Spain 1-2 France: Les Bleus seal Nations League title the hard way after nailbiting finish

Hugo Lloris of France lifts The UEFA Nations League Trophy following their team's victory in the UEFA Nations League 2021 Final match between Spain...

World champions France recovered from another deficit, for the second time in four days, to be crowned the 2021 UEFA Nations League champions with a 2-1 win over Euro 2020 semi-finalists Spain. Just like their comeback win over Belgium, goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe saw them storm ahead in a frenetic second-half packed with chances for both sides.  Continue reading

Tokyo Olympics update: Gauff, Berrettini withdraw with COVID and injury issues

Coco Gauff of The United States, playing partner of Caty McNally of The United States plays a backhand in their Ladies' Doubles Third Round match...

In a field weakened by notable absences including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Serena Williams, America’s prodigious teenager Coco Gauff and first-time Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini have withdrawn from this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Gauff tested positive for COVID-19, while Berrettini has been struggling with a lingering thigh injury. Continue reading

England are through Group G, but can Three Lions roar in knockout rounds?

England, for all the quality within their ranks, have been consistent underachievers on the international stage. Despite this though, there is a surge in belief across the country. The Three Lions are finally starting to justify their hype. Led by a manager in Gareth Southgate who is providing them opportunities to play freely, they have responded by becoming a collective unit. 

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Italy vs Spain Preview: Battle of European heavyweights in Paris

Italy vs Spain Preview: Battle of European heavyweights in Paris

After both sides suffered narrow defeats in their final Group game respectively, they’re set to go head-to-head for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday afternoon in Paris. Who will prevail and who’ll tumble out of the competition?

Going into the tournament, there was an element of doubt as to whether Italy and Spain would show their quality or falter on the big stage – something that has happened in recent international competitions.

Following the first two group games, both teams had six points each. So, after defeats against Republic of Ireland and Croatia respectively in their final group encounters, they find themselves in a tricky situation: battling against each other with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

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