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Section: The Himalayan Times (Nepal)

    Tight groups, matches show 24-team format working, says UEFA
    Jun20

    Tight groups, matches show 24-team format working, says UEFA

    The decision to increase the number of teams for Euro 2016 has been justified with nearly all sides still able to qualify for the knockout stages and games proving closer than in previous tournaments, a senior UEFA official said on Monday. Europe’s soccer governing body opted eight years ago to expand the European Championship from 16 to 24...

    Germany aiming to click into gear against Northern Ireland
    Jun19

    Germany aiming to click into gear against Northern Ireland

    Germany players pose for a team group photo before the match of Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at Saint-Denis near Paris, in France, on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters EVIAN-LES-BAINS: To silence the critics, Germany needs to get its attack going. The team’s misfiring forwards have yet to score at the...

    Lewandowski hoping to finally find the net against Ukraine
    Jun19

    Lewandowski hoping to finally find the net against Ukraine

    FILE – In this Wednesday, June 1, 2016 filer, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski plays the ball during a friendly soccer match between Poland and Netherlands in Gdansk, Poland. Photo: AP MARSEILLE: Robert Lewandowski is in some impressive company at the European Championship, for all the wrong reasons. The Poland striker has yet to score at Euro...

    Germany’s Goetze unfazed by criticism for lack of goals
    Jun19

    Germany’s Goetze unfazed by criticism for lack of goals

    Germany’s Mario Goetze an Hungary’s Adam Lang in action during an International friendly at Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters PARIS: Germany’s Mario Goetze brushed off criticism of his lacklustre performances at Euro 2016 on Sunday and said players were used to being praised one day and knocked off...

    Croatia, Turkey face UEFA action over crowd trouble
    Jun18

    Croatia, Turkey face UEFA action over crowd trouble

    Croatia players celebrate in front of fans at full time of the Group D match between Turkey and Croatia in EURO 2016 – on June June 12. Photo: Reuters PARIS: UEFA said on Saturday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the soccer federations of Croatia and Turkey for crowd trouble during two games at the Euro 2016 tournament in France...

    German concern switches from defence to offense at Euro 2016
    Jun18

    German concern switches from defence to offense at Euro 2016

    File – Germany’s Joachim Loew during an International friendly against Hungary at Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters EVIAN-LES-BAINS: Concerns regarding defensive frailties from Germany’s opening game at the European Championship have been replaced by worries over its attack. The Germans beat Ukraine 2-0...

    Germany have no scoring problem, will top group: Loew
    Jun18

    Germany have no scoring problem, will top group: Loew

    Germany’s coach Joachim Loew during training on the sidelines of Euro 2016 at Stade Camille Fournier, Evian-Les-Bains, France, on June 17. REUTERS EVIAN: Title contenders Germany do not have fundamental scoring problems despite a goalless draw against Poland and will top their Euro 2016 Group C with a win over Northern Ireland next week,...

    Putin calls to improve ties with the EU despite sanctions
    Jun17

    Putin calls to improve ties with the EU despite sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 17, 2016. Photo: AP PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders on Friday to improve ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to...

    Boruc signs one-year extension with Bournemouth
    Jun17

    Boruc signs one-year extension with Bournemouth

    Poland’s goalkeeper Artur Boruc looks on as he sits on the bench before the match. REUTERS Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc has signed a one-year contract extension with Bournemouth that will keep him at Dean Court until June 2017, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The 36-year-old made 32 league appearances during the 2015-16...

    McAuley inspires Northern Ireland to win over Ukraine
    Jun17

    McAuley inspires Northern Ireland to win over Ukraine

    Northern Ireland’s Niall McGinn celebrates after scoring their second goalREUTERS LYON: A thumping header from Gareth McAuley and a stoppage-time strike by Niall McGinn earned Northern Ireland a 2-0 victory over Ukraine at Euro 2016 on Thursday, their first win in a major tournament for 34 years. Defender McAuley outjumped full back Yevhen...

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