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Bravo saves three penalties as Chile beat Portugal in shoot-out

Bravo saves three penalties as Chile beat Portugal in shoot-out

Claudio Bravo has made 115 appearances for Chile Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the hero as Chile reached the Confederations Cup final by beating Portugal on penalties. Bravo denied efforts from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani as Chile converted all their spot-kicks. It was perhaps justice for Chile, who had a strong claim […]

Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U21 semis

Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U21 semis

Germany last won the European Under-21 Championship in 2009, when they beat England 4-0 in the final England were denied a place in the European Under-21 Championship final as they lost a gripping semi-final against Germany on penalties. Julian Pollersbeck saved Nathan Redmond’s spot-kick as the Germans edged through in Tychy, Poland. Aidy Boothroyd’s Young […]

England 2018 World Cup bid a ‘form of bribery’, says bid leader

England 2018 World Cup bid a ‘form of bribery’, says bid leader

Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, with Russia given the 2018 tournament A plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand to win backing for their 2018 World Cup bid was “a form of bribery”, investigators were told. Ex-Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson made the admission when interviewed during an inquiry […]

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Beattie has more than 100 Scotland caps, as does Kim Little – also missing through injury Experienced defender Jen Beattie has been ruled out of the Scotland squad for next month’s Women’s Euro 2017. The 26-year-old Manchester City player is missing from head coach Anna Signeul’s selections after picking up an ankle injury. Signeul has […]

Legend Maldini beaten on pro tennis debut

Legend Maldini beaten on pro tennis debut

Paolo Maldini won 26 trophies over nearly a quarter of a century with AC Milan AC Milan and Italy great Paolo Maldini’s professional tennis debut ended in defeat at the Aspria Tennis Cup in Milan. Maldini and doubles partner Stefano Landonio lost 6-1 6-1 to Poland’s Tomasz Bednarek and Dutchman David Pel. The 49-year-old earned […]

World Cup 2022: Fifa releases 2022 ‘corruption’ report

World Cup 2022: Fifa releases 2022 ‘corruption’ report

Football’s world governing body Fifa has released its full report into alleged corruption in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid. It comes after German newspaper Bild published extracts of a leaked copy of the report on Tuesday. The 2014 report was authored by former Fifa independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia. He quit in protest when […]

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Beattie has more than 100 Scotland caps, as does Kim Little – also missing through injury Experienced defender Jen Beattie has been ruled out of the Scotland squad for next month’s Women’s Euro 2017. The 26-year-old Manchester City player is missing from head coach Anna Signeul’s selections after picking up an ankle injury. Signeul has […]

Shrewsbury Town are first English club to apply for safe standing

Media playback is not supported on this device Richard Conway explains Shrewsbury Town’s plans for safe standing League One side Shrewsbury Town have become the first English club to apply to have safe standing at their ground. The club aims to have the rail seats fitted and in use, in a section of one stand, […]

Everton close in on Nigeria striker Onyekuru

Everton close in on Nigeria striker Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru (right) scored 22 goals in the Belgian top flight last term Everton are close to signing Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru in a £7m deal from KAS Eupen. Onyekuru, 20, scored 22 goals for the Belgian top-flight club last season and has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham United and clubs throughout Europe. However, […]

Gossip: Man Utd ready to pay £40m for Roma midfielder

Gossip: Man Utd ready to pay £40m for Roma midfielder

<!– For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Transfer news – latest update (13:00 BST) Manchester United are “prepared to offer up to £40m” to sign 29-year-old Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan. (Gazzetta […]

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