EA announced that its big war game will come to mobile in 2022. But is it too late?
EA announced that its big war game will come to mobile in 2022. But is it too late?
Kante was left out of Wednesday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Arsenal as a precaution and Tuchel said he is hopeful that the influential Frenchman can play the full 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium. World Cup-winner Kante produced man-of-the-match displays in both legs of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid and has been key to their resurgence under Tuchel.
Australia’s Haynes was one of the star overseas signings for the inaugural edition of the 100-ball competition.
The full-back was left out of England’s last squad in March but impressed against Manchester United on Thursday.
Former Team GB sevens boss Amor appears to have paid the price for the team’s blunt attack after 15 months in the role.
Hull’s former Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers winger Mahe Fonua says the players were won over by Jones’ jovial nature.
The 28-year-old Brazilian had a disappointing game against Liverpool and received a number of abusive messages after the match in the comments section of a picture he had posted on Sunday following United's 3-1 win over Aston Villa. "The racist abuse on Fred's post is unacceptable and we don't want it on Instagram," a Facebook company spokesperson said in a statement.
French world road race champion Julian Alaphilippe will skip the Olympic road race for personal reasons, he said on Friday. "After giving it a lot of thought, I have decided, after agreeing with the national coach and my Deceuninck-Quick Step team, not to make myself available for selection for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics," Alaphilippe wrote on Instagram. Alaphilippe, who was fourth in the Olympic road race in 2016, will however be at the start of the Tour de France on June 26 in Brest.
The Seagulls have had six red cards so far this season – more than any other club.
England attack coach Simon Amor and skills coach Jason Ryles have both left their roles with the national men's side, the RFU announced on Friday, as England look to move on from their worst-ever Six Nations campaign. Regarding Amor, the RFU stated that the two parties had "mutually decided to part company so that he can explore new opportunities". Amor was appointed following the 2019 Rugby World Cup but England's attack has been frequently criticised since then, particularly during this year's Six Nations. He was previously England Men's Sevens head coach between 2013 and 2019, and also led Team GB to a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Amor said: “My seven and a half years with the RFU has been a fantastic experience. Leading the England Sevens programme to success, including all we achieved culturally, and bringing together the men’s and women’s game, is something I look back on with real pride. “I will always be grateful to Eddie for providing me with the opportunity to coach my country’s senior XVs team and to further develop my skills amongst some of the best and most experienced players and coaches in the game." Ryles joined the coaching staff in October 2020 and was part of the conclusion of the 2020 Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup campaign, but remained in Australia during this year's Six Nations to be with his family amid the uncertainty surrounding international travel due to Covid-19. England head coach Eddie Jones will oversee the attack for the team's summer Test matches against USA and Canada, with John Mitchell and Matt Proudfoot continuing as assistant coaches. Jones said: “I’d like to thank Simon and Jason for their contributions to England. I would like to commend Simon’s outstanding diligence and his hard work, and I have no doubt he will find a role soon that suits him perfectly. “With Jason, the COVID-19 restrictions have proved too difficult for him and his family to overcome, which we fully understand but are disappointed for us and the team. They both leave with the best wishes of everyone involved with England and for their future pursuits in the game.”
After a 12-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Uefa-run European Football Championship - or Euros in its abbreviated form - will shortly get underway. Split around the continent, the best European teams will battle it out to dethrone 2016 champions, and first-time winners, Portugal. Telegraph Sport rounds up the key dates, teams will be taking part and the latest winner odds. What date does the tournament start? Postponed a year due to coronavirus, the European Championship will take place between Friday, June 11 and Sunday, July 11 2021. The opening game will be Turkey vs Italy in Group A. The knockout stages begin on June 26, with the final at Wembley on July 22. England v Scotland, Euro 2021: match date, kick-off time and TV channel Where is the tournament taking place? Originally to be played at 13 venues across 13 countries, two hosts were later removed: Brussels in December 2017 due to delays with the building of the Eurostadium, and Dublin in April 2021 as there was no guarantee for spectators to attend. Spain also changed their host city from Bilbao to Seville to allow an audience at matches. Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruijff ArenA Baku (Azerbaijan) – Baku Olympic Stadium Bucharest (Romania) – National Arena Bucharest Budapest (Hungary) – Puskás Arena Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park London (England) – Wembley Stadium Munich (Germany) – Football Arena Munich Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Saint Petersburg Stadium Seville (Spain) – Estadio La Cartuja What TV channel is it on? It will be a mixture of BBC and ITV, with the channels for the knockout stages yet to be decided. You can read a full TV breakdown, with kick-off times here: Euro 2021 TV schedule: how to watch every match of the tournament live Which teams have qualified? Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland Group C: Ukraine, Holland, Austria, North Macedonia Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary Latest news England's Euro 2021 squad: our verdict based on the latest Premier League action Euro 2021 predictor: plot your route to the final and pick your winner Euro 2021 fixtures: match dates, kick-off times and group-stage schedule Euro 2021 groups, teams and pool guide for the postponed 2020 tournament What are the latest odds? England 5/1 France 5/1 Belgium 11/2 Spain 13/2 Germany 7/1 Portugal 15/2 Italy 9/1 Holland 12/1 Denmark 25/1 Croatia 25/1 Sweden 60/1 Switzerland 60/1 Turkey 60/1 Poland 60/1 Austria 75/1 Russia 75/1 Wales 100/1 Czech Republic 100/1 Ukraine 100/1 Scotland 200/1 Finland 250/1 Hungary 250/1 Slovakia 250/1 North Macedonia 400/1 What have we said about Euro 2021? Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and co show England have emerged from the dark ages to become a creative talent factory Harry Kane is one golden summer away from becoming England's greatest ever Gareth Southgate warns England players not to wreck their Euro 2021 dreams with ill-discipline The trio who should play behind Kane at Euro 2021: it is bad news for Rashford and Grealish
Manchester City and Chelsea will contest the showpiece, which has been moved to Porto.
In the anxious minutes before the final British and Irish Lions squad selection meeting at the Lensbury Hotel last week, Gregor Townsend opened his laptop for one last time. Hundreds of hours of preparation had gone into this moment, arguably the biggest selection meeting of his coaching career. Townsend had analysed players across the four home unions, and spoken to a range of coaches, both past and present, from former England head coach Stuart Lancaster at Leinster to Joe Schmidt, the former Ireland head coach who is now with World Rugby, and Chris Boyd at Northampton. Yet even now, 30 minutes before the four-hour meeting was due to start to pick what would ultimately prove to be a 37-strong squad for the tour of South Africa, Townsend could not resist one final review of the game he had first turned to when Gatland had asked him to be a Lions assistant coach back in December – England’s humbling World Cup final defeat by South Africa in Yokohama. "We met at 1.30pm and in the half hour before I remember I watched back clips of the World Cup final to review one player again," recalled Townsend in an exclusive interview with Telegraph Sport. "It was then that I finally thought, 'right, that is the last game, now we are into the selection meeting'. "It was also the first I had turned to when Warren first offered me the (Lions) coaching role. It was obviously the last game the Springboks played but there was a dual role there. We were playing England in the first game of the Six Nations, so I was half-looking for any more traits from England, even though it was over a year ago. "But also to look at South Africa – their defence, what they did well that day. And what England did well. It is probably forgotten after the result that there were a lot of things that they did do well in that first half." Eighteen months on and that final was still having potential repercussions - and the focus on performances in the World Cup perhaps goes some way to explain why England, despite finishing fifth in the Six Nations, still provided the highest number of players (11) to the Lions squad.
The UFC is set to crown either American Michael Chandler or Brazil's Charles Oliveira as lightweight champion in Houston, Texas on Saturday, filling the void left by the retirement of undefeated Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov last October. Nurmagomedov, 32, announced his retirement in the cage following his submission victory over American Justin Gaethje in October 2020, prompting a rush to replace him at the top of one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC. Former Bellator champion Chandler quickly dispatched New Zealander Dan Hooker in his UFC debut in January and will fight for the UFC belt in only his second bout with the promotion.
The 34-year-old left-armer has been unable to recovery sufficiently from a shoulder injury.
The Blues claimed a second successive Women’s Super League title just one week ago.
Hungarian fencer Gergely Siklosi was 22-years-old, fresh off a a string of triumphs and topping the world rankings when the call came that the coronavirus pandemic had forced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. With Hungary forced into long lockdowns, Siklosi took a step back. "One may think I was on track for a good Olympic performance but I doubt I would have lived up to my own expectations in 2020," he told Reuters, speaking at the national fencing centre as members of the Hungarian national team trained nearby.
Fleet-footed Norwegian winger Guro Reiten joined Chelsea to play in the biggest club games possible, and on Sunday her dream will come true as they take on Barcelona in the Champions League final in Gothenburg. Reiten had already reached the top in Norway, winning three league titles with LSK and twice finishing as the league’s top scorer, but the move to London in 2019 to a club with Chelsea’s resources has been a big step up. "What is similar is the desire to win, to sacrifice everything to win regardless, but the conditions here for winning are very different," Reiten told Reuters.
What is it? The opening match of the British & Irish Lions tour in South Africa against Super Rugby side Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, after it was confirmed the tour will go ahead. It is the first of five warm-up games in South Africa before the three-Test series against the Springboks and has extra importance for head coach Warren Gatland given that the SA tour has been shortened by two games from the one in New Zealand in 2017. When is it? Saturday, July 3. What time is kick-off? 5pm. What TV channel is it on? Live coverage is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Rugby. It has also been announced that highlights of all three Tests against South Africa will be on Channel 4, while All4 will show highlights of ALL the Lions Tour matches. Lions Tour 2021 full fixtures Here's the latest schedule, all BST: Saturday, June 26... Japan... Murrayfield... Channel 4... KO TBC Saturday, July 3... Lions... Johannesburg... Sky Sports... KO 5pm Wednesday, July 7... Sharks... Johannesburg... Sky Sports... KO 7pm Saturday, July 10... Bulls... Pretoria... Sky Sports... KO 5pm Wednesday, July 14... South Africa 'A'... Cape Town... Sky Sports... KO 7pm Saturday, July 17... Stormers... Cape Town... Sky Sports... KO 5pm Saturday, July 24 (1st Test)... South Africa... Cape Town... Sky Sports... KO 5pm Saturday, July 31 (2nd Test)... South Africa... Johannesburg... Sky Sports... KO 5pm Saturday, August 7 (3rd Test)... South Africa... Johannesburg... Sky Sports... KO 5pm What is the latest squad/team news?
La Liga's title race is going down to the wire, with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona still in the mix as we head into the penultimate weekend of the season. In Spain if points are tied at the end of the season, then the teams' head-to-head record is used to decide league placings before other criteria.
‘She has a skill you can’t buy’: the making of Chelsea’s Emma HayesManager left England with a one-way ticket and $1,000 to pursue her dream. On Sunday she takes charge in a Champions League final Emma Hayes has led Chelsea to two trophies this season and hopes to secure the Champions League (right) on Sunday. Illustration: Guardian Design/Ana Pradas/Chelsea FC/Getty Images, REX/Shutterstock, AP, Getty Images