The latest chapter of the Brazil vs Argentina rivalry was marred by crowd trouble at the Maracana Stadium last night as the world champions claimed a 1-0 win. Kick-off was delayed by half an hour in Rio de Janeiro after rival fans and police clashed, with both sets of players trying to calm the situation down before eventually returning to the dressing room before the game could commence.
The calendar year ended with a mundane 1-1 draw in North Macedonia on Monday night so we are now giving our England player ratings for 2023. It was a lacklustre close to the year for Gareth Southgate’s side but during the past 12 months they won in Italy for the first time in 62 years and secured Euro 2024 qualification with two games to spare.
Pre-tournament favourites Aston Villa have strengthened their position in bwin’s Europa Conference League winner odds following an impressive start to their campaign. With two matchdays remaining, Unai Emery’s side are sitting second in Group E on virtue of their head-to-head record with Polish side Legia, who they face in their next fixture.
Katie Taylor is confident things will be different in her rematch with Chantelle Cameron when she looks to set the record straight back in Dublin on November 25. Taylor suffered the first defeat of her professional career in May when Cameron retained her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO light-welterweight titles with an against-all-odds majority decision win at the 3Arena.