Monthly Archives: July 2022

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Horvath, Steffen, and more

Ethan Horvath stepped right into Luton Town’s starting lineup for Saturday’s EFL Championship opener and walked away with his first clean sheet of the new season. Horvath registered three saves in Luton’s goalless draw with Birmingham City, impressing immediately in Nathan Jones’ squad. The Nottingham Forest loanee was tested early by the visiting Blues, denying Maxime Colin and Przemyslaw Placheta …

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‘World will change’ as England sweep to Euro 2022 title

Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England manager Sarina Wiegman said “the world will change” for her players after the Lionesses won Euro 2022 with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Germany at sold out Wembley on Sunday. In front of a record crowd of 87,192 for any match in the history of the European Championships, Chloe Kelly prodded home the winner …

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Germany boss baffled by penalty call in Euro 2022 final defeat

Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said she was troubled by the decision not to award a penalty to her side in the first half of Sunday’s Euro 2022 final defeat to England. Lionesses captain Leah Williamson escaped after the ball hit her hand in a goalmouth scramble with the score still at 0-0. England went onto …

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London soaks up Euros win with giant party

London (AFP) – London erupted in delight on Sunday, with football fans turning Trafalgar Square into a giant party and some even diving into its famous fountains to celebrate England women winning Euro 2022. More than 87,000 packed out Wembley Stadium, a new high for a final at either the men’s or women’s European Championship, while another 7,000 descended on …

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Ronaldo plays 45 minutes in Man Utd friendly

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo played 45 minutes as he made his first Manchester United appearance in 12 weeks during a 1-1 pre-season draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday and later proclaimed: “Happy to be back”. The 37-year-old Portugal forward, who missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons, reportedly wants …

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Thousands greet Suarez on return to Uruguay’s Nacional

Montevideo (AFP) – Thousands of fans turned out to welcome home Luis Suarez on Sunday as the star striker joined Nacional, the club where he began his storied career 17 years ago. Suarez, 35, admitted he was “nervous” and “emotional” after touching down at Montevideo’s international airport just before 11:00 am (1400 GMT) where he was met by family members, …

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