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Euro 2020: England boss Gareth Southgate says not reaching semis will be a failure, hopes to go further ahead this time
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Euro 2020: England boss Gareth Southgate says not reaching semis will be a failure, hopes to go further ahead this time

Under Southgate's reign as manager, England have reached the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

Euro 2020: Croatia to bank on Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic as Zlatko Dalic's men vie for elusive title
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Euro 2020: Croatia to bank on Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic as Zlatko Dalic's men vie for elusive title

Ivan Rakitić and Mario Mandžukić have retired, but key players like Luka Modrić and Ivan Perišić still form the core of the team under coach Zlatko Dalić.

Euro 2020: North Macedonia, with habit of springing upsets, hope to make impact in debut
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Euro 2020: North Macedonia, with habit of springing upsets, hope to make impact in debut

North Macedonia have a reputation of being capable of pulling off occasional upsets. Having qualified for a major football tournament for the first time, the former Yugoslav republic will look to make an impression.

Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko aims to break through as coach of Ukraine side brimming with potential
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Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko aims to break through as coach of Ukraine side brimming with potential

When it all clicks, Ukraine can threaten the best teams in Europe. But turning potential into senior success is an old problem for Ukraine.

Euro 2020: Netherlands players look to put disappointing club seasons behind with national success
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Euro 2020: Netherlands players look to put disappointing club seasons behind with national success

For several key players in the Netherlands squad, this year's European Championship is an opportunity to rebound after a disappointing season.

Euro 2020: Young stars, home comforts boost England hopes of ending 55-year wait for major trophy
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Euro 2020: Young stars, home comforts boost England hopes of ending 55-year wait for major trophy

England have much going in their favour heading into the European Championship, putting one of the world’s underachieving football teams among the favorites. Can the nation that invented the sport end a 55-year wait for a major title?

Euro 2020: Star-studded Belgium have injury and form concerns ahead of European showpiece event
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Euro 2020: Star-studded Belgium have injury and form concerns ahead of European showpiece event

The form of some of the players on the top-ranked FIFA team raises a big question mark on its ability to go deep at this year's European Championship

Euro 2020: In-form striker Teemu Pukki's fitness a concern as Finland build up for Championship
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Euro 2020: In-form striker Teemu Pukki's fitness a concern as Finland build up for Championship

Pukki scored 26 goals this season to help Norwich get promoted to the Premier League and also led Finland into their first international tournament.

Euro 2020: Leaving World Cup failure in past, transformed Italy aim for the title
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Euro 2020: Leaving World Cup failure in past, transformed Italy aim for the title

It’s a transformation that came sooner than expected under coach Roberto Mancini, who has found the right mix of younger players and veterans to create optimism around a team that had lost all of its confidence.

Euro 2020: Gareth Bale says he 'would love to replicate' 2016 display as Wales announce squad
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Euro 2020: Gareth Bale says he 'would love to replicate' 2016 display as Wales announce squad

They begin their group campaign against Switzerland in Baku, Azerbaijan on 12 June, before they take on Slovakia at the same venue four days later.

Champions League teams to get more prize money after UEFA registers eight percent rise in total revenue
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Champions League teams to get more prize money after UEFA registers eight percent rise in total revenue

Total revenue is set to rise by €250 million ($305 million) annually through 2024 compared to the 2018-21 period, the European Leagues group said Thursday in an online conference.

Champions League: Pep Guardiola on brink of exorcising UCL demons with Manchester City being final favourites
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Champions League: Pep Guardiola on brink of exorcising UCL demons with Manchester City being final favourites

Victory over Chelsea in Porto would take Guardiola level with Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as the only men to win three European Cups as coach.

Champions League: Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour to cover fans travel costs to final in Portugal
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Champions League: Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour to cover fans travel costs to final in Portugal

Sheikh Mansour's generosity will go down well with fans who were furious when the club signed up to the European Super League last month. City withdrew like their five fellow Premier League clubs 48 hours later.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur adds fan representation to its board after Super League collapse
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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur adds fan representation to its board after Super League collapse

The chair of an advisory panel comprising elected representatives from the fanbase will be appointed annually on the club's board, Tottenham said on Tuesday.

Premier League: Mikel Arteta calls for unity and stability at wounded Arsenal
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Premier League: Mikel Arteta calls for unity and stability at wounded Arsenal

The Gunners, languishing in ninth place in the table, look set to miss out on European competition for the first time in 25 years.

European football clubs caught between a financial pit and hallowed grounds
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European football clubs caught between a financial pit and hallowed grounds

As European football clubs struggle to make up for revenue lost in the pandemic, one untapped source of revenue is stadium naming rights, but exploiting them may not be straightforward.

Ligue 1: Lille stay on course for title with 2-0 win over 10-man Nice
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Ligue 1: Lille stay on course for title with 2-0 win over 10-man Nice

Yilmaz and fellow Turkish international Zeki Celik scored the goals for Lille against a Nice team who played most of the second half a man short after defender Jordan Lotomba was sent off.

Champions League: Manchester City inch closer to elusive glory after exploiting PSG's defensive lapses
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Champions League: Manchester City inch closer to elusive glory after exploiting PSG's defensive lapses

Man City's win is an expression of their potency. At long last, Pep Guardiola, City, and Abu Dhabi are within reach of what they have longed for all these years.

Failed ESL hangs over Champions League as nouveaux riches take on Real Madrid
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Failed ESL hangs over Champions League as nouveaux riches take on Real Madrid

The cloud of a collapsed Super League project hangs over this week's Champions League semi-finals with three of the four clubs involved - Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Chelsea - among the breakaway 12 that shook European football.

European Super League: No immediate sanctions for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, says LaLiga boss Javier Tebas
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European Super League: No immediate sanctions for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, says LaLiga boss Javier Tebas

"They spent planning this league for years, and in a span of 48 hours, it has dissolved like a lump of sugar. The Super League is gone. If it was so good for football, they wouldn’t have done it behind our backs," LaLiga boss Javier Tebas said.