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England and Ukraine advance to quarter-finals

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Sterling and Kane on target against Germany, Zinchenko and Dovbyk seal Sweden elimination from Euros

England made history yesterday at Wembley as they defeated Germany, to qualify for the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. This was their first win over ‘The Bavarians’ in a major knockout tournament match since 1966.

Gareth Southgate’s side netted in the second half with Raheem Sterling tapping in the ball through a clean Luke Shaw low cross in the 75th minute. Thomas Muller came ever close to scoring after a miss-pass from Sterling, though he knocked the ball wide in a one-on-one with Jordan Pickford.

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11 minutes later, Harry Kane headed in a Jack Grealish cross past Manuel Neuer, sealing Germany’s elimination from the tournament.

Elsewhere in Glasgow, Ukraine dominated Sweden in a nail-biting match at Hampden Park. Oleksandr Zinchenko opened the scoring with a stunning strike from a Yarmolenko cross. Emil Forsberg then equalized for Sweden just minutes before half-time.

DOVBYK CELEBRATES HIS LAST MINUTE GOAL

The second-half was quite cagey with Forsberg hitting the cross-bar twice in his attempts to score for his country. Non of the teams was able to score, forcing the game into extra-time.

During this period, Marcus Danielson was red-carded after VAR judged his tackle to be dangerous. In the dying minutes of additional time, Zinchenko produced a wonderful cross that was headed in by substitute Artem Dovbyk, killing Sweden’s hope of a chance in a penalty shootout.

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LARRY Madowo continues to soar

Larry Madowo has many Kenyan calling upon his god to remember them too. His career journey has been one of triumph, from one success to the next. Here is an update from his latest win

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Larry Madowo, the former NTV news anchor, has been elevated to CNN International Correspondent. He made this announcement via social media by changing his bio. This new positions means that Madowo will be covering News beyond Nairobi. Prior to working at CNN, Madowo served as the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington.

He left BBC in May after being poached by CNN. The news of him joining CNN was broken by Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of International news gathering and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for CNN International.

Madowo has previously played the role of fill-in anchor for the network’s flagship BBC World News America show that airs globally and on PBS stations across the United States.

In other news regarding Larry Madowo. He recently made news when he expressed his disappointment in the way the Covid-19 vaccine had been distributed globally. This was in light of the health condition of his grandmother who he said had been on ventilators for four weeks at the time of the interview. He said that the distribution process was slow and it was inconsiderate of the poor which had seen him lose a number of relatives to the pandemic.

“Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died.” said Madowo during his CNN report.

He also narrated how he lost his uncle to the novel corona-virus. He disclosed that his uncle, Justus, had not been vaccinated because Kenya had not yet received enough vaccines.

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Lewis Hamilton back to winning ways at Silverstone

t the Copse corner at Silverstone, one of the fastest corners of the championship, Lewis collided with Max hitting his (Max) rear right tire forcing him out of the track and into the barriers at high speed.

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Despite a 10-second penalty after a collision with Max Verstappen, Hamilton fought back to victory closing in on the championship leader

British and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at his home circuit, Silvertstone, in front a 140K capacity crowd. Drama ensued right at lap one when Max Verstappen of Red bull tried to defend his position from the surging Lewis, whom was wheel-to-wheel as from turn one.

At the Copse corner at Silverstone, one of the fastest corners of the championship, Lewis collided with Max hitting his (Max) rear right tire forcing him out of the track and into the barriers at high speed.

Collision between Lewis and Max at the Copse Corner

The safety car was brought in and eventually the race was red-flagged to allow the wreckage to be cleared. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc led the race at the restart in front of Hamilton and Bottas. He held his position for a good stint as Hamilton still had to serve a 10-second penalty for his collision.

However, Hamilton continued to hunt for the win and was able to overtake Leclerc, who had developed power unit issues, at the same corner he had a collision with Max. The 7-time F1 World Champion held on to his position to win at Silverstone for the 8th time.

Lewis Hamilton after crossing the finish line

The result puts Hamilton 8 points behind Max Verstappen who is currently leading the championship standings.

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England loses on home soil as cup goes to Rome

Italy wins the Euro 2020 final in style leaving England players in despair at Wembley Stadium with over 60,000 fans watching from the stands.

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England’s hopes of lifting a major trophy in 55 years suffered another huge setback as they lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy at Wembley Stadium. In a night that saw emotions run high, tension building among fans and players giving there best, in the end, there was only going to be one winner.

All teams came out heads high and England opened the scoring in the 2nd minute through a stunning volley by Luke Shaw as he made history for the fastest goal in a Euro final. Italy were not ready to go down easily as they found an equalizer through Leonardo Bonucci who become the oldest player to score in a Euro final.

Italy celebrate their equalizer against England yesterday PHOTO:COURTESY

There was no change in scores after the final whistle forcing the game into extra time where both teams improvised new tactics to break the defense lines on both sides. There was still a stalemate at the end of the 30 minutes of extra-time, which took the game to a penalty shoot out.

The shoot out began well for both teams, but misses from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka saw ‘The Azzuris’ claim their second European championship trophy and made it 34 games consecutive without tasting defeat under the leadership of Roberto Mancini.

Italy’s Donnarumma celebrates with his teammates after saving Saka’s penalty PHOTO:COURTESY

“It was impossible even to just consider this at one stage, but the guys were just amazing. I have no words for them, this is a wonderful group.” said Mancini.

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