Football

Can England win Euro 2016?

England’s 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday was their seventh victory in a row since flying home early from last summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Five of those have come in a so far unblemished Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, leaving Roy Hodgson’s side as one of only four teams boasting 100 per cent ...

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Home form the key for Keane

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane believes home form will prove the key to qualifying for the European Championship finals next summer. Ireland currently have seven points from four matches in Group D to sit alongside Germany and Scotland, three points behind leaders Poland. The Poles are next up for the Irish at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday ...

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Russia's Akinfeev thanks fans

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has thanked well-wishers for their support after being struck by a lit flare thrown from the crowd during their ill-fated European Qualifier against Montenegro on Friday night. The incident happened within a minute of kick-off in Podgorica, causing the match to be suspended for around half an hour while the 28-year-old received treatment before eventually being ...

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