The Week in Sport (13-19 Jun)

It’s time for another round-up of the Week in Sport and highlights from the past seven days include all the latest action from Euro 2016, while Nico Rosberg got back to winning ways in Baku.

Euro 2016

Ireland had to settle for a point in their Euro 2016 opener in a 1-1 draw with Sweden, Italy stunned Belgium 2-0, while champions Spain left it late to beat Czech Republic 1-0.

Ciaran Clark's own goal cost Ireland victory against Sweden image: rte.ie

Ciaran Clark’s own goal cost Ireland victory against Sweden
image: rte.ie

Tuesday’s action saw the first shock of Euro 2016 as Hungary stunned old rivals Austria 2-0, while Iceland held Portugal to a 1-1 draw on their tournament debut.

On Wednesday, France became the first team to book their place in the last 16 as two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over Albania, Slovakia beat Russia 2-1 for their first win and Romania played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Thursday’s action saw substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge give England a 2-1 win over Wales, Northern Ireland stunned Ukraine 2-0 for their first ever Euros victory, while Poland held Germany to a scoreless draw.

Italy secured their place in the last 16 on Friday as Eder’s goal gave the Azzurri a 1-0 win over Sweden, a late Tomas Necid penalty saw Czech Republic hold Croatia to a 2-2 draw and Spain thrashed Turkey 3-0 t seal their last 16 spot.

Belgium picked up their first win of the campaign on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Ireland, Portugal rued missed chances in a scoreless draw with Austria, while a late own goal saw Hungary claim a point off Iceland in a 1-1 draw.

Switzerland progressed to the next round after they held France to a 0-0 draw on Sunday, while Albania leapfrogged Romania into third in group A to keep hopes of a last 16 place alive.

Croatia look set to face UEFA sanctions after crowd trouble in their 2-2 draw with Czech Republic, while Russia, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal also face¬†UEFA disciplinary procedures as a result of their fans’ behaviour.

Other Football

Everton have confirmed former Southampton man Ronald Koeman as their new manager, while the list of fixtures for next season’s Premier League were announced.

Lionel Messi image: theguardian.com

Lionel Messi helped Argentina into the Copa America semi-finals
image: theguardian.com

Lionel Messi scored a record-equalling 54th international goal as Argentina beat Venezuela 4-1 to reach the Copa America semi-finals to set up a meeting with hosts USA, who won their quarter-final 2-1 against Ecuador.

In other Copa America fixtures, Eduardo Vargas scored four as Chile thrashed Mexico 7-0 and they will face Colombia in the semi-finals on Wednesday, after a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Peru.

Corinthians manager Tite has agreed to become the new manager of Brazil after Dunga was sacked after Brazil crashed out of the Copa America at the group stages for the first time in 29 years.

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