Martin O’Neill names his Ireland squad for Euro 2016

The 23 to represent Ireland at this summer’s European Championships has been finalised. On Keane, O’Neill continues: “He thinks he’ll be fit for Sweden, if not then he’ll be ready for the second game.” Martin O’Neill: “David Forde is obviously disappointed because he’s been part of the squad. “Robbie’s the captain of the side and…

Brenessa Thompson Lowers National 200 Metres Record

Brenessa Thompson continued her impressive season by once again lowering the national record in the women 200m. The first year student out of Texas A&M University clocked 22.99 seconds on Saturday May 28 to place 3rd in her race at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) West preliminaries in Lawerence, kansas. In the process she…

Italy Announce Final Euro 2016 Roster

Italy coach Antonio Conte has announced his final 23-man squad for this summer’s European Championship. The Chelsea-bound bench boss named his preliminary squad just one week ago, and after a 1-0 victory against Scotland on Sunday, the final seven cuts were made. Today’s casualties include the quartet of Davide Astori, Jorginho, Riccardo Montolivo and Giacomo…

Rybus injured as Poland name final 23

Adam Nawałka hoped the players pruned from his initial selection would “have their fingers crossed for the team” as he confirmed his final Poland squad for UEFA EURO 2016. Goalkeepers:Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea), Wojciech Szczęsny (Roma), Artur Boruc (Bournemouth). Defenders: Thiago Cionek (Palermo), Kamil Glik (Torino), Artur Jędrzejczyk (Legia), Michał Pazdan (Legia), Łukasz Piszczek (Dortmund), Bartosz…

Škriniar part of Slovakia’s EURO squad

Sampdoria’s Milan Škriniar, who only made his senior international debut on Friday, is the stand-out name in Slovakia coach Ján Kozák’s final squad for UEFA EURO 2016. Goalkeepers: Matúš Kozáčik (Viktoria Plzeň), Ján Mucha (Slovan Bratislava), Ján Novota (Rapid Wien). Defenders: Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlin), Milan Škriniar (Sampdoria), Martin Škrtel (Liverpool), Norbert Gyömbér (Roma), Ján…

Once-capped Elvedi makes Switzerland squad

Goalkeepers: Roman Bürki (Dortmund), Marwin Hitz (Augsburg), Yann Sommer (Mönchengladbach). Defenders: Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Nico Elvedi (Mönchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), François Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodríguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schär (Hoffenheim), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys). Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Watford), Blerim Dzemaili (Genoa), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Fabian Frei (Mainz), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Granit…

Hungary on the offensive with EURO squad

Six forwards have made Bernd Storck’s 23-man Hungary party for UEFA EURO 2016, with seasoned midfıelder Zoltán Gera included after a recent illness scare. Goalkeepers: Gábor Király (Haladás), Dénes Dibusz (Ferencváros), Péter Gulácsi (Leipzig). Defenders: Attila Fiola (Puskás Akadémia), Barnabás Bese (MTK Budapest), Richárd Guzmics (Wisla Kraków), Roland Juhász (Videoton), Ádám Lang (Videoton), Tamás Kádár…

Isco and Saúl cut from Spain squad

Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Atlético counterpart Saúl Ñíguez have been cut from Vicente del Bosque’s final squad for Spain’s title defence at UEFA EURO 2016. Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla). Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Mikel…

Ledley joins Bale in 23-man Wales selection

Injured Joe Ledley has been given a chance to prove his fitness at UEFA EURO 2016, with Chris Coleman including the midfielder in his 23-man Wales selection. Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness). Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ashley Williams (Swansea), James…