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Rejuvenated Jordan Pickford set on turning Euros pain to World Cup glory

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Jordan Pickford says that he prefers to face a penalty taker who “just puts his foot through it”, but, with the Euro 2020 final on the line in July, it was all about who would blink first: him or the Italy midfielder ...

Gareth Southgate urges England to avoid ‘swanning around’ after Euros run

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Gareth Southgate has called for focus and humility when England visit Hungary in World Cup qualifying on Thursday night, telling his team not to start “swanning around” after their exploits at Euro 2020. England’s man...

Luke Shaw hopeful of being fit for new season after breaking ribs at Euros

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Luke Shaw is hopeful of recovering from broken ribs in time for Manchester United’s opening Premier League match against Leeds. The left-back suffered the injury during England’s Euro 2020 campaign but played on as Ga...

Boris Johnson’s Euros bandwagon-jumping won’t get him far

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By any normal standards, England’s performance in the European Championship was outstanding. The team reached heights it hadn’t for over half a century – and its off-field behaviour was dignified and sportsmanlike, a ...

Eleven Euros winners off the pitch – our moments of the tournament

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Much excitement was caused by a cute remote control Volkswagen delivering the match ball to the centre-spot for the early games. It then went into hibernation – presumably in a tiny garage – before reappearing for th...

English school plans late start on Monday so pupils can watch Euros final

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A Hartlepool primary school has defended its decision to allow pupils to come in late on Monday morning so they can stay up to watch England play in the Euro 2020 final. In a message shared on Facebook, Rossmere prima...

‘More than a game’: Euros delirium in Denmark despite UK travel setback

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People dancing on buses is not something you see every day in Denmark. Rule-abiding Danes tend to keep their celebrations low-key – but not this summer. Football fans brought traffic to a standstill in Aarhus after De...

King Otto review – Greece’s Euros winner earns his place in football’s history books

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Not many football documentaries kick off with a quote from Homer, but this profile of Otto Rehhagel, the German coach who steered Greece to their improbable European Championship win in 2004 is more thoughtful and, in...

England fans in UK can’t go to Rome for Euros quarter-final due to Covid rules

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English expatriates will be called upon to roar Gareth Southgate’s side to success in their Euro 2020 quarter-final on Saturday after Covid restrictions stopped domestic fans from travelling to Rome. The Football Asso...

VIPs ‘to be let into England without quarantine to keep Euros final at Wembley’

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Officials are doing “as much as we possibly can” to accommodate the European football championships after it was reported the government is to allow thousands of VIPs into England without the need to quarantine to sto...

The highest scoring game in Euros history? The opener at the first finals

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The opening matches of major tournaments are often cagey affairs. With neither side willing to risk too much so early on, entertainment is sacrificed for the sake of a solid if unspectacular start. The last four openi...

Bake Off to Inside No 9: what to watch instead of the Euros

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Listen, I’m with you. I have no interest in Euro 2020 either. But luckily, over the years I’ve perfected the art of finding other things to do. Here’s a day-by-day alternative viewing guide for the first week of the t...

At the Euros, winning teams can start badly. It’s how they respond that matters

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In an ideal world you would start a tournament perfectly and go through it winning everything. That’s what every team at the Euros wants to do. It is the pressure and expectation around that desire for perfection that...

It’s not just football – it’s a barometer of diversity. Bring on the Euros…

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Last week, after more than a year of playing in empty stadiums, the England men’s football team finally walked out into the Riverside stadium in Middlesbrough in front of a small, socially distanced crowd. This warm-u...

The fringe players hoping to make England’s 26-man squad for the Euros

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Earlier this week Uefa confirmed that squads for the European Championship this summer will be expanded from 23 to 26 players. It is good news for players who were on the edge of squads and for international managers ...

Croatia strike in stoppage time to send England out of Under-21 Euros

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England’s Under-21s suffered late heartbreak as Domagoj Bradaric’s stoppage-time strike sent Croatia through to the European Championship quarter-finals on goal difference despite England’s 2-1 victory in Slovenia. Ai...

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