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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Euro 2016 match schedule -- when and where are the games in France?

The ESPN FC crew don't expect any upsets at Euro 2016, listing the usual suspects as potential winners.

With 20 of the 24 nations competing at Euro 2016 now decided -- with the final four to come through November's playoffs -- UEFA has announced the tournament schedule for next summer.

Here, we look at the full match schedule for the competition, ahead of the finals draw which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. CET/12 p.m. ET.

Key: In the knockout stages, "W" denotes the group winner and "R" the runner-up. For example, WF vs. RE is the winner of Group F vs. the runner-up of Group E.


Russian clubs banned from signing Turkish players - Vitaly Mutko

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko is also head of the RFU.

Russia has banned its football clubs from signing Turkish players, according to Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

Tensions between the two countries have increased after Turkey shot down a Russian jet last week, which Russia president Vladimir Putin responded to by announcing a host of sanctions including restrictions on imports of some Turkish goods and a ban on charter flights.

The sanctions have also spilled into the world of sport as Mutko, who is also president of the Russian Football Union...

 By Mark Rodden

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard confident of returning to top form

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop doesn't think Chelsea played all that well against Tottenham, even though Spurs are a strong side.

Eden Hazard says discussion over his best position will stop once he starts scoring for Chelsea again.

With Diego Costa relegated to the bench, Hazard was played in the No. 9 position in the 0-0 draw at Tottenham on Sunday.

Hazard enjoyed the freedom of his new role, heading over with one good chance and then seeing a volley well saved by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. But he is still without a goal this season as a debate on where he should be playing continues.

The former Lille player previously...

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Alexis Sanchez's selection for Arsenal against Norwich questioned by Henry

Despite Alexis Sanchez picking up an apparent injury, Arsene Wenger insists he was not wrong to play him.
The ESPN FC crew discuss how Arsenal's latest round of injuries might impact their Premier League title chances.

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes Arsene Wenger should not have played Alexis Sanchez against Norwich after the forward suffered a hamstring injury at Carrow Road.

Sanchez was a doubt going into the game, with Wenger considering resting the Chilean, who had a "little hamstring alarm," with their must-win Champions League game at Olympiakos next week.

But he pulled up an hour into the 1-1 draw and had to be replaced by Joel Campbell. The Gunners now face an anxious wait to discover the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Asian champions Australia and Son Heung-min win big at AFC awards

Ahmed Khalil, of the United Arab Emirates, says winning the AFC POTY award is also for the players on his team.

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-min won the Asian International player of the year award while the Australia national team took home the national team of the year prize at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awards night on Sunday.

The Socceroos, who won their first-ever Asian Cup in January on home soil, collected the prestigious team award while head coach Ange Postecoglou was awarded the AFC coach of the year trophy to cap off a sensational year for Australian football.


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Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew SC will meet in MLS Cup finals

Portland secured their berth in the MLS Cup Final with a 2-2 draw at FC Dallas.

The Portland Timbers drew 2-2 with FC Dallas, but still came out on top as 5-3 aggregate winners in Major League Soccer's Western Conference finals on an unseasonably cold night in Dallas. Portland now will travel to Columbus for the MLS Cup final on Dec. 6 (4 p.m. ET ESPN/WatchESPN).

Both teams had chances in a back-and-forth opening 45 minutes, but neither could break through.

Portland's Fanendo Adi broke the ice for the visitors early in the second half, when he settled a cross in the center...