Euro 2024

Euro 2024 looks wide open as battle to be in the right place at the right time commences

June 14 – Can Germany shrug off past disappointments and make their nation proud again? Do England, with their ferocious fire power, have what it takes to finally get over the line? Can Italy defy the critics and retain their title? Will technically gifted Spain or star-studded France show their undoubted prowess? Could it be Portugal for the second time in three tournaments? Or can one of the lesser lights surprise everyone and go all the way?

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Russian 2018 chief executive: Now is our time

By Andrew Warshaw in Johannesburg

December 2 – As public relations campaigns go, Russia’s 2018 World Cup delegation at the Soccerex conference in Johannesburg could not have done much more than name their imposing stand Red Square Lounge.

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Houllier and Dein united on video technology

By Andrew Warshaw in Johannesburg

December 1 – Two of world football’s most respected statesmen have called for the immediate introduction of goal line technology as a result of the infamous Thierry Henry handball that is showing no sign of being taken off the game’s agenda.

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Oscar winning actress to join Beckham at World Cup draw

By Duncan Mackay in Johannesburg

December 1 – South African Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (pictured) has been named as the guest presenter for the 2010 World Cup draw in Cape Town on Friday, and will be joined on stage by a host of sporting celebrities including David Beckham, Haile Gebrselassie and Makhaya Ntini.

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