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Italy gives OK for fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome

Rome (AFP) – The Italian government has given the green light for fans to attend Euro 2020 matches scheduled for Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, including the tournament’s curtain raiser, the country’s football federation said on Tuesday. Rome is set to host the opening fixture for the delayed multi-host nation Euro, between Turkey and Italy in Group…

Henrik Larsson’s best goals for Barcelona

Henrik Larsson is a bonafide legend at Celtic, a footballer who cemented himself as one of the club’s greatest ever footballers during an unforgettable spell in Scotland. Larsson signed for Celtic from Feyenoord and became an instant favourite of the club’s support, spending eight seasons in Glasgow and scoring a staggering 242 goals in just…

Spurs frustrated by Newcastle, Villa sink Fulham

London (AFP) – Tottenham’s bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock’s late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle, while Aston Villa also aided the Magpies’ bid for survival by beating Fulham 3-1 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side were just five minutes away from moving into…

North Macedonia hails ‘Miracle of Duisburg’ after Germany win

Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia) (AFP) – North Macedonians on Thursday were revelling in their football team’s remarkable victory over Germany, dubbed “the Miracle of Duisburg”, in World Cup qualifying. Goals from veteran striker Goran Pandev and Napoli’s Eljif Elmas helped North Macedonia inflict only a third ever World Cup qualifying loss on Germany, and…

Mauritania, Ethiopia qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mauritania won and Ethiopia were trailing in an abandoned match as they secured places Tuesday at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, raising the number of qualifiers to 21 for the 24-team tournament.  Ethiopia were losing 3-1 to already-qualified Ivory Coast in Abidjan after 80 minutes when the Ghanaian referee collapsed and…

Mbulu sends Malawi to third Cup of Nations

Johannesburg (AFP) – Richard Mbulu scored after 16 minutes to give Malawi a 1-0 Group B victory over Uganda on Monday, and qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The 27-year-old forward headed powerfully past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango off a cross from former Atletico Madrid youth squad member Robin Ngalande. It was the…

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

Tirana (AFP) – Harry Kane ended his six-game England goal drought as he inspired a 2-0 win in Albania in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. Gareth Southgate’s side struggled to break down the well-organised underdogs until the Tottenham striker netted late in the first half at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana. It was the England…

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