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Italy considers bid to host Euro 2028 or World Cup 2030

Some Italian stadiums have not been updated since the 1990 World Cup, the last major football tournament hosted by Italy alone. Italy is considering making a bid to host the 2028 European Championship or the 2030 World Cup but must improve its stadiums if it is to succeed, the head of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Thursday. Italy ...

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Copa America ends with 179 confirmed cases of COVID-19

There were 179 known COVID-19 cases related to the Copa America, Brazil’s health ministry said, up 13 from its previous update 17 days ago. The ministry did not say how seriously the disease evolved in any of the infected. The figure also did not contemplate possible contagion among a few thousand guests who watched Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 ...

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Talking tactics: breaking the final down

Although England took the lead again in the shoot-out, Gianluigi Donnarumma stood tall in goal and Italy emerged triumphant. The script was all too familiar for England from its 2018 World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia — take the early lead, sit back, invite pressure, cede control in midfield and get punished. Gareth Southgate set England up in a 3-4-3 ...

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Ronaldo finishes as top scorer at Euro 2020

The Portugal forward finished as the top scorer with five goals. Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo finished as the top scorer at the European Championship with five goals. Ronaldo had the same number of goals as Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick but the Portuguese great will get the award because he had an assist. Portugal was eliminated from the tournament after ...

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Bozidar Bandovic is new head coach of Chennaiyin FC

The 51-year-old Bozidar Bandovic from Montenegro will replace Csaba Laszlo. Bozidar Bandovic has been appointed as the new coach of Chennaiyin FC on a one-year contract ahead of the 2021-22 Indian Super League season. The 51-year-old from Montenegro will replace Csaba Laszlo, who helmed the club after a disappointing season which saw it finish eighth. “I am delighted to join ...

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Ex-Madrid captain Sergio Ramos signs 2-year deal with PSG

The 35-year-old was with the Spanish powerhouse since arriving from Sevilla in 2005 when he was 19. Obsessed with winning the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain added precious experience to its squad by recruiting former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on Thursday. The 35-year-old Ramos signed a two-year deal with PSG after Madrid preferred not to renew his contract last month. ...

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Chennaiyin FC signs custodian Debjit

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion Chennaiyin FC (CFC) announced on Wednesday that it has signed goalkeeper Debjit Majumder ahead of the 2021-22 season. The 33-year-old, who has inked a multi-year deal, represented SC East Bengal in the last edition of the ISL and had pulled off 50 saves, including two clean sheets, in 15 appearances for the Red & ...

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