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Oct 10, 2015

Wales lose but make finals with Belgium and Italy

LONDON (Reuters) – Wales reached their first major tournament for 57 years despite losing 2-0 to Bosnia in their penultimate Euro 2016 Group B qualifying match on Saturday.

Belgium also qualified for the finals in France next year as they leapfrogged Wales into first place at the top of the group with a 4-1 win in Andorra while Italy went through after their 3-1 win in a Group H match in Azerbaijan.

Oct 10, 2015

Soccer-Wales lose but make finals with Belgium and Italy

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Wales reached their first major tournament for 57 years despite losing 2-0 to Bosnia in their penultimate Euro 2016 Group B qualifying match on Saturday.

Belgium also qualified for the finals in France next year as they leapfrogged Wales into first place at the top of the group with a 4-1 win in Andorra while Italy went through after their 3-1 win in a Group H match in Azerbaijan.

Oct 9, 2015

Holders Spain and Swiss join Euro 2016 finals party

LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Spain beat minnows Luxembourg 4-0 on Friday to reach the Euro 2016 finals in France where they will aim to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of continental titles.

They were joined by Switzerland as the eighth and ninth countries through to the expanded 24-team tournament.

Oct 9, 2015

Soccer-Holders Spain and Swiss join Euro 2016 finals party

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – European champions Spain beat minnows Luxembourg 4-0 on Friday to reach the Euro 2016 finals in France where they will aim to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of continental titles.

They were joined by Switzerland as the eighth and ninth countries through to the expanded 24-team tournament.

Oct 9, 2015

Allardyce back in management with strugglers Sunderland

LONDON (Reuters) – Sam Allardyce was appointed as Premier League Sunderland’s new manager on Friday, eight years after he had a brief spell in charge of their arch-rivals Newcastle United.

Sunderland confirmed the appointment in a statement on their website (www.safc.com), less than a week after Dutchman Dick Advocaat left the club on Sunday.

Oct 9, 2015

Soccer-Allardyce back in management with strugglers Sunderland

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Sam Allardyce was appointed as Premier League Sunderland’s new manager on Friday, eight years after he had a brief spell in charge of their arch-rivals Newcastle United.

Sunderland confirmed the appointment in a statement on their website (www.safc.com), less than a week after Dutchman Dick Advocaat left the club on Sunday.

Oct 9, 2015

Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

By Mike Collett

(Reuters) – Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account.

It was widely reported earlier that he had agreed terms with the club’s American owners Fenway Sports Group on a contract to take over at Anfield.

Oct 8, 2015

Northern Ireland and Portugal seal Euro 2016 places

LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Ireland and Portugal booked their places in next year’s European championship finals in France on Thursday with the Irish beating Greece 3-1 in Belfast and Portugal seeing off Denmark 1-0 in Braga.

On the first of six nights which will complete the qualifying group phase, Northern Ireland ensured they will be playing in a major competition for the first time since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Oct 8, 2015

Soccer-Northern Ireland and Portugal seal Euro 2016 places

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Northern Ireland and Portugal booked their places in next year’s European championship finals in France on Thursday with the Irish beating Greece 3-1 in Belfast and Portugal seeing off Denmark 1-0 in Braga.

On the first of six nights which will complete the qualifying group phase, Northern Ireland ensured they will be playing in a major competition for the first time since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Oct 8, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

Oct 8 (Reuters) – Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account.

It was widely reported earlier that he had agreed terms with the club’s American owners Fenway Sports Group on a contract to take over at Anfield.