ready to hand in-form Tammy Abraham a bela
18-07-2019, 04:24 PM
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England U21 interim boss Aidy Boothroyd is ready to hand in-form Tammy Abraham a belated birthday present. The on-loan Bristol City striker turned 19 on Sunday and is in line to make his Under-21 debut in Kazakhstan on Thursday as the Young Lions close in on qualification for Euro 2017.Abraham has netted 11 goals in 14 games in all competitions since moving to Ashton Gate from Chelsea for the season and is the Sky Bet Championships leading scorer. Boothroyd has worked with Abraham in the U20s and, with the Young Lions needing one win from their final two Group 9 games to reach next years tournament in Poland, is willing to let him lead the line. Aidy Boothroyd has been appointed interim head coach of England Under-21s I know him, I wouldnt have any problems, he said. I said to him when he first arrived if hed scored any goals on the way back from the toilet? It just seems whatever he touches goes in, its great for Bristol City, great for Chelsea and really good for England.He is playing at a good level, scoring goals and showing people that, actually, we have a lot of talented English players in the system who just need an opportunity and someone brave enough to play them. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for £6.99, no contract Manchester Uniteds Marcus Rashford followed Gareth Southgate to the senior side with Southgate in charge following Sam Allardyces exit after the Daily Telegraphs investigation into corruption last week.Rashford scored a hat-trick in his only Under-21 appearance in last months 6-1 win over Norway which put England on the brink of winning Group 9 but Boothroyd, who has stepped up to replace Southgate, is comfortable with his options. Duncan Watmore celebrates scoring for Sunderland He added: We also have Duncan [Watmore] who also made it into [Sunderlands] first team and Demarai Gray is doing great and trying to make a stake for a permanent place at [Leicester].England are two points ahead of Switzerland with a game in hand and also host Bosnia at Walsall on Tuesday but Boothroyd wants to wrap up qualification in Aktobe.The sooner the better, thats what we want, he said. Its not going to be easy but we have enough in there, enough experience and talent to finish the job.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Hydro Flask Rea . Cain departed in the fourth inning of a 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. X-rays on Cains bruised forearm were negative. He was hit when Sanchez led off the fourth with a groundout. Hydro Flask Sverige . 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In a passionate defence of himself and the London clubs medical staff, the Portuguese coach rebuked the "incompetent people" who have attacked Tottenham for allowing Lloris to continue playing after being briefly knocked unconscious against Everton on Sunday. The accolades have poured in since Christine Sinclairs stirring performance at the 2012 London Olympics, but now Canadas top female soccer player will really be a star. The Canadian team captain who held the country spellbound as she scored three times against the powerhouse United States in the Olympic soccer semifinals, and then made an impassioned denunciation of some questionable refereeing, is to be honoured with a star on Canadas Walk of Fame. The 30-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., will be inducted during the Walk of Fame festival in Toronto on Saturday. The ceremony will be shown on Global TV on Oct. 27. "This is one thing that has definitely not sunk in," Sinclair said in a recent interview. "I cant imagine it. "You look at the people involved or who are inducted and I cant believe Im even associated with it." It is only the latest honour for the gifted striker, who took the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as The Canadian Press female athlete of the year and won the Lou Marsh Award as Canadian athlete of 2012. She had been one of the worlds best female players for more than a decade, but it took her Olympic performance at Old Trafford, the famous home of Manchester United, to launch her to national stardom. Heavy underdogs to the Americans, Sinclair played perhaps the game of her career, scoring three times to give Canada a 3-2 lead. Then Norwegian referee Christina Pedersen made an almost unheard-of call against Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod for time-wasting, giving the U.S. a free kick inside the penalty area. Then came another dubious call of a penalty shot because the free kick hit a defenders arm from point blank. The Americans tied the game and then got the game winner in extra time. Canadian fans were outraged at what they felt was biased officiating, and Sinclair voiced their frustration in an emotional on-field TV interview after the match in which she said the team felt "cheated" out of a victory by the ref. Unfazed by the controversy, the Canadian team bounced back to beat France in the bronze medal game. Despite not winning gold, Sinclair was the easy choice to be Canadas flag-bearer at the Olympic closing ceremonies. She was later given a four-game suspension and fined an undisclosed amount by FIFA ffor "misconduct.ddddddddddddquot; More than a year later, the anger has subsided even if Sinclairs opinions havent changed. It was part of a highly intense, emotional match against the teams biggest rival. "I dont think the ref was the greatest ref we ever had, but at the end of the day, we gave up four goals in the semifinals of the Olympics," she said. "Youre not going to win very often doing that." The extent to which Sinclairs and the teams performance at the Games had grabbed national attention came the first time the national womens team played at home after the Games. A crowd of 22,450 -- a record for BMO Field in Toronto -- turned out for the rematch with the No. 1 ranked Americans in a so-called friendly match in June. Although the U.S. won 3-0, fans counted out the seconds each time the American goalie held the ball and generally let both teams know that nothing was forgotten. "That was incredible," said Sinclair. "The result wasnt what we wanted, but you could tell something bigger was going on. "The fans were into it. When I was growing up, you didnt know there was a womens national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada." The team is hoping to ride that emotion into 2015, when Canada will play host to the womens World Cup. Sinclair is by far Canadas most prolific scorer, with 145 career international goals. That ranks third all-time behind Americans Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm. When not playing for the national team, Sinclair plays pro soccer. She won a championship with Western New York in the defunct Womens Professional League in 2001, but moved to the Portland Thorns for the Inaugural National Womens Soccer League season this year. She scored a goal as Portland won 2-0 in the league final on Aug. 31. Sinclair went to University in Portland and now considers it home. "I never really left," she said. "Ive had to play in different parts of North America, but this was always home." But now she will be honoured once again in her home country. The Walk of Fame recognizes Canadians from all areas of the entertainment business. Other inductees this year are Terry Fox, Oscar Peterson, Alan Thicke, Bob Ezrin and Craig and Marc Kielsburger. ' ' '

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