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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was revived with the help of one electrical shock during Saturday's Euro match with Finland, according to one of the doctors on the scene.Emergency doctor Jens Kleinefeld told Thursday's edition of the papers of the Funke publishing house that after several minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a defibrillator was used on the 29-year-old Eriksen and the electrical shock released once.
The Central Coast Mariners face another period of uncertainty after coach Alen Stajcic quit the A-League club just days after leading them to their first finals series in seven years.Stajcic has been hailed as one of the competition's coaches of the season after guiding the Mariners to third on the table following three straight wooden spoons.
As he prepares to extend his A-League finals appearance record, Sydney FC captain Alex Wilkinson is confident Socceroos call-ups won't derail the Sky Blues' bid for a historic three-peat.Sydney head into Saturday's semi-final against Adelaide United without goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and defensive duo Rhyan Grant and Ryan McGowan - who were were called up last month to be part of Australia's World Cup qualifying campaign.
Melbourne City will have to travel to Sydney to play their home semi-final against Macarthur FC after the A-League opted to relocate the game to allow fans to attend, rather than hold it behind closed doors.City had held out hope of a small crowd being able to attend Sunday's game at AAMI Park but those plans were scuppered by the Victorian government ruling out crowds in Melbourne this weekend, despite easing coronavirus restrictions.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains confident Lionel Messi will sign a new deal at the club and insists persuading the club captain to remain at Camp Nou is a straight-forward process.The Barca legend is entering the final weeks of his deal which expires on June 30, and reports have previously suggested he is close to signing a two-year extension.
New-look Italy are impressing with their offensive flair at the European Championship as they became the first team to reach the last 16 of the European Championship.Midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored two goals in a game for the first time in his career in a 3-0 victory over Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico that secured the Azzurri's progress from the group stage with a game to spare.
Real Madrid have confirmed that Sergio Ramos, one of the Spanish giants' greatest players over 16 trophy-laden years, will leave the club at the end of his contract this summer .The La Liga club announced on Wednesday that they will host a farewell to their 35-year-old defender on Thursday.
Holding France midfielder Paul Pogba from behind, Germany defender Antonio Rudiger had appeared to open his mouth and lightly bite his opponent's back.Pogba reckoned the German had "nibbled" on him - and Rudiger said on Wednesday that he regretted the unfortunate look.
Captain Gareth Bale has set up both goals, making up for his missed penalty in Wales' crucial 2-0 victory over Turkey at the European Championship.Bale set up Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts to score in their Group A match at Baku's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday to take a big step towards qualifying for the knockout stages.
Aleksei Miranchuk struck in first-half stoppage time as Russia gave lift-off to their European Championship challenge with a 1-0 win against Finland.Atalanta forward Miranchuk's decisive strike provided an absolutely key win for Russia on Wednesday following their opening 3-0 Group B defeat to Belgium.
Newly promoted English Premier League outfit Watford have signed Danny Rose to a two-year contract following the defender's departure from Tottenham.The 30-year-old left back was released at the end of his contract after spending 14 years with the Premier League club.
Ange Postecoglou will kick-off his Celtic reign with a Champions League visit of Danish outfit Midtjylland.The Greek-born Australian was finally appointed Neil Lennon's successor last week after the club was forced to reset their targets following the collapse of their chase for Eddie Howe.
Premier League champions Manchester City will start the defence of their title away to Tottenham after the fixtures for the 2021-22 season were unveiled.City are among the sides heavily linked with Spurs striker Harry Kane, throwing up the tantalising possibility that the England captain could line up against the north London club on the opening weekend.
France midfielder Paul Pogba has removed a bottle of Heineken beer that had been placed in front of him at a Euro Championships news conference, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up.Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media on Tuesday after he was named man of the match in France's 1-0 Group F win over Germany.
Alen Stajcic's exit as Central Coast coach is expected to be confirmed on Thursday, just days after taking the club to their first A-League finals appearance since 2014.Stajcic was being hailed as one of the coaches of the 2020-21 season after guiding the Mariners to a third-placed finish following three-straight wooden spoon campaigns.
Adelaide United attacker Ben Halloran is confident the Reds can find the firepower needed to upset Sydney FC in their A-League semi-final, even without gun winger Craig Goodwin.United beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 in Sunday's away elimination final, courtesy of Tomi Juric's brace, despite missing Goodwin, who had scored eight goals in 18 games before suffering a foot injury in training last week.
Melbourne Victory have made another key appointment in their A-League rebuild, with former PFA chief executive John Didulica joining as director of football.Didulica was previously football director at Melbourne Heart, then Melbourne City and also worked at Football Australia, before heading up the players' union for four years.
Journeyman goalkeeper Liam Reddy is set to play on into his forties after signing a two-year contract extension with Perth Glory.Reddy had played for six other A-League clubs before landing at Glory in 2016.
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at the European Championship has coincided with a more than $A5 billion fall in the share price of the drinks giant.The Portugal captain is a renowned health fanatic and make it clear what he thinks of the carbonated soft drink.
An own goal by Mats Hummels was enough to give France a 1-0 victory over Germany, who lost their opening fixture at a European Championship for the first time.World champions France took the lead in the 20th minute when midfielder Paul Pogba's superb raking pass was fired back across the goal by Lucas Hernandez and defender Hummels shanked the ball into his own net as he tried to clear.
Several fans are being treated in hospital after a protester parachuted into France's clash with Germany at Euro 2020. Watch the frightening incident here.
Coca-Cola lost a staggering $5.2 billion thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo at Euro 2020. Watch the viral moment here.
The Socceroos have completed a perfect first phase of 2022 World Cup qualification after defeating Jordan 1-0 to make it eight wins from eight games.Australia advance to the third stage of qualifying with 28 goals scored against just two conceded.
The Matildas have turned in a much-improved performance in the lead-up to the looming Olympic Games, fighting out a scoreless draw with world No.5 SwedenThe Australian women's team had suffered three defeats to open the tenure of new coach Tony Gustavsson but they looked far more assured against the Rio 2016 silver medallists in Kalmar on Wednesday morning (AEST).