• Videos: Jamie Vardy does the mannequin challenge after scoring against Spain but the Spaniards have the last laugh

    Videos: Jamie Vardy does the mannequin challenge after scoring against Spain but the Spaniards have the last laugh

    England and Spain played out a pulsating 2-2 draw yesterday and the Spaniards had to fightback from 2 goals down to salvage a draw. Jamie Vardy scored his first goal in 15 games to put England 2 goals ahead and celebrated by doing the popular mannequin challenge. Spain however grabbed two late goals to ensure they didn’t leave Wembley empty handed and celebrated with a mannequin challenge of their own in the dressing

  • France 0-0 Ivory Coast: Paul Pogba reflects on end to ‘bruising year’ for French team

    France 0-0 Ivory Coast: Paul Pogba reflects on end to ‘bruising year’ for French team

    Euro 2016 runners-up France, with a side containing some of their biggest names, were held to a lacklustre 0-0 draw by African champions Ivory Coast in a friendly at Lens’s Stade Bollaert on Tuesday.

    After Friday’s 2-1 win over Sweden in a World Cup qualifier, France coach Didier Deschamps made seven changes, handing Paris St Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil their first caps, but included Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet in the starting XI.

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  • Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Back in July, this was a fixture that ended in frenzied circumstances, with the Italian totem Gianluigi Buffon in tears and his counterpart Manuel Neuer admitting he had never quite experienced anything like it.

    On that occasion, Germany had defeated Antonio Conte’s Italy in a penalty shoot-out to emerge as victors from the Euro 2016 quarter-finals in France.

    Four months on, and this was the calm after the storm. There were reminders of that fateful evening, with the penalty fall guys Leonardo […]

  • England 2-2 Spain: Isco and Iago Aspas salvage late draw for visitors

    England 2-2 Spain: Isco and Iago Aspas salvage late draw for visitors

    Having celebrated with the mannequin challenge, England ended the night being made to look like dummies by Spain, two goals in the last five minutes undermining what should have been a memorable night at Wembley.

    True, it was the part of the game that was ragged and broken by so many substitutions. England, by that time, had players making their debuts in goal and at left back.

    Even so, it will have been desperately disappointing for Gareth Southgate to surrender what would […]