Ronaldo moves past Platini as all-time leading scorer at Euros | Football News

Ronaldo moves past Platini as all-time leading scorer at Euros | Football News

BUDAPEST: Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the history of the European Championship with a late penalty in Portugal’s opening Euro 2020 game against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday. Ronaldo’s strike, which put the title holders 2-0 up with three minutes left, was his 10th in the European Championship finals, spread across five … Read more

England’s performance at Euros can unite people: Southgate | Football News

England's performance at Euros can unite people: Southgate | Football News

England’s performance at the European Championship can help in uniting the country, manager Gareth Southgate said ahead of Sunday’s opening game against Croatia. England, semi-finalists at the 2018 World Cup, are deemed one of the favourites to win the European showpiece but their build-up to the tournament has been marred by some fans booing players … Read more

Hazard hopes to be ready for Euros, but not sure of fitness | Football News

BRUSSELS: Eden Hazard hopes to be ready to play for Belgium in their opening game of the European Championship but is still unsure whether he will be fit in time, the forward told a news conference on Monday. The Belgium captain said he was mentally ready but physically still unsure after a season filled with … Read more

Delaying 2021 French Open saves ‘tens of millions of euros’ | Tennis News

PARIS: The decision to delay Roland Garros for a second successive year has saved “tens of millions of euros”, the head of the French Tennis Federation told AFP. The 2021 edition of the clay-court Grand Slam gets underway in Paris on Sunday, just seven months after the end of the 2020 tournament, which was pushed … Read more

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros | Football News

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros | Football News

ROME: Italy’s government will allow fans to attend matches at this year’s European Championship in Rome’s Olympic Stadium with at least 25% capacity, the country’s soccer federation (FIGC) said in a statement on Tuesday. Euro 2020 was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and European soccer’s governing body UEFA had asked the … Read more

Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report | Football News

Lionel Messi's contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report | Football News

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi‘s most recent contract with Barcelona is worth up to 555 million euros (USD 673 million) over four seasons, the El Mundo newspaper reported on Sunday. The Spanish daily said it had access to the document Messi signed with the Catalan club in 2017, which included fixed incomes and variables that could reach … Read more

Ibrahimovic drops Sweden return hint ahead of Euros | Football News

STOCKHOLM: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Wednesday that he missed playing for Sweden and hinted that he may be open to a return to the national side for next year’s Euros. The 39-year-old, who retired from international football after the World Cup in 2016, opened the door for a return after being awarded … Read more

La Liga slashes wage cap by 610 million euros for 2020-21 season | Football News

La Liga has slashed spending limits for its clubs by 610 million euros ($724.25 million) for the 2020-2021 season due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain‘s top soccer league said on Tuesday. Barcelona’s salary cap has been cut to 382.7 million euros from last season’s 671 million euros, while defending champions Real … Read more

Fans fume online as Rome title winners split by 10 euros in prize money | Tennis News

Fans fume online as Rome title winners split by 10 euros in prize money | Tennis News

Organisers of the Italian Open and the tennis Tours came under fire on social media after it emerged that Rome men’s champion Novak Djokovic was paid 10 euros ($11.74) more than women’s winner Simona Halep. Djokovic, who beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown, received 205,200 euros for … Read more

F1: Racing Point fined 400,000 euros, docked 15 points | Racing News

Racing Point’s Canadian driver Lance Stroll steers his car. (AFP Photo) SILVERSTONE: Formula One stewards fined Racing Point 400,000 euros ($473,000) and stripped them of 15 points in the constructors’ championship on Friday after upholding a Renault protest about the legality of their rival’s car. Renault had protested at the last three races, arguing that … Read more