Croatia thrashed Azerbaijan 6-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Osijek on Monday, a first half double from substitute Ivan Perisic helping them continue their 100 percent start with a third successive win in Group H.
Italy coach Antonio Conte rejected criticism of his side following a "scant" 2-1 win over Azerbaijan that sent the Azzurri top of Group H in Euro 2016 qualifying ahead of an away clash with Malta on Monday.
Azerbaijan said that it had lost four troops in new clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region as mediators sounded the alarm over a spike in tensions in the protracted conflict.
Azerbaijan said that it had lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia on the border and near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region in a dramatic spike in tensions in the long-simmering territorial conflict.
Formula One teams have welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016, following Russia`s debut later this year, but warned on Friday that the sport must keep the balance between old and new.
Azerbaijan will host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time next season in its capital Baku, continuing the oil-rich Caucasus nation`s push into hosting major world sports events, the country`s Youth and Sports Ministry said Thursday.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has appointed former Germany manager Berti Vogts to be a special advisor to his team for this summer`s World Cup in Brazil, the US Soccer Federation announced on Sunday.