Ronaldo was forced to injure his hamstrings in the first half of Portugal’s
Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
will now undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury. “I’m not
worried, I know my body,” Ronaldo said later.
Ukraine beat Luxembourg 2-1 with a goal by Rodrigues Gouveia late in the game and finished first in the group with four points while the Portuguese have two points in their two games. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase France Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
In Group H,
Turkey beat Moldova 4-0, Everton’s Cenk Tosun scoring two goals between goals
from Ali Kaldirim and Kaan Ayhan. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went into the
dressing room of the new Eskisehir Stadium to congratulate the local team after
the final whistle.
then moved to the top by France, who beat Iceland 4-0. Samuel Umtiti opened the
scoring for the World Cup winners before goals from Olivier Giroud, Kylian
Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann increased the score.
“We were very efficient against a very defensive team. It is a source of great satisfaction, “said France coach Didier Deschamps.
have won just one of their last 17 games, played aggressively, but that was not
enough to destabilize Les Bleus.
“We knew it would be a tough challenge but their early goal made it even tougher,” said their coach, Erik Hamren. “Then when they scored the second we were really in trouble. They’re a top-class team.”
in third after their 3-0 win in Andorra. And in the other match of the English
group, Kosovo played it’s first-ever Euro qualifier a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria
in Pristina, with Arber Zeneli equalizing just after the hour of play.
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The very shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montenegro on Monday logically triggered outrage in British football. Fans who want to watch the live action of Football can buy England Euro Cup Tickets online.
is not the first time that black England players have been targeted during
games in the Balkans. The scenes in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica were grimly
similar to those in 2012 when again Rose was subjected to monkey chants during
an England U21 game against Serbia and to Zagreb in 2008.
black players are not alone in this case A banana was thrown at the
Italian international by Croatian fans at Euro 2012 Partizan Belgrade’s
Brazilian midfielder Everton Luiz was abused by FK Rad fans in the
Serbian a couple of years back the list is depressingly long.
Balkan football is not new and other forms of discrimination including
homophobia anti-Semitism or anti-Romany sentiment are widespread in the game and
On top of that normal expression of ethnic hatred towards teams or players from neighboring countries remain at the core of Balkan football fan culture.
The lack of diversity and social debate about racism in the region leads many to trivialize the severity of racist behavior and reduce it to a form of acceptable football related banter. It is widely accepted as a form of psychological terror against an opposing team and more importantly particular players.
doing the monkey chants on Monday were sitting in the main stand. They were
most likely not fanatical hooligans but ordinary supporters for whom this sort
of behavior is regarded as normal.
that the Montenegro manager Ljubisa Tumbakovic saw no reason to comment on the
incidents in the post-match press conference says a lot about how seriously the
issue is being taken.
Montenegrin FA issued a tame statement while Montenegro’s sport and youth
minister described the game as a sports festival with a carnival atmosphere
condemning only inexplicable messages by some fans in the stadium.
In 2013, the
Croatian FA promised its support to defender Josip Šimunić after he was fined
for chanting a fascist slogan Za dom spremni For the homeland ready the
fish really does rot from the head down.
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