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LAST_UPDATEFri, 01 Jul 2016 9am

England's Hodgson Dismisses Report Of Rooney-Vardy Rift

Football Soccer - EURO 2016 - England News Conference - Allianz Riviera Stadium, Nice, France - 26/6/16 - England coach Roy Hodgson faces the media during the news conference. UEFA/Handout via REUTERS

England manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed "salacious" suggestions of a possible rift between forwards Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy and said the team were fully focussed on the Euro 2016 round of 16 match against Iceland later on Monday.

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Flexibility Is The Name Of The Game As Germany Set Marker

Football Soccer - EURO 2016 - Gemany News Conference - Stadium Municipal - Lille, France 25/6/16 Germany's coach Joachim Loew attends a news conference REUTERS/UEFA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Germany coach Joachim Loew has not used the same starting 11 in any of his team's four matches at the Euro 2016 so far and is unlikely to do so in their quarter-final clash with either holders Spain or Italy.

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Italy's Conte Seeks Spain Surprise

Italy boss Antonio Conte has charged his players with the belief they can end Spain's eight-year reign as European champions in a blockbuster Euro 2016 last 16 clash on Monday.

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Messi Retires From International Football

Pic: AFPEAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.

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Chile Wins Second Straight Title As Lionel Messi Misses For Argentina

Pic: APEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J: Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team.

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Tiger Says He Might Not Play Again This Year

Pic: AFPBETHESDA: Tiger Woods said Sunday he might not return to competitive golf this year following back surgery nine months ago, but he's counting on the wait being worthwhile by producing impressive form.

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Pirlo: Italy Out For Spain Revenge

Andrea Pirlo believes Italy will be out for revenge when they face Spain in the second round of Euro 2016.

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Belgium's Hazard Rewards Coach's Faith With Stellar Display

Belgium's Eden Hazard, right, celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Hungary and Belgium, at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Eden Hazard scored one goal and set up another to give Belgium a 4-0 win over Hungary and a spot European Championship quarterfinals. AP photoTOULOUSE, France: In undoubtedly his best performance in a Belgian shirt, Eden Hazard showed exactly why his coach made him captain of the team.

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Soccer-Size Means Nothing With Iceland, Says Rooney

 England captain Wayne Rooney says size will not mean anything when his team take on tiny Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016 on Monday.

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France Beat Ireland 2-1 To Make Final Eight

Pic: AFPLYON: Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a tactical switch freed forward Antoine Griezmann to score two second-half goals at Parc OL on Sunday.

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