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Tottenham manager Nuno affirms Harry Kane is ‘our player’
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Tottenham manager Nuno affirms Harry Kane is ‘our player’

Harry Kane may want out of Tottenham but new manager Nuno Espirito Santo sent a bold message Friday: “Harry is our player.” The England captain has indicated he wants a change of scenery after Tottenham’s seventh-place finish in the Premier League left it out of the Champions League, but Nuno said he expects the striker to return. “Look, Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else,” Nuno said in his first news conference as Tottenham manager. “Now is the moment for Harry to recover his energy, to rest. When Harry comes again, we have time to speak.” Kane, who is under contract with Tottenham until 2024, is on a break after helping England reach the final of the European Championship. “Now is the moment for Harry to rest, to prepare for what’s coming,” N...
‘Worst feeling in the world’, says Harry Kane after England’s defeat in Euro final | Football News – Times of India
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‘Worst feeling in the world’, says Harry Kane after England’s defeat in Euro final | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: England captain Harry Kane admitted his side's penalty shoot-out defeat in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday was "the worst feeling in the world". Along with Harry Maguire, Kane was one of only two England players to score from the spot as Italy won the shoot-out 3-2 after a 1-1 draw following extra time at Wembley. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their penalties, leaving England to rue a wasted opportunity to win their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup. "Penalties is the worst feeling in the world when you lose," Kane told ITV. "Anyone can miss a penalty. Penalties is penalties. We went through a process. The boys did everything they could, it just wasn't our night." Luke Shaw had given England a dream start when he scored in the sec...
England aim to be Euro ‘Top Guns’ after call from Tom Cruise | Football News – Times of India
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England aim to be Euro ‘Top Guns’ after call from Tom Cruise | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Harry Kane is hoping England will be Euro 2020 top guns in Sunday's final against Italy after receiving a message of support from Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. England captain Kane will lead his country in their first major final for 55 years. Ahead of the historic showdown at Wembley, Kane revealed Gareth Southgate's squad had an unexpected call from "Top Gun" and "Mission Impossible" star Cruise, who was in London on Saturday for the Wimbledon women's final. "Obviously we have had ex-players and people get in touch," Kane told the BBC. "We actually had Tom Cruise get in touch yesterday evening, you get everyone who loves football." "We were fortunate enough to have a watch of one of his films so I think he was over here in the UK and he just dialled in and FaceTimed us just to w...
Euro 2020 final: How England and Italy match up tactically
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Euro 2020 final: How England and Italy match up tactically

Pace: Both Italy and England have players capable of ratcheting up nerve-shredding pace. Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling would pose questions to the aged but still imposing Giorgio Chillieni and Leandro Bonucci; just as Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Insigne could rattle Harry Maguire and John Stone, who are vulnerable to pacy attackers, especially at the start of the game. Belgium’s Jeremy Docku did give Italy’s right-back Giovanni di Lorenzo some anxious moments apart from the penalty he forced (soft though it was). As impregnable as the Juventus pair has been, pure pace and quick movements (like Spain’s false nine Dani Olmo) have troubled them. 🏆 1 DAY TO GO! 🏆 The #EURO2020 final is almost upon us 🤩 pic.twitter.com/9ghsA2mvF4 — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 10, 2021 Eng...
Euro 2021: England believes football’s coming home as final awaits | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2021: England believes football’s coming home as final awaits | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: The song started hesitantly, building in volume before rising to a crescendo as England's fans willed their team to the promised land at the climax of their nerve-shredding 2-1 Euro 2021 semi-final victory against Denmark. "Thirty years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming. It's coming home, football's coming home," the red, white and blue clad masses roared moments before Harry Kane finally ended Denmark's brave resistance in extra time at Wembley. When the Lightning Seeds, along with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, wrote "Three Lions" to celebrate England hosting Euro 96, the bittersweet song struck a chord with a nation raised on tales of 1966 World Cup glory but by then stuck in a cycle of major tournament misery. 😎 The EURO 2020 final is set!🇮🇹🆚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Italy versus England a...
England into Euro 2020 final after ending Danish dream run | Football News – Times of India
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England into Euro 2020 final after ending Danish dream run | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: England won their first semi-final since the 1966 World Cup when Harry Kane's extra-time goal, following up after his penalty had been saved, earned a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday that sent them into Sunday's Euro 2020 final against Italy. On a night to remember in front of almost 60,000 fans, most of them delirious with joy, England reached the European Championship final for the first time, though they had to come from behind as a Simon Kjaer own goal cancelled out Mikkel Damsgaard's superb free kick for the Danes in the first half. As it happened: England vs DenmarkThe home side were on top throughout but struggled to break down the battling Denmark defence, until they were awarded a penalty in the 103rd-minute after Raheem Sterling went down with minimum contact to ...
Euro 2020: England return to Wembley for a bigger battle | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: England return to Wembley for a bigger battle | Football News – Times of India

ROME: England return home from the Eternal City standing just two games away from immortality. A lethal double from back-to-form Harry Kane and two thumping set-piece headers from Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson sent Gareth Southgate's men into the Euro semifinals and a meeting with Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. Oh what a Saturday night, as England showed that it is not how you start a tournament that matters -- but how you finish it. Six goals in 180 minutes after just two in the group stages. They are also the first team to keep clean sheets in their opening five Euro games. History now beckons. A first major trophy since the World Cup of 1966 - and the chance to be remembered forever by a nation in desperate need of a unifying triumph. Southgate said: "I'm conscious that we're ...
Euro 2021: England ‘not settling’ for semi-final, says Harry Maguire | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2021: England ‘not settling’ for semi-final, says Harry Maguire | Football News – Times of India

ROME: England defender Harry Maguire insisted they will not be satisfied with a run to the semi-finals of Euro 2021 after thrashing Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday to set up a last-four clash with Denmark. Maguire scored his side's second goal in Rome, three years after also netting in England's World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden. Gareth Southgate's men lost their semi-final in Russia 2-1 after extra time to Croatia and Maguire believes they will learn from their mistakes in that game. "It's a great feeling, back-to-back semi-finals at a major tournament is a great achievement but we don't stop here," the Manchester United captain told the BBC. "We've got another big game coming up and we want to go further than we did at the World Cup. "The way we did it shows the progress we are making a...
Euro 2020: Kane leads England past Ukraine and into semi-finals | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: Kane leads England past Ukraine and into semi-finals | Football News – Times of India

ROME: Harry Kane scored twice as a buoyant England cruised through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 with a one-sided 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome on Saturday. Kane ended a worrying international scoring drought by netting in the 2-0 last-16 defeat of Germany in midweek and he put England ahead inside four minutes on a sweaty evening in the Italian capital. As it happened: Ukraine vs EnglandGareth Southgate's side then put this quarter-final tie out of sight with two more goals early in the second half, one from Harry Maguire before Kane netted again. Substitute Jordan Henderson got the fourth, and as Denmark lie in wait in the Wembley semi-final on Tuesday England will be confident of going on to reach a first ever European Championship final and even now claiming a first major internati...
England reach Euro 2020 quarters to end Germany curse | Football News – Times of India
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England reach Euro 2020 quarters to end Germany curse | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane fired England into the Euro 2020 quarter-finals as they sealed a 2-0 win against Germany that ended decades of hurt at the hands of their bitter rivals on Tuesday. Sterling struck with 15 minutes left in a tense last 16 tie at Wembley before Kane clinched England's first knockout stage victory over Germany since 1966. AS IT HAPPENEDIn the 55 years since England beat the Germans in the World Cup final, the Three Lions had endured a painful litany of defeats against Die Mannschaft when the stakes were highest. ⏰ RESULT ⏰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Sterling & Kane net as England reach the quarter-finals 🎉 🇩🇪 Germany lose in the round of 16 a… https://t.co/LSajDgYl4H— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) 1624989338000England were eliminated from the 1970, 1990 and 2010 World Cu...
Euro 2020: England sheds agonizing history by knocking out Germany
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Euro 2020: England sheds agonizing history by knocking out Germany

As the Wembley Stadium announcer roared the final score — “England 2, Germany 0″ — Gareth Southgate’s vision was momentarily diverted from his victorious players to the big screen. Shown beaming from the VIP seats, reveling in England’s passage to the European Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday, were David Beckham and Ed Sheeran. Prince William, wife Kate and 7-year-old Prince George were also there celebrating, as fans just like their subjects rather than royalty. But it was the sight of David Seaman that caught Southgate’s eyes and made him pause, to think back — in one of his greatest moments as England coach — to the pain of 25 years ago. It was Southgate’s penalty miss at the old Wembley that denied an England side with Seaman in goal the chance to reach the Euro ’9...
Euro 2021: England captain Harry Kane to wear rainbow armband against Germany | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2021: England captain Harry Kane to wear rainbow armband against Germany | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow armband in support of the LGBTQ communities during Tuesday's Euro 2021 last-16 tie against Germany. It will be the first time Tottenham striker Kane will wear the rainbow armband while playing for England. Germany skipper Manuel Neuer has worn the rainbow armband in every match his side have played in June in honour of Pride Month. The goalkeeper first wore the rainbow armband against Latvia on June 7 and then during his country's three group matches against France, Portugal and Hungary. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜@HKane will join @DFB_Team's Manuel Neuer in wearing a rainbow captain’s armband for tomorrow’s game at… https://t.co/x2zXI74bSK— England (@England) 1624900212000UEFA investigated whether it could be viewed as a political statement before con...
Euro 2020: We know nothing about Harry Kane
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Euro 2020: We know nothing about Harry Kane

By Rory Smith There are a lot of things that everybody knows about Harry Kane. First and foremost, there is the fact that he is the captain of England’s national soccer team, a status that bestows upon its bearer the sort of profile unavailable to most athletes, particularly in tournament years. It is part-of-the-furniture fame, royal family fame. Everyone has heard of Harry Kane. Then there are the goals. Harry Kane scores goals with startling efficiency. He scores goals with both feet and with his head. He scores goals from close range and from long distance, for good teams and bad. He does not really seem to be subject to things such as form or confidence. He simply started scoring goals seven years ago and never stopped. He has scored so many that he is seventh on the l...
England evolve from set piece-reliant to irresistible creative force
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England evolve from set piece-reliant to irresistible creative force

At Wembley on Sunday afternoon, memories of Moscow will flare up. It’s been three years since Croatia knocked England out of the World Cup in what was a tactical coup. Since then, England have traced an upward trajectory, morphed from a set-piece reliant bunch to an irresistibly creative force, exacted revenge on Croatia in the Nations League, and look every millimetre title contenders, or better still, a championship guzzling machine. They would be an indistinguishably superior group to what Croatia, an ageing and transitioning side, had out-muscled in Moscow. But England being England, there lurks a spiel of nervousness. A gush of pessimism invariably accompanies a rush of stars. Perhaps, history has wired them with strands of fear. So many golden generations have but fla...
Premier League: Chelsea secure Champions League spot despite Villa defeat | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League: Chelsea secure Champions League spot despite Villa defeat | Football News – Times of India

(Reuters photo)BIRMINGHAM: Chelsea qualified for next season's Champions League on Sunday despite a 1-2 defeat at Aston Villa as Leicester's loss against Tottenham saved the Blues' top four place in a thrilling end to the Premier League season. Thomas Tuchel's side were 14 minutes away from missing out on a top-four finish when they trailed at Villa Park while Liverpool and Leicester were both winning. Bertrand Traore put Villa ahead late in the first half before the former Chelsea winger won a penalty that was converted by Anwar El Ghazi. Ben Chilwell got one back for Chelsea, but at that stage the Blues were still heading out of the top four. An own goal from Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel was followed by two late Gareth Bale strikes, condemning the Foxes to a 4-2 loss as Chelsea ...
Mohamed Salah’s ‘greed’ for goals helped Liverpool: Juergen Klopp | Football News – Times of India
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Mohamed Salah’s ‘greed’ for goals helped Liverpool: Juergen Klopp | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah with manager Juergen Klopp. (Reuters Photo)Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah's "greed" for goals has helped the club as they aim to finish in the Premier League's top four, said manager Juergen Klopp. Liverpool, who stormed to the title last season, were eighth in March with Champions League qualification looking unlikely, but they went on a nine-match unbeaten run to move up to fourth. Salah played a key role in Klopp's team, scoring 22 goals, tied with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot, which is awarded to the Premier League's top scorer. "It is easy to see where we would be without Mo's goals. But that is also true for the other teams without the goals their top scorers score," Klopp told reporters before Sunday's home game against...
Harry Kane hints at Man City move, praising ‘striker’s dream’ Kevin De Bruyne | Football News – Times of India
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Harry Kane hints at Man City move, praising ‘striker’s dream’ Kevin De Bruyne | Football News – Times of India

Harry Kane has reportedly told Spurs he wants to leave at the end of the season. (AFP Photo)LONDON: Tottenham forward Harry Kane has hinted at a move to Manchester City as speculation mounts over his future, calling the champions' star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne a "striker's dream". Kane has reportedly told Spurs he wants to leave at the end of the season and the England captain has been linked with City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Kane has now raised the prospect of a move to Pep Guardiola's title winners, naming City's De Bruyne as a perfect team-mate. City are reported to be interested in signing the 27-year-old, but Spurs will not let their talisman go without a fight, especially as he is under contract for the next three years. Kane is determined to stay in the Premier League a...
Premier League: Keeper Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League: Keeper Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory | Football News – Times of India

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City are in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday. (AFP photo)Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-and-a-half years to give West Brom the lead, but Mohamed Salah equalised for the visitors to move level with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane on 22 Premier Lea...
EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India

Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal. (AP Photo)LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season to help his side to a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday which boosted their bid to secure European football for next season. After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings. Kane, the league's leading scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line with the England defender then also clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso. Hojbjerg spotted Kane with space in behind and...