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#European Championship Qualification

# european-championship-qualification - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

John McGinn is likely to be out for three months, after he sustained an ankle fracture.

# european-championship-qualification - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'I did not deserve ugly Luis Enrique criticism' - Moreno

The former La Roja coach has now issued a defiant response to the manager.

# european-championship-qualification - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Luis Enrique criticises 'disloyal' ex-assistant Moreno over Spain coaching 'ambition'

The unseemly fallout to Spain’s managerial change continues.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 22 November, 2019

Gareth Bale defended after controversial 'Wales, golf, Madrid' celebration

The Real Madrid forward’s agent responded to criticism of the player.

# european-championship-qualification - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit

Luis Enrique’s former assistant has stepped aside after just a handful of months at the Roja helm, a feeling he admitted was ‘bittersweet’.

# european-championship-qualification - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy

Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes rivals would prefer to avoid playing his team at Euro 2020.

# european-championship-qualification - Monday 18 November, 2019

Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia

Roberto Mancini’s Italy turned on the style in their final Group J game.

# european-championship-qualification - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo

England scored 13 goals without reply in their previous two games but laboured at times before pulling clear in a 4-0 win over Kosovo.

Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros

A late tap-in took Cristiano Ronaldo to within touching distance of a new landmark as Portugal beat Luxembourg.

# european-championship-qualification - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 15 November, 2019

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot

There was plenty of qualification action across the groups on Friday.

# european-championship-qualification - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'It was hard for me to see Gomez get booed' - Sterling hits out at England fans

The Manchester City star was dropped from the English squad over a clash between the pair.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick in 6-0 victory as Portugal close in on Euro qualification

Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva were also on target.

Italian teen not scared by €300 million price tag

Sandro Tonali isn’t worried about his valuation ahead of a big season.

# european-championship-qualification - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Portugal boss fumes at repeated Cristiano Ronaldo questions in press conference

Fernando Santos had quickly heard enough as he fielded questions on the star’s role at Juventus.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 8 November, 2019

Southgate wants 'high-performance, low-maintenance' Maddison

James Maddison must be focused to cement an England spot, manager Gareth Southgate said.

# european-championship-qualification - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England

The Bulgarian Football Union has also been fined €75,000 for the racist behaviour of fans during the game.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 18 October, 2019

Bulgaria head coach resigns after racism row at England match

Krasimir Balakov initially said he did not hear abuse directed at the England players.

# european-championship-qualification - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Italy's teen sensation plays up Pirlo and Gattuso comparisons

Sandro Tonali made his debut as his team equalled a national team record with a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein.

# european-championship-qualification - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Rodrigo's last-gasp equaliser secures Spain's qualification for Euro 2020

Marcus Berg’s goal had Sweden on the cusp of a memorable triumph over the Spanish this evening.

England overreacted a bit, says Bulgaria goalkeeper amid racism storm

Racist abuse aimed towards Three Lions players has received widespread condemnation.

# european-championship-qualification - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Gundogan grabs brace as Germany see-off Estonia despite early Can red card

Germany moved closer to Euro 2020 qualification after a 3-0 win in Estonia, with Ilkay Gundogan inspiring the 10 men.

Work to do for Wales and Croatia following feisty stalemate

Neither Wales nor Croatia will be truly happy with a point apiece following a hard-fought encounter in Cardiff on Sunday.

# european-championship-qualification - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Remarkable scenes as Andorra win Euros qualifier for the first time in 20 years

The long wait is over for the principality, which picked up its maiden win in the competition after 57 attempts.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 11 October, 2019

Unbeaten France all but seal qualification as Giroud makes Iceland pay the penalty

The world champions inflicted a first home qualifier defeat in six years on Iceland.

England denied Euro 2020 qualification after brilliant Czech comeback win

A dream international debut for Zdenek Ondrasek, who came off the bench to seal a famous night in Prague.

'It's terrible to watch' - Dutch boss Koeman criticises Northern Ireland's playing style

The Netherlands scored three late goals to overcome Michael O’Neill’s side last night.

# european-championship-qualification - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

The Bulgarian FA chief was upset with remarks made by the England camp but Southgate has tried to defuse to the situation.

# european-championship-qualification - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'Groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary' - Bulgarian Football Union hits back at Southgate

The manager said England’s players are already preparing for racist abuse in Sofia.

# european-championship-qualification - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Sterling striving for longevity to match Messi and Ronaldo

England’s Raheem Sterling is one of the form men in world football but says he cannot yet compare to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

# european-championship-qualification - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo bags four goals to keep Portugal's qualification campaign on track Goals Galore This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo bags four goals to keep Portugal's qualification campaign on track

Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus was guilty of a howler as Ronaldo inspired Portugal to victory.

Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra

The World champions made hard work of beating a side ranked 133 places below them on Tuesday.

# european-championship-qualification - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'I would not be wasting my time': Bale confident Wales can qualify for Euro 2020

The Real Madrid forward rescued his country against Azerbaijan in Cardiff.

# european-championship-qualification - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Harry Kane hat-trick helps England ease past Bulgaria and maintain perfect start

The England captain’s three goals helped England make it three wins from three in Euro 2020 qualifying.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 6 September, 2019

Bale rescues faltering Wales at home to Azerbaijan

Wales just about did enough to beat Azerbaijan on Friday, with Gareth Bale scoring the winner in the 85th minute after a poor showing.

Scotland's Euro 2020 hopes dented as Russia take three points from Hampden

Stephen O’Connell’s own goal saw Russia complete a 2-1 comeback victory against Scotland, whose Euro 2020 hopes took a blow at Hampden Park.

# european-championship-qualification - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win Going Well This post contains videos

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win

Kevin Malget had a night to forget at Windsor Park on Thursday.

# european-championship-qualification - Friday 30 August, 2019

Southgate: Walker's England career not over despite axe

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker remains a part of England’s future, according to manager Gareth Southgate.

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