Scotland will host Israel in the Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs next March while Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill could enjoy a Windsor Park farewell in a winner-takes-all clash against the Republic. Those were the results of a draw conducted in Nyon on Friday morning as Uefa determined the pairings of the 16 teams in the hunt for the four remaining places at next summer’s finals. Steve Clarke’s Scotland got a home draw against Israel, the side that finished fifth in Group G during regular qualifying, and will face Andi Herzog’s side at Hampden Park on 26 March. Scotland lost 2-1 away to Israel in October 2018 but won the Hampden rematch 3-2 the following month. Should Scotland win that, they will travel to the winner of the other Path C semi-final between Norway and Serbia five days later. Clarke said: “We played them in the Nations League group stage and hopefully we can get a positive start. I think they were two close games. It’d be nice … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 play-offs: Scotland draw Israel and Belfast could host all-Irish final
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EURO 2020 qualifying is going into overdrive as 16 teams vie for the four remaining spots in the play-offs. After 20 nations secured their place in next summer's tournament directly, the Nations League will now come into play to help determine who will get a second chance to progress. Each Pathway from the new competition with be handed a Euro 2020 spot, with four teams battling in each for it. Yet, with the play-off places unable to be confirmed automatically, there will be a draw to sort the rest out.When is the Euro 2020 play-offs draw? This draw will take place on Friday, November 22. It will start at 11am UK time - that is 12pm in Switzerland.The draw will be held at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon. What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it? Unfortunately, the play-offs draw will not be shown live on UK television. But you will be able to live stream it via the Uefa website. Who is included in the draw? Twenty teams have now qualified safely for Euro 2020. Through the … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 play-offs draw: Date, time, live stream, TV channel and what teams are involved?
SHEFFIELD UNITED are up next for Manchester United as Premier League football returns. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side head into the Bramall Lane clash in fine form, having won five of their last six matches. But that has not stopped United fans calling for Mauricio Pochettino to take over at Old Trafford, after the Argentine was sacked by Tottenham. And the last guy in charge at the Theatre of Dreams? He is now in the hotseat at Spurs as Jose Mourinho puts pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half year deal. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to return to Man Utd if he fails to win the Champions League at Juventus this season. Follow ALL of the United news, updates and transfer gossip below...William Pugh5 minutes ago22nd November 2019MANCHESTER UNITED star Scott McTominay has been officially ruled out for two weeks with an ankle injury – and will now miss Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United. The Scotland midfielder, 22, has also been ruled out of the game with Astana with … [Read more...] about 10am Man Utd news LIVE: Ronaldo shock ‘return’, McTominay injured, Dzeko linked, Pochettino favourite to replace Ole
ARSENAL are preparing for the visit of Southampton when Premier League football returns this weekend. And boss Unai Emery and his struggling Gunners have not picked up a win in their last five matches in all competitions. Yet, he will not be getting replaced by fellow countryman Luis Enrique after he rejoined Spain - while fans are hoping for Mauricio Pochettino after he was sacked by Tottenham. Meanwhile, on the player replacement front, the Gunners watched Dominik Szoboszlai in Hungary's defeat to Wales with a view to making him Granit Xhaka's replacement. Follow ALL of the latest Gunners news, updates and transfer gossip below... Joe Miles21 minutes ago22nd November 2019DANI CEBALLOS has vowed to come back stronger from injury. 🔴⚪️I have already started to work on recovering from this injury. I will miss my mates and Gunner supporters during these weeks. But I will be back stronger and with all the energy to help the team. My best version is yet to come. … [Read more...] about 8pm Arsenal news LIVE: Bellerin reveals dressing room split over Xhaka, Emery shock at Poch axe, Pepe injury LATEST
If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up hereMan guilty of British backpacker's murderIt was a killing that drew an emotional apology from New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and now a 27-year-old man has been found guilty of strangling British backpacker Grace Millane. The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, showed no emotion as he was convicted of murder. Ms Millane's parents, from Wickford, Essex, wept in the public gallery. Her father, David says the family's lives have been "ripped apart" by his daughter's "barbaric" murder. "Grace was our sunshine and she will be missed forever," he says.Ms Millane met her killer via the Tinder dating app on 1 December last year, the night before her 22nd birthday. They spent several hours drinking cocktails in bars around Auckland before going to the defendant's hotel, where he killed her. He then stuffed her body inside a suitcase which was later found buried in bushland outside Auckland. During a two-week trial … [Read more...] about News Daily: Backpacker murder verdict and leaders prepare for Question Time