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Ukraine’s shirt maps out the message that Euro 2020 is about more than football | Jonathan Wilson

The draw makes meeting Russia unlikely, but Andriy Shevchenko’s united squad have a clear sense of purpose reflected in the political symbol on their bright yellow kitLaw four of Fifa’s 2020-21 Laws of the Game is explicit: “Equipment must not have any…

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Respect players taking the knee and do not boo, FA urges

Calls for unity over anti-racism before the start of England’s Euro 2020 campaignThe Football Association has called for unity before the start of England’s Euro 2020 campaign and urged supporters not to boo the team for taking the knee before their ga…

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Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand: ‘I can’t praise my players enough’

Teammates stood in protective circle around Christian Eriksen‘We are reminded what the most important thing in life is’ The Denmark coach, Kasper Hjulmand, paid tribute to his players after they completed their Euro 2020 group match against Finland des…

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Lukaku scores twice and sends message to Eriksen in Belgium’s win over Russia

This was as comfortable an opening night as Belgium could have wanted and, in the circumstances, they will be mightily grateful. Russia barely asked a single question so Roberto Martínez’s team were able to pace themselves without coming close to full …

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Finland’s win against Denmark overshadowed by Eriksen collapse

It was a game that felt simultaneously extraordinarily trivial and hugely significant. When Christian Eriksen collapsed four minutes before half-time, needing CPR on the pitch, it seemed inconceivable – unthinkable – that it could continue. As he lay, …

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Christian Eriksen collapsed and the stadium fell silent in horror

The events brought to mind Fabrice Muamba and Marc-Vivien Foé, but with Eriksen in hospital, Denmark v Finland restartedThere was something in the banality of the scene that made it especially horrifying. A late afternoon sun shone on the pitch at Park…

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‘We want to take the next step’: John Carver backs Scots for Euros progress

The assistant coach is confident of Scotland’s qualification from Group D, where they face Czech Republic, England and CroatiaJohn Carver always listened intently when Bobby Robson reminisced about managing England at international tournaments but litt…

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Belgium v Russia: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 updates from the 8pm BST game in St PetersburgThe Fiver: sign up and get our email through the EurosAnd feel free to email your match thoughts to Rob 4.50pm BST Christian Eriksen is alive. This is not the opening line I expected to write for …

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Scotland’s long-awaited return at Euro 2020 can help lift a nation

After 23 years of heartache Scotland are back at a major tournament and the impact could inspire future generationsThere are parts of Scottish society that are untouched by the national football team’s return to a major tournament. It just does not fee…

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Robert Page happy for Wales to ‘put tin hats on’ in opening Switzerland draw

Moore’s second-half equaliser salvages point in BakuPage: ‘It feels like a win in the changing room’Robert Page has said his Wales players are happy to “dig a trench and put tin hats on” in their quest to reach the European Championship knockout stages…

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Gareth Southgate and England have become victims of the blame game

There is a schism between players, manager and the team’s core fanbase but a win against Croatia may buy some goodwill“These were the new horror days of a nation that was all played out, a nation of riot and yobbery, a nation with a ridiculous governme…

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Sluggish Wales make point but leave much room for improvement | Paul Doyle

Robert Page’s side looked off the pace and lethargic as they opened Euro 2020 with a draw against SwitzerlandStinking out a major tournament is an experience that most middling countries endure at some point and, for a long time in Azerbaijan, it looke…

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Sluggish Wales make point but leave much room for improvement | Paul Doyle

Robert Page’s side looked off the pace and lethargic as they opened Euro 2020 with a draw against SwitzerlandStinking out a major tournament is an experience that most middling countries endure at some point and, for a long time in Azerbaijan, it looke…

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Denmark v Finland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group B updates from the 5pm BST gameInteractive special: your complete guide to all 622 playersExperts’ Network: Denmark | Experts’ Network: FinlandAnd you can email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.01pm BST 1??1?? spillere klar #ForDanmar…

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Kieffer Moore makes point for Wales against Switzerland at Euro 2020

Inevitably, it was Kieffer Moore who came to the rescue for Wales. The striker, who used to juggle lifeguard duties while playing part-time for Truro City, has become an unlikely fans’ favourite and here he delivered his most defining moment yet, steer…

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Goran Pandev: leader of a nation, not just the North Macedonia team

No one at Euro 2020 is as revered as much back home as Goran Pandev, whose career spans much of his country’s existenceEarlier this week, Jugoslav Trenchovski took a call from Goran Pandev and decided to lightly tease his old friend. Pandev will be tou…

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Wales v Switzerland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group A updates from the 2pm BST game in BakuThe Fiver: sign up and get our free email through the EurosAnd feel free to email any thoughts on the game to Scott 11.58am BST Wales waited 56 years to make it to their first European Championship…

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Wales v Switzerland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group A updates from the 2pm BST game in BakuThe Fiver: sign up and get our free email through the EurosAnd feel free to email any thoughts on the game to Scott 11.58am BST Wales waited 56 years to make it to their first European Championship…

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How Croatia used ‘Three Lions’ as a weapon to beat England in 2018

Perceived arrogance of ‘It’s coming home’ motivated Croatia at the World Cup – but they get English humour better than mostWhen Michael Palin visited Split in the late 1980s, he was left baffled by a large group standing in the shallows on the city’s m…

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Euro 2020 on TV: calm start for BBC but for Savage dig at Boris Johnson

Lineker marshalled the studio well, Mowbray and Jenas made a solid double act, but the forgetful prime minister got a kickingFootball punditry can be a detestable sham. The BBC gave an ominous reminder of that during their Euro 2020 preview show on Thu…