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    Ukraine boss Shevchenko’s son Kristian, 15, is future star at Chelsea’s academy and could qualify to play for England

    ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO’S son is part of Chelsea’s academy – and could qualify to represent England through his residency status.Former Blues star and ex-Ukraine boss Shevchenko Sr could one day see his son Kristian play in white.
    Former Chelsea star and ex-Ukraine boss Andriy Shevchenko’s son Kristian, 15, is at the Blues’ academy
    Kristian Shevchenko turned 15 last November and is the second of the former Blues striker’s four sons.
    He was born and raised in London, making him potentially eligible to play for the Three Lions as a UK passport holder.
    Shevchenko scored Chelsea’s opening goal in a 4-0 win against Watford in 2006 – just his second Stamford Bridge goal following his £30m move from AC Milan – the day after his son’s birth.
    He and team-mates Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba marked the goal with a ‘rock the baby’ celebration.
    And in 2020, Shevchenko confirmed his son was playing for the Blues youngsters, saying: “My second son is training at Chelsea academy.
    “This is a very good school, which brought up more than a dozen players of excellent level.”
    Kristian would also qualify to play internationally for Ukraine and likely the USA and Poland via his mother’s citizenship – Shevchenko’s wife is Polish-American model Kristen Pazik.
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    Asked which national team he would like his son to represent in the future, the 45-year-old said: “I would like to face such a choice. I’d love to. If there is to be such a choice, then we will talk.”
    The ex-Ukraine international-turned-boss, who scored 48 goals in 111 games for his country between 1995-2012, is their all-time top scorer and was appointed manager in 2016.
    He failed to lead them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after the team were knocked out in qualifying by eventual runners-up Croatia.
    Shevchenko eventually quit after losing to England in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
    He then had a short stint with Italians Genoa, lasting just two months as he lost seven times with just one win.
    The former AC Milan striker famously struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League after leaving San Siro for Chelsea, scoring only 23 goals for the Blues during his two-season stay.
    Asked whether he believed the move to West London had been a mistake, he said: “In no way. I’m not even going to discuss that. I do not tidy up the past. Everything is as it should have happened, so it happened.
    “I have been living in London for the past 13 years. My family is there, it’s convenient there, plus I wanted my children to go to school there.” More

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    France star Antoine Griezmann picks his dream 5-a-side team including Kante, Beckham and Barcelona’s Dembele

    ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has played with some pretty decent players in his time, it’s fair to say.But the 31-year-old France forward, who is currently seeing his match action on loan at Atletico Madrid restricted by a bizarre clause inserted by parent club Barcelona, did managed to pick his dream five-a-side team from team-mates and one footballing legend when pressed for it two years ago.
    France star Antoinne Griezmann has named his dream five-a-side teamCredit: The Mega Agency
    Antoine Griezmann picked his dream 5-a-side team from team-mates and one footballing legend
    And he is backing them to stay undefeated despite two notable absentees.
    The striker even opted to go WITHOUT a goalkeeper in his all-star team.
    Speaking to Oh My Goal, Griezmann talked through his side: “I’d go with Ousmane Dembele and I would say NG, N’Golo Kante, because you never lose when he’s on your team.
    “I would take Godin because he always finds a way to cheat and win!

    That means there is no place for France team-mate Kylian Mbappe in the side.
    However, when asked who the most skillful player is, Griezmann said either Mbappe or fellow Frenchman Dembele.
    The Atleti star also said that Diego Costa is the best player he has played with, saying: “I would have to say Diego Costa, for the support he gives me on the field.

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    “Because he allows me to play freely. He’s a guy I really work well with on the pitch.
    “We understand each other with a single look, we know where we’re both at.
    “On top of that he’s a fighter and he brings that out in me, which I love. It’s rare to have that with a team-mate.”
    Surprisingly, Griezmann said the best player he has faced on a football field is Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong, who is now at Barcelona.
    The Dutchman is now a teammate at Barcelona.
    But Griezmann said former Real Madrid defender Pepe was the toughest to play against.
    Griezmann added: “I tried to put pressure on De Jong and never succeeded.
    “Pepe is always breathing down your neck. He’s always on top of you and he’s a player who’s very difficult to get past.”

    A team with N’Golo Kante in doesn’t lose according to his international team-mateCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Diego Godin gets into the side because he will always find a way to win – even if it means cheatingCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS

    Diego Costa helped to get the best out of his strike partner at the Wanda MetropolitanoCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS
    Griezmann struggled to even get close to Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie De JongCredit: Reuters
    But the World Cup winner was very much sat on the fence when he was asked to settle the ongoing debate.
    “Best player of all time? Well, you know… It depends on the era but I would say either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
    “I never saw how Diego Maradona and Pele played. It’s a tough question, everyone has their own style.
    “There’s also Zinedine Zidane. Zidane won the World Cup, Messi and Ronaldo never have.”
    Finally, Griezmann made a shock selection when asked to pick his best footballing memory.
    Despite helping France win the World Cup in 2018, he did not opt for that.
    Instead, he said: “When we moved into the first division with Real Sociedad [2009/10].
    “It was honestly the first time that my knees were shaking because it was my first year and the atmosphere was incredible. It was all new for me and it was intimidating.”
    The Frenchman spent nine years at Real Sociedad and helped them get promoted back into La LigaCredit: AFP – Getty More

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    ‘Bloody hell… it’s come home!’ – Jubilant Piers Morgan leads celebrations as England fans go wild after Euro 2022 win

    PIERS MORGAN and Harry Kane led the jubilant celebrations as England won the women’s 2022 European Championship. Chloe Kelly’s extra-time winning goal saw off Germany at Wembley and marked a historic day.
    England’s Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the winning goalCredit: AP
    And England’s Lionesses were hailed online as the nation celebrated an iconic win.
    Arsenal fan Morgan posted: “Bloody hell.. it’s come home! Congrats @Lionesses brilliant.”
    England captain Harry Kane tweeted: “Absolutely unreal scenes at Wembley!!
    “Massive congrats to the amazing @Lionesses!! @ellatoone9 take a bow for that finish too.”
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    Raheem Sterling added: “History-makers.”
    Arsenal legend Ian Wright, talking to the BBC, said: “I can’t put into words how much work has gone into this.
    “I’m so proud, I can’t believe it!”
    Alex Scott, a 140-cap England international, added: “This is a dream.
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    “An absolute dream for every young girl who dreamed of playing football. Wow. This is incredible.”
    Gary Lineker wrote: “Football is a simple game. 22 women chase a ball for 90 minutes and, at the end, England actually win.
    “Congratulations @lionesses. Fabulous.”
    In a statement, the Queen said: “My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships. 
    “It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff. 
    “The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise.
    “You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations. Queen Elizabeth
    “However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. 
    “You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.
    “It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.”
    Ella Toone set England on their way as she brilliantly opened the scoring on 62 minutes with a scoop finish.
    But Lina Magull’s leveller with ten minutes to go threatened to hand England familiar heartbreak.
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    And as the game looked be heading to penalties – where England have historically struggled and Germany shined – up stepped Kelly.
    A goalmouth scramble saw the Manchester City forward poke home and win the game.
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    Who is Man Utd transfer target Christian Eriksen’s girlfriend Sabrina Kvist, and does he have children with her?

    CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN looks set to continue his miraculous footballing journey with a switch from Brentford to Manchester United this summer.On June 12, 2021, Danish star Eriksen collapsed on the pitch in the game against Finland, to the distress of friends, family and his long-term partner Sabrina Kvist Jensen.
    Eriksen and his girlfriend Sabrina Kvist JensenCredit: Instagram
    But who exactly is Sabrina and where will Christian Eriksen be playing his football next season?Who is Sabrina Kvist?
    Born in the town of Tommerup in Denmark, Sabrina currently lives with Eriksen.
    A trained hairdresser, she prefers to keep a low profile and isn’t one to hog the public limelight.
    Sabrina originally stayed on the continent to complete her hairdressing education whilst Eriksen earned his stripes with Spurs, before moving to England where she worked for a clothing company.
    The pair bought a house in Hampstead back in 2016, as the former Tottenham midfielder emerged as one of Europe’s leading playmakers.
    But the great Dane admitted that he’d found it hard to adjust to life in London and moved to Inter Milan.
    The Danish couple live in London with their young son
    He said in 2016: “You have to learn how to cope physically and mentally, but I can handle the pressure and the demands because I live seven days a week for my job.
    “That is very tough for my girlfriend. Of course, I would like to go out in the city with her and friends, but it just doesn’t fit in with playing in England.”What happened to Christian Eriksen in the Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 game?
    Christian Eriksen collapsed in the 43rd minute during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener with Finland.
    The shocking scenes happened towards the end of the first half of the teams’ opening match.
    His distraught teammates formed a circle around the Inter Milan ace, with some in tears.
    UEFA announced the Group B match has been suspended due to a “medical emergency.”
    The stadium announcer told fans that the game had been suspended due to a medical emergency and to stay in their seats.
    Sabrina Kvist Jensen was seen in tears and being consoled by Danish players after she rushed down to the pitch.
    It was confirmed afterwards that the star had suffered a cardiac arrest, from which he has since made a full recovery – but is yet to return to action.
    Sabrina consoled by Eriksen’s team-mate Simon KjaerCredit: EPA
    How long has she been with Christian Eriksen?
    One of football’s quieter couples, the pair like to keep their private life behind closed doors.
    Neither are often seen out in the hustle-bustle of London life and instead prefer quieter meals with friends.
    They have been together since 2012.
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    Do the pair have children?
    Eriksen and Sabrina have one son and one daughter.

    Who did Christian Eriksen play for after his cardiac arrest?
    Christian Eriksen mutually terminated his contract with Inter Milan before 2022 following his cardiac arrest at the Euro 2020 – with the Danish icon banned from playing in Italy whilst having a heart defibrillator.
    However, in the latter stages of the January transfer window, London outfit Brentford confirmed the signing of Eriksen on a six-month contract.
    And in that time, the midfield maestro managed five goal contributions in 11 matches, quickly becoming a fans favourite at the Brentford Community Stadium.

    Who does Christian Eriksen play for now?
    Brentford reportedly offered Eriksen a contract to stay on in London however, the Danish magician verbally AGREED a deal in principle to join Manchester United on a free transfer.
    United legend Rio Ferdinand questioned what Eriksen’s role will be at the club and even went as far as to label him a ‘squad player’.
    Ferdinand said: “He doesn’t come as a starter, I would be very surprised if he comes into Manchester United as a starter.
    “I think he’ll come in and play a particular role in and around it.
    “The position he is likely to occupy will be similar to Bruno Fernandes and I don’t see him taking him out of the team.” More

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    Chelsea star Billy Gilmour wore a Liverpool shirt when he played football at home during lockdown

    CHELSEA and Scotland wonderkid Billy Gilmour once revealed he wore a LIVERPOOL shirt at home.The 21-year-old burst on to the Stamford Bridge scene and his form earned him a call-up for his country at Euro 2020.
    Chelsea’s Scottish star Billy Gilmour admitted he regularly wears a Liverpool shirt at homeCredit: EPA
    He revealed he wears the red jersey of his international captain Andy RobertsonCredit: Getty
    He was the star man as Scotland held England to a goalless draw at Wembley at the Euros, but was ruled out of the rest of tournament after testing positive for Covid-19.
    Last season he was on loan at Norwich City, but was unable to help Dean Smith’s side stay in the Premier League.
    But, during lockdown, Chelsea fans were shocked to learn he wore a Reds shirt.
    When asked if he wears a jersey of another team, the teenager told the Chelsea website in 2020: “It was probably Andy Robertson’s Liverpool shirt when I swapped with him after the recent FA Cup game.
    “I wear that sometimes at the moment, just out in the garden playing football.”
    It won’t be the first time the footballer has got stick for his clothing of choice.
    SunSport reported how Gilmour revealed he was the butt of jokes after he modelled for Burberry – but he has insisted he saw the funny side after seeing his face on billboards.
    Speaking to Jamie Redknapp on the Sky Football Show about how it came about, he said: “My agent phoned and he was just saying, ‘I got a phone call from Burberry and they were asking if you’d like to do modelling?’ So my dad phoned me and asked what I’d think doing modelling. I’m giving it a bit saying ‘of course’ and bantering with him.
    “I then got a phone call from my agent saying, ‘we’re meeting up tomorrow with Burberry’. I said, ‘Why’s that?’ and he said ‘You’re modelling for them, did your dad not say?’

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    “I said, ‘I thought he was kidding on! I ended up doing a couple of modelling shoots for Burberry! It was good, something different, but I got a bit of stick.
    “It’s funny, I was going home one of the times in Heathrow or Gatwick airport and the Burberry shop is there. I was walking to my flight and I come up on the billboard!
    “I just took a picture of it and sent it to my dad and started laughing. It was brilliant.” More

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    ‘I grabbed him good’ – Laughing Chiellini relives blatant shirt pull on ‘wriggling’ Saka from Euro 2020 final

    A LAUGHING Giorgio Chiellini has relived his dirty foul on Bukayo Saka from the final of Euro 2020, admitting: I grabbed him good.It was one of the key moments from the Wembley showpiece and possibly denied the Three Lions their first tournament win since the 1966 World Cup.
    Giorgio Chiellini blatantly pulled Saka’s shirtCredit: BBC
    The Italian laughed about the incidentCredit: reddit u/alaslipknot
    It denied England a golden chance to bag a late winnerCredit: PA
    It came with just seconds left on the clock and the scores level at 1-1.
    Arsenal man Saka broke free of the Italian veteran and was set to bear down on goal.
    But Chiellini had other ideas and outrageously pulled the England man’s shirt to haul him down.
    Looking back at the moment, the Italian said: “This became the symbol of Euro 2020 as whole. The most heavily used meme of summer 2021.
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    “It was probably one of the only mistakes I made during the Euros.
    “It was in the 90th minute and I’d read the flight of the ball, thinking I could shepherd it out of play when really I could have controlled it.
    “But I was convinced I could put my body between Saka and the ball and let it go out of play.
    “But he wriggled round me.”
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    A laughing Chiellini continued: “When he wriggled round from behind and had that space to run into my reaction was to grab him.
    “And I grabbed him good!”
    Chiellini escaped with just a booking and the match would go to extra-time and eventually penalties in which Italy triumphed 3-2.
    Saka refused to shake his hand after the match.
    The sides met again last night for the first time since that match as the sides laboured to a 0-0 draw in the Nations League. More

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    Where England’s 2018 World Cup stars are now with SIXTEEN players from team and standby list set to miss out on Qatar

    ENGLAND have undergone quite the transformation since Gareth Southgate took over. Southgate brought 28 players with him to his first tournament which saw England reach the World Cup semi-finals, with a number of them still crucial members of the team four years on.
    A lot has changed since Southgate first took charge of EnglandCredit: Getty
    But as many as 16 of the players who were a part of Southgate’s first tournament squad are set to miss out on the World Cup later this year.
    Below we outline what has happened to each player since the Russia World Cup.
    JORDAN PICKFORD
    EVERTON stopper remains Southgate’s go-to-man between the sticks, starring at the 2020 Euros as England made the final.
    Enjoyed a less productive time at club level as he narrowly avoided relegation with The Toffees this season.
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    KYLE WALKER
    REMAINED a key man at both club and international level despite the rise of a number of younger would-be usurpers.
    Won nine trophies under Pep Guardiola since the 2018 World Cup, including three Premier League titles.
    DANNY ROSE
    INJURIES curtailed a promising career at the top level for the now 31-year-old.
    Moved to Newcastle and then Watford after leaving Spurs in 2020 but hasn’t made a single appearance in 2022 for the Hornets.
    ERIC DIER
    PENALTY hero in Russia, but poor form saw him lose his spot in Tottenham’s team after the tournament.
    New defensive options emerged and Dier lost his place, but he has made a resurgence at club level this season under Antonio Conte and could be an outside shout to regain a spot come November.
    Dier was one of England’s most notable players in 2018Credit: Reuters
    JOHN STONES
    ONE of the few who has remained a key player in defence for England.
    Like Walker he has won nine trophies at club level since Russia, and has diversified into a makeshift right-back for Guardiola’s City.
    HARRY MAGUIRE
    TRANSFERRED to Manchester United from Leicester City the year after the World Cup and became club captain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    Remains one of Southgate’s favoured options in defence despite some horrific form at club level this season which saw Man United finish with their worst ever defensive record in the Premier League.
    JESSE LINGARD
    STARTER in 2018, Lingard lost form and consequently his starting spot at both Man United and England as newer options emerged.
    Enjoyed a purple patch on loan at West Ham in 2021 but is now set to be released by Man United.
    Lingard has seen his role at club level diminishCredit: Reuters
    JORDAN HENDERSON
    LIVERPOOL club captain guided the team to a first Premier League title in nearly 30 years and won the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup to go along with it.
    Didn’t start at Euro 2020 but his qualities make him an integral part of the squad even when not playing. Southgate confirmed his omission from the most recent squad was to allow him to rest and because he didn’t need to know more about him.
    HARRY KANE
    ENGLAND’S captain and Tottenham’s talisman. He won the Premier League Player of the Season award in 2021.
    Now extremely close to overtaking Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53 England goals, moving on to 50 with a penalty against Germany earlier this week.
    RAHEEM STERLING
    EURO 2020 star for England with three goals and one assist helping to drag England to the final.
    Nine trophies at Man City also to boot. Remains one of the Southgate golden boys.
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    JAMIE VARDY
    RETIRED from international football after the World Cup.
    Remains a key player for Leicester City and has won the FA Cup and Community Shield to add to his unprecedented 2016 Premier League title. Also won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2020.
    KIERAN TRIPPIER
    LEFT Tottenham in 2019 to go to La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid before returning to Newcastle last January.
    Won La Liga with Atletico, and provided the assist for the opener in the Euro 2020 final, vindicating his selection by Southgate.
    JACK BUTLAND
    THIRD-CHOICE to Pickford and Nick Pope in Russia, his relegation from the Premier League with Stoke City that season saw his position in the England squad also leave him.
    Left Stoke for Crystal Palace in 2020 but has been unable to dislodge Vicente Guita as the Eagles’ number 1, although he did appear nine times in the Premier League this season, keeping one clean sheet.
    DANNY WELBECK
    STRUGGLED for game time at Arsenal following the World Cup with a major ankle injury keeping him out for a large portion of the season.
    Left the Gunners in 2019 to join Watford before joining Brighton a year later. Scored six goals in 25 league games for the Seagulls this season.
    GARY CAHILL
    THE SECOND international retiree from the 2018 squad.
    Won a second Europa League at Chelsea before departing for Crystal Palace. Joined Bournemouth on a free transfer in 2021 but now without a club after being released by the Cherries.
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    PHIL JONES
    AS was the norm before the World Cup, injuries blighted his career, and he has remained a Manchester United player all throughout despite his atrocious injury record.
    Jones could finally sold by Man United this summer having made just 35 appearances for the Red Devils senior side since the 2018 World Cup.
    FABIAN DELPH
    AFTER a successful year as Man City’s left-back under Guardiola, the return of Benjamin Mendy saw Delph’s minutes cut significantly.
    He was then sold to Everton in 2019 but has failed to nail down a starting role in the squad, and has made just 41 appearances for the Toffees since his switch.
    ASHLEY YOUNG
    YOUNG was Southgate’s first-choice left wing-back in Russia, but the emergence of Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell among others saw his time in the position soon fade out.
    He left Man United for Inter Milan in 2020, winning Serie A before returning to England to rejoin former club Aston Villa, where he is a valuable squad player for Steven Gerrard.
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    MARCUS RASHFORD
    PERHAPS the most surprising one who could miss out on the next World Cup from this squad seeing as he was one of England’s star boys at the time.
    Continues to play for Man United but missed a penalty in the Euros final and underwent major surgery on a shoulder injury which has seen him struggle for form since his return this season.
    DELE ALLI
    STRUGGLED to carry on the strong form which had earned him a spot with England that summer.
    Lost his place at Spurs before transferring to Everton in January, but has still failed to find the reset button for his career there.
    RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK
    HAD a storming season following the World Cup but stagnated and has since lost his place in the England squad.
    Went on loan to Fulham in 2020 but suffered relegation. Has since found a spot as a squad player in Chelsea’s midfield, making 24 league appearances last season.
    TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
    THEN aged just 19, the right-back has since gone on to become one of the world’s football’s most effective creators, smashing records for defensive assisting numbers at Liverpool.
    He’s won six trophies at club level but somehow remains down the pecking order in the England set-up with the likes of Reece James and the aforementioned Walker and Trippier keeping the 23-year-old down in fourth choice.
    Alexander-Arnold is one of the world’s best right-backsCredit: Getty
    NICK POPE
    ALWAYS second fiddle to Pickford in the England set-up regardless of club form, he has earned just seven caps since the World Cup.
    Relegated with Burnley this season, he could be subject to a £40million move to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.
    TOM HEATON
    THE GOALKEEPER on England’s standby list, he was usurped by Pope as the No1 at the Clarets due to injury and subsequently lost his place as a starter the following season as well.
    Joined Aston Villa in 2019 before returning to Manchester United in 2021 to provide backup to David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
    JAMES TARKOWSKI
    RELEGATED with Burnley this season like Pope, he was also on the standby list for the World Cup.
    Continued to be a leading presence for Burnley since the tournament but failed to earn any more England caps. A free agent this summer with a move to Everton said to be on the cards.
    LEWIS COOK
    ANOTHER player whose promising career has been blighted by injury and a subsequent lack of form coming off it.
    He has failed to even make an England squad since Russia, but continues to play for Bournemouth where he helped them to earn promotion back to the Premier League this season.
    JAKE LIVERMORE
    YO-YO might be the best way to describe Livermore, who has been promoted, then relegated, then promoted, and then relegated again with West Brom all since 2018.
    He has not made an England squad since the World Cup as better options in defensive midfield have emerged, namely Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips.
    Livermore still plays a big part at West Brom in the Championship.Credit: PA
    ADAM LALLANA
    SQUAD player for Liverpool at the time, like Livermore he has failed to make an England squad since.
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    Who is Giorgio Chiellini’s wife Carolina Bonistalli and how many children does Italy’s captain have?

    GIORGIO CHIELLINI is looking to lift a second international trophy at Wembley in less than a year.The 37-year-old will RETIRE from international football tonight at the scene of his greatest achievement in the Azzurri shirt.
    Chiellini (right) celebrates as Italy reach the Euro 2020 finalCredit: Reuters
    Before he does though, he will look to add the Finalissima trophy to his Euro 2020 crown won against England last year.
    But what do we know about his family life?
    Who is Giorgio Chiellini’s wife?
    Giorgio Chiellini is married to long term girlfriend Carolina Bonistalli who is two years his senior.
    The couple eloped in a private ceremony at the Sanctuary of Montinello in Livorno, Italy in July 2014, after being engaged for four years.
    Bonistalli tends to shun the limelight and mainly uses here Instagram account, which has over 47 thousand followers, to share pictures of her children.
    She has a BA in Science from Sapienza University in Rome.

    How many children does Giorgio Chiellini have?
    Giorgio Chiellini has and his wife have two daughters.
    Nina was born in July 2015, a year after Chiellini’s wedding, and Olivia was born in June 2019.
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    Who is Giorgio Chiellini?
    Chiellini is known as one of the last “old school” defenders in football, along with his defensive partner for Italy and Juventus – Leonardo Bonucci.
    He has called on defenders in Italy to focus on man-marking and preventing the opposition scoring rather than following the “Pep Guardiola approach” of focusing on distribution.
    Chiellini said in 2017: “Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders a bit – now defenders know how to set the tone of play and they can spread the ball, but they don’t know how to mark.
    “Unfortunately, that’s the way it is.
    “When I was young, we used to do drills to get a feel for the man you were making.
    “Nowadays, from crosses, Italian defenders – and I can only really talk for Italian defenders, I am only relatively interested about foreign players – don’t mark their man.
    “It’s a great pity because we’re losing our DNA a bit and some of those characteristics which had made us excel in the world.”
    In 2019, he wrote a book dedicated to late Juventus defender Gaetano Scirea.
    It was called ‘There’s a Black and White Angel, My Teacher is called Scirea’.
    He would then go on to write an autobiography in which he strongly criticised former Italy team-mate Mario Balotelli and former Juventus team-mate Felipe Melo. More