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Both of these sides will have high hopes of winning the tournament, but if Italy are to stand any chance, they’ll need to beat the Germans and hope for a favour elsewhere. The pressure is on for a squad which contains AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma and the highly rated trio of Daniele Rugani, Domenico Berardi and Federico Bernadeschi.

Richard Hannon | Oisin 'Au Natural' for the Albany Stakes

How time flies! It's Day 4 of Royal Ascot already!  A pretty quiet day for us on Friday with just two runners so I hope it's a case of quality over quantity. 

Thoughts on our runners on are below:

Football | Germany v Chile | Confederations Cup | Preview and Tips

Two of the pre-tournament favourites clash in this mouth-watering class as Germany and Chile go head-to-head, a place at the head of the table on offer. With neither team really shining in their opening games, both will be eager to put down a marker for the rest of the competition.

Football | Slovakia U21s v Sweden U21s

Seperated by just a point, Slovakia and Sweden will both be looking to cement their place in the knockout stages here. With so much at stake, this could be a rip-roaring match unencumbered by fear.

Strap yourself in, our pulsating preview is just the taster...

Richard Hannon | Son of the Stars to shine at Ascot

We turn our attentions to Day 3 of Royal Ascot and I think we have some decent chances among them.

Whilst England gave themselves a great chance of progressing to the knockout round with a very decent comeback win against Slovakia in game two on Monday evening, this is England, they are against the hosts, and they never make it easy for themselves…

Golf | BMW International Open | Tournament Preview and Tips

Henrik Stenson returns to Germany to defend his title at the BMW International Open.

Richard Hannon | Out of the Flames to set Ascot alight

We go into Wednesday of Royal Ascot flying high after Barney Roy's brilliant win in the St James's Palace Stakes and what a thrill he provided! We deliberately kept him fresh for this and it's worked out very well indeed!

Golf | The Travelers Championship | Tournament Preview and Tips

With the US Open done and dusted for another year, the attention of the USPGA Tour turns to the Travelers Championship. Usually, despite this event drawing the second largest crowd of all the PGA events, as is often the case immedi

Following a disappointing start to the tour and with a clash against New Zealand on the horizon, it’s hard to think why anybody associated with the British & Irish Lions really wants to take on the Chiefs on Tuesday morning (UK time).

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