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#European Championship Qualification

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

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines
# Blow
# Blow

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 12,111 Views 5 Comments

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
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

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

Nov 28th 2019, 10:49 PM 7,192 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Succession
# Succession

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

Nov 27th 2019, 12:09 PM 9,910 Views 8 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 9:47 AM 9,323 Views 4 Comments

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
# Replaced
# Replaced

Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit

Nov 20th 2019, 10:09 PM 11,515 Views 10 Comments

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
# Play-off Party
# Play-off Party

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

Nov 19th 2019, 10:29 PM 8,329 Views 5 Comments

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
# Future
# Future

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

Nov 19th 2019, 9:44 AM 2,846 Views 2 Comments

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
# Perfect Campaign
# Perfect Campaign

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

Nov 19th 2019, 8:09 AM 3,984 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bobby Manc
# Bobby Manc

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

Nov 18th 2019, 10:28 PM 6,819 Views 4 Comments

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
# Potent
# Potent

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

Nov 17th 2019, 7:04 PM 8,774 Views 10 Comments

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
# Marksman
# Marksman

Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros

Nov 17th 2019, 4:52 PM 8,048 Views 5 Comments

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
# Match Winner
# Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Nov 16th 2019, 4:25 PM 3,262 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wrap
# Wrap

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

Nov 15th 2019, 10:46 PM 4,057 Views 1 Comment

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
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

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

Nov 14th 2019, 11:16 PM 12,748 Views 17 Comments

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
# Almost There
# Almost There

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

Nov 14th 2019, 10:30 PM 7,251 Views 2 Comments

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

Italian teen not scared by €300 million price tag
# Big Money
# Big Money

Italian teen not scared by €300 million price tag

Nov 14th 2019, 3:43 PM 17,889 Views 16 Comments

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
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Portugal boss fumes at repeated Cristiano Ronaldo questions in press conference

Nov 13th 2019, 9:23 PM 5,943 Views 0 Comments

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
# Challenge
# Challenge

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

Nov 8th 2019, 8:15 AM 5,971 Views 2 Comments

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
# Punishment
# Punishment

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

Oct 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 3,346 Views 5 Comments

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
# Standing Down
# Standing Down

Bulgaria head coach resigns after racism row at England match

Oct 18th 2019, 5:23 PM 4,007 Views 2 Comments

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
# Potential
# Potential

Italy's teen sensation plays up Pirlo and Gattuso comparisons

Oct 16th 2019, 4:20 PM 7,883 Views 3 Comments

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
# Swede Disposition
# Swede Disposition

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

Oct 15th 2019, 10:15 PM 4,626 Views 0 Comments

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
# Claim
# Claim

England overreacted a bit, says Bulgaria goalkeeper amid racism storm

Oct 15th 2019, 8:45 PM 9,144 Views 10 Comments

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
# One Step Closer
# One Step Closer

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

Oct 13th 2019, 10:28 PM 3,055 Views 0 Comments

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
# Draw
# Draw

Work to do for Wales and Croatia following feisty stalemate

Oct 13th 2019, 10:24 PM 4,976 Views 2 Comments

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
# Upset
# Upset

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

Oct 12th 2019, 12:44 AM 13,800 Views 4 Comments

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
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

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

Oct 11th 2019, 10:20 PM 4,048 Views 2 Comments

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

England denied Euro 2020 qualification after brilliant Czech comeback win
# Czech Mate
# Czech Mate

England denied Euro 2020 qualification after brilliant Czech comeback win

Oct 11th 2019, 10:08 PM 9,404 Views 16 Comments

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
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

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

Oct 11th 2019, 12:31 PM 11,326 Views 10 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

Oct 10th 2019, 9:38 PM 1,961 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 9,900 Views 4 Comments

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
# Consistency
# Consistency

Sterling striving for longevity to match Messi and Ronaldo

Sep 11th 2019, 11:58 AM 3,071 Views 4 Comments

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
# Goals Galore

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

Sep 10th 2019, 10:40 PM 9,292 Views 6 Comments

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
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

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

Sep 10th 2019, 10:34 PM 4,858 Views 4 Comments

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
# Man On A Mission
# Man On A Mission

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

Sep 8th 2019, 3:59 PM 6,366 Views 5 Comments

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
# Three Of The Best
# Three Of The Best

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

Sep 7th 2019, 7:15 PM 8,866 Views 9 Comments

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
# Talisman
# Talisman

Bale rescues faltering Wales at home to Azerbaijan

Sep 6th 2019, 10:22 PM 10,138 Views 5 Comments

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
# Blow
# Blow

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

Sep 6th 2019, 10:14 PM 5,564 Views 5 Comments

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
# Going Well

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win

Sep 5th 2019, 10:17 PM 12,983 Views 3 Comments

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
# Three Lions
# Three Lions

Southgate: Walker's England career not over despite axe

Aug 30th 2019, 8:53 AM 5,325 Views 1 Comment

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

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