Football: Germany’s Low faced with attacking conundrum against Portugal

MUNICH, Germany: Germany will need to come up with an attacking plan that can work against Portugal on Saturday (Jun 19) after their Group F opening loss to France has put them under pressure from the very start of the European Championship. The Germans have looked more solid at the back of late, and despite a Mats Hummels own goal against world champions France, had done a decent job at containing as much as possible one of the world’s best frontlines with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema. Germany coach Joachim… Read More

Football: UEFA reminds teams of sponsorship obligations after Ronaldo’s snub

European football’s governing body UEFA has responded to Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of a Coca Cola bottle at a Euro 2020 news conference by telling teams they have contractual obligations towards tournament sponsors. Ronaldo moved Coca Cola bottles aside as he sat down to speak to the media on the eve of Tuesday’s Group F opener against Hungary in Budapest. The 36-year-old then held up a bottle of water and said “Agua” in Portuguese, making headlines. The beverage giant’s shares dipped 1.6 per cent on Monday, wiping off about US$4 billion… Read More

Leicester beat Chelsea to claim first FA Cup

LONDON: Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s 137-year history on Saturday (May 15) as Youri Tielemans’s sensational strike beat Chelsea 1-0 in front of 22,000 fans at Wembley. The largest crowd for a sports event in England since the coronavirus pandemic hit 14 months ago were treated to a goal worthy to win any trophy as the Belgian midfielder blasted into the top corner on 63 minutes. Kasper Schmeichel produced a stunning save to deny Mason Mount late on and Chelsea also had a goal ruled… Read More

Leicester boss Rodgers: We were better team; super aggressive approach won FA Cup

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says they deserved their FA Cup final shock against Chelsea. Youri Tielemans’ 25-yard strike gave them victory, although they needed the video assistant referee to rule out a late Wes Morgan own goal. More than 20,000 supporters attended the final as Leicester finally won the FA Cup, having been runners-up on four previous occasions. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers told BBC Sport. “I’m very proud, it’s a historic day for the club. Winning the FA Cup for the first time is clearly a special… Read More