Euro 2020 Final: A “day of national shame” – independent review

An independent report into England fan disorder at the Euro 2020 final has described the event as a “near miss” that could have led to deaths and life-changing injuries on a “day of national shame”. The findings from Lady Louise…

From home to Rome football quakes the earth -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Football is earthquake larger than the Richter scale.  I should know because I played the game. In certain locales more people know me as an expired football player than even as a journalist or poet.  It’s my attachment to the…

Marcus Rashford given permission to join up with England squad despite foot injury

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford will be released for England duty this week, despite carrying a foot injury.  The winger was not named in United’s squad for Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Leicester City.  Rashford was…

Black Lives Matter: South Africa opt against taking knee during England series

Kagiso Rabada has reiterated his support to the Black Lives Matter movement in light of the Proteas’ decision not to take the knee during their upcoming limited-overs series against England. Following the death of African-American George Floyd in May, a…

Former Tottenham, Liverpool and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence dies aged 72

Former Tottenham, Liverpool and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died aged 72. Clemence, who was widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his era, won five league titles and three European Cup trophies during his time at Liverpool.…

England fail to qualify for Nations League finals after Belgium defeat

England’s hopes of qualifying for the Nations League finals were ended by defeat against Belgium in Leuven. Gareth Southgate’s side had plenty of possession against the world’s top-ranked side but were toothless in attack and ultimately undone by two early…

England’s Catholic Church criticises lockdown worship ban

The Catholic Church in England has strongly criticised the government’s new lockdown, saying banning communal worship is a cause of “anguish”. England’s four-week lockdown will see most religious services banned. Funerals will still be allowed, with a maximum of 30…

Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith praises ‘brilliant’ IPL star Jofra Archer

Steve Smith praised ‘brilliant’ England fast bowler Jofra Archer after Rajasthan Royals were beaten by Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. Archer claimed figures of 3-19 from four overs as the Royals restricted Delhi to 161-7 in Dubai on…

Maguire sent off as England lose to Denmark at Wembley

Harry Maguire’s miserable start to the season continued with a red card as England had two men sent off for the first time in their Nations League defeat by Denmark. Manchester United’s captain suffered a 31-minute nightmare, shown a yellow…

Harry Kane: England boss Gareth Southgate says ‘we do not risk players’

England “do not risk players” and captain Harry Kane “has not had an injury”, says manager Gareth Southgate. Tottenham striker Kane appeared as a 66th-minute substitute in Sunday’s Nations League win over Belgium. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho asked international managers…

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