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2hTim Vickery

Vickery: Is this really it for Messi?

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has revealed that he may never play for Argentina again after Sunday night's Copa America final loss to Chile.

15hPA Sport

England 'brutal focus' for Iceland - Hodgson

Roy Hodgson says England approach Monday's win-or-bust Euro 2016 clash against Iceland with a "brutal focus'' having so far failed to turn dominance into victories.

8hESPN staff

Sterling set for England recall - reports

Raheem Sterling is to receive a recall to the England side for their Euro 2016 round-of-16 tie against Iceland, according to newspaper reports.

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2hMiguel Delaney

Utd eye Pogba despite record fee - sources

Manchester United will persist with their attempts to bring France international Paul Pogba back to the club, sources have told ESPN FC.

7hESPN Staff

Rooney deserves more credit - Gerrard

England captain Wayne Rooney deserves more plaudits for adapting to a central midfield role, according to his predecessor Steven Gerrard.

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15hJohn Brewin

Hazard eager to face 'tough' Wales in Lille

Eden Hazard followed up Belgium's 4-0 defeat of Hungary in the last 16 of Euro 2016 by admitting that Wales will be a troublesome opponent on Friday.

Martin Laksman

How to take a penalty

Getting a penalty in soccer might seem like a surefire way to score a goal, but there's an art to it that is often missed. Those who ignore it from 12 yards out are doomed to miss. Check out our guide to understanding the mysterious ways of the spot kick.

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23hESPN staff

O'Neill proud despite Rep of Ireland loss

Ireland took the leads after two minutes when Robbie Brady scored a penalty, but two second-half goals from Antoine Griezmann turned the game.

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19hESPN staff

Deschamps delighted with 'crazy' France

Ireland took the leads after two minutes when Robbie Brady scored a penalty, but two second-half goals from Antoine Griezmann turned the game.

1dESPN staff

Sturridge backs Sterling to come good

Daniel Sturridge has backed England teammate Raheem Sterling to defy his critics and described him as "one of the most talented players in the world."

1dNick Miller

Miller: Hodgson's indecision with England

If England are to beat Iceland, Roy Hodgson will need to be smarter and more decisive. His squad selection and in-game changes have been questionable.

2dESPN staff

Twitter pokes fun at Portugal vs. Croatia

Portugal vs. Croatia did not serve up any excitement. In fact, it didn't even register a shot on target in 90 minutes. Twitter was not impressed.

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2dJohn Brewin

Brewin: Poland through after Xhaka miss

Xherdan Shaqiri's stunning goal helped Switzerland to a penalty shootout against Poland but from there it was heartbreak, writes John Brewin.

1dAssociated Press

Slutsky quits as Russia manager

The Russian football union (RFU) says Leonid Slutsky has quit as coach of the national team after a poor European Championship campaign.



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