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Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 Argentina

Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 ArgentinaRoger Martinez and Duvan Zapata see off rivalsBrawl breaks out after Lionel Messi is fouledRoger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa América Grou…

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One that got away for Maradona and Napoli remains wrapped in suspicion | Tim Lewis

Late-season collapse was accompanied by strange events off the field as Napoli sought a second successive title in 1987-88When Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 in November 1985, thanks to a Diego Maradona free-kick, five people fainted in the stadium and two h…

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Canada book last-16 place as Nichelle Prince caps win over New Zealand

Canada booked their place in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at the Stade des Alpes. The captain, Christine Sinclair, had hit the crossbar during the first half before Jessie Fleming broke the deadlock soon after th…

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England’s Karen Bardsley says mixed teams at academies is the way forward

England’s No 1 believes the goals should remain the same size and wants more respect for all keepersIf Karen Bardsley had collected a pound every time a man told her female goalkeepers are rubbish she would be very rich indeed. “Whether it’s people fee…

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Jodie Taylor earns plaudits as England seek World Cup momentum

Manager Phil Neville admits he needs to work on improving service to his striker, who was top scorer at Euro 2017Jodie Taylor’s first goal in an England shirt for 14 months served as a reminder of the adage about form being temporary but class permanen…

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Aidy Boothroyd backs England Under-21s’ hard work to excite

• Coach out to enhance home reputation in Euros• Boothroyd’s team face tricky French test on TuesdayRoaring lions and motivational lines from figures such as Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate decorate the walls of England’s training base but the hom…

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West Ham fear missing out to Valencia in race for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gómez

• 22-year-old striker has £45m release clause in contract• West Ham tell Manchester United Issa Diop is not for saleWest Ham face an uphill battle to convince Maxi Gómez to choose them over Valencia after lodging a £25m bid for the Celta Vigo striker.M…

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Women’s World Cup diary: the Murder Basement, trains and dodgy loos

Covering a World Cup involves a lot of travelling, insalubrious accommodation and hotel fittings that misbehaveWhen the day starts off watching an Australian and American play Game of Thrones pinball in a bar in Reims something has either gone very wro…

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Canada v New Zealand: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates from Grenoble, kick-off 8pm (BST)England win shows they have the spark and fight to go far Feel free to email Rob your thoughts 7.15pm BST Some World Cup reading Related: ‘It’s great when there’s a target on your back’: USA untroubled with…

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Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan: ‘Salah is a brother. He is a role model for me and all Egyptians’

After missing out on last year’s World Cup the Egypt striker Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan is looking forward to lining up alongside Mohamed Salah on home turf in the Africa Cup of NationsAhmed Hassan has made a career out of bouncing back from disappointment a…

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Netherlands into last 16 after Vivianne Miedema double against Cameroon

For a team that boasts, on paper at least, the best forward line at the World Cup – the Euro 2017 star Lieke Martens, Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Daniëlle van de Donk and Lyon’s Shanice van de Sanden – the 3-1 win against Cameroon, who are ranked …

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Aston Villa target loan move for Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu

• Other clubs monitoring Welshman’s availability• Villa’s John Terry knows Ampadu from Chelsea trainingAston Villa are interested in signing Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan from Chelsea if the 18-year-old becomes available this summer. Ampadu, who p…

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Netherlands v Cameroon: Women’s World Cup – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the game in ValenciennesSuzanne Wrack: England win shows they have spark and fightAny thoughts? You can email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 1.40pm BST There is that possibility that one of these teams might face England in t…

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Luka Jovic to Moise Kean: 10 to watch at the Euro Under-21 Championship

We select potential stars of the tournament which begins on Sunday in Italy and San MarinoAge 21 Position Striker Club Mainz Continue reading…

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Manchester United step up Wan-Bissaka chase with fresh talks over transfer

• Palace may try to get Zaha sell-on clause removed in deal• Atalanta’s Timothy Castagne a possible replacementManchester United are holding further talks with Crystal Palace this weekend aimed at agreeing a fee for Aaron Wan-Bissaka after the player i…

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‘It’s great when there’s a target on your back’: USA untroubled with villain role

A historic rout of Thailand didn’t earn the USWNT much goodwill among neutral fans. Lucky for them, they couldn’t care lessThey are the teams that neutrals love to root against: the New England Patriots, the Golden State Warriors, Manchester United and…

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Matildas rally as thread of negativity fails to unravel Women’s World Cup hopes | Richard Parkin

Support for coach Ante Milicic from his players has been clear amid some disproportionate criticism“That was unbelievable. I think that’s one of the most exciting games I’ve ever played in. It was a game that’s had absolutely everything – from controve…

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Argentina win shows Lionesses have spark and fight to go far at World Cup

England stood up to their opponents’ attempts to frustrate them and displayed an ability to break down stubborn defencesIt was perhaps appropriate that this match in Le Havre became a battle ground. Blitzed by the allied armies in 1944, the port city i…

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England Under-21s’ Lloyd Kelly: ‘My most recent foster carer will be in Italy’

The defender who has joined Bournemouth from Bristol City for £13m and is off to the age-group European Championship this month was fostered, with his siblings, from the age of sixLloyd Kelly’s summer started with a bang and he is determined for it to …

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England reach World Cup last-16 with hard-fought win over Argentina

Jodie Taylor jogged a few memories with a criticism deflecting goal as England guaranteed themselves a place in the knock-out stages on a clear Normandy night when Argentina once again confounded the supposed experts.Carlos Borrello’s side had been dep…