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Sep 19, 2014

Soccer-Struggling England given perfect Euro 2020 incentive

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Wembley Stadium will host the climax of the 2020 European Championship but on current form England fans will not even get the chance to roar on their side on home turf.

UEFA’s decision to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Football Association, but it might not have any impact on the chances of a long-awaited England triumph.

Sep 19, 2014

Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA president Michel Platini’s vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London’s Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 and 12 other cities joining the party.

The new 90,000-seater Wembley, venue of the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals, will stage both semi-finals and the final of the tournament dubbed a “Euro for Europe” – the first not to be held in one or two host countries.

Sep 19, 2014

London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and the final of the Euro 2020 championship, UEFA announced on Friday.

The 90,000-seat stadium, which staged the Champions League finals in 2011 and 2013, beat off a rival bid from Munich for the final three matches of the tournament.

Sep 19, 2014

Soccer-London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – London’s Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and the final of the Euro 2020 championship, UEFA announced on Friday.

The 90,000-seat stadium, which staged the Champions League finals in 2011 and 2013, beat off a rival bid from Munich for the final three matches of the tournament.

Sep 12, 2014

American investment firm says considering Tottenham bid

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises said on Friday it was considering making a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

The London club, currently trying to finance a 400 million pounds ($649.76 million) new stadium project, denied on Thursday that owner Joe Lewis was seeking to sell.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-American investment firm says considering Tottenham bid

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises said on Friday it was considering making a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

The London club, currently trying to finance a 400 million pounds ($649.76 million) new stadium project, denied on Thursday that owner Joe Lewis was seeking to sell.

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

LONDON (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday.

Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday after a lengthy trial that has gripped his native South Africa and the world.

Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by Manchester United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.