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Isco and Sara Salamo welcome their first child into the world

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by Marca.com155 hits

Real Madrid gave Isco permission to join their pre-season preparations late because he and his partner Sara Salamo were expecting the birth of a baby boy and he was born on Thursday. This is their first child together and they've given the baby the name of Theo. Isco already has another son from his past relationship with Victoria Calderon.Full Story »

Nigeria leave it late to reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by PA99 hits

William Troost-Ekong’s late strike sent Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of South Africa.The Udinese centre-back struck in the 89th minute to seal a 2-1 win at the Cairo International Stadium.Samuel Chukwueze opened the scoring for Nigeria in the first half only for Bongani Zungu to level in the second half after VAR intervened.The Super Ea...Full Story »

Idrissa Gueye fires Senegal into Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by PA88 hits

Everton’s Idrissa Gueye fired Senegal into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by sealing a 1-0 win over 10-man Benin.The midfielder struck after 69 minutes before Olivier Verdon was dismissed for Benin late on.Senegal progressed in Cairo despite Sadio Mane having two goals disallowed for offside by VAR, which had been introduced for the quarter-finals.Aliou Cisse’...Full Story »

Hosts Egypt knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2019 by PA89 hits

South Africa stunned hosts Egypt 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.Seven-time winners Egypt produced a lacklustre display and were punished by Thembinkosi Lorch’s 85th-minute strike.South Africa, the 1996 winners, are through to just their second quarter-final since 2002 and will face Nigeria on Wednesday.Egypt struggled to create chances, with their best tw...Full Story »

Neville urges England to build on World Cup disappointment

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2019 by PA60 hits

Phil Neville challenged England to show the courage of champions and return stronger from their Women’s World Cup heartache after losing 2-1 against Sweden in the third-place play-off in Nice.The Lionesses showed a hangover from their semi-final defeat by the United States as Sweden raced into a 2-0 lead at the Allianz Riviera.Kosovare Asllani capitalised on a mistake from Alex Greenwood t...Full Story »

Madagascar keen to prolong surprise Africa Cup of Nations run

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by PA89 hits

Madagascar are intent on keeping a lid on expectations as they bid to extend their dream debut in the Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria on Sunday.The tournament’s surprise package burst into the last 16 after topping Group B following shock wins against Nigeria and Burundi.And their form suggests they should start favourites in their first knockout match against DR Congo, who squeezed th...Full Story »

USA striker Alex Morgan defends controversial tea cup celebration… as male stars are always 'grabbing their sacks'

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by hits

USA ace Alex Morgan has slammed critics of her "sipping on tea" celebration from the World Cup semi-finals clash against England. The Orlando Pride forward says men "grabbing their sacks" don't face as much scrutiny and claims females in sport are subjected to double standards. Alex Morgan celebrates her goal against England by 'sipping on a tea' Credit: Reuters Morgan claims that male player...Full Story »

Uganda vs Senegal - Mane warns Senegal of Uganda threat ahead of African Cup clash

Posted Thursday, July 04, 2019 by PA242 hits

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has warned Senegal not to underestimate Uganda as they bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.The Lions of Teranga are expected to be one of the contenders as the tournament moves into the knockout stages after beating Kenya 3-0 in their final Group C match, with Mane scoring twice.The 2019 Champions League winner, though, maintains Uganda&rsquo...Full Story »

Holland set up World Cup final against United States with extra-time win

Posted Thursday, July 04, 2019 by PA84 hits

Holland booked their place in Sunday’s World Cup final after a 1-0 extra-time win over Sweden.A goal from Manchester United’s Jackie Groenen eventually gave the European champions the breakthrough in the ninth minute of added time, breaking Swedish hearts and sealing a place in the World Cup final for the first time. They will play the United States on Sunday.Both teams struck the wo...Full Story »

Chances of Naby Keita returning to Africa Cup of Nations slim due to adductor injury

Posted Wednesday, July 03, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com110 hits

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita's chances of rejoining his Guinea team-mates for any potential further Africa Cup of Nations involvement look slim. The 24-year-old returned to Merseyside on Monday for assessment by club medical staff after appearing to aggravate the adductor muscle injury which ruled him out of the Champions League final. He limped out of Guinea's second match against Nigeri...Full Story »

Mali top Africa Cup of Nations Group E as Haidara strike seals win over Angola

Posted Wednesday, July 03, 2019 by PA72 hits

Mali secured top spot in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Angola, who failed to progress to the knockout stage.Angola threatened early on when Gelson Dala went through, but could not beat goalkeeper Djigui Diarra.At the other end, Toni Cabaca saved well from first Adama Traore and then Falaye Sacko before Mali striker Kalifa Coulibaly nodded just wide from a corner.The W...Full Story »

Ghana top Group F after first win of Africa Cup of Nations

Posted Wednesday, July 03, 2019 by PA90 hits

Ghana qualified top of the Africa Cup of Nations Group F following a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau.The Black Stars needed a win to secure qualification, and failed to break through in the first half before Jordan Ayew gave them the lead in the 46th minute and Thomas Partey sealed the win for Ghana.Ghana had a couple of early chances, Mubarak Wakaso with an effort blocked while Samuel Owusu sent a l...Full Story »

Algeria maintain perfect start to Africa Cup of Nations by beating Tanzania

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by PA88 hits

Adam Ounas and Islam Slimani inspired Algeria to a comfortable 3-0 win over Tanzania as they completed a 100 per cent Group C record in the Africa Cup of Nations.Leicester forward Slimani, who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce, gave the Fennec Foxes a 35th-minute lead when he took advantage of some woeful defending to latch on to a hopeful long pass from Ounas and stroke the ball past goal...Full Story »

Ivory Coast advance to Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages after Namibia win

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by PA70 hits

The Ivory Coast secured their progress from Africa Cup of Nations Group D with a 4-1 win over Namibia.Namibia’s Peter Shalulile failed to take the two best chances of the opening half-hour, while Max Gradel sliced wide at the other end.Goalkeeper Loydt Kazapua almost gifted the Elephants an opener when he fumbled a cross straight to Wilfried Bony, but blocked the former Swansea striker&rsq...Full Story »

David Beckham sparked hilarious England Women’s team reaction at World Cup

Posted Monday, July 01, 2019 by hits

The Lionesses saw off Norway 3-0 on Friday to reach the Women’s World Cup semi-final against champions USA. Lucy Bronze scored a stunning goal after Jill Scott and Ellen White gave England the lead. Fans celebrated wildly in Le Havre after the win, including Beckham. The treble winner with United was watching the World Cup game with his daughter. Lucy Bronze scored a stunning goal a...Full Story »

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