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Jermain Defoe & Jamie Vardy net as England beat Lithuania in World Cup qualifier

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA8 hits

-Jermain Defoe returned with a bang as England overcame Lithuania, netting his first international goal in four years as Gareth Southgate's men secured a predictably comfortable World Cup qualification win.Devastated to have been overlooked for the 2014 World Cup months after heading to Major League Soccer, few expected the 34-year-old to ever don the Three Lions again.But Defoe's performances ...Full Story »

Andre Schurrle's brace helps Germany to victory in Azerbaijan

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA7 hits

Andre Schurrle scored twice as Germany extended their perfect start in World Cup qualifying Group C to five games with a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.Preferred by coach Joachim Low to Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in the starting line-up, Schurrle hit his side's first and last goals in the 19th and 81st minutes after Dima Nazarov had briefly dragged the hosts back level.Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez ...Full Story »

Bradley header sinks leaders Doncaster and puts Plymouth in title hunt

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA9 hits

Plymouth blew the League One title race wide open with a 1-0 win at leaders Doncaster.Sonny Bradley's bullet header early in the second half moved second-placed Argyle to within three points of their opponents.Plymouth came with a plan to defend deep and counter attack and it worked to perfection as Doncaster's unbeaten home run was ended one game short of a full year.Argyle were indebted to go...Full Story »

Matt Crooks snatches late win for Scunthorpe over Bradford

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA7 hits

Matt Crooks headed a late winner as Scunthorpe edged a pulsating contest with Bradford 3-2.The midfielder stole into the box to nod in from a right-wing corner in the 83rd minute and complete an impressive turnaround for the Iron, who had trailed 2-1 at the break.Scunthorpe opened the scoring in the third minute, when the Bantams allowed Ivan Toney the time and space to smash the ball home at t...Full Story »

MLS club run online poll to decide team name… with hilariously inevitable results

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com71 hits

Do people never learn? Last year the British publicly took it upon themselves to sabotage a competition and name a new research polar vessel Boaty McBoatface. And it appears their American counterparts are looking to replicate their cheeky antics. San Diego are set to launch a new MLS team and have taken to the world wide web to decide what they should name it. The American side's offici...Full Story »

Ramos, Makelele and Xavi all feature in Nolito's ultimate footballer

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Marca.com82 hits

Selecting your favourite ever player may be tricky in itself but Nolito has tackled the question with the added ingredient of selecting per each body part. Divided into the head, speed, vision, and so on, the Manchester City winger brought the likes of Sergio Ramos, Xavi, and Luisao into his selection. Interestingly, former Barcelona teammate Cristian Tello was Nolito's option for speed whil...Full Story »

Barcelona to honour Johan Cruyff with Nou Camp statue

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Skysports.com26 hits

The No 9 shirt of the late Johan Cruyff is displayed during a ceremony for the first anniversary of his death Barcelona will honour late club legend Johan Cruyff with a statue at their Nou Camp stadium. The Dutch great, who won 13 trophies during his time playing and managing the club, died a year ago from lung cancer. Barcelona unveiled a series of planned tributes on Saturday and as well as...Full Story »

Luis Figo: I wanted Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Skysports.com106 hits

Steven Gerrard was back at Anfield for a charity match Luis Figo admitted he once wanted Steven Gerrard to join Real Madrid after watching the former Liverpool captain shine in Saturday's charity match at Anfield. Gerrard stole the show as the 'Liverpool Legends' team beat their Madrid counterparts 4-3 in an entertaining clash in aid of the LFC Foundation. The midfielder, who recently took up...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate on Wayne Rooney: 'There's no reason why he's finished'

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by ESPN63 hits

Wayne Rooney has faced questions regarding his future in football's top levels. Gareth Southgate insists Wayne Rooney's England career is not over and has been puzzled by suggestions to the contrary. This has been a chastening year for the 31-year-old forward as restricted playing time has led onlookers to not only query his role for the Three Lions and Manchester United but his future at the ...Full Story »

Monaco slap massive £130m price tag on Kylian Mbappe: Man United leading race to sign him

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by hits

Monaco have slapped a huge £130m price tag on Man United target Kylian Mbappe MONACO have slapped a bank-busting £130million price tag on wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe. Manchester United are leading the chase for the prolific France teenager, who has rattled 19 goals in 32 games this season, but face fierce competition from a host of rivals - at home and abroad. Chelsea and Arsenal have ...Full Story »

Kroos: I'm not scared of Bayern Munich

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Marca.com47 hits

Facing his former club in the Champions League quarter-final isn't a daunting task for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, and with Carlo Ancelotti returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, it'll be a match-up with plenty of ties between the two superclubs. One of the most highly anticipated clashes of the round, both are considered heavy favourites, putting extra pressure to emerge victorio...Full Story »

Verratti to snub Barcelona interest and stay at PSG

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Marca.com44 hits

Barcelona were dealt a blow this weekend when long-term target Marco Verratti indicated that he's set to continue with Paris Saint-Germain for at least another season. The tenacious midfielder was commenting on his future after he helped the Italian national team defeat Albania to keep pace with Spain in World Cup qualifying Group G. "I'm happy in Paris, it's a great project and I'll still b...Full Story »

Bulgaria 2 Netherlands 0: Delev brace leaves De Ligt and Oranje feeling blue

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Goal.com17 hits

Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup were dealt a severe blow by a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria as Matthijs de Ligt endured a debut to forget in Sofia. At just 17 years of age, the highly-rated Ajax central defender was the youngest player to turn out for Oranje since 1931, but it was a painful introduction to international football for a man who had made just 14 senior appearanc...Full Story »

Portugal 3 Hungary 0: Ronaldo magic keeps up winning run

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Goal.com26 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo reached 70 international goals as Portugal enjoyed a commanding 3-0 victory over Hungary on Saturday. The captain netted with two superb strikes after Andre Silva had put the home side ahead in the World Cup qualifying clash at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. These teams played out a thrilling draw when they last met in the group stage of Euro 2016, but Hungary offered scant resi...Full Story »

Luxembourg 1 - 3 France: Olivier Giroud nets twice as France edge past battling Luxembourg

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 by PA26 hits

France saw off a spirited challenge from Luxembourg to win 3-1 at Stade Josy Barthel and stay clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group A. Les Bleus took the lead through a close-range finish from Olivier Giroud before both teams won penalties in the space of four first-half minutes. Aurelien Joachim drew Luxembourg level from the spot in the 34th minute after Blaise Matuidi pushed over...Full Story »

Scotland vs Slovenia - Strachan admits Scotland hopes would end with loss

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA17 hits

Gordon Strachan insists there will be no grey areas clouding Scotland's World Cup rescue plan when they face Slovenia on Sunday. The Scots' hopes of reaching Russia 2018 have been left dangling by a thread after claiming just four points from their first four games. And Strachan says anything less than a win when the Slovenians visit Hampden will spell the end of another qualification bid. Bu...Full Story »

England vs Lithuania - Southgate wants fans and players to be ambassadors for England

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA20 hits

England manager Gareth Southgate has called on players and fans alike to prove they are great ambassadors for the country at Wembley on Sunday. Southgate's side host Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier, four days after travelling supporters marred the friendly defeat in Germany with shameful chants, including repetitive and repellent references to the First and Second World Wars. The Football A...Full Story »

Andorra 0 - 0 Faroe Islands: Andorra end run of 58 defeats with Faroe Islands draw

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 by PA10 hits

Andorra ended a run of 58 competitive defeats stretching back more than 11 years by drawing with the Faroe Islands on Saturday. It may have been a goalless stalemate against fellow minnows reduced to 10 men, but it did little to quell the celebrations of Koldo Alvarez's underdogs. Though they beat San Marino in a friendly last month, Andorra had lost every World Cup or European Championship qu...Full Story »

Northern Ireland vs Norway - Northern Ireland can chase World Cup ticket

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by PA21 hits

Northern Ireland's players will begin to set their sights on World Cup qualification should they defeat Norway on Sunday, according to manager Michael O'Neill. Victory over the Scandinavians in Belfast would move Northern Ireland to 10 points at the halfway stage and O'Neill sees that figure as a magic marker for his squad's attitude to reaching Russia in 2018. "Once you get to double figures,...Full Story »

Crawley Town 3 - 0 Leyton Orient: Crawley cruise to victory as lowly Leyton Orient remain bottom

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 by PA4 hits

Leyton Orient's fading hopes of avoiding relegation from Sky Bet League Two took another heavy blow with a 3-0 defeat at Crawley. Three first-half goals in the space of 10 minutes sentenced the O's to a fourth successive defeat as Crawley tasted victory for the first time in seven matches. Orient edged the opening exchanges but lost defender Tom Parkes through injury before Steven Alzate was d...Full Story »

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