Spain’s goalkeeper Unai Simon stops a penalty shot from Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji (unseen) during a penalty shootout after extra time during the Euro 2020 quarter-final match on Friday. Associated Press
As the battle for Euro 2020 supremacy heats up, most matches seem to end up in a tie-breaker with the winner decided in a penalty shootout (“Spain edge Switzerland on penalties to reach semis,” July 3, Gulf Today).
Spain and Italy moved to within touching distance of Euro 2020 on Sunday after respective wins over the Faroe Islands and Finland saw them maintain their perfect qualifying records
Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland’s chances of reaching the finals are still in the balance after they fell 2-0 in Switzerland.
Mikel Oyarzabal pounced on a horror slip by Swiss captain Granit Xhaka to seal a 1-0 victory for Spain in the Nations League on Saturday. The night’s other League A Group 4 match saw Germany beat Ukraine 2-1 in Kiev.
The ERA announced several ground-breaking initiatives ahead of the start of the season on Oct.29, including a programme that seeks to nurture Emirati management talent in the sector in an effort to advance the development of the sport in the UAE.
Gaining worldwide recognition, the Fujairah Chess and Culture Club was declared as hosts for 45th World Chess Solving Championship, scheduled to take place next year.
Spinners Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman and Rashid Khan wreaked havoc as Afghanistan trampled a hapless Scotland by 130 runs in their opening T20 World Cup match in Sharjah on Monday. The spin duo shared nine wickets between them as Afghanistan skittled out
Dubai: A buoyant Pakistan will look to extend their winning streak when they take on New Zealand in their second T20 world Cup match on Tuesday. Pakistan are brimming with confidence after breaking the losing jinx against India at the World Cup. They finally