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Lacklustre performance by England this evening. Very little imagination/creativity.

Scotland were the more impressive side, IMO.

Oh well, at least we scrape a point from the draw.
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Germany 4–2 Portugal
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Italy 1-0 Wales

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/50941043

This was actually a great result for Wales, who were a man down during the 2nd half. I was expecting 5 or 6 goals from Italy.

Wales and Italy go through to the next round.
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Tokyo Olympics to allow limit of 10,000 local fans in venues
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TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday.

Organizers set a limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues.

The decision was announced after so-called Five Party talks online with local organizers, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Japanese government and the government of metropolitan Tokyo.

The decision contradicts the country’s top medical adviser, Dr. Shigeru Omi, who recommended last week that the safest way to hold the Olympics would be without fans. He had previously called it “abnormal” to hold the Olympics during the pandemic.

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New Zealand weightlifter to become 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
June 21, 2021

WELLINGTON - Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics after being selected by New Zealand for the women’s event at the Tokyo Games, a decision set to fuel the debate over inclusion and fairness in sport.

Hubbard will compete in the super-heavyweight 87-kg category, her selection made possible by updated qualifying requirements.

The 43-year-old, who will be the oldest lifter at the Games, had competed in men's weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013.

"I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders,” Hubbard said in a statement issued by the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) on Monday.
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My Euro Predictions I will probably be wrong by a mile XD

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England won't beat Germany.
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Absolute trouncing for Wales this evening. Two goals in the 88th and 94th minute. Final result 4-0 to Denmark.
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Sydney McLaughlin shatters 400m hurdles world record at US Olympic trials
Mon 28 Jun 2021

Sydney McLaughlin finally outraced Dalilah Muhammad to earn victory, and the 400m hurdles world record, at the US Olympic trials on Sunday night.

The 21-year-old’s time of 51.90 seconds shattered the record by 0.26 seconds and beat Muhammad on the night by 0.52 seconds. It was a blowout victory in what had been touted as potentially the best race of the 10-day meet in Eugene, but it also set up what could be the best race in Tokyo. Barring something unexpected, the rematch will come on 4 August with the Olympic gold medal on the line.

“Truly just faith and trusting the process,” McLaughlin said when asked to explain her breakthrough.
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