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  • Waning Rooney on brink of England history

    Waning Rooney on brink of England history

    AFP News
    Waning Rooney on brink of England history

    It is telling that although he stands on the verge of becoming England's all-time leading goal-scorer, Wayne Rooney's standing in the game remains a matter of debate. Ahead of back-to-back Euro 2016 qualifiers away to San Marino, on Saturday, and at home to Switzerland, on Tuesday, Rooney needs two goals to surpass Bobby Charlton's tally of 49, which has stood for 45 years. Aside from a well taken hat-trick at Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off round, Rooney has cut a sluggish …

  • Spain call on misfiring Costa for key Slovakia clash

    Spain call on misfiring Costa for key Slovakia clash

    AFP News
    Spain call on misfiring Costa for key Slovakia clash

    European champions Spain can take a big step towards securing the right to defend their title in France next year when Slovakia travel to Oviedo on Saturday defending a 100 percent record in qualifying Group C. Vicente del Bosque's men trail the Slovakians by three points in the battle to top the group thanks to their 2-1 defeat in Bratislava in October last year. Spain's preparations have been overshadowed by David de Gea's failed move from Manchester United to Real Madrid as both clubs …

  • Report claims discrimination on rise in English game

    Report claims discrimination on rise in English game

    AFP News
    Report claims discrimination on rise in English game

    Reports of racism and other discrimination in English football rose by 21 per cent last season to 887, according to figures released by the Football Association on Thursday. High-profile incidents during the season included Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli receiving a one-match ban for retweeting an image of racial stereotypes, Stoke defender Robert Huth being banned for two matches for taking part in a transgender guessing game on Twitter, and Wigan owner Dave Whelan's six-week ban for …

  • Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC

    Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC

    Associated Press
    Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will offer a special blessing to a group of immigrants and refugees in New York, including those who are undocumented, highlighting two contentious issues in American politics. …

  • Bale goal takes Wales closer to first finals since 1958

    Bale goal takes Wales closer to first finals since 1958

    Reuters
    Bale goal takes Wales closer to first finals since 1958

    By Peter Stevenson NICOSIA (Reuters) - Gareth Bale's late header gave Wales a 1-0 win over Cyprus in their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier on Thursday and kept them on course for their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup. Wales, who have 17 points from seven games, can clinch a place at the finals in France if they beat Israel at home on Sunday. Real Madrid forward Bale gave Cyprus keeper Antonis Giorgallides no chance as he powerfully met Aaron Ramsey's cross from the right after 82 …