Ronaldo at the double, France see off Croatia in World Cup final repeat

Southgate can use that distraction and a lack of match fitness ahead of the start to the Premier League season on Saturday as excuses for the Three Lions’ lack of sharpness going forward, in sharp contrast to their free-scoring form in qualifying for Euro 2020 prior to the coronavirus shutdown.

Ronaldo: Portugal better without me? I have nothing to prove!

On his milestone goal, Ronaldo said: “I am very happy. Firstly, because the team won, which was the goal we had. Then the 100 mark and then the 101, with two goals, makes me very happy.

Cristiano Ronaldo 100: The Portugal great’s five best international goals

The captain added a deft flick with his trailing leg to Joao Mario’s right-wing cross to make it 2-2 and he cancelled out Balazs Dzsudzsak’s second with a double of his own. It was enough to send Portugal into the knockout stages and from there they claimed a maiden international title.

Belgium captain Hazard says he doesn’t lead like John Terry

“It’s good for me to be the captain,” Hazard said ahead of Sunday’s UEFA World Cup qualifier against Estonia. “I enjoy it. But I can’t be like John Terry. As captain, I don’t talk too much. I try to talk with my feet on the pitch.

Goalkeeper Filip Nguyen benched for Czech match, still eligible for Vietnam

He was added to the squad since all the players who took part in the match against Slovakia on September 5 and the head coach were quarantined and had to miss the match against Scotland after two support staff contracted Covid.

Goalkeeper Filip Nguyen accepts call-up to Czech national team

Nguyen has repeatedly expressed his hope to play for the Vietnamese national and was once on a list of overseas Vietnamese players introduced by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to coach Park Hang-seo. However, he has not been naturalised in Vietnam, so has not been called up.

Tottenham close to loan for US forward Alex Morgan

Upon signing, she said: “I’m really excited to be joining Manchester United this season. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to play for such an elite club and beyond ready to get back on the field. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to continue to strive to be my best and to compete for […]

Lucy Bronze, Rose Lavelle, Pernille Harder: How the Women’s Super League won the transfer window

Rachel Daly – Houston Dash to West Ham (loan) Despite earning 35 caps for England, Rachel Daly has not played club football in her home country since 2012 but has now joined West Ham on loan until the end of the year. It comes after she captained Houston Dash to victory in the NWSL’s Challenge […]

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Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A final bow Schumacher won the 91st race of his Formula One career in Shanghai on October 1, 2006. It would turn out to be the last win of his F1 career. Schumacher retired from racing at the end of the season, in which he finished second […]

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Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Starting out in cart racing Born just outside of Cologne on January 3, 1969, Michael Schumacher, like many F1 drivers, got his start in kart racing, earning his kart license at the age of 12. Schumacher would go on to win numerous German and European kart championships […]