Euro 2020: Austria advance to last 16 with win over Ukraine
Christoph Baumgartner’s first half goal sealed a slice of history for Austria as they defeated dismal Ukraine 1-0 on Monday to finish runners-up in Group C and seal a first ever place in the last 16 of the European Championship.
England players Chilwell, Mount in isolation after contact with Gilmour
England players Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are self-isolating after coming into contact with Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Monday, the Football Association said in a statement. "The pair will be kept away from the rest of the England players and wider support team," the statement added.
I don't think I would be alive if I grew up in UK: Michael Holding
The fieriness in his youth would have cost him his life if he grew up in England, feels fast bowling great Michael Holding who has also become a leading voice against racism. "I don't think I would be alive today. As a young man I was a bit fiery. I kicked a stump out of the ground in New Zealand (1980) so can you imagine me going through what Ebony went through?" he said.
Manchester City make $138 million move for Kane: Reports
Manchester City have made a bid of 100 million pounds (138 million dollars) to Tottenham for England captain Harry Kane, according to reports on Monday. Kane, 27, has publicly expressed his desire to add trophies to his excellent goalscoring record and is believed to be keen on a move away from his boyhood club this summer.
Euro 2020: Belgium progress after third straight win
Football|: St Petersburg, Russia: Belgium beat Finland 2-0 on Monday to finish top of Euro 2020 Group B and leave the Finns third in the standings with only a slim chance of making the last 16. A second-half own goal by Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and a strike by Romelu Lukaku secured Belgium’s third successive win. Hradecky fumbled in a ball that had hit his left post, giving Belgium a 1-0 lead in the 74th minute. Lukaku added the second after having another effort disallowed having been judged offside. Belgium will face one of the third-placed sides in Seville on June 27. Denmark, second in Group B after their 4-1 win over Russia on Monday, will play Wales in Amsterdam on June 26. Finland must wait to see if they qualify for the knockout stages.
Euro 2020: Despair turns to joy as Denmark reach last 16
Football|: Copenhagen: Despair turned to exhilaration for Denmark as they claimed an astonishing 4-1 victory over Russia to scramble into the last 16 of Euro 2020 on a wonderful night in Copenhagen on Monday. Needing a victory to have any chance of progression, Mikkel Damsgaard lit the touchpaper with a 38th-minute wonder goal on a head-spinning night in the Parken Stadium. A dreadful mistake by Russia’s Roman Zobnin allowed Yussuf Poulsen to double the lead on the hour. Russia threatened a comeback when Artem Dzyuba converted a 70th minute penalty but Andreas Christensen’s screamer made it 3-1 before Joakim Maehle completed the rout. It was only half the story though as Denmark’s fate was never in their own hands and they were still indebted to Belgium who beat Finland 2-0 in St Petersburg. Having lost their opening two games in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in the opener against Finland, Denmark went through as runners-up and will face Wales next. Belgium finished top of Group B with a maximum nine points with Denmark, Finland and Russia all on three points but with the Danes ahead on goal difference. Other than a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg shot that fizzed wide early on, Denmark were struggling to make much headway against a disciplined Russia side for whom Alexander Golovin could have opened the scoring after a weaving run. With no margin for error in their quest to stay in the tournament, there was a tension about Denmark’s play and Russia had turned down the volume of the fervent home support. But that all changed with a moment of magic from Damsgaard, Eriksen’s replacement, in the 38th minute. Receiving a pass from Hojbjerg, he took a silky touch with his left foot and opened his body to swerve a majestic shot beyond Russia keeper Matvei Safonov. If Denmark’s opener was sublime, then their second on the hour mark was ridiculous. Zobnin inexplicably played a pass back towards his keeper without looking and Poulsen completed the simplest of tasks to score. Denmark were rampant but in the space of seconds everything went flat as Russia were awarded a penalty after Jannik Vestergaard fouled Alexander Sobolev -- and giant striker Dzyuba thumped the ball past Kasper Schmeichel to revive Russian hopes. As news drifted through that Belgium had taken the lead against Finland, the mood turned to jubilation as Christensen and Maehle completed a sensational evening.