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Portugal beat Turkey to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

Posted Friday, March 25, 2022 by ESPN50 hits

Portugal fought off a dogged Turkey side en route to a 3-1 win in their UEFA World Cup playoff semifinal to stay alive in their quest to reach the showpiece event in Qatar at the end of the year. With both teams facing a win-or-go-home scenario, Portugal took a crucial early lead through 27-year-old Porto attacker Otavio, who pounced on the rebound from Bernardo Silva's shot as it caromed off...Full Story »

Wales 2 - 1 Austria: Gareth Bale fires Wales into World Cup play-off final with Austria brace

Posted Friday, March 25, 2022 by PA33 hits

Gareth Bale fired Wales to a 2-1 World Cup play-off semi-final victory over Austria that leaves them in sight of their first appearance in the finals for 64 years.Bale produced two stunning strikes – one in each half – before Wales had to endure anxious moments after Marcel Sabitzer’s deflected effort halved the deficit.Wales will now play Scotland or Ukraine for a place at the...Full Story »

‘Fight to put Portugal in our rightful place’ – Man Utd ace Cristiano Ronaldo inspires squad ahead of World Cup play-off

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO has issued a battle cry to his Portugal team-mates ahead of their World Cup play-off clash this week. Portugal made their route into the winter World Cup difficult after a shock 2-1 loss in the group stages to Serbia saw them finish in second spot. Ronaldo has issued a rallying battle cry to his Portugal team-mates ahead of their World Cup play-off clash this week And now Ro...Full Story »

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal hits out at FIFA over staging World Cup in Qatar

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Skysports.com24 hits

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says it is "ridiculous" that this year's World Cup is being played in Qatar, accusing FIFA of taking the tournament to the Middle East for money and commercial reasons. Van Gaal said FIFA's reasons for awarding the finals to Qatar, where his side will be competing in the November and December finals, were spurious. "Now, everybody knows that I find that ridic...Full Story »

FA Cup semifinal draw: Manchester City face Liverpool

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by ESPN39 hits

Manchester City have been drawn to face Liverpool in the FA Cup semifinals, while Chelsea will take on Crystal Palace. The ties will be played on the weekend of April 16 and 17 at Wembley Stadium. City were originally drawn to face the winner of Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp's side edging to a 1-0 victory thanks to a late strike from Diogo Jota. The FA Cup encounter bet...Full Story »

Diogo Jota winner sinks Forest as Liverpool book FA Cup semi-final spot

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by PA14 hits

Liverpool left it late to book a Wembley semi-final against Manchester City, but Diogo Jota’s 78th-minute goal was enough to end Nottingham Forest’s valiant FA Cup run.The City Ground has been a graveyard for Premier League sides this season, with Arsenal and Leicester both exiting at the hands of former Reds academy coach Steve Cooper’s entertaining and exciting side.And, whil...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Spurs need to treat final nine games as cup finals

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by PA14 hits

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says his side have nine cup finals left as they try and earn Champions League qualification.Spurs kept themselves firmly in the race for the top four with a 3-1 win over West Ham, which came thanks to Son Heung-min’s brace and a Kurt Zouma own goal.That moved them three points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand, but have to visit their north London rivals ...Full Story »

Phil Foden takes the plaudits as Manchester City reach FA Cup semi-finals

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by PA22 hits

Pep Guardiola hailed “brilliant” Phil Foden after his stunning strike capped off Manchester City’s dominant 4-1 FA Cup win over Southampton at St Mary’s.City remain on course for a treble after the emphatic quarter-final victory, capped off by Foden’s strike for their third goal.Raheem Sterling had opened the visitors’ account when he tapped home in the 12th m...Full Story »

Phil Foden stunner ends Southampton’s dream as Man City reach FA Cup semi-finals

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by PA7 hits

Phil Foden’s stunning strike capped off a dominant Manchester City performance as they booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 win over Southampton at St Mary’s.Pep Guardiola’s side had failed to win either Premier League game against the Saints this season, but their emphatic victory kept them on course for a treble.Raheem Sterling had handed the league leaders...Full Story »

Patrick Vieira dreaming after Crystal Palace make FA Cup semi-finals

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by PA12 hits

Patrick Vieira believes anything is possible for Crystal Palace after they emphatically progressed into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 win over Everton.The Eagles endured a tricky start at Selhurst Park but Marc Guehi’s 25-minute opener helped settle any lingering nerves and Jean-Philippe Mateta added a crucial second before half-time.It put the hosts firmly in the driving seat for a pl...Full Story »

Crystal Palace book FA Cup semi-final slot with big win over Everton

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2022 by PA6 hits

Crystal Palace put Everton to the sword with a 4-0 thrashing in the FA Cup quarter-finals to book their spot at Wembley and help Marc Guehi end the perfect week on another high note.The centre-back shut out Premier League leaders Manchester City on Monday, earned a maiden England call-up three days later and broke the deadlock in the 25th-minute with a deft header to set Patrick Vieira’s s...Full Story »

‘It’s horrible’ – Gareth Southgate worried about rights for women and gay England fans at Qatar World Cup

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2022 by hits

GARETH SOUTHGATE says it's "horrible" that female and gay England fans fear travelling to the Qatar World Cup. The Three Lions boss said he and his team will try to put pressure on the Qatari authorities to make their country more welcoming. Southgate has spoken on issues facing fans who intend to travel to Qatar They will also address concerns about workers' rights and human rights. Southga...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku helps fire Chelsea into FA Cup semi-finals with Middlesbrough win

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2022 by PA12 hits

Romelu Lukaku’s 12th goal of the season set Chelsea on their way to the FA Cup semi-finals in serene fashion as the club’s off-field problems were once again put to one side.A comfortable 2-0 sixth-round victory at Sky Bet Championship Middlesbrough provided a more than satisfactory conclusion to a difficult week, where the Blues’ future ownership and current operational diffic...Full Story »

Bundesliga game called off after assistant referee struck by beer cup

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2022 by ESPN37 hits

A Bundesliga game between VfL Bochum and Borussia Monchengladbach was called off on Friday after an assistant referee was struck in the back of the head by a plastic beer cup thrown by someone in the crowd. The match was already noteworthy for being the league's first to be played between teams without coaches as Bochum's Thomas Reis and Gladbach counterpart Adi Hutter have coronavirus infectio...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest without Scott McKenna for their FA Cup quarter-final tie

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2022 by PA11 hits

Nottingham Forest will be without Scott McKenna for their FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool.The defender limped off with a hamstring problem late in Wednesday’s victory over QPR and is expected to be sidelined for a month.The news comes as a blow to Forest, who had already lost fellow defenders Steve Cook and Max Lowe.They will both miss at least a month with injuries picked up in the...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: World-class striker Harry Kane can break more records at Spurs

Posted Thursday, March 17, 2022 by PA19 hits

Antonio Conte has told Harry Kane he can fulfil his goalscoring ambitions in his Tottenham team after the England captain entered the Premier League record books.Kane’s second-half strike in the 2-0 win at Brighton saw him become the record away goalscorer with 95 while also overtaking Frank Lampard to go fifth in the overall list with 178.The 28-year-old, whose future is sure to be in the...Full Story »

Paul Simpson: End to Carlisle’s winning run against Newport not end of world

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by PA5 hits

Paul Simpson watched Carlisle slip to defeat for the first time under his tenure but insisted after a 2-1 Sky Bet League Two home loss to Newport that it was not the end of the world.Goals either side of the break from defender Mickey Demetriou and Aston Villa loanee Finn Azaz put the Exiles in the driving seat after 65 minutes.Substitute Omari Patrick’s 80th-minute reply gave the Cumbrian...Full Story »

Giorgos Giakoumakis at the double as Celtic seal Scottish Cup semi-final spot

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by PA15 hits

Giorgos Giakoumakis scored a second-half double as Celtic booked their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals with a straightforward 3-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice.The visitors, who made it 30 domestic matches in a row unbeaten, were comfortable for most of the evening following Callum McGregor’s early opener, although they were aided significantly by a terrible blunder from United...Full Story »

Rangers march into Scottish Cup semi-finals with win over Dundee

Posted Monday, March 14, 2022 by PA11 hits

Rangers cruised into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dundee at the Kilmac Stadium.Defender Connor Goldson drove the Light Blues ahead in the ninth minute before skipper James Tavernier scored from the penalty spot after 24 minutes and the cinch Premiership’s bottom side had no answer.Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s side controlled the rest of the game w...Full Story »

Hibernian book Scottish Cup semi-final spot with win at 10-man Motherwell

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2022 by PA8 hits

Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi was sent off inside the first minute as Hibernian won 2-1 at Fir Park to reach the Scottish Cup semi-finals.Elias Melkersen marked his first Hibs start with two first-half goals – both set up by Sylvester Jasper – as the Leith side joined Edinburgh rivals Hearts in the last four.Motherwell made a game of it after Joe Efford scrambled home late in the ...Full Story »

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