European Championship 2016: Find out which nations have qualified here

first_img 24 24 24 23. Sweden – Beat Denmark in the play-offs – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 1. France – Hosts – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 14. Romania – Group F runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… As the qualifying phase comes to anend, we now know which teams will be competing in the 2016 European Championship.The tournament will be held in France next year with the beautiful game gracing stadiums in Paris, Lille, Marseille, Nice and many other cities.But which nations have already secured their place at Euro 2016? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow to see which nations have qualified for next year’s European Championship… 24 24 3. Czech Republic – Group A winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 11. Belgium – Group B winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 12. Wales – Group B runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 24 22. Republic of Ireland – Beat Bosnia in the play-offs – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 16. Poland – Group D runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 2. England – Group E winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 6. Northern Ireland – Group F winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 5. Austria – Group G winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 10. Italy – Group H winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 21. Hungary – Beat Norway in the play-offs – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 8. Spain – Group C winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 24 24 9. Switzerland – Group E runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 4. Iceland – Group A runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 18. Slovakia – Group C runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 7. Portugal – Group I winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 17. Russia – Group G runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 20. Turkey – Best third placed team – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 24 15. Germany – Group D winners – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24 24 13. Albania – Group I runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 19. Croatia – Group H runners-up – Click right to find out which international sides will be playing at Euro 2016… 24. Ukraine – Beat Slovenia in the play-offslast_img read more

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Watford sign ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from Sunderland

first_img Costel Pantilimon 1 Watford have announced the signing of Costel Pantilimon from Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.The former Manchester City stopper had been first choice at the Stadium of Light until Sam Allardyce’s appointment in October. Former Arsenal back-up goalkeeper Vito Mannone has since overtaken Pantilimon, meaning the Romanian has not featured since the Black Cats’ 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in December and has also been left out of the last three matchday squads. Allardyce also recalled Jordan Pickford from Preston North End to provide competition for Mannone, leaving Pantilimon surplus to requirements in the north-east.The 6ft 8in goalkeeper – the tallest player in the Premier League – moves to the Hornets to provide cover for current no.1 Heurelho Gomes.last_img read more

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Woman burned in Harris Fire dies from her injuries

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The body of another man found at the entrance of a cave near the border may also have been killed by the flames. The cause of death is still pending. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – A woman who was badly burned in the Harris Fire near the U.S.-Mexico border has died from her injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Maria Beltran, 27, of Vista, died Tuesday at the UCSD Regional Burn Center, said Investigator James Buckley of the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Beltran was the mother of four children. She was the eighth person killed directly by the wildfires that ravaged Southern California last month. Seven others involving evacuees have been indirectly linked to the blazes. A statement from Beltran’s family thanked supporters for their “kind thoughts and prayers” and asked for privacy while they grieve the loss of their “dear sister, mother, daughter and wife.” last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – It’s that time of year. The annual Scandinavian Holiday Dinner, hosted by Nordic Lodge 660 of the Vasa Order of America, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Greenleaf Masonic Center, 12001 E. Beverly Blvd. Come enjoy Swedish folk dancers, Swedish meatballs, lutfisk, lefsa, lingonberries, limpa bread, herring and other delicacies. Cost for dinner is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations or information, call (714) 521-3791 or (562) 699-7005. Car wash to help AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre ill Whittier man WHITTIER – The family of Elias Flores, a local resident suffering from heart and kidney failure, will hold a fundraiser car wash to help pay for his medical costs from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday in the back of the 7-Eleven store at 9727 Carmenita Road. Tickets are $5 per car and a bake sale will also take place. Donations are welcome. Relatives also need volunteers to help wash cars, hold signs and sell the baked goods. For more information, call (562) 335-8186. Drill team to host spaghetti dinner WEST WHITTIER – The Pioneer High School Drill Team will hold its annual Spaghetti Feast fundraiser from 5 to 8p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria, 10800 Benavon St. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per child 5 years and younger. They may be purchased at the school or at the door. Proceeds will pay for drill team uniforms. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, ext. 5010. Free Thanksgiving meals available The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will offer free Thanksgiving meals to local community members, throughout various parks in unincorporated areas including South Los Angeles, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights and Whittier. A meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., and another will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. the same day at Solid Faith Christian Church, 5724 Esperanza Ave., in Whittier. Another meal will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road in Whittier. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

first_imgThe Construction Industry Federation are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced today, which “sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery”.However, further actions are needed in order to kick start growth in the construction sector, which currently employs more than 125,000 people, CIF said.It is essential now that we see follow through on the plans set out in the public capital programme in order to ensure critical infrastructural projects take place across the country. CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated “there are a number of positive initiatives announced by the Government, including the extension to the Home Renovation Grant, the increased provision for social housing, and measures to assist self-employed.  However, while we welcome the provisions that NAMA can provide 20,000 houses between now and 2020, this will only deliver to 4,000 units per annum, which equates to only 25% of broadly acknowledged annual national demand.“There are no proposals to address the issue of costs of providing new homes, the availability of affordable development finance, or the availability of mortgages.  We are concerned that this may be a lost opportunity to support the construction of much needed additional homes to meet sustainable demand.“The Budget appears light on detail on the exact measures mentioned by the Minister in relation to the housing market / NAMA. The CIF are going to need to see much more detail to know whether this will have any impact on the construction sector or on the housing market.”  BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Would have preferred Simeone but this is good’ – Chelsea fans happy with rumour

first_img Italy manager Antonio Conte is leaving his role in the summer after Euro 2016 1 Chelsea need a manager, Antonio Conte needs a job, and it looks like the two are a perfect fit.The 46-year-old is leaving his role as Italy boss after Euro 2016 and it is said he is top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s wishlist.Guus Hiddink has been in the dugout while a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho is sought.13 GREATEST FOOTBALLERS-TURNED-MANAGERSJorge Sampaoli and Diego Simeone have both been mentioned, but here’s how news of the Conte announcement has been met by Chelsea fans.last_img read more

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WATCH: The best of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema – Can Man City stop them?

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema – will they be too much for Manchester City?Real Madrid travel to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, where the Blues host the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.It’s the furthest Man City have ever gone in Europe’s premier competition – but does their journey, and Manuel Pellegrini’s hopes for a glorious exit, end here?Real’s BBC strike force [Bale, Benzema, Cristiano] have netted over 90 goals between them this season.Sure, Ronaldo MAY not be fit in time for the Etihad clash, but the Portugal superstar is likely to be back for the return leg at the Bernabeu, where he will certainly do some damage.Do City have what it takes to stop them?Check out what they’re up against in the video above [cue the cheesy YouTube compilation music!] and have your say in the comments below…last_img read more

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Marcelo Bielsa quits as boss of Serie A side Lazio after TWO DAYS

first_img Marcelo Bielsa 1 Lazio have confirmed Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as manager just 48 hours after his appointment.The 60-year-old was announced as the Serie A side’s new boss on Wednesday following lengthy negotiations.Bielsa was due to arrive in Italy this weekend to be officially unveiled as Stefano Pioli’s successor.But the Argentine has informed Lazio he has now decided against taking up the job.Bielsa is now being tipped to become Argentina coach for a second time.He led the national side from 1998-2004 and guided them to Olympic gold in 2004.last_img read more

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Seven definitive reasons Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi

first_img 7 4. The better all-round athlete – There’s surely no disputing who the superior athlete is. Ronaldo’s incredible strength, jump height and raw speed simply cannot be matched by Messi. 7. The most European Golden Shoes – read all about Ronaldo’s goal scoring feats, below, then click the arrow above, right, to see six more reasons the Portugal superstar is better than Lionel Messi – The European Golden Shoe is awarded every season to the player who has recorded the highest goals tally out of all the European leagues. Ronaldo has won the award four times, including once for Manchester United, while Messi has clinched the honour three times. 7 6. The Champions League goal record – On club football’s biggest stage, who has produced the goods? Once again, it’s Ronaldo first, followed by Messi. Ronaldo currently has 93 Champions League goals in his career while Messi has 83. 7 5. The most given to charity – On top of all his footballing achievements, Ronaldo has been named the world’s most charitable sports star by dosomething.org. He even sold his 2011 European Golden Shoe award for €1.5m to fund schools in Gaza. 3. Ballons d’Or in two different countries – Messi (five) might have won more Ballons d’Or than Ronaldo (three), but the latter has claimed his World Player of the Year awards with teams from two different countries. The only other player to have achieved the same is the Brazilian Ronaldo, for Inter Milan and Real Madrid. 1. The international tournament – Portugal’s winning of the 2016 European Championship gives Ronaldo the edge over Lionel Messi on the international stage. The latter has lost one World Cup and three Copa America finals, while his rival has lost one Euro final and won one, too. 2. Trophies in two different countries – While Messi’s trophy haul is better than Ronaldo’s, Portugal’s star boasts two different league titles – in England and in Spain. He also conquered Europe with both Manchester United (in 2008) and Real Madrid (in 2014 and 2016). 7 7 Cristiano Ronaldo has done it. He’s clinched a trophy with his country, Portugal.And so the question resurfaces, once again – who’s better: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?The La Liga rivals have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the past six years, but Ronaldo now firmly has bragging rights after success with his country at this summer’s European Championship.His triumph, to rub it in even further, arrives only a few weeks after Messi announced his retirement from Argentina in the aftermath of their Copa America final defeat to Chile.Should the Barcelona forward remain loyal to his decision, his chances of lifting a trophy with his country are over.And so talkSPORT has put together seven reasons why Ronaldo should be considered the better player – check out our points by viewing the slideshow above.For great videos, head over to the talkSPORT YouTube channel here and subscribe free of charge! 7 7last_img read more

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PRINGLE CALLS FOR WOMEN’S WELFARE TO BE PRIORITISED

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today called for women’s welfare to be prioritised and for mistakes of the past regarding synphysiotomy to be addressed in order to tackle the injustices of the present.Speaking on the matter to the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at Leaders’ Questions in the wake of Savita Halappanavar’s death in Galway, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “We have all been shocked to hear of the tragic and unnecessary death of Savita Halappanavar and the circumstances surrounding it.“As rare as these incidences are, one life lost unnecessarily is one too many and is something which could happen to any of our wives, sisters or daughters as things now stand. Your government needs to end this risk right now and not delay any longer. However, the mistreatment of women under the State’s care is nothing new. “This week, around 150 symphysiotomy survivors travelled to Dublin for the first screening of a documentary which examined this brutal practice. The Survivors of Symphysiotomy, who for many the operations were done without prior knowledge or consent, continue to call for justice and the recognition of the suffering they have gone through as a result of these barbaric procedures,” he said.He added that for too long this State has failed women  and that this must end.“We must prioritise the welfare of the mother and what is best for women from a medical perspective so that we never see the likes of this, or incidents in more recent times, happening again.“There needs to be a commitment to prioritising the wellbeing of women who find themselves in situations where their welfare is at stake. This government needs to listen to the calls of the survivors of symphysiotomy and waive the statute of limitations so that these women can be compensated for what was done to them under the watch of this State. “This government must address the mistakes of the past in order to combat the injustices of the present and I call on them to do this as a matter of urgency so that all women can feel safe in the knowledge that their wellbeing is the priority of this State.”PRINGLE CALLS FOR WOMEN’S WELFARE TO BE PRIORITISED was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Thomas Pringlelast_img read more

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