• Germany’s Sami Khedira and Mario Gomez injury doubts for semifinal

    Germany’s Sami Khedira and Mario Gomez injury doubts for semifinal

    Sami Khedira and Mario Gomez are doubts for Germany’s Euro 2016 semifinal against France or Iceland on Thursday after departing the penalty shootout victory over Italy injured.

    Khedira exited after 16 minutes with a muscular injury following a collision with Italy defender and Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini, while Gomez was replaced in the 72nd minute with a similar knock but the signs for the 30-year-old striker are slightly more positive, according to Germany coach Joachim Low.

    “It was not positive for Khedira […]

  • Euro 2016: Germany kicks out Italy on penalties to qualify for semi-final

    Euro 2016: Germany kicks out Italy on penalties to qualify for semi-final

    Germany are through to the semi-final of the European Championship, where they will take on hosts France or Iceland, after triumphing 6-5 on penalties over Italy.

    Mesut Ozil had given his Joachim Low’s men the lead in the second half, but Leonardo Bonucci equalized from the spot for Italy, after Jerome Boateng’s handball.

    There were no goals in extra time and the round of 16 clash was decided on penalties.

    Both teams missed three times, before Manuel Neuer beat away Matteo Darmian’s effort […]