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Daily Archives: June 10, 2019

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Stubborn Argentina holds Japan to goalless draw


Argentina’s Aldana Cometti in action with Japan’s Aya Sameshima (vetembaste) Japan’s quest to reach a third consecutive women’s World Cup final began with a frustrating goalless draw against unheralded Argentina in Paris on Monday. Asako Takakura’s Japan kept almost two-thirds of ball possession in the first half but struggled to find a way past a disciplined Argentine centre-back pairing of ...

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UEFA Nations League shows VAR reaching beyond its original scope


Representational Image (File Photo) Former UEFA president Michel Platini always opposed the introduction of technology in football because he felt that, once it gained a foothold, it would quickly expand and change the character of the sport altogether. Football, he warned, was about to open Pandora’s Box. Several years later, the Frenchman may feel he has been proved right by ...

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Goals from Nikita Parris, Ellen White help England secure 2-1 win over Scotland


Ellen White celebrates scoring England’s second goal. (REUTERS)  England’s Nikita Parris and Ellen White scored first-half goals as the Lionesses defeated neighbours Scotland 2-1 on Sunday to make a strong start to their women’s World Cup campaign. Phil Neville’s team emerged as early leaders of a difficult Group D after a fine attacking display against the debutants at Stade de ...

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UEFA Nations League: Netherlands not ready for titles, says Ronald Koeman


Netherlands faced a 1-0 defeat against Portugal in the UEFA Nations League Final (REUTERS) Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has led a revival in their fortunes but after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Portugal in the Nations League final he conceded that his rebuilt side was not yet ready to win titles. The Dutch failed to qualify for Euro 2016 or the ...

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Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to win inaugural UEFA Nations League title


Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to lift inaugural UEFA Nations League title. Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to lift inaugural UEFA Nations League title. Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final on Sunday. Guedes, preferred to Joao Felix in the starting ...

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