A lot has been said about Italy and their chances of impressing at next year’s FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar following their heroics last month. The Azzuri defied all odds and became the eventual champions of the 2020-21 UEFA Euros tournament after a fine campaign under manager Roberto Mancini. Mancini guided Italy to the title in sublime fashion as he oversaw their spectacular campaign right from the group stage to the knockout stage and then to the final where they faced and defeated England on penalties to win the title in some style.
Some people say that the team was just lucky because they were not able to face the likes of France, Portugal, and Germany, who all got knocked out of the competition at the knockout stages. However, Italy did face Belgium, one of the highest-rated teams in the world and they defeated the Belgian Red Devils in what was a thrilling game of football during the knockout stage. And following their title triumph, the big question remains; will they impress at the World Cup next year? Continue Reading
Brighton and Hove Albion utility defender Ben White is on course to undergo his medical at Arsenal on Wednesday as he closes in on a big money move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Arsenal had been in discussions with the Seagulls over a deal for White before they reached an agreement for him several days ago. The Gunners will pay a premium transfer fee of £50m for White plus a sell-on clause inserted into the imminent transfer taking the England international from Brighton to North London. Continue Reading
Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick has been the named the recipient of the best goal award at the just concluded Euro 2020 tournament. The Bayer Leverkusen star won the award for the best goal at Euro 2020 following his second strike against Scotland as he scored a brace to lead his country to a 2-0 win in their opening game of the tournament.
Schick beat nine others to emerge as the recipient forthe Euro 2020 Goal of the Tournament. The former AS Roma attacker had given the Czechs a well deserved lead in the first half of the game played at Hampden Park in Glasgow via a header at the expense of the hosts before he scored an audacious chip from the halfway line to double the lead for his country at the start of the second half. Schick spotted Scotland shot stopper David Marshall off his line before he produced the moment that led to him being crowned the recipient of the best goal scored at Euro 2020. Marshall was well off his line as his team tried to get back in the game and Schick took full advantage to hand his team the three points. Continue Reading
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney was a major absentee for the Scotland national team in their opening game at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The Gunners left-back was a surprise omission from both the Scotland XI and the 23-man squad for their opening game of the Euro 2020 tournament against Czech Republic on Monday afternoon.
In his pre-match interview, Scotland manager Steve Clarke confirmed that Tierney picked up a knock in training thus ruling him out of the Euro 2020 opener against the Czechs and that the former Celtic player should be fit for the second group match against the Three Lions of England in the Home Nations derby on Friday. Continue Reading
Liverpool are reportedly uncertain on the position of their defender Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of the England squad announcement for the upcoming Euro 2020. This is according to the publication from The Athletic which revealed that Liverpool player Trent is likely to miss out on the 26-man squad for Euro 2020
The England squad announcement for Euro 2020 by Gareth Southgate is due on Tuesday and Trent could miss out despite a fantastic end to the season in the colours of Liverpool. He was a key part of the Reds team that won their last four games in the Premier League to secure Champions League football ahead of the new season. Continue Reading
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been recalled to rejoin the France national team and is now a part of the squad that will be participating at the Euros 2020-2021 later this year. The French striker was banished from the France squad six years ago after a sex tape of him and former teammate Valbuena leaked to the public. Since the scandal, he was never selected to be a part of the France squad and the situation had tongues wagging ever since.
Benzema has proven himself to be one of the best strikers in the world during his time at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium. He has been a part of a Madrid side that has conquered Europe on some occasions and has lined up with some of the world’s best attackers, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Los Blancos. Continue Reading