New Bayern signing Renato Sanches, making his first international start for Portugal, scored for the equaliser for the Selecao in their quarterfinal clash against Poland in Marseille. A cracking goal from young Sanches- have Bayern landed a bargain? Continue reading
Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the shootout as Argentina once again suffered finals heartbreak, losing to Chile in New Jersey. Messi’s penalty was Argentina’s first of the shootout and was an important one given that Arturo Vidal, Chile’s first penalty taker, had his effort saved by Romero Continue reading
New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka missed a crucial penalty for Switzerland as they bowed out of the European Championships after a loss in the shootout against Poland. Xhaka was the only Swiss penalty taker to miss his spot kick, and you can hear Mark Lawrenson say OMG after his attempt Continue reading
Iceland booked themselves a Round of 16 tie against England by beating Austria in their final group game- a fantastic achievement for a country’s whose population is just over 0.3 million. About 10% of their country is at the Championships supporting their team.
Here’s a bit of passionate commentary for their final goal against Austria Continue reading
The group stages of Euro 2016 are done, and we now have sixteen teams that have qualified for the Round of 16- the top two finishers from each of the six groups and the four best third placed teams.
We started with 24 teams, and so here are the eight teams that missed out. Out of these eight, Ukraine were THE only team not to register a single point. Out of these eight teams, both Albania and Austria won their respective qualifying groups. Sweden and Ukraine qualified by winning their playoff games Continue reading