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newsfootballa year ago

Love to replicate Euro 2016 performance but Wales are realistic, asserts Gareth Bale

Wales captain Gareth Bale believes that while the team would love to replicate their success from the Euro 2016 at Euro 2020, they will be realistic about their chances this year. The 2016 Euros were a bright one for the Welsh as they reached the semi-finals, losing to winners Portugal.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recalled to Swedish national team despite retiring in 2016

Sweden have recalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic back into the national team set-up more than five years after the AC Milan forward retired from international football. The 39-year-old has thrived since making his return back to European football with him netting 24 goals in 32 league appearances.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

Expectations for Wales have changed because of Euro 2016, confesses Ryan Giggs

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has admitted that what The Dragons did at Euro 2016 has seen expectations for the national side change over the last few years. The Welsh side, led by then head coach Chris Coleman, produced a historic run into the semi-finals before losing to eventual champions Portugal.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

Portugal to donate 50% of Euro 2020 qualifying money to Covid-19 relief fund

The Portuguese football team has decided to donate half of their Euro 2020 qualifying prize money towards the Covid-19 relief funds and support their amateur football clubs in the country. A total of 17000 detected cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Portugal with 535 fatalities.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 years ago

Portuguese Football Federation looking to venture on Indian shores

Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) is looking out to venture on Indian shores and expand their market in Asia. They are keen to explore Indian markets and make suitable partnerships with Indian football administrators and want to bank on the 'Cristiano Ronaldo' factor to grab attention.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Ronaldo inspired us with an unbelievable speech, says defender Soares

Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo may have not played a big role on the pitch in yesterday’s historic Euro triumph for the team, but he inspired his team-mates with an incredible speech. Full-back Cedric Soares has revealed that the talisman pumped up the team with his speech at half-time.
Saketh RVK
newsfootball6 years ago

Ronaldo : Sunday will be the first time that Portugal will win a major trophy

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that Portugal will win their first major trophy on Sunday, when they take on hosts France in the final of the European Championships. Ronaldo, on the losing side when Portugal hosted Greece in the 2004 final, did admit however that France were the favourites.
Saketh RVK
newsfootball6 years ago

Twitter reacts to record-breaking Messi and Spain's first Euro defeat in 12 Years

In what was a brilliant night of football, Lionel Messi guided Argentina to the Copa America final with a record-breaking feat, while Croatia ended Spain’s 12-year unbeaten run at the Euro finals. The Twitteratti showered praise on the Argentine demigod, and brickbats on Spain for their display.
Arun S Kaimal
newsfootball6 years ago

Cristiano Ronaldo slams Iceland for “small mentality” after 1-1 draw

His Champions trophy-winning Real Madrid side may have parked the bus many a time, but that did not stop Cristiano Ronaldo from calling out minnows Iceland for “small mentality”. Ronaldo slammed Iceland after the side deadlocked Portugal into a 1-1 draw in the first Euro match for both sides.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newsfootball6 years ago

UEFA : Russia to be suspended from Euro 2016 if fans cause anymore disturbances in stadium

Russia will be kicked out of the European Championship if one more incident of stadium trouble is caused by their fans, said UEFA on Tuesday. A probe launched by UEFA on the violent clashes before, during, and after the Russia-England game found the Russia fans responsible for it.
Saketh RVK