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Argentina win group – Chile advance

WASHINGTON, June 15, (RTRS): Chile advanced to the Copa America quarter-finals on Tuesday after two goals in the first half from Eduardo Vargas and two in the second from Alexis Sanchez gave them a 4-2 win over Panama, while Argentina took top spot by beating Bolivia 3-0 in Group D. …

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Iceland enjoy memorable debut – Minnows hold Portugal to shock draw

ST ETIENNE, France, June 15, (RTRS): Battling outsiders Iceland enjoyed a memorable big-stage debut as they clinched a shock 1-1 draw against Euro 2016 Group F favourites Portugal in a captivating match on Tuesday. It was a miserable evening for Portugal’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo even though he equalled Luis …

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Robson-Kanu gives Wales winning return – Schaer on target as Swiss edge 10-man Albania

BORDEAUX, June 11, (AFP): Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored a joyously celebrated 81st-minute winner as Wales marked their major tournament return by edging Slovakia 2-1 in Saturday’s Euro 2016 opener in Bordeaux. Playing their first game at a major championship since the 1958 World Cup, Wales took a 10th-minute lead courtesy …

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Messi grabs hat-trick, Argentina cruise into quarters – Chile keep Copa campaign alive

CHICAGO, June 11, (AFP): Lionel Messi scored a magical hat-trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday. Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower back injury, …

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Coutinho strikes hat-trick as Brazil crush Haiti – Ecuador fightback thwarts Peru

ORLANDO, June 9, (AFP): Philippe Coutinho struck a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scored twice as Brazil crushed Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday. The result moves Brazil to four points from two games after they were held to a …

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Ronaldo inherits richest athlete throne from Tiger, Mayweather – Mourinho begins Man Utd rebuilding with signing of Bailly

NEW YORK, June 8, (Agencies): Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid athletes on Wednesday in the wake of boxer Floyd Mayweather’s retirement and back surgery for golfer Tiger Woods. The annual list of total revenues for top …

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No Messi, no problem as Argentina down Chile 2-1 – Globe-trotting Perez shines for Panama

SANTA CLARA, United States, June 7, (AFP): Argentina shrugged off the injury absence of Lionel Messi to launch their Copa America Centenario campaign with a 2-1 defeat of defending champions Chile Monday. Goals from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega secured a deserved three points for Argentina, who exacted sweet …

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Colombia shatter US dream in opener – James, Zapata score

SANTA CLARA, United States, June 4, (AFP): Colombia wrecked the United States’ hopes of a winning start to the Copa America Centenario as goals from James Rodriguez and Cristian Zapata gave the South Americans a comfortable 2-0 victory here Friday. AC Milan’s Zapata and Real Madrid star Rodriguez struck in …

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England squeeze past Portugal – Smalling on target

LONDON, June 3, (AFP): An 86th-minute header from centre-back Chris Smalling spared England’s blushes as they squeezed past 10-man Portugal 1-0 at Wembley in their final Euro 2016 warm-up game. While Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was rested following his involvement in Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid …

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CR7 not missed as Portugal rout Norway – Turkey snatch late winner

PORTO, Portugal, May 30, (RTRS): Portugal made sure the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, resting the day after after Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph, went unnoticed as they thrashed Norway 3-0 in a Euro 2016 warm-up. Ronaldo would have been impressed with the finishing of his international team mates …

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