England Secures Narrow Victory in Euro 2024 Opener

“England have made a strong start to their Euro 2024 campaign, clinching a narrow 1-0 victory over Serbia in their opening match held in Gelsenkirchen. Real Madrid starlet Jude Bellingham scored the decisive goal in the early stages of the game, and the Three Lions managed to hold on to their lead despite Serbia’s late push.”

The win puts England at the top of Group C, with Denmark and Slovenia drawing 1-1 in their respective fixture earlier on Sunday. Gareth Southgate’s side will now turn their attention to their next clash against Denmark on Thursday, where a victory will secure their place in the knockout stages.

Southgate’s team selection and tactical decisions have come under close scrutiny, as is customary for a major tournament, and GOAL has analyzed the key moments from the England manager’s performance in the opener.

Champions League Update

In the Champions League, holders Manchester City are through to the semi-finals after a hard-fought 2-1 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola’s side will now face the winner of the tie between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

2026 FIFA World Cup Draw

Elsewhere, the FIFA World Cup draw for 2026 has been revealed, with some mouthwatering clashes on the cards. The tournament, which will be held across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, promises to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.

Women’s World Cup

In the Women’s World Cup, the group stage fixtures have been finalized, setting the stage for a thrilling tournament. Defending champions England will be looking to retain their title, but they will face stiff competition from the likes of the United States, France, and Germany.

Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations is also in full swing, with the group stage nearing its conclusion. Hosts Ivory Coast are currently top of their group, while traditional powerhouses such as Nigeria and Senegal are also making their presence felt.

Domestic Football

Finally, in domestic football, the Premier League and EFL Cup seasons are just around the corner, with clubs across England gearing up for another exciting campaign. The EFL Championship, EFL One, and EFL Two will also be closely followed by fans as they seek to uncover the next generation of football talent.

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