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Penalties – the ultimate tournament shoot-out (Part Two)

Continuing a look back at major international tournaments where the fianl was decided by a penalty shoot-out. For the first part, please click here. 2004 Copa América Brazil Argentina This weekend’s final of the Copa América between Brazil and Argentina is just the latest episode in the longest and fiercest rivalries in South American football. In 2004, when the tournament ...

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Penalties – the ultimate tournament shoot-out (Part One)

This Sunday, the finals of two international football; tournaments will take place. England will play Italy in the finals of the Euros at Wembley Stadium in London, whilst 6,000 miles away, Brazil will play Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. They both promise to be close matches, and fine margins may decide the outcome on the day. ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Four)

Concluding the series looking at the players who impressed so much playing for their countries at the European Championships that it was enough to earn them a big money move once the tournament was over. For Part One click here; for Part Two click here; and Part Three click here. Mario Mandzukić Croatia failed to get out of the group ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Three)

Continuing the series looking at some of the players whose performances wearing national colours at the European Championships won them big money moves after the tournament was over. For Part One please click here, and :Part Two please click here. Luis Figo The Portuguese winger was already a star in la Liga, helping Barcelona win two league titles, the Spanish ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Two)

Continuing the series looking at players who earned big money moves on the strength of what they achieved playing For Part One for their national sides at the European Championship. For Part One, please click here. Henrik Larsson Swedish striker Larsson had already enjoyed a glittering career in Scotland with Celtic, with whom he won four league titles, and the ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part One)

This year’s Euros will see some players put themselves in the shop window for a big move, wither abroad to a foreign club, or within their own league to a more established team. Some of the world’s best – and not so good players – have been signed following their displays for their national teams at the European Championships.  In ...

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Five best goals in the history of the Euros

Source: FIFA.com Some of the greatest goals in international football have been scored during the European Championships. A piece of individual brilliance is often the difference between a team’s success and elimination at a major tournament. Some of the best Euros goals have turned the tide for a nation or been the cutting edge needed to help teams progress. 5. ...

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Martinez in talks over Spurs’ job

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is the latest name to be linked with the vacant job at Spurs. The Spaniard is reported to be in talks with the North London club, wit suggestions that he wants to return to club football after this summer’s European Championships. Martinez has been in charge of the Belgian national side since 2016, taking them to ...

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Ferdinand open to United role

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is open to the idea pf becoming technical director at Manchester United. New manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he is willing to work alongside a Technical Director, and Ferdinand, and former United team mate Darren Fletcher, have both had discussions with club officials about the role.  The news comes as Ferdinand has just ...

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