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Proud Of Him: English Teammates Defend Maguire After Error Show

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English captain Harry Kane and fellow teammates have rallied around the defender, Harry Maguire after the Three Lions escaped with a draw at Wembley Stadium on Monday.

It was a night Maguire would want to put behind him as his laxity in defence gifted the Germans a penalty which was cooly converted by Ilkay Gundogan before once more losing possession in the English half that resulted in Kai Havertz’s second.

But England fought back and led 3-2 from goals courtesy of Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Kane before goalkeeper Nick Pope gift the English side an equaliser after he fumbled a shot from Serge Gnabry.

However, Kane was full of praise for his teammate claiming the Manchester United man played on “one leg” on the night.

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”Any individual mistake, you’re going to be gutted. But we are a team, we will get behind each other.”

‘”They will learn from it and they’ll move on. They have been great for us every time they put the shirt on,” Lane said in the post-match interview.

The Tottenham striker also said of the 29-year-old defender’” I’m really proud of him for that.”

Also in agreement with Kane’s description of Maguire was fellow United mate, Luke Shaw who described his compatriot as an “amazing” player

“He has taken a lot of stick – probably more than I’ve ever seen before in football,” Shaw said.

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‘He never hides away, he’s always there. You can have people who can hide away and not want to be in the spotlight.”

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“Harry Delivered”

England coach, Gareth Southgate, before his side’s defeat against Italy at San Siro, insisted Maguire remains central to his plans and even willing to put his job on the line

“Whatever reputation I have I’m putting it on there,” Southgate said. “I think you always have to back your judgement, and we feel he is an important player.”

“Clearly, it’s not an ideal situation. You want your best players playing regularly so that they’re physically in a good place and mentally in a good place.

Despite the draw and his side’s relegation to the UEFA Nations League B, the English boss defended his choice of starting the likes of Maguire and Shaw ahead of other players.

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“That’s always going to raise debate, but I think in these moments we’ve got to back our best and our most experienced players unless we’re in a situation where it’s almost untenable and impossible to pick them.

Asked about sticking with his trusted players, Southgate said: “That’s always going to be a challenge, especially regarding how much football they’ve had.

“I know everyone will focus on Harry, but there were some very important moments Harry delivered during the two matches.”

“People are going to have an opinion, but I think it’s the best way for us,” he said.

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2022 World Cup: Unwanted history for hosts Qatar against Ecuador

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Qatar on Sunday, became the first host country to be defeated in their opening game in the 92-year history of the World Cup.

Ecuador beat the Middle East country 2-0 courtesy of two first-half goals from captain Enner Valencia. Ecuador’s captain also saw a goal ruled out for offside. The result means Qatar become the first host nation ever to lose their opening game at a World Cup.

It’s obviously not the start Qatar will have wanted to make to a competition that had been plagued by controversy before a ball had even been kicked.

Supporters also made their feelings clear about the match at half-time as they abandoned the game in large numbers with the hosts already 2-0 down. Initial estimates suggest around 20,000 supporters left the game at the break.

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There were just 11 shots in this game (five for Qatar, six for Ecuador) – no World Cup match on record (since 1966) has seen fewer attempts.

The hosts return to action on Friday against Senegal.

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Victor Osimhen Bags Huge International Award And Recognition

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Nigeria and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has received a huge international award and recognition for his relentless contribution at the international and club level.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen received a huge international award from the Globe Soccer Awards. The talented player was recognized for his immense contribution to both club and country.

He was crowned the Emerging Player Of The Year 2022, which was deserved on every level as the player has continued to show his importance at the club level for Napoli by contributing towards the impressive run of the club in the new season as well as the previous season.

Although the Super Eagles of Nigeria would not be going to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, he had been one of the stand-out players for the Eagles in their qualifiers.

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Contragulations Victor.

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2022 World Cup: I am totally, absolutely focused on Portugal- Ronaldo says amid Man Utd criticism

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In the wake of his scathing interview about Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo declares that Portugal will be his “absolute focus” during the World Cup.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, in an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, which will be made public in its entirety on Wednesday, criticised United manager Erik ten Hag, Ralf Rangnick, and senior officials at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo claimed that United had “betrayed” him and that the team had not advanced since Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

Man Utd react to Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan

After the interview, United reacted with a statement on Monday mentioning it and promising to respond “after the full facts have been established.”

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Prior to Portugal’s November 24 match against Ghana in Group H, the 37-year-old declared on Monday that his entire attention would be on playing for Portugal in Qatar.

“Total and absolute focus on national team work. United group, towards one objective: realise the dream of all Portuguese people!,” he posted on Instagram.

Despite missing United’s previous two games due to “illness,” he posted a photo of himself with his Portugal teammates during a training session.

Without Ronaldo, the Red Devils defeated Fulham 2-1 on Sunday, moving them up to fifth place in the Premier League, three points behind Tottenham with one game remaining.

In the Middle East, where Fernando Santos’ team will also play Uruguay and South Korea, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to lead his nation to World Cup triumph.

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