Italy begin Euro 2024 title defence with win

Italy begin Euro 2024 title defence with win, now move on to a heavyweight showdown with Spain on Thursday. Italy recovered from conceding the fastest goal in European Championship history to begin their title defence with a 2-1 win over Albania on Saturday, after Spain made a dream start to their campaign by beating Croatia

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Southgate upbeat despite England’s defeat to Brazil

Southgate upbeat despite England’s defeat to Brazil. England, one of the favorites for Euro 2024, impressed in spells but lacked a cutting edge against their disciplined opponents at Wembley and had some shaky moments in defence. Manager Gareth Southgate said that despite Saturday’s disappointing 1-0 result against Brazil, England’s first defeat since the 2022 World

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Kings, Abahani face off in Independence Cup semifinal

Abahani Limited and holders Bashundhara Kings take on each other in the second semi-final of the Independence Cup in the capital’s Kings Arena Friday afternoon. Diego Andres Cruciani’s Abahani won all three group matches quite comfortably before beating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the quarter-final shootout. On the other hand, Oscar Bruzon’s Bangladesh Premier League

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Bellingham can cap sublime Real start in first Clasico

Jude Bellingham is loving life at Real Madrid, even before getting the chance to play in the club football’s biggest match, the Clasico. The England international will lead Los Blancos into battle at Barcelona’s temporary Olympic Stadium home on the Montjuic hill Saturday, having become Carlo Ancelotti’s key player within three months. Bellingham has begun

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Xavi to extend Barcelona contract until 2025

Xavi, who took over as coach in 2021, will extend his contract by 1 season until 2025. Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez announced Friday that his contract extension with the Spanish champions had been confirmed and will be made official shortly. The former Barca midfielder, who took over as coach in 2021, will extend his contract

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