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ENGLAND WIN TO SET UP FINAL WITH AUSTRALIA

England reached a first World Cup final since 1995 as they survived a late Tonga fightback in Auckland to set up a meeting with holders Australia.

Wayne Bennett’s side were leading 20-0 with seven minutes remaining after tries from Jermaine McGillvary, Gareth Widdop and John Bateman. But Tevita Pangai Junior and Siliva Havili then crashed over at a sold-out Mount Smart Stadium. Continue reading ENGLAND WIN TO SET UP FINAL WITH AUSTRALIA

CELTIC CONDEMN RIGBY CHANTS

Fans of Scottish Premiership side Celtic were caught on camera singing chants about slain soldier Lee Rigby.


Rigby was beheaded by two Daesh supporters back in 2013 so the pro-Irish fans sang in support of the IRA.

Many condemned the sick songs when the clips made the rounds online ahead of the pre-season game against Sunderland. Celtic won the friendly 5-0 but the game was marred by fighting among the fans. The fans who are believed to have been drunk sang the song, alluding to his military job.

Rigby was a corporal, drumming and handling the machine gun in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The 25-year old was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in the streets of south east London. The killers claimed they were avenging Muslims. Subsequent report shows that M15 and M16 could have done better in handling the potential danger. Continue reading CELTIC CONDEMN RIGBY CHANTS

Rodgers to break transfer records

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to improve the Celtic team and said that he is prepared to break the club’s transfer records if ever the right opportunity presents himself.


He believes that the club already has some good players but that they need to add quality over quantity this season.

Rodgers believes that Celtic has nothing to prove in the Scottish league and that they must now turn their objectives to Europe. He said that he wants to build a team that will allow them to compete with the best teams in Europe and for that, he will need to add quality players.

It is reported that the club might be interested in Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj. Rodgers has refused to comment on these rumors, but he might be the kind of player that Celtic needs in order to progress. Continue reading Rodgers to break transfer records

Celtic wants to make record

Celtic are looking to equal a 50-year old record for the longest unbeaten run.


To achieve this, they will need to avoid defeat for another match. This is why their next game against St Johnstone might prove to be crucial for them.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said that he had not paid any particular attention to this record and that he is more focused on winning games. He admitted that it would be a great joy for him to help the current Celtic team emulate a team that has brought so much pride in the past.

He said that St Johnstone will be a tough game and that they will need to be at their best if they want to get a result from the game. He said that St Johnstone has some good players and that they have had some great results in the league so far. Continue reading Celtic wants to make record

Celtic has improved

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the club has improved under him and that they will become better.


He said that this was shown in the manner they beat Rangers and believe that the club is going from strength to strength.

Brendan Rodgers said that the performance against Rangers showed that the club is progressing well and that fans should expect a good season.

He stated that even if the score was less than the emphatic 5-1 he believes that Celtic played better in the match. He said that they have better control of the game and that they created more occasions than in the first match.

Brendan Rodgers stated that he has seen his side progressed well since his arrival and believed that Celtic is on the rise. He stated that fans are already seeing the difference and he believes that there is still more to come.

He believes that the progression is also seen in the way Celtic is performing in the Champions League and believes that the club has a chance of going to the next round. He said that his players are following his instructions well and that they are making good progress in the training grounds. Continue reading Celtic has improved

RODGERS WANTS REDS’ ANDRE WISDOM

Former Liverpool coach seems not to be over the club as he is set to raid Anfield for Andre Wisdom, reports say. Coach Brendan Rodgers wants to make another addition to Celtic side before the end of the summer transfer window.


Rodgers granted Wisdom his first debut immediately he took over back in 2012. In his debut campaign, Wisdom made 19 appearances, but his fortunes has quickly changed since then. He has been at Derby County, West Brom, and Norwich City so far. Rodgers wants to come to his rescue before the transfer deadline closes on Wednesday.

Rodgers signed Kolo Toure back in July after he was released by coach Jurgen Klopp who felt he was excess to his requirements for the season. Liverpool Echo reports that Rodgers is keen on making Wisdom the second person he’s poached from Anfield by Wednesday. The report hints that Klopp would be willing to let the player go outrightly for the right price as he is not believed to be in his plans this season.
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PRINCIPALITY STADIUM TO HOST WALES SEMI FINAL MATCH

The Principality Stadium is set to show the game between Wales and Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2016 ongoing in France.

In 2011, the stadium opened its doors to fans when the Welsh rugby team played France in the semi final of the World Cup.

The Cardiff Euro 2016 fanzone has also been moved to the stadium for the semi final clash with the Portuguese side on Wednesday. Welsh fans will be able to see the game for free at the stadium as the Welsh Rugby Union joined with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff Council. The game will take over from Cooper’s field as the location for the fanzone for increased capacity so fans can watch the biggest game in the history of the country’s football.

A 100ft screen will be installed alongside the already existing two screens at the venue. The game comes five years after the one in which Wales played France. The game is set to be played in Lyon in France. The Swansea Council also announced that they would host fans in a 20,000 capacity fanzone at Singleton Park.
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