil respectively, alongside a goalless draw against Scotland. Harry Kane was not among the goals, seemed out of form in the early stages of the competition, ...
Sterling deserves more credit than he is getting for England at Euro 2020
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Sterling deserves more credit than he is getting for England at Euro 2020

The Three Lions have progressed to the round of 16 stages of the ongoing Euro 2020 competition after beating the Czech Republic 1 nil in their last group game to end up as group winners. They'll now wait to know their opponent in the next round which will be decided today after the teams in Group F, the group of death settle scores with each other. They'll face the team that finishes second in Group F. Regardless, I'd like to take a look at the performances of the Three Lions' players in the competition and who has been the one producing the goods in terms of results. The English team have scored just 2 goals at Euro 2020 in 1 nil wins against Croatia and the Czech Republic. It can be recalled that their game against Scotland ended in a barren draw. READ: Turkey went from dark ho...
Euro 2020: Who are the best players in the England squad?
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Euro 2020: Who are the best players in the England squad?

Each of England’s players in the Euro 2020 squad is there for a reason: they are the best our country has. But who are the very best? Here is our selection of the top four. Kalvin Phillips OK, so there may be better players than Kalvin Phillips on the England squad when comparing all of the players’ accomplishments and experience, but new boy Phillips outplayed most of them in England’s first game of Euro 2020 against Croatia, so he deserves a place on this list. Right now, Kalvin Phillips is one of the driving forces on the team and we have seen him push himself beyond his previous limits. Gareth Southgate said his performance in the game against Croatia was “outstanding.” We agree. And we predict great things for the midfielder throughout Euro 2020 and England’s future internationa...
Rooney – Tougher challenges await England at Euro 2020
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Rooney – Tougher challenges await England at Euro 2020

Former Three Lions star Wayne Rooney believes that England's opening Euro 2020 win over Croatia was ideal for Gareth Southgate's men but admitted that tougher challenges await as they make progress in the competition. The Three Lions recorded their first-ever win in their opening match at a European Championship in their history through Raheem Sterling who scored his first tournament goal. Gareth Southgate's men have gotten off to a good start at Euro 2020 and will go into the game against Scotland at Wembley on Friday night under less pressure. Regardless, Rooney remains cautiously optimistic over his nation's chances. READ: Reece James had to prove himself to Tuchel "To win that was massive, Croatia are a good team and it will give the players a relief that they are comfortab...
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Reiss Nelson backs Arteta to help him shine like Sterling and Sane

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has backed Mikel Arteta to turn him into a top player after seeing him play a part in the transformation of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane at Manchester City. It can be recalled that Arteta was formerly Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City where he played a role in the development of the aforementioned duo, and Nelson is hoping to follow in their footsteps. “It is crazy because you look at Sterling and Sane and you see them before at their previous teams, they weren’t doing what they do now,” said the 20-year-old. “I think that is credit to Pep, of course, but Mikel as well because they said he did a lot of one-to-one work with them. “You can see it because Mikel’s drive is different. I haven’t seen a manager with that much determination to ...
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Van Dijk wins Football Supporters’ Association player of the year award

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk who has established himself as a talismanic figure at Anfield has been named the Football Supporters' Association player of the year. The Dutch international emerged as the winner after more than 340,000 votes were cast by fans. He beat Manchester City's Raheem Sterling who ended up in second place. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today Other players who were nominated for the award included Leicester's Jamie Vardy, Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Tottenham's Son Heung-min and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Van Dijk is the fourth Liverpool player to be named as winner of the award in the last seven years following the likes of Mohammed Salah, ...
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Sterling calls out Bulgaria coach after racial abuse from home fans

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has called out Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov after the Three Lions' black players were racially abused in the 6 nil win over the hosts in Sofia on Monday night. There were suggestions that the English players could be racially abused before the game, with plans being made to walk off the stadium should such an incident occur. However, Balakov took exception to the suggestion that fans would target the English side. He added that English football has more challenges with racism than Bulgaria. However, he was proved wrong as the home fans subjected their visitors to sickening racial abuse. The game was interrupted in the 28th minute for the home fans to be warned as the visitors would walk off the pitch if they continued their chants. READ: ...
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Chelsea fan who allegedly racially abused Sterling loses his job

A Chelsea fan who allegedly racially abused Raheem Sterling last weekend in Man City's defeat to Chelsea has lost his job. Information on what he does for a living is unknown. The 60-year-old Colin Wing claimed that he called the England international a ‘Manc c***’ - not a 'black c***'. He went on to deny that he used racist language against Sterling. Mr Wing said: “I am deeply ashamed by my own behaviour and I feel really bad.” He added: “I’ve been going to Chelsea for 50 years now and, because of where I sit, I’m picked up on the camera most weeks." “If I had a history of saying this sort of thing I would’ve been caught by now." “Nobody around me said they heard anything." "I want to apologise unreservedly to Raheem and hope he can be a better man than I am by accepting...