WATCH: Germany squad having fun in training in Tallinn

Sport360 staff 17:56 13/10/2019
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Germany face Estonia in their Euro 2020 qualifier with a three-way tie at the top of Group C.

Joachim Low’s men, together with Netherlands and Northern Ireland, all have 12 points with three games remaining.

The top two nations will qualify automatically for next summer’s tournament and both the Germans and the Dutch have a game in hand over third-placed Northern Ireland.

The Germans will be favourite for victory in Tallinn on Sunday against a side that they beat 8-0 in the reverse fixture in June.










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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic warns Wales his World Cup finalists will not "park the bus"

Press Association Sport 09:18 13/10/2019
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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic warned Wales his World Cup finalists will not “park the bus” when they clash on Sunday at an extraordinary Cardiff press conference in which his translator was replaced halfway through.

A Cardiff draw on Sunday will be enough for Croatia to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals next summer should Hungary fail to beat Azerbaijan in Budapest.

Dalic said: “We don’t need to win but we won’t force anything. We don’t have a team that can just defend and park the bus in front of its goal. We have to be patient and smart enough.

“The defensive side of the game for us will be very important. We need to be focused because we can’t expect to dominate the game.

“Wales have quality in the team – they showed that with 17 shots in the game in Slovakia – and the fact they are playing at home shows we need to be careful on the defensive side.”

Dalic’s words were translated by Croatia FA press officer Tomislav Pacak after he had replaced the original translator moments earlier.

Pacak stepped in as Bayern Munich winger Ivan Perisic spoke six minutes into the 18-minute press conference.

“If you don’t mind I will translate the rest of the press conference because you are missing out some pieces of information that he has said,” Pacak told the translator.

The Football Association of Wales uses translators recommended by UEFA.

Croatia are three points clear of second-placed Slovakia but would have had an even tighter hold on the group but for slipping up in Azerbaijan last month.

Azerbaijan claimed their only point in Group E by holding Croatia 1-1 in Baku.

“It was an important warning for us, especially as we had a similar situation in March against Hungary,” Dalic said.

“We played a good game against Azerbaijan in Zagreb but then not against Hungary in Budapest.

“It’s happened two times so, as I say, it’s a good warning for us.

“We expended a lot of energy against Hungary in Split on Thursday, so we need to recover as good as possible.”

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WATCH: Gareth Southgate accepts responsibility for Czech Republic defeat

Sport360 staff 17:54 12/10/2019
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England fell to their first qualifying defeat in a decade as debutant Zdenek Ondrasek secured the Czech Republic a deserved victory against Gareth Southgate’s stuttering side.

The Three Lions arrived in Prague knowing victory would assure progress to Euro 2020 with three matches to spare – and few expected anything other than an away win given the 5-0 shellacking handed out to the Czechs at Wembley in March’s Group A opener at Wembley.

Expectation grew with Harry Kane’s early spot-kick, only for Jakub Brabec to quickly bring the Czech Republic level and provide the platform for substitute Ondrasek to punish a ponderous England performance and seal a shock 2-1 win.









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