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ENGLAND will try to make history on Sunday — by winning their opening match at the Euros for the FIRST time.

In NINE tournaments the Three Lions have failed to fire - and the nation is praying for this will change on Sunday.



Croatia are the opponents - the side that handed Gareth Southgate and his charges World Cup semi-final heartbreak three years ago.

Here SunSport's Martin Lipton looks at a trail of Three Lions failure.

1968 - England 0 Yugoslavia 1

A kick-fest in Florence saw Alan Mullery become the first England player to see red.

Following Dragan Dzajic’s winner, Mullery — raging after a rake on his ankle — booted assailant Dobrivoje Trivic where it hurts.

10Mullery saw red and England's hopes were soon overCredit: PA 1980 - England 1 Belgium 1

Back in a tournament for the first time since the 1970 World Cup.

Ray Wilkins opened the scoring in Turin when he chipped the Belgian defence and lofted home but Jan Ceulemans levelled seconds later.

10Wilkins fired England ahead with a sumptuous chipCredit: PA:Empics Sport
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Bobby Robson's men went to West Germany among the favourites — and lost all three group games.

Ray Houghton steered home a header after a Kenny Sansom miscue was nodded on by John Aldridge.

10Houghton was the hero with this powerful header to seal successCredit: DPA 1992 - England 0 Denmark 0

With Yugoslavia banned, the Danes got a late call-up — but England looked like they had come ‘off the beach’.

John Jensen’s slow-motion shot hit the post and trickled into Chris Woods’ hands in this dull affair in Malmo.

10England toiled in a dull 0-0 draw with DenmarkCredit: Getty Images - Getty


1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1

Alan Shearer ended his 12-match scoreless run with a rising angled drive from Paul Ince’s threaded pass.

But England lost their way at Wembley and the Swiss equalised from the spot after Stuart Pearce handled.

10Shearer ended a barren run with a blasting goalCredit: Reuters 2000 - England 2 Portgual 3

Kevin Keegan's side made a flying start and were 2-0 up after 18 minutes in Eindhoven.

Paul Scholes missed a chance for his second before Luis Figo took control, with Nuno Gomes slamming in the winner before the hour.

10Nuno Gomes completed a stunning comeback from PortugalCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 2004 - England 1 France 2

Sven-Goran Eriksson's men blew it in three minutes of injury time in Lisbon.

David Beckham missed a penalty after Frank Lampard’s opener. Zinedine Zidane levelled and then won it from the spot in added time.

10Zidane was the hero for Les Bleus in 2012 with this late penaltyCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 2012 - England 1 France 1

James Milner had rolled the ball wide of a vacant net before Joleon Lescott’s header in Donetsk.

But they could not hold on to the lead as Samir Nasri was given time and space to pick his spot from 20 yards.

10Lescott's goal was cancelled out by a Samir Nasri strikeCredit: AFP 2016 - England 1 Russia 1

Another lead blown in injury time after playing some outstanding football in the first half in Marseilles.

Eric Dier’s free-kick soared into the net with 17 minutes to go but Vasili Berezutski struck in added time.

10Dier rocketed home a free-kick, but England were pegged backCredit: EPA

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Triplets Celebrate Being Pregnant At The Same Time

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (CBS Los Angeles) — The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County, California sisters are celebrating another milestone. Gina, Nina and Victoria will deliver a trio of babies over the next four months — two boys and a girl.

The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County sisters are celebrating another milestone. (Family Photo)

“I’m actually the oldest by four minutes and I’m having a girl, and her name is Leighton Grace,” Gina said.

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“I’m in the middle by four minutes and I’m having a boy, and his name is Hendrix Paul,” Nina said.

“I’m the youngest by four minutes and then eight minutes, and having a boy,” Victoria said. “His name is Zaden Seth.”

Together, they are part of the COVID pandemic baby boom. Victoria’s baby is set to come first, with a due date in 2.5 weeks.

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“Once we found out that Nina was pregnant, we encouraged Gina,” Victoria said.

The sisters, now 35, are expected to give birth in July, August and November. The built-in best friends are now making memories in matching outfits and sharing maternity clothes.

They will all deliver their children at The Women’s Hospital at Memorial Care Saddleback Medical in Laguna Hills with OBGYN Dr. Daniel Sternfeld.

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“The interesting thing is they had prenatal appointments all in the same day, so it clicked with me that this is a wonderful story of these three sisters who are all pregnant and having babies at the same time,” he said.

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