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Archives: Euro 2016

Quitting the Netherlands job is the correct decision by Guus Hiddink

Posted on by David Bronstein
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So Guus Hiddink has resigned as the Netherlands coach and it should come as little shock to anyone. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager endured a torrid time in charge of his home nation since taking the job in … Continue reading

Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match.  Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales … Continue reading

Schedule of Euro 2016 qualifiers on US TV this weekend

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Kicking off the latest round of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers and various international friendlies this weekend, ESPN will be showing 15 games between June 11-14 on their various platforms. While some of the games appear to be less attractive, some have … Continue reading

Michael Carrick is key to England’s Euro 2016 quest

Posted on by Gary Driver
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The last time Michael Carrick started a match for England was the pivotal World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley in October 2013, some 17 months ago. Fast-forward to last Friday night and Carrick was named as England’s midfield anchor … Continue reading

Euro 2016 qualifying rounds are captivating to watch

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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With the Euros expanded to 24 for the next tournament in France, this was the cue for many to call out qualifying for the tournament, with some calling it “academic” and “boring”. To the surprise of so many, not only … Continue reading

Pepe set to sign contract extension with Real Madrid until June 2018

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Pepe is set to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid until June 2018, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper AS. The Portuguese defender has been in talks with the club for several months, with earlier reports believing … Continue reading

Michel Platini has tarnished the European qualifiers process

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The European Championship qualifiers are well upon us again as top domestic leagues throughout Europe shut down for a week. The excitement to go and cheer on your national team is at fever pitch as you pray for all three … Continue reading

Luka Modric To Miss Three To Four Months After Sustaining Injury On International Duty

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to Real Madrid’s club doctors, midfielder Luka Modric sustained a torn left proximal rectus femoris tendon (the tendon to the top of the muscle near his hip) and will be out of action for between three and four months. The … Continue reading

Manchester United Midfielder Daley Blind Ruled Out For A Month With Suspected Knee Injury

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The hits just keep coming for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Earlier this weekend it was learned that goalkeeper David De Gea had dislocated a finger while training with Spain. Now it is understood that midfielder Daley Blind has … Continue reading

Scotland Making Huge Strides Under Gordon Strachan [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Scotland have not qualified for a European Championship or a World Cup since 1996 and 1998 respectively. The country has also never made a significant run in either tournament when it has achieved inclusion into the competitions. These are painful realities for … Continue reading

Santi Cazorla Says Current Spain Squad Should Not Be Compared With The Previous

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been included in Vicente del Bosque’s 26-man Spanish national team squad for the country’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus on Saturday and its friendly versus the defending World Cup champions Germany next Tuesday. The 29-year-old … Continue reading

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Week

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Are we a little too harsh on international soccer? While it’s typically been perceived as a mere blemish on the domestic landscape, some revamps to the various competitions seem to have given teams an edge, thus facilitating a much more … Continue reading

Martin O’Neill And FAI Stand In Full Support Of Roy Keane Over Fan Incident

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has given “full support” to his national team assistant Roy Keane over an incident that took place at the team hotel on Wednesday. Late last night, the British tabloid Daily Mail broke the story of … Continue reading

Schedule of Euro 2016 Qualifiers and International Friendlies on US TV and Internet

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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We have the US TV and Internet schedule for all of the international matches being played during the next week — including Euro 2016 qualifiers, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches and friendlies. The international break is a time when England … Continue reading

Manchester United Teenage Defender Paddy McNair Earns Northern Ireland Call-Up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United defender Paddy McNair has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania. The international call-up is the first for the 19-year-old United youth academy product. He is the only uncapped player in the 25-man … Continue reading

UEFA Charge Albania and Serbia After Euro 2016 Qualifying Melee

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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In the wake of Tuesday’s fracas between Serbia and Albania, which was ignited when a Greater Albania flag was flown by a drone over the Belgrade stadium during the Euro 2016 qualifying match, UEFA has charged both national teams. UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, … Continue reading

Carlsberg Presents: England vs. San Marino – An Inside Look at the Carlsberg Fan Squad

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Turning up six hours before kick off is something usually reserved for club staff, tourists and middle aged mothers who ‘want a little extra time to get there, just in case’. Despite being none of the above, that is exactly … Continue reading