Euro 2016: Manchester United's £94m target delivers for his country yet again

Euro 2016: Manchester United's £94m target delivers for his country yet again - originally posted on A second half Gareth McAuley own goal was enough to send Wales into the quarter finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday afternoon in Paris at the expense of Northern Ireland, with Chris Coleman’s underdogs reaching the last eight in their first ever major international...
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Bale delighted to win ‘ugly’ with Wales in Euro 2016

Paris (AFP) – Wales star Gareth Bale said his side had been happy to win “ugly” after they edged British rivals Northern Ireland 1-0 to reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday. Bale is the tournament’s top scorer with three goals, but he was kept at bay by Michael O’Neill’s side at Parc des Princes in Paris until the 75th minute, when his cross produced an own...
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McAuley agony as Wales reach last eight

Wales 1-0 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley steered Gareth Bale’s excellent cross into his own net to settle this all-British affair in Paris. The post McAuley agony as Wales reach last eight appeared first on
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European tournament expansion: Smart decision by UEFA brass

When first announced, the expansion of the European soccer tournament field to 24 teams seemed like a poor decision. The European Championship is a tournament that holds a sort of prestige that many argue the World Cup has started to lack.  When the World Cup expanded from 24 to 32 teams in 1998, it brought with it a large amount of overmatched competition. Normally, as a tournament field...
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Bale out to beat the luck of the Irish at Euro 2016

Paris (AFP) – Gareth Bale’s Wales meet Northern Ireland in the Battle of Britain at Euro 2016 on Saturday with mounting pressure on the last 16 teams to claim a quarter-final place. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal also face a tough encounter against Croatia. Switzerland play Poland in the day’s third match. Tens of thousands of fans from Wales and Northern Ireland poured into...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Northern Ireland primed for Bale in Euro ‘cup tie’, says coach

Paris (AFP) – Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill is counting on more defensive heroics to counter the threat posed by Gareth Bale in Saturday’s British “cup tie” against Wales in the last 16 of Euro 2016 in Paris. Northern Ireland reached the knockout stages as one of four best third-place sides having come through a challenging group featuring world champions Germany...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Ramsey glows for Wales in Bale’s shadow

Paris (AFP) – Aaron Ramsey’s man-of-the-match display in Wales’s 3-0 win over Russia at Euro 2016 sent a reminder that there is more to Chris Coleman’s side than Gareth Bale. The 25-year-old Arsenal midfielder scored his team’s opener in Toulouse on Monday — a smooth, lofted finish from Joe Allen’s pass — and teed up Bale for the third goal, his second assist of...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hungry for more Euro goals

Gareth Bale has scored two goals in two games, and he's ready for more.The Wales forward, who scored with free kicks in each of his previous matches at the European Championship, will be looking for another when his team plays Russia in their final Group B match on Monday.Wales has impressed in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, beating Slovakia and putting in a...
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WATCH: Gareth Bale scores long-range free kick against England

A largely uneventful first half in Lens was punctuated by a moment of magic from Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, as he hit a free-kick from distance that beat Joe Hart. Neither Wales nor England generated much during the first half, though England did enjoy the majority of possession. England couldn’t do much with the ball, and apart from a Raheem Sterling miss, the English had...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gareth Bale scores the first ever goal in Euros for Wales

Wales hasn’t had much success at the national level in international soccer. In fact, Euro 2016 is the first ever European Championship that the country is taking part in, and they’ve only been to one World Cup, way back in 1958. During Saturday afternoon’s match with Slovakia, Gareth Bale (of course) scored the first-ever goal for Wales in Euro and the country’s first goal...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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