Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund winger left out after late return from England duty

Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund winger left out after late return from England duty

Jadon Sancho has reportedly been dropped from Borussia Dortmund‘s squad for their Bundesliga clash against league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach after “returning late” from international duty with England, according to German publication Kicker. The 19-year-old started in England’s victory over Czech Republic, but was dropped from the first-eleven for the following Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.  Sancho […]

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Bulgaria national coach Krasimir Balakov resigns four days after racist abuse mars England match

Bulgaria national coach Krasimir Balakov resigns four days after racist abuse mars England match

Bulgaria national coach Krasimir Balakov has resigned, according to reports. The 53-year-old was in charge of the team in the 6-0 defeat to England in Sofia on Monday night which was marred by racist chanting and Nazi salutes from home supporters. The Bulgarian Football Union executive committee held a press conference on Friday afternoon and […]

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Bulgaria vs England racism: 16 arrested in connection with abuse during Euro 2020 qualifier

Bulgaria vs England racism: 16 arrested in connection with abuse during Euro 2020 qualifier

Five more men have been arrested over the racist behaviour which marred England‘s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria. The five men were detained at the First District police station in Sofia while a further five were searched at a different precinct in the Bulgarian capital, taking the total number identified to 16, a spokeswoman for […]

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Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino jokes he was England’s biggest fan watching Harry Kane and Harry Winks

Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino jokes he was England’s biggest fan watching Harry Kane and Harry Winks

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was England‘s chief fan on Monday, joking he donned the Three Lions shirt in support of his players. Although the 6-1 victory for Gareth Southgate‘s men was just a footnote on a shameful night in Sofia, where the match was twice halted due to sickening racist abuse from Bulgaria fans, […]

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Hristo Stoichkov cried when talking about racism aimed at England players by Bulgaria fans

Hristo Stoichkov breaks down in TEARS when talking about Bulgaria fans’ racism

Bulgaria football legend Hristo Stoichkov breaks down in TEARS on American TV as he claims his country should be handed a long-term ban from competition to punish fans for racist chanting after England shame Hristo Stoichkov started to cry when asked how to tackle racism in Bulgaria  The Bulgarian legend was speaking on TV about […]

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Bulgaria vs England racism: Six men detained after racist abuse during Euro 2020 qualifier

Bulgaria vs England racism: Six men detained after racist abuse during Euro 2020 qualifier

Bulgarian police said on Wednesday they had detained six people in connection with the racist abuse faced by England’s black players during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia with more arrests likely. England thrashed Bulgaria football 6-0 on Monday to hand the hosts their heaviest ever home defeat but the match was marred by a […]

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Bulgaria vs England racism: Three Lions 'made bigger statement than any team ever has done', says Gareth Southgate

Bulgaria vs England racism: Three Lions ‘made bigger statement than any team ever has done’, says Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate feels the England players have made a “bigger statement” than any team ever has in having their 6-0 win over Bulgaria stopped twice for racist abuse and choosing to play on, and believes it is an illustration that the approaches to the issue might finally work. The England manager accepted the view that many […]

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Bulgaria vs England racism: Bulgarian Football Union president resigns after racist abuse mars Euro 2020 qualifier

Bulgaria vs England racism: Bulgarian Football Union president resigns after racist abuse mars Euro 2020 qualifier

The president of Bulgaria’s Football Union (BFU), Borislav Mikhailov, has resigned after an avalanche of racist abuse was aimed at England’s footballers during Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.  The BFU cited the decision as “a consequence of the recent tensions”, however, the governing body did not specifically mention racism in their statement. Earlier on Tuesday […]

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England vs Bulgaria racism: Uefa urge 'football family to wage war on racists'

England vs Bulgaria racism: Uefa urge ‘football family to wage war on racists’

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has urged the “football family” to “wage war on the racists” in a statement following the racist abuse that England players suffered during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria. The match in Sofia was stopped twice due to what The FA described as “abhorrent racist chanting”.  Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has called for the head […]

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England boss Gareth Southgate was heckled by a Bulgarian journalist in his press conference

‘The game was so friendly’: Bulgarian journalist heckles Gareth Southgate’s press conference

Gareth Southgate looks utterly bemused in his press conference as he is heckled by a Bulgarian journalist shouting out that the game with England was ‘so friendly’ – despite the visitors nearly walking off because of racist chants from the crowd England boss Gareth Southgate was heckled by Bulgarian journalist on Monday Three Lions’ Euro […]

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