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Soccer-U.S. rebound with 6-1 win over NZ, Britain and Sweden enter quarters

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – The United States women’s soccer team returned to winning ways with a clinical 6-1 victory over New Zealand at Saitama Stadium on Saturday, while Britain and Sweden maintained perfect starts to book their places in the Olympic tournament’s knockout stage. After suffering a first defeat......

Japan win softball opener as Games ‘of hope’ begin

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Japanese women thrash Australia in opening softball match WHO head backs Games to demonstrate what can be achieved Spectators barred from events, including Friday opening ceremony Brisbane set to be approved as host for 2032 Games FUKUSHIMA/TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) – Japan’s women’s softball team got the Tokyo 2020 Olympics......

60% of people being admitted to UK hospitals are unvaccinated – adviser

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LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said that 60% of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, correcting an earlier statement he made on Monday. Vallance earlier said at a news conference with Prime Minister Boris Johnson that 60% of people being admitted......

Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

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Italy win shootout 3-2 after 1-1 draw Shaw scores early for England, Bonucci levels England miss three shootout penalties in first Euro final Italy take European title for second time LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back......

Fans charge security at Wembley before Euro final

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LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Fans breached security cordons, charging into the perimeter area of Wembley Stadium, before the start of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on Sunday. A day of alcohol-fuelled festivities had begun with rowdy scenes in central London and a crowd of around 65,000......

Southgate says England fans can intimidate Italy but not boo anthem

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Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – England Press Conference – The Grove Hotel, Hertford, Britain – July 10, 2021 England manager Gareth Southgate during the press conference UEFA/Handout via REUTERS July 11 (Reuters) – England manager Gareth Southgate said the team’s fans can try to intimidate Italy but should remain......

Late Barrow strike ends Gamba’s Asian Champions League hopes

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HONG KONG, July 10 (Reuters) – Mo Barrow came off the bench to score two minutes from fulltime and earn Jeonbuk Motors a 2-1 win over Gamba Osaka in Group H of the Asian Champions League in Tashkent on Saturday, ending the Japanese club’s hopes of advancing to the last......

England’s Foden misses training ahead of Euro final v Italy

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Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Semi Final – England v Denmark – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 England’s Phil Foden celebrates after the match Pool via REUTERS/Paul Ellis July 10 (Reuters) – England midfielder Phil Foden did not take part in Saturday’s team training session ahead......

‘Finally’: England’s media hail Southgate’s ‘history-making’ team

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July 8 (Reuters) – England ended a 55-year wait to reach a major final after they overcame Denmark at Euro 2020 and the result dominated the front and back pages of the country’s newspapers on Thursday with most going on a similar theme to Daily Mirror’s splash: “Finally”. England beat......

Italy reach final to continue storming comeback from World Cup failure

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Italy beat Spain 4-2 on penalties to reach final after 1-1 draw Chiesa gave Italy second-half lead but Morata levelled Morata, Olmo miss penalties for Spain, Jorginho converts decisive kick LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Italy reached the Euro 2020 final after edging Spain 4-2 on penalties following a compelling......

Neymar wants Brazil to face Argentina in Copa America final

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Soccer Football – Copa America 2021 – Semi Final – Brazil v Peru – Estadio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 5, 2021 Brazil’s Neymar is interviewed after the match REUTERS/Sergio Moraes RIO DE JANEIRO, July 6 (Reuters) – Brazil forward Neymar said he hopes Argentina will be......

England relishing ‘incredible’ Wembley return, says Kane

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July 4 (Reuters) – England can take another step towards achieving their vision of winning a major tournament when they return to Wembley for their European Championship semi-final against Denmark, captain Harry Kane said. Kane scored twice in England’s 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine in Rome on Saturday, as they......

Euro soccer tournament under fire for helping spread COVID-19

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New COVID wave inevitable if fans, others drop their guard -WHO UEFA says it fully aligned with local guidelines at every venue Italy has warned fans from England not to try to sneak in for quarter-finals German interior minister calls UEFA ‘utterly irresponsible’ COPENHAGEN, July 1 (Reuters) – The Euro......

England sweep history and Germany aside to move into last eight

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Sterling and Kane on target for England at Wembley England’s first knockout win over Germans since 1966 England to face Sweden or Ukraine in quarter-finals LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane struck late goals as England reached the Euro 2020 quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over......

Analysis: Super subs to the rescue as Italy draw strength from the collective

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LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Substitute Federico Chiesa carried on a slice of family history when he struck in Italy’s 2-1 extra-time win over Austria in the last 16 at Euro 2020 on Saturday as Roberto Mancini’s side drew on the collective to reach the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old, whose strike......

FA want England manager Southgate to stay beyond 2022 World Cup

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Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – England Training – St. George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent, Britain – June 25, 2021 England manager Gareth Southgate during training REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – The English Football Association want manager Gareth Southgate to remain in the job beyond the 2022......

Qatar says only vaccinated fans allowed at World Cup 2022

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DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) – Qatar will only allow people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend next year’s World Cup and is in talks to secure one million doses in case global immunisation efforts lag, the prime minister said. The Gulf Arab state hosts the four-week tournament in November 2022......

Venezuela come back twice to draw 2-2 with Ecuador

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RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Reuters) – Ronald Hernandez scored his first international goal in stoppage time to give Venezuela a dramatic 2-2 draw against Ecuador in their Copa America clash on Sunday. Ayrton Preciado put Ecuador ahead with a scrambled goal six minutes before half time but Edson Castillo......

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