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RASHFORD ON TARGET IN BIG WIN

England international Marcus Rashford was on target as his Manchester United side recorded a big win over arch rivals Liverpool to reignite their season in the Premier League. The Euro 2020 participant was the recipient of the winning goal at the end of the game involving two of the biggest teams in English football. Rashford was part of the England squad to the Euro 2020 tournament as the Three Lions finished as runners-up. It must be pointed out that the Manchester United forward has rarely featured for his country since the Euro 2020 and he would be hoping to maintain his form with the World Cup tournament in Qatar a few months away.

Rashford and his Manchester United teammates were heavily criticised in all quarters after they lost their first two league games of the season. There were no margin for errors ahead of their third league game with Liverpool at Old Trafford having failed to register a single point from the maximum six points available this season. Continue Reading

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REPORT: EURO 2020 DRIVING COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

Audiences and consumers alike are taking more notice of women’s football, and in doing so presenting key business opportunities, according to a new survey. A study by Footy.com has shown that sports fans are becoming more and more engaged with the women’s game off the back of the ongoing UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – particularly from a commercial and retail perspective. Notably, 83% of surveyed fans said they ‘would consider’ buying a football shirt with a female player’s name on the back, with an additional 84% stating that they would be more likely to make a purchase following the tournament.

Sam Patterson, Marketing Director at Footy.com, said: there’s been huge demand from football fans for women’s football jerseys this summer, with many retailers even running low on stock. He also said that this just shows that women’s football is having its moment off the pitch, just as much as it is on it. Seeing fans wearing their England jerseys with pride with names like Bronze, Hemp and Mead on the back really signifies a level of retail growth in the game we haven’t seen before. Continue Reading

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        RASHFORD: WHITE ENGLAND PLAYERS WOULDN’T HAVE RECEIVED SAME ABUSE

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford believes England stars would not have received abuse after the Euro 2020 final if three white players missed penalties against Italy last summer.  Rashford was targeted by trolls with vile racist messages on social media after he failed with his spot kick at Wembley Stadium, along with his fellow black team-mates Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who also missed their efforts. The 24-year-old, who opened up on the episode to basketball icon LeBron James on his Shop YouTube series, said he did not feel white players would receive the same treatment from fans, claiming supporters ‘wouldn’t have noticed’.


Rashford appeared on the show alongside British actor Daniel Kaluuya, artist Rashid Johnson, marketing exectuvie Paul Rivera, entrepreneur Maverick Carter and James. When the group began speaking about the sickening abuse the three players received after the Three Lions lost on penalties – following a 1-1 draw in the final – Rashford was asked if he felt the level of hate would have been the same if white players were involved. Continue Reading

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         ENGLAND WOMEN TO MAKE CAMP AT THE LENSBURY RESORT FOR EURO 2022

England will be making their way to a luxury four-star hotel in London to make camp ahead of Euro 2022 this summer, which will go ahead on home soil. The Lensbury Resort has hosted a number of elite sports teams in the past, including rugby teams, tennis stars and football coaches and boasts some impressive credentials. The England stars will be staying at the hotel for the entirety of the tournament.

Matches will go on ahead across the country, including the opener against Austria which will kick-off on Wednesday night on July 6 at c. The Lionesses then travel to the south coast to face Norway and Northern Ireland in Brighton and Southampton respectively. The Lensbury boasts 155 rooms in a variety of unique styles, ranging in price depending on the quality of the room. While it is not clear which the England women will be using, their are a number of options including the Deluxe Bedrooms and Dutch Suites. Continue Reading

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FROM EURO 2020 HERO TO ISL: ATK MOHUN BAGAN’S JONI’S GROWTH

Midfielder Joni Kauko – ATK Mohun Bagan’s most effective recruit in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 has come a long way since his arrival in India. So far, his Indian journey has been nothing short of incredible.

Transcending the normal hierarchy at Finland-based Inter Turku to kickstart his professional career, Kauko relished the club’s greatest hour, as he was part of their only domestic league cup win, back in 2008. It was his first season in the top-flight, following three transitional years at the club’s youth setup, making eight appearances in the whole season. After winning three trophies in five terms, he shifted to rivals FC Lahiti. Continue Reading

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          UEFA CHIEF: DISORDER WHICH MARRED EURO 2020 FINAL MUST NOT REPEAT

The chaotic and violent scenes at last year’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley can never be repeated, according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. An independent review of the disorder at London’s national stadium last July identified more than 20 “near-misses” that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Wembley remains in favour with Ceferin and UEFA, and the stadium will host its inaugural ‘Finalissima’ match between Italy and Argentina next month, as well as the final of the Women’s Euro later this summer.


People should feel safe in and around a football stadium. They should never ever feel danger and they felt danger. A UK and Ireland bid for Euro 2028 – where Wembley would almost certainly host the final – is also the strong favourite to succeed. But Ceferin insisted the lessons of last summer had to be learned. Continue Reading