“I’m disappointed, frustrated but let’s not forget what we have done so far,” Deschamps said. “I don’t think there was a huge gap between the teams. They are more experienced and we were timid at the beginning but we created some chances. We were not efficient and Neuer played well, too. I’m proud of my players and my staff and that’s what I told them at the end.” … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
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Security minister Berni said that the coronavirus situation in Buenos Aires slums would only get worse. “This is like the Titanic, we’ve got an iceberg ahead and we can chose to hit it head-on or from the side – but the crash is inevitable.” … [Read more...] about Argentina cordons off virus-hit slum as critics decry ‘ghettoes for poor people’
The next thing I knew, Willie Waddell and I were being led back along a corridor by a Barcelona club official to a long narrow room with a table at one end and several Uefa officials surrounding the Cup. I was still dressed in my strip and boots and the situation felt a bit unreal. One of the officials said something to the effect of ‘Glasgow Rangers, winners of the European Cup-Winners Cup 1972’, handed over the trophy and then more or less added, ‘Right, you can go now’”. … [Read more...] about Has a player featured in all their team’s wins in a season and no losses?
The 2-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday saw Borussia Dortmund win a sixth straight game for the first time under head coach Lucien Favre. You have to go back to 2012 for the last time BVB put a longer run together when they won seven straight across two seasons under Jürgen Klopp. … [Read more...] about Bundesliga: Bayern Munich win Klassiker courtesy of Kimmich brilliance
Overall, in three out of four experiments, people who lost their bet started the next game 10 to 20 per cent faster after a loss than after a win or a game in which they just received a guaranteed pay-out. … [Read more...] about The house always wins: Gamblers place another bet quicker following a loss because frustration from the defeat prompts them to try and win back their money, study finds