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Euro 2020 To Be Delayed Until Next Summer

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UEFA are expected to suspend the Champions League and Europa League, postponing Euro 2020 for a year, but only after a meeting on March 17, claim L’Equipe.

It was announced today that UEFA were organising a summit via videoconference with representatives of the 55 members associations, boards of the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPro to discuss “European football’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA Euro 2020. Further communication will be made following those meetings.”

L’Equipe claim one decision has already been made, as UEFA are expected to announce that Euro 2020 will become Euro 2021.

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England Get Croatia And Czech Republic In Euro 2020 Draw

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England avoided a nightmare Euro 2020 draw after being drawn with Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D but could face Germany, France or Portugal in the last-16.

The Three Lions could also face Scotland in their group, if Steve Clarke’s side win their play-off in March, with Israel, Serbia and Norway also vying it out for the final place in Group D.

Gareth Southgate’s side will face Croatia in their opening game of the tournament before they face the Playoff C winners and the finally Czech Republic.

England are also boosted by the huge advantage of hosting all of their group stage games at Wembley.

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Euro 2020 Draw: Winners And Losers

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The qualifying draw for Euro 2020 has been made and with any draw, some nations are much happier with their opponents than others.

The likes of Italy and England will be pleased with the draw but and Holland have been left cursing their luck.

Winners
Italy

After failing to qualify for World Cup, the Azzurri have been given a real chance of reaching this major tournament with Bosnia the only real threat in their group.

Manager Roberto Mancini was particularly happy to avoid Germany after his side were drawn in Group J, which also holds Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein.

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England Heading To Nations League Semi-Finals

It looked like being a summer without any tournament football for England.

Up until the 85th minute against Croatia, the Three Lions were staring at relegation to the second tier of the Nations League, before skipper Harry Kane slid in the winning goal to send Wembley Stadium into raptures.

The country will be hoping for another heatwave in 2019 and England only need to win two more games to bring the trophy home.

Here is everything you need to know about the Nations League finals.

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Southgate Vows England Will Come Back Stronger After World Cup Semi-Final Defeat

Gareth Southgate believes England’s heartbroken players will emerge stronger from Wednesday night’s painful semi-final loss to Croatia.

Mario Mandzukic’s extra time goal completed Croatia’s excellent comeback as Zlatko Dalic’s men fought back from Kieran Trippier’s brilliant early free kick to book their place in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Southgate’s side have exceeded expectations here in Russia, nevertheless the ache of this loss will still come as a crushing blow to England’s shell-shocked players.

Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Trippier were visibly distraught after the final whistle as Southgate went round consoling his forlorn stars.

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Is Football Coming Home?

Gareth Southgate told England’s young World Cup stars to grab their chance at glory after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

England followed their gritty display against Colombia with a comfortable 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden today. They will meet Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

Headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli either side of half-time did the damage in Samara as England secured just their third ever World Cup semi-final.

“It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager anyway,” the former defender said.

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Ibra Scores Four As Sweden Beat England 4-2

The British press has always downplayed the skills and accomplishment’s of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he has never played well against an English team.

Well that all changed in Stockholm tonight as Ibra scored all four goals, including a goal of the season overhead kick, to give England boss Roy Hodgson his first defeat over 90 minutes as England manager.

After a pretty boring timid opening the game was brought to life on 20 minutes with Sweden’s first goal. Martin Olsson was too strong for Raheem Sherling and his cross was converted at the second attempt by Ibrahimovic, after Caulker had blocked his first effort.
Their lead lasted only 15 minutes when Ashley Young’s cross was converted Danny Welbeck.

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John Terry Retires From International Football

Chelsea captain John Terry has announced that he will no longer play for England effective immediately. The decision comes just hours before the Football Association begins a disciplinary hearing into Terry’s alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, a charge he was cleared of at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in July.

“I am today announcing my retirement from international football,” Terry said in a statement.

“I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps.

“I have had great pleasure in sharing that honour with all the players that I’ve played with.

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England Squeak Out Draw With Ukraine

The day after a parade of Team GB athletes drew over 1 million people into the streets of London, and Andy Murray ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a major singles tennis title, the England footballing stars threw some cold water on the euphoria that England sports fans were feeling.

A late penalty from Frank Lampard spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of becoming the first England manager since Kevin Keegan to lose a World Cup game at Wembley.

The game could have been much easier for England if Tom Cleverly had converted any of his three first half chances or if Jermain Defoe’s goal had been allowed.

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Terry Back In England Squad For World Cup Qualifiers

John Terry has been included in Roy Hodgson’s 24-man England squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Terry missed Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday with a neck injury, but is in the squad, while Manchester United’s Ashley Young has been dropped.

With Wayne Rooney out due to injury Hodgson has called up Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge to bolster the England attack.

Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland and Norwich’s John Ruddy will be back-up to Manchester City’s Joe Hart, meaning there is no place for Queens Park Rangers’ Robert Green who has been poor so far this season for QPR.