Europe

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Forget The Euros, Argentina vs. Brazil Is Weekend's Big Match

RIO DE JANEIRO — Europe might be waiting for England against Italy in Sunday's Euro 2020 showpiece, but there is an even bigger match to look forward to in South America as an older rivalry between two more successful teams kicks off in Saturday's Copa América final.

Brazil against Argentina is a true clasico. The teams first met in 1914 and in the years since have established themselves as two of the most storied sides in world soccer. Together they have won seven World Cups.

5 Young Euro 2020 Standouts Who Deserve Big Transfers This Summer

International tournaments often seem like a red carpet event for the biggest names in world football, yet often the most intriguing players on the pitch are the up-and-coming stars, the b-listers of the footballing world, if you will.

Euro 2020 introduced us to a wide range of talented young players. Some were familiar by name and statistical output, but this was the first chance for them to prove themselves on such a large stage. Others were relative unknowns, ony entering the public footballing consciousness within the last month.

Sergio Ramos Llega Al PSG Con El 4 En La Espalda Y Hambre De Champions

Ya es oficial. El PSG ha presentado oficialmente a Sergio Ramos como el nuevo bastión de su defensa. El jugador español llega a París después de 16 temporadas junto al Real Madrid.

Dado que su contrato con los merengues finalizaba el 30 de junio, Ramos ha llegado al PSG en calidad de libre, firmando un acuerdo de dos años. Otra manera de decirlo: Ramos se mantendrá en el Parque de los Príncipes hasta junio de 2023.

World Tells England To Stop Lecturing On Diving After Soft As Charmin Penalty

LONDON - While England exulted at reaching a first major final since 1966, there was increasing outcry abroad over the penalty awarded for a foul on Raheem Sterling in extra time to give them a 2-1 win over Denmark in their Euro 2020 semifinal.

An array of media and football figures joined Danish fans in condemning the penalty as too cheap for such a big game, some saying England's haughty views on diving looked hypocritical in view of Sterling's tumble at the lightest of touches.

Well, Well, Well. Look Who Just Showed Up At The Parc Des Princes

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Spain defender Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after he left LaLiga club Real Madrid, the French Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday.

Ramos left Real last month after failing to reach an agreement to extend his 16-year stay in the Spanish capital. He helped Real win four Champions League titles and five LaLiga trophies.

Piscinazo De Raheem Sterling Acabó Con El Sueño Danés Y Mandó A Inglaterra A La Final De La Euro

¡Splash! Todavía nos estamos secando el agua que Raheem Sterling salpicó después del piscinazo que terminó con el sueño europeo de Dinamarca.

Inglaterra se impuso a los escandinavos por 2-1 y logró su paso a la final de la Euro, en un juego donde no se cuestiona su superioridad, sino que la validez del penal que significó su clasificación. 

After Captivating The World, Denmark’s Magical Run Comes To An End

Like Bernie Sanders posted up at a presidential debate, Euro 2020 offered the world a chance to turn into vociferous fans of Denmark. Christian Eriksen’s collapse was numbingly tragic, but the way the Danes responded in the moment and the days after was the sort of archetypal hero story usually only reserved for myths.

Raheem Sterling Channels Arjen Robben Against Mexico To Send England To Euro 2020 Final

England fans have grown accustomed to seeing their team fall at the final hurdle. The last four times the Three Lions have reached the semifinals of a major international tournaments, including the World Cup three years ago. 

But not this time.

Chronicling The Strangest Strategies Goalkeepers Employ To Save Penalties

Soccer is unique in so many ways, and perhaps no play in all of sports is more meaningful than the penalty kick. 

Points are more scarce in soccer than they are in any other sport, and no other sport includes one play with such a high percentage chance of scoring.

A game that features 22 players on the pitch is condensed into a one-on-one battle for a few crucial seconds, and in the end, there are only two possible outcomes: either a goal is scored or the ball fails to cross the goal line — with the former being the most likely.

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