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POR­TU­GAL BOSS SAYS RON­ALDO WILL FIRE

Por­tu­gal boss Fer­nando San­tos has backed Cris­tiano Ron­aldo to break his duck in France by net­ting against Hun­gary to­day to help fire his side into the knock­out stages. He said: “Ron­aldo is a player who scores a lot of goals and I’m sure he will score in the next game against Hun­gary.” Por­tu­gal take on Hun­gary in Lyon at 8pm UAE time.

IRE­LAND SEEK­ING TO BREAK ITALIAN JINX

To stay in the Eu­ros, the Repub­lic of Ire­land must do some­thing they haven’t done in more than two decades - beat Italy in a com­pet­i­tive match. Even a first win in 22 years may not prove enough, but John O’Shea is still be­liev­ing. He said: “With a bit more dis­ci­pline and con­trol, I think we can get some­thing from Italy.”

RUS­SIA ‘LACK­ING TAL­ENT AND DE­SIRE’

The head of Rus­sia’s foot­ball fed­er­a­tion has blasted the coun­try’s play­ers for a lack of tal­ent and de­sire as they ex­ited the Eu­ros. Vi­taly Mutko said: “The de­feats show the real level of our foot­ball. Per­haps many have a lack of de­sire to grow, to move, and to per­fect them­selves.”

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