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Daley Blind reveals he considered not playing for Holland after Christian Eriksen collapsed

Daley Blind reveals he considered not playing for Holland after Christian Eriksen collapsed

Former Manchester United defender Blind admitted he had to 'overcome a big hurdle' to take the field against Ukraine having also being affected by heart issues himself.

Euro 2020: Roy Keane warns Holland that they can 'forget' about enjoying a lengthy run

Euro 2020: Roy Keane warns Holland that they can 'forget' about enjoying a lengthy run

Holland beat Ukraine 3-2 on Sunday night at the Johan Cruyff Arena in a game that showcased both their creativity and their defensive vulnerability.

Euro 2020: Austria boss Franco Foda hails his history makers after 3-1 victory over North Macedonia

Euro 2020: Austria boss Franco Foda hails his history makers after 3-1 victory over North Macedonia

Late goals from substitutes Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic in Bucharest earned Austria their first ever victory at a European Championships - and Foda praised his players at full-time.

Brazil 3-0 Venezuela: Neymar, Gabigol and Marquinhos score as hosts kick-off Copa America

Brazil 3-0 Venezuela: Neymar, Gabigol and Marquinhos score as hosts kick-off Copa America

Brazil opened the 2021 Copa America with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela on Sunday, dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a one-sided match.

Tyrrell Hatton hopes to continue post-wedding bounce heading into the US Open at Torrey Pines

Tyrrell Hatton hopes to continue post-wedding bounce heading into the US Open at Torrey Pines

Hatton has revealed that he was late for his own wedding recently, but on the course, things seem to be going his way ahead of the US Open, while Jon Rahm is also free to compete at the event.

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: England were missing the fundamentals in dismal New Zealand defeat

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: England were missing the fundamentals in dismal New Zealand defeat

DAVID LLOYD: The England batting was abysmal. To a man and woman, all the commentators were saying they lacked technique against New Zealand.

ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND PLAYER RATINGS: James Bracey flounders in two jobs that are alien to him

ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND PLAYER RATINGS: James Bracey flounders in two jobs that are alien to him

LAWRENCE BOOTH: England lost a home Test series for the first time since 2014 after an eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand at Edgbaston on day four of the second Test match.

Ealing Trailfinders 0-60 Saracens: Visitors on the cusp of top-flight return after eight-try display

Ealing Trailfinders 0-60 Saracens: Visitors on the cusp of top-flight return after eight-try display

The first-leg result was music to the ears of the Premiership and the RFU as Ealing's ground is short of the capacity required for the top flight and a groundshare possibility was being agonised over.

British tennis denies conflict of interest over chief's links with parent company of new sponsor

British tennis denies conflict of interest over chief's links with parent company of new sponsor

LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd has close business links with TDR Capital, the private equity business which the parent of new Queen's sponsor cinch, who have replaced spirit mixer Fever Tree.

James Rodriguez: I don't think Carlo Ancelotti is going to bring me back to Real Madrid

James Rodriguez: I don't think Carlo Ancelotti is going to bring me back to Real Madrid

Ancelotti signed Rodriguez when he was Real boss in 2014 before the pair then joined forces for another season at Bayern in 2017 and reunited last September at Goodison Park.

New Zealand's mantra of keeping things simple shows England the way to go

New Zealand's mantra of keeping things simple shows England the way to go

LAWRENCE BOOTH: As England agonised over one of their worst performances in a home Test in years, two vignettes said much about their opponents.

England captain Joe Root insists his team will not panic after New Zealand humbling at Edgbaston

England captain Joe Root insists his team will not panic after New Zealand humbling at Edgbaston

Joe Root has insisted England will not 'rip up' their Test team after a dismal eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand at Edgbaston meant the first home series defeat under his leadership.

Having fans back in the stadiums has brought life and exuberance to Euro 2020

Having fans back in the stadiums has brought life and exuberance to Euro 2020

A SIDEWAYS GLANCE AT THE EUROS - So Michel Platini was right not to worry, after all. When he concocted this bonkers plan. Fans have traveled, despite the difficulties, and the noise is finally back.

What England's unselected players are up to during their Euro 2020 clash with Croatia 

What England's unselected players are up to during their Euro 2020 clash with Croatia 

As England kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia, those that did not make Gareth Southgate's final 26 man squad are marking the big day in their own way.

Eddie Hearn responds to Bob Arum's criticism after Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight didn't happen

Eddie Hearn responds to Bob Arum's criticism after Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight didn't happen

Fury's promoter Arum claimed that Hearn's greed prevented the proposed fight from materialsing. However, Hearn dismissed suggestions that he asked for more money.

Kalvin Phillips says his partnership with Declan Rice could help England push for glory at the Euro

Kalvin Phillips says his partnership with Declan Rice could help England push for glory at the Euro

Kalvin Phillips believes his midfield partnership with Declan Rice can form the platform of England's push for Euros glory. Phillips was excellent alongside West Ham star Rice in England's midfield.

Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling says scoring first tournament goal at Wembley was written in the stars

Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling says scoring first tournament goal at Wembley was written in the stars

MATT HUGHES: Manchester City forward Sterling grew up round the corner from Wembley and has a tattoo of the arch on his left arm. He has now started 31 successive England games.

England 1-0 Croatia: Gareth Southgate's gamble pays off! Raheem Sterling nets winner for Three Lions

England 1-0 Croatia: Gareth Southgate's gamble pays off! Raheem Sterling nets winner for Three Lions

MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: Raheem Sterling justified Gareth Southgate's shock decision to pick him in England's Euro 2020 opener by netting the winner.

Southgate hails Sterling after he overcame tournament 'hex' to fire England to victory over Croatia

Southgate hails Sterling after he overcame tournament 'hex' to fire England to victory over Croatia

Gareth Southgate praised Raheem Sterling for finally overcoming his 'hex' in tournaments after the Manchester City winger scored the winner for England against Croatia at Wembley.

Harry Kane praises Raheem Sterling as England players react to win over Croatia on social media

Harry Kane praises Raheem Sterling as England players react to win over Croatia on social media

Sterling scored the all-important goal in the 57th minute after an excellent assist by man of the match Kalvin Phillips and nearly all the starting XI took to Twitter to express their delight at the win.

Euro 2020: Sportsmail's experts CHRIS SUTTON, MARTIN KEOWN and STEPH HOUGHTON on England's win

Euro 2020: Sportsmail's experts CHRIS SUTTON, MARTIN KEOWN and STEPH HOUGHTON on England's win

England began their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday afternoon - and Gareth Southgate's surprising selections all paid off.

Gareth Southgate urges England not to go 'a bit soft' after elation of winning against Croatia

Gareth Southgate urges England not to go 'a bit soft' after elation of winning against Croatia

Raheem Sterling's strike provided the Three Lions with a victorious start to their European Championship campaign, raising hope that England can win their first major tournament since 1966.

Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate labelling England's victory against Croatia as 'immense' was fitting

Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate labelling England's victory against Croatia as 'immense' was fitting

DOMINIC KING: Southgate will not attempt to paint a picture to make something seem grander than it actually is but 'immense' summed up England's exertions to beat Croatia.

IAN LADYMAN: Win over Croatia released the pressure valve for England

IAN LADYMAN: Win over Croatia released the pressure valve for England

IAN LADYMAN: The first game of a big summer tournament is one of those occasions when you look at the score line first and work backwards from there.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Some of England's best players are showing the dodgy techniques throughout our game

NASSER HUSSAIN: Some of England's best players are showing the dodgy techniques throughout our game

NASSER HUSSAIN: I was angry when I spoke on Sky after England's third-day collapse and now, having slept on it, I feel exactly the same way. Our batsmen really are trying to reinvent the wheel.

Euro 2020: Tyrone Mings admits first experience of tournament football was a 'dream come true'

Euro 2020: Tyrone Mings admits first experience of tournament football was a 'dream come true'

The 28-year-old Aston Villa defender gave an assured performance alongside John Stones at the heart of England's defence in the 1-0 win over Croatia.

Euro 2020: Denmark's team doctor confirms Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrestclose to death

Euro 2020: Denmark's team doctor confirms Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrestclose to death

The midfielder fell to the ground just before half-time and needed emergency CPR treatment for 13 minutes. The 29-year-old was stabilised on the pitch and was taken to hospital.

PLAYER RATINGS:  Raheem Sterling showed why Gareth Southgate relies on him so much

PLAYER RATINGS:  Raheem Sterling showed why Gareth Southgate relies on him so much

SAMI MOKBEL AT WEMBLEY: England produced a stellar performance with Raheem Sterling scoring the match-winner after a brilliant assist from midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Young men like Eriksen are stretched to the limit by football until something snaps

MARTIN SAMUEL: Young men like Eriksen are stretched to the limit by football until something snaps

MARTIN SAMUEL: More games, more teams, more venues, more travel, more stress on its participants, young men like Denmark's Christian Eriksen who are already at the brink of exhaustion.

GORDON STRACHAN: Scotland won't blink...this team is full of gems who can get off to a winning start

GORDON STRACHAN: Scotland won't blink...this team is full of gems who can get off to a winning start

GORDON STRACHAN: One of my most interesting international memories comes from the Mexico World Cup of 1986 when I scored a goal in what turned out to be a narrow 2-1 defeat.

Relief at the FA after boos for England taking the knee were drowned out by cheers

Relief at the FA after boos for England taking the knee were drowned out by cheers

The vast majority of the 22,500 England fans inside Wembley applauded the players' gesture of defiance against racism with cheers quickly drowning out the smattering of boos.

Novak Djokovic shows champion's mentality as he comes from two sets down to win the French Open

Novak Djokovic shows champion's mentality as he comes from two sets down to win the French Open

Djokovic blew the chance to serve out the first set and was outclassed in the second before demonstrating his never-say-die attitude to defeat first-time Grand Slam finalist Tsitsipas.

SPORTS AGENDA: Arsenal supporters left furious at season ticket price-freeze

SPORTS AGENDA: Arsenal supporters left furious at season ticket price-freeze

MIKE KEEGAN - SPORTS AGENDA: There has not been much for Arsenal fans to celebrate in recent times, so the promise of a price-freeze on season tickets provided much-needed cheer.

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Kalvin Phillips proved the critics wrong and was easily man of the match for England

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Kalvin Phillips proved the critics wrong and was easily man of the match for England

Phillips provided the assist for Raheem Sterling's Wembley winner as the Leeds midfielder outshone some of his more illustrious team-mates as he dictated the pace of the game.

No-nonsense trainer George Boughey in with a right royal chance at Ascot

No-nonsense trainer George Boughey in with a right royal chance at Ascot

MARCUS TOWNEND: It is appropriate that trainer George Boughey has planned his first serious attack on Royal Ascot this week from a converted office in the corner of his Newmarket stable.

Scotland's opening Euro 2020 match with Czech Republic will bring country to a complete STANDSTILL 

Scotland's opening Euro 2020 match with Czech Republic will bring country to a complete STANDSTILL 

Classroom, front room, beer garden or back garden, televisions are already in position and chairs are assembled for Scotland's first Euro 2020 match against Czech Republic on Monday.

IAN LADYMAN: Tottenham turmoil will do nothing to persuade Harry Kane to stay at the club

IAN LADYMAN: Tottenham turmoil will do nothing to persuade Harry Kane to stay at the club

IAN LADYMAN: Harry Kane will doubtless still be a Spurs player by the start of pre-season training. Any transfer away from the club is unlikely to be done quickly, but his mind will not have been changed.

MARK CLATTENBURG: Anthony Taylor dealt with Christian Eriksen collapse superbly

MARK CLATTENBURG: Anthony Taylor dealt with Christian Eriksen collapse superbly

MARK CLATTENBURG: Anthony Taylor would never have expected to find himself in such a challenging situation when he was appointed to officiate at his first major tournament.

MARTIN KEOWN: It was harrowing to be on air when Christian Eriksen collapsed

MARTIN KEOWN: It was harrowing to be on air when Christian Eriksen collapsed

MARTIN KEOWN: I was on co-commentary duty for the BBC and as a throw-in was taken, Christian Eriksen fell to the ground. It wasn't a natural fall, and my concern was immediate.

Wales must build on their draw against Switzerland when they face Turkey on Wednesday

Wales must build on their draw against Switzerland when they face Turkey on Wednesday

For Wales, simply still to be in with a shout is a source of joy. 'Brilliant', said one vastly experienced former national coach when the dust had settled.

FABRICE MUAMBA: I hope Christian Eriksen meets the medics who saved his life like I managed to do

FABRICE MUAMBA: I hope Christian Eriksen meets the medics who saved his life like I managed to do

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KIERAN GILL: Saturday was traumatic for Muamba. 'There is a certain emotion you have and it is one which I never wanted to feel again. It brought that back.'

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, June 14

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, June 14

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday's meetings at Carlisle, Windsor, Lingfield and Nottingham.

Andy Robertson heaps praise on Denmark players who formed a shield around Christian Eriksen

Andy Robertson heaps praise on Denmark players who formed a shield around Christian Eriksen

CRAIG HOPE IN GLASGOW: The world watched in horror on Saturday night as Eriksen was treated on the field after collapsing in the first half of the game against Finland in Copenhagen.

Euro 2020: Germany will be dark horses rather than contenders at Euro 2020

Euro 2020: Germany will be dark horses rather than contenders at Euro 2020

The Germans are only the sixth favourites to lift the trophy and can enjoy a rare underdogs tag when they come up against the tournament favourites France in their opening game next week.

Holland 3-2 Ukraine: Frank de Boer's team edge five-goal Euro 2020 thriller in Amsterdam

Holland 3-2 Ukraine: Frank de Boer's team edge five-goal Euro 2020 thriller in Amsterdam

ADRIAN KAJUMBA: Fears that the Dutch will be dull to watch at the Euros under Frank de Boer maybe a little misplaced on this evidence. Exactly how far they can go remains to be seen.

Kylian Mbappe's spat with France team-mate Olivier Giroud rumbles on

Kylian Mbappe's spat with France team-mate Olivier Giroud rumbles on

Mbappe was reported to be furious after Chelsea striker Giroud came out after the Bulgaria game and claimed that France's front players could have linked up better.

Gary Neville insists 'Southgate is our GREATEST ASSET' after England's opening Euro 2020 win

Gary Neville insists 'Southgate is our GREATEST ASSET' after England's opening Euro 2020 win

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game at a sun-soaked Wembley Stadium, as the Three Lions rid themselves of the ghosts of their 2018 World Cup semi-final heartbreak.

Leicester City 'considering shock £20m bid for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho'

Leicester City 'considering shock £20m bid for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho'

The 29-year-old has failed to live up to expectations since joining the Catalan giants from Liverpool in a reported £105million move, scoring just 15 LaLiga goals in 64 top-flight appearances.

Gianluigi Donnarumma 'agrees five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain' after leaving AC Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma 'agrees five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain' after leaving AC Milan

AC Milan stopper Donnarumma will leave the club as a free agent at the end of the month after failing to agree terms for an extension - and PSG now look to have won the race after swooping in.

England are 'ready' to go far at Euro 2020 after 'confident' win against Croatia, believes Mourinho

England are 'ready' to go far at Euro 2020 after 'confident' win against Croatia, believes Mourinho

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game at a sun-soaked Wembley as England kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign with a win against Croatia, who defeated them in the 2018 World Cup semi-final.

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