Países Bajos; una Eurocopa y 3 subcampeonatos mundiales. Alemania; 3 Eurocopas y 4 campeonatos mundiales. Dos naciones que respiran, comen y beben fútbol pero que no consiguen los resultados esperados. Sin duda alguna, ambas selecciones ostentan un palmarés envidiable, pero en el fútbol el presente habla y lo hace con goles, resultados y puntos.
Former Italy captain and the national team's technical coach Daniele De Rossi has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 during last month's World Cup qualifiers, Sky Italy reported on Friday.
The former AS Roma midfielder, who is fourth on Italy's all-time appearance list having played 117 times for the Azzurri, tested positive along with three other staff and several players in the national camp during the international break.
Sky reported De Rossi, 37, is under observation at the Roman Institute for Infectious Diseases as a precaution.
The following are the 12 host cities set to host Euro 2020 matches and their commitments for how many spectators will be allowed to attend after European soccer's governing body UEFA confirmed their plans on Friday.
Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin have been given until April 19 to provide additional information.
* Venue: Wembley Stadium (Capacity: 90,000)
* Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game, both semi-finals and the final
UEFA's plans for Euro 2020 may have to be changed after two of the host venues, Dublin and Bilbao, were unable to commit to at least some fans being able to attend games amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
There were also mixed signals over the chances for Rome's Olympic Stadium being open to supporters, as federations submitted plans to organisers UEFA ahead of its deadline later on Wednesday.
Portuguese football fans will be understandably aggrieved following the goal-line controversy in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Serbia. It's important to remember though that the Seleção is still tied for first in its qualifying group — a very easy group at that.
A drone carrying a flag opposing Euro 2020 matches in Bilbao interrupted Athletic Bilbao's match at home to Eibar in LaLiga on Saturday.
Play had to be halted in the 68th minute of the 1-1 draw while referee Valentin Pizarro Gomez picked up the drone and accompanying flag and carried it off the field before restarting the game.
Former Italy captain Daniele De Rossi has joined Roberto Mancini's national team staff as technical coach, the Italian Federation said on Thursday.
Ex-Roma midfielder De Rossi is fourth on Italy’s all-time appearance list having played 117 times for the Azzurri, and takes up his first coaching role after retiring from playing last year when he left Boca Juniors.
There is an Irish saying that goes Tiocfaidh ár lá, which translates to "our day will come." This refers to the day that Ireland will no longer be divided; when Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will finally come together as the single nation they were before British rule.
It is a phrase that is strongly laced politically and has some negative connotations in connection with the IRA, but it is ultimately a fight for freedom guided by hope.
The hope that Irish people will one day be united.
Finland is heading back to the Women’s Euros for the fourth time thanks to one of the best tournament-qualifying goals you’ll ever see. This Finland goal vs Portugal gave the home side a wild 1-0 victory in the final seconds.
Finland and Portugal entered Friday’s penultimate Euro qualifier at Helsinki Football Stadium knowing a win for either side would secure a place in England 2022. A loss would likely mean going through the playoff to earn a berth at next year’s European Championship. For 90 minutes, it appeared neither side would find the breakthrough.
TikTok will be the global sponsor for the rescheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament set to begin in June this year, the sport's European governing body UEFA announced on Thursday.
The popular Chinese short video app, the first digital entertainment platform to sponsor a major international tournament for UEFA, also has broadcast sponsorship rights as part of the deal.