Sports world : Fuchs calls time on his international career

Fuchs calls time on his international career

VIENNA • Austrian captain and Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs announced his retirement from international football yesterday, after his team unceremoniously crashed out of Euro 2016.

"The match against Iceland was my last one in red-white-red," said Fuchs, 30, in a video message posted on his Facebook page.

"I'm very proud of the 10 years I spent with the national team, I did everything with passion," the former Schalke player added.


Montella takes over as coach of AC Milan

MILAN • Vincenzo Montella was on Tuesday appointed as the new coach of AC Milan on a two-year contract, the Serie A side announced.

The 42-year-old Italian succeeds Cristian Brocchi, who has fulfilled the role as caretaker boss since Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked in April.


NZ, Britain rugby sevens in opening Rio clash

RIO DE JANEIRO • New Zealand and Britain were put on a collision course on Tuesday after being drawn to face each other in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics rugby sevens tournament.

The powerful Kiwi side were drawn in a "pool of death" in Pool C which included Britain, rising sevens force Kenya and Asian champions Japan.


Montgomerie shoots his way into British Open

LONDON • Scotland's Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time in six years after coming through final qualifying on Tuesday to claim a place in next month's championship at Royal Troon.

The 53-year-old shot a five-under aggregate after 36 holes at Gailes Links to take the final spot after an agonising two-hour wait as he qualified with Swede Oskar Arvidsson, ranked a lowly 1,418, and 23-year-old Spaniard Scott Fernandez.


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