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La Roja janeman: Rodri central figure

CHENNAI: Real Madrid win titles because thats what they do. Barcelona can go to the extent of defaulting on their payments but players will move metaphorical mountains to go there. Its due to their history and heritage. Manchester City are a winning machine... you get the drift, right? These are some of footballs unshakeable maxims. Similarly, there is another of the sports truisms. Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante, more widely known as Rodri, doesnt lose games. While it may be a quirky statistic and

13 Jul 2024 9:48 am
If Jrgen Klopp is available, Jim Curtin says no others need be interviewed by US Soccer

NEW YORK: Jim Curtin thinks the search for Gregg Berhalters successor as U.S. coach doesnt need to be complicated. If Jrgen Klopp is available to do it and wants to do it, you dont need an interview process for that. Thats the guy, the Philadelphia Union coach said Thursday. But the reality is I don't know how serious that is. Klopp retired from Liverpool this spring after nine seasons that included Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles and appears to be the fan favorite to replace

12 Jul 2024 12:15 pm
Roar of the Three Lions: England march on

CHENNAI: Stop the memes for a few minutes. Shove the negativity outside the door like a torn slipper. Halt the Gareth Southgate culture wars with all your might. They may have a lot of flaws in them but England have managed to advance to a second European Championship final within the space of three years. Exactly three years ago, on a barmy, ominous night under the Wembley arch, Italy pricked and prodded their way to level the final before taking the title on penalties. On Sunday in Berlin, Eng

12 Jul 2024 9:25 am
Spanish football giant Sevilla FC to use GenAI to scout for players

KOCHI: One of the oldest football clubs in Spain is taking the generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) route to scout for players. Sevilla, which has won the UEFA Cup/Europa League seven times most recently in 2023 and has some big players like Jess Navas, Youssef En-Nesyri and Rafa Mir, will be introducing its GenAI platform, Scout Advisor, to select players for the upcoming season. Dr Elias Zamora, chief technical officer (CTO) of Sevilla Football Club, founded in 1890, conveyed this at t

12 Jul 2024 7:54 am
Ten-man Colombia triumphs over Uruguay to reach Copa America final

CHARLOTTE: Ten-man Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time in 23 years after an ill-tempered semi-final on Wednesday. A 39th-minute Jefferson Lerma header sealed victory for the Colombians, who will now face holders Argentina in Sunday's final in Miami. It was an anarchic semi-final played in front of a packed and passionate crowd which ended with scuffles on the field and fighting in the stands, including several players who had climbed in among s

11 Jul 2024 11:50 am
Yamal, 16, shoots for stars with goal for ages

CHENNAI: When it was put to Didier Deschamps that watching the French team may be a bit boring, the coach had come up with a combative suggestion. If you are bored, please change channels, he had said. I dont have a problem. For people who went against the advice of the French coach on Tuesday night, they will have gone to sleep with one of the images of the European Championships. Lamine Yamal, who will continue to tick the box named minor in every form for the next year, produced a goal worthy

11 Jul 2024 10:11 am
Messi will start vs Canada in Copa America semifinal, says Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni

NEW YORK: Lionel Messi won't be stopped by a leg injury and will play in Argentina's Copa America semifinal against Canada on Tuesday night. Argentina reaches Copa America semifinals, beating Ecuador 4-2 on penalty kicks after 1-1 draw Messi has been dealing with a right leg problem since the group stage win over Chile on June 25. He missed the first-round finale four days later but played the entire match in the quarterfinal victory over Ecuador last Thursday. Leo is good. He will be playing to

9 Jul 2024 12:01 pm
Key battles as England face Netherlands in Euro 2024 semi-final

DORTMUND: England take on the Netherlands on Wednesday in Dortmund in a Euro 2024 semi-final clash, bidding to lift a major trophy for the first time since the 1966 World Cup. England beat Switzerland on penalties to keep Euro 2024 dream alive Here AFP sport looks at five of the key battles in the game with the Three Lions vying with the Euro 1988 winners to reach the final in Berlin on July 14. Flying to the semi-finals with @qatarairways . #EURO2024 UEFA EURO 2024 (

9 Jul 2024 7:37 am
Euros 2024: Liberte tick, egalite tick, Kylian Mbappe ?

CHENNAI: On Sunday night, members of the French squad were understandably jubilant. The news from home had come as a positive surprise. The exit polls had shown that the far right wouldn't get the keys to power in the country. Jules Kounde, Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Thuram had all urged the people of France to go out and vote against the National Rally. C'est un jour important pour la France et pour son futur. Par les temps qui courent, voter est un devoir autant qu'un droit. La force de

9 Jul 2024 7:23 am