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Euro 2020's bottle battle and other times sponsorship turned bad

As well as the football being played, you may have noticed that Euro 2020 is also host to a secondary, but nonetheless entertaining tactical contest in the media room. It began a few days ago when Cristiano Ronaldo took umbrage at sharing his news conference with two bottles of Coca-Cola. The Portugal captain removed the soft drinks from the desk in front of him and replaced them with a bottle of water.
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French fantasy attack seeks lift off against Hungary

June 17 (Reuters) - There was huge excitement when France coach Didier Deschamps unleashed his fantasy football attack against Germany on Monday but following a 1-0 win in their Euro 2020 opener it was the midfield that earned rave reviews. Deschamps started with an attacking trident of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine...
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Madrid faces uncertain future after Ramos and Zidane exits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It’s been a rocky two months for Florentino Pérez. The Super League scheme the Real Madrid president had engineered with hopes of revolutionizing European soccer blew up moments after takeoff. Zinedine Zidane then said he was walking away, this time apparently for good, because the Madrid...
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Spain’s goalless frustration fuels an ‘eternal discussion’

For all his bullishness in public, Luis Enrique was hugely frustrated in private. This was precisely the situation that he has been most obsessed with preventing. After Spain again failed to put the ball into the net, the manager at least put it best.“The lack of a goal? It’s the eternal discussion.”That’s because it makes games feel like eternities, and makes Spain’s modern tournament history feel like it has been constant toiling to get that breakthrough goal. It is as if we have seen that exact 0-0 against Sweden so many times before. The truth is we have. It...
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Gritty Netherlands need Memphis Depay in top form at Euro 2020 to make deep run

Memphis Depay has always wanted to be the headline act. He failed to achieve that at Manchester United, but his starring role with Lyon is now expected to earn him a summer move to Barcelona. First, though, he has the chance to claim centre-stage with Netherlands, and he did just that during the 2-0 win against Austria, which secured top spot in Group C and a place in the Euro 2020 round of 16 for the Dutch.
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Sergio Ramos claims Real Madrid pulled contract offer

Sergio Ramos held a press conference after Real Madrid announced that the player was set to leave the club after not coming to an agreement on a contract extension. Ramos talked about a number of things and also mentioned that there was an offer from the club he was willing to accept until it was pulled at the last minute.
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Spanish football morning headlines: Laporte loving life with La Roja, Busquets travels to Seville, Memphis close to joining Barcelona

Aymeric Laporte is enjoying his first taste of international football. The Manchester City centre-back is currently away with La Roja at Euro 2020, preparing to host Robert Lewandowski’s Poland this coming Saturday evening in Seville. Laporte, who switched allegiance to Spain from France, is secure that he made the correct call as per Marca.