Italy's winning streak ends at 11 after draw with Bosnia
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)ROME Edin Dekos goal helped Bosnia-Herzegovina hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, ending the Azzurris record winning streak at 11. I was right yesterday when I said neither Bosnia nor Italy were 100% fit, Deko said. Two minutes later, Deko had time following a corner to let the ball bounce before scoring from six meters (yards). The last match Italy failed to win was a scoreless draw with Portugal in November 2018 -- also in the Nations League. The winning streak had to end sooner or later, Italy coach Roberto Mancini said.
Bournemouth in free fall as fairy-tale journey hits problems
Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe walks on the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality stadium in Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. So, a decade later, Howe will be putting Bournemouth’s current plight in the context of its perilous recent history. Bournemouth is in free fall in the Premier League, with its injury-ravaged team having lost five straight matches to drop within a point of the relegation zone. It is brave — some might say reckless — but it’s a philosophy that Howe, seven years into his second spell as Bournemouth manager, hasn’t wavered from. The current Bournemouth squad is the youngest since the club came into the Premier League, with many of the leaders no longer regulars.