Soccer

Three and easy for England Under-21s as they make Euro 2017 semi-finals

England Under-21s cruised into the semi finals of Euro 2017 after dismantling hosts Poland. Demarai Gray, Jacob Murphy and Lewis Baker’s penalty sealed a comfortable 3-0 win as England escaped the group stages at the tournament for the first time since 2009. They topped Group A ahead of Slovakia, who beat Sweden 3-0, with seven points and will play their ...

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Demarai Gray confident England Under-21s can win Euro 2017

Bullish Demarai Gray believes England can win Euro 2017 after they reached the semi-finals. The Young Lions cruised into the last four for the first time since 2009 after brushing aside hosts Poland 3-0 in Kielce on Thursday to top Group A. They will not find out their opponent until after the group stage is completed on Saturday but could ...

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Boss Aidy Boothroyd claims Young Lions are getting 'better and better'

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has warned their Euro 2017 rivals that his Young Lions can still get better. They reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2009 after easing past hosts Poland 3-0 in Kielce to top Group A. Lewis Baker’s late penalty added to goals from Demarai Gray and Jacob Murphy, with Poland finishing the game with ...

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Germany, Chile play out entertaining stalemate

Chile and Germany played out a lively 1-1 draw, with the point earned in front of 38,222 supporters in Kazan maintaining the pair’s spots as top and second side respectively in FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Group B. Alexis Sanchez’s opener – after Arsenal teammate Shkodran Mustafi had gifted possession to La Roja – was a landmark goal: the 400th in the history ...

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All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records

‘As you were’ in Group B after 1-1 draws in St Petersburg and Kazan   All four teams remain in semi-final contention Cameroon-Australia: As it happened; Germany-Chile: As it happened THE DAY REPLAYED – Group B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on ...

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Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists Xherdan Shaqiri is staying put

Stoke have “no plans” to sell winger Xherdan Shaqiri in this transfer window, according to chairman Peter Coates. The 25-year-old Switzerland international has been linked with a move to Roma as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Mohamed Salah. Shaqiri has shown flashes of the ability that prompted the Potters to pay £12million for his services in 2015, but he has also ...

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Kudryashov: The fans saw us fight till the end

Losing to the European champions was not a disaster for Russia The team can take positives from the second half performance against Portugal Only a victory against Mexico will guarantee Russia a semi-final spot By Igor Borunov with Russia Russia gave themselves a mountain to climb when they conceded early against Portugal yesterday and spent the rest of the match ...

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Liverpool closing in on Mohamed Salah deal

Liverpool are edging closer to securing the signature of Roma winger Mohamed Salah with the player undergoing the final stages of his medical on Thursday. Press Association Sport understands a deal of 39 million euros, including add-ons, was agreed yesterday but the current exchange rate means the £34.3m fee for the Egypt international will not break the club-record £35m paid ...

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Spoils shared in Saint Petersburg

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Mark Milligan both on target Draw leaves both sides adrift in Group B before Germany and Chile meet  Relive: As it happened, stats and more Cameroon and Australia played out a 1-1 draw in Saint Petersburg, with a point aiding neither of their hopes of reaching the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals from Group B. Another ponderous ...

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