Ross Barkley believes Roy Hodgson should have shown faith in him at Euro 2016 -- but has vowed to use that disappointment as motivation to kick on to the next level. The Everton midfielder was named in Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament in France but did not see any action as England suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.
European champions Portugal will begin their World Cup qualifying campaign without injured Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old is Portugal's record goal scorer but his international teammates must cope without him for the away match against Switzerland on Sept. 6.
Iker Casillas, Spain's most-capped player, was omitted from Julen Lopetegui's first squad as the new coach of La Roja on Friday. Casillas, 35, has won two European Championships and the World Cup over the course of his 167 senior appearances for his country, but is not included on the list for the upcoming internationals against Belgium and Liechtenstein.
Sevilla are bracing for another difficult Champions League campaign after being drawn in Group H with Juventus, Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb. The Andalusian outfit has failed to progress from the group phase in recent years, yet has been one of the continent's most successful teams, winning the Europa League in each of the past three seasons.
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Best Player of Europe following the Champions League draw ceremony on Thursday. European football's governing body whittled a shortlist of 10 down to Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has labelled as "science fiction" media speculation that he has offered FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas the chance to be his assistant. Lopetegui, who is to announce on Friday his first squad since taking over from Vicente del Bosque in July, was photographed having a private lunch with Casillas on Wednesday in Porto.
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza called upon the rest of the team to help reduce "Messi-dependence." Argentina will welcome back star forward Lionel Messi next month for two Olympic qualifying matches after the Barcelona star's brief international retirement following a loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario earlier this summer.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has said France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final left "a little scar tissue in our hearts." Giroud scored three goals to help the hosts reach the final, but they were beaten 1-0 after extra time in Paris.
"Gareth [Bale] has already said this is an important year for him, and it is showing," said Zinedine Zidane after the Welshman had scored a brace to help Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the Anoeta on Sunday.
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