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Why are Italy called ‘Azzurri’ and why do they play in blue?

Why are Italy called ‘Azzurri’ and why do they play in blue?

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Online Betting Malaysia - Italy and Spain face off in the first Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday where Roberto Mancini's side will seek to reach a European Championship final for the first time since 2012, when the same opposition inflicted a 4-0 defeat on the Azzurri in the showpiece game at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. The blue shirts worn by Italy can be considered the most famous in international football, along with the yellow of Brazil, which gives the side its nickname Canarinho (Little Canary). Italy, known as the Azzurri, have won four World Cups and a European Championship adorned in blue and have rarely strayed from their traditional strip throughout their history. Italy 1994 Home by NikeWhat a shirt 😍#ITA pic.twitter.com/5IUQCFAJuB— Cl...
Mbappé apologizes after penalty fail sends France out of Euro 2020

Mbappé apologizes after penalty fail sends France out of Euro 2020

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Online Betting Malaysia - Kylian Mbappé said sorry for his missed penalty as France bowed out of Euro 2020 at the hands of Switzerland, with the French forward stating he faces sleepless nights ahead. Mbappé had his spot-kick saved by Yann Sommer, whose heroics lifted Switzerland to a shock 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory against world champions France in the last 16 on Monday. France had rallied to a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes of regulation time remaining after falling behind early to Switzerland in Bucharest, where Les Bleus used Karim Benzema's quick-fire brace and Paul Pogba's stunner to turn the match on its head. Switzerland, who saw Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty saved for a chance to move 2-0 clear early in the second half, sensationally forced extra time thanks to Haris Sef...
UEFA say no to German request for Allianz ‘rainbow lights’

UEFA say no to German request for Allianz ‘rainbow lights’

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Sports Betting Odds - UEFA has rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday's Euro 2020 clash with Hungary because of political reasons. Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter said on Sunday that he has asked UEFA for permission to illuminate the stadium in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Shame on you @UEFA for not letting München light up the stadium in the rainbow colours! You know better than calling this a political motivated action. This is a matter of equality, humanity and taking a stand against hate! #pride— Caroline Hansen (@CarolineGrahamH) June 22, 2021 Reiter made the request after Hungary passed a law that prohibits the sharing of content in schools that could be deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change. Howev...
Kane ready to leave Tottenham after the Euros

Kane ready to leave Tottenham after the Euros

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Online Betting Malaysia - Kane wants to leave Spurs and has told the London club. In the prime of his career, Kane needs to win silverware. At 27 years old he has only won individual trophies, including the top scorer of the Premier League this season thanks to his 23 goals. While Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is rubbing his hands together over the large fee he can ask from Manchester City, the England striker is preparing for the European Championship as captain of England. England are one of the tournament's favourites, not so much because of their record in recent years but because of the quality of their squad. Packed with young talent, Gareth Southgate's side have a golden opportunity to establish themselves on the continent and Kane is the most established player in the side. ...
Netherlands midfielder Van de Beek ruled out of Euro 2020

Netherlands midfielder Van de Beek ruled out of Euro 2020

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Online Betting Malaysia - Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek will play no part in Euro 2020. The 24-year-old Manchester United player has suffered an unspecified injury. Van de Beek endured a difficult 2020-21 season with Manchester United, making only 15 starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. The 24-year-old played no active role in the Netherlands' Euro 2020 warm-up fixtures against Scotland and Georgia. It was announced by the Dutch federation – the KNVB – on Tuesday that Van de Beek will miss the tournament, and coach Frank de Boer has decided against replacing the former Ajax man in his squad. View this post on Instagram A post shared by OnsOranje (@onsoranje) "Van de Beek has to let the European Championship pass by," the KNVB announced on T...
Spain captain Busquets tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Euro 2020

Spain captain Busquets tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Euro 2020

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Sports Betting Odds - Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19 with Spain Euro 2020 warm-up game against Lithuania set to be fulfilled by the Under-21 side. Luis Enrique's men were scheduled to play their second and final preparatory fixture on Tuesday, but this will now not be possible due to UEFA regulations. As per a RFEF statement, the Spain captain is the only member of the squad and its staff to have tested positive for coronavirus. Despite this, Busquets, and anyone with whom he has had close contact are now isolating to prevent the outbreak spreading. Spain also confirmed that each player will be undergoing isolated training sessions, a less than ideal situation with an international tournament just around the corner. Over the coming days Busquets and his tea...