England held to a goalless draw with Italy

England continued with their winless start to their Nations League campaign continued as an experimental Three Lions side failed to break down European champions Italy in a goalless draw at Molineux. This was a game played behind closed doors as punishment for the chaos that preceded the last meeting between these two, when Italy beat England in the Euro 2020…

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England players jeered for taking a knee in Hungary

England players were jeered when they took a knee before their Nations League match in Hungary, despite most of the crowd in Budapest being children. Last June, Hungary were ordered by Uefa to play three games behind closed doors as punishment for discriminatory behaviour by their fans at Euro 2020. But Saturday’s fixture saw over 30,000 spectators at Budapest’s Puskas Arena.…

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Ivory Coast parts ways with Patrice Beaumelle

Ivory Coast’s football federation (FIF) has decided against renewing the contract of national team coach Patrice Beaumelle, whose original deal ended last week. The 43-year-old failed to lead the Elephants to the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup, with the West Africans then suffering a last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. Two-time African champions Ivory…

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Ivory Coast and South Africa to play France in friendly games

Ivory Coast and South Africa will play World Cup holders France in friendlies in March. France host the Elephants on March 25 in Marseille and South Africa four days later in Lille. Both African countries have missed out a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while South Africa also failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.…

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England to host Ivory Coast in a friendly match

England will play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March. Ivory Coast are ranked 56th in the world and are through to the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nations having knocked out holders Algeria on Thursday. Their squad boasts the likes of Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, Ajax’s Sebastien Haller and Fulham’s Jean Michal Seri. England are already hosting Switzerland on 26…

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