As we know, Italy managed to defeat La Furi Roja in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 and can prepare for an even harder battle in the Quarter-Finals.
Italy and Spain were drawn together for the Euro 2016 Round of 16 encounter where La Furia Roja were favourites according to all sports scores news. All sportsbooks favoured Spain to go through and qualify for the Euro 2016 QFs yet the Italian side upset all odds with a relatively easy, 2-0 defeat against Vicente Del Bosque’s men.Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima was incapable of saving his team despite the fact that he was having a great tournament all in all. Elimination was at an expensive price for Spain manager del Bosque: He resigned a few days earlier and now one of the biggest questions at online sportsbooks in Spain is who will be the successor of the former successful manager of Real Madrid.
Spain are home by now and the pre-season will start for most Furia Roja stars, including Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima. The captain of Real Madrid must be really annoyed by the result as he got used to being successful and winning. Something which he and his national team has been incapable of doing in the past two years: after being humiliated in the 2014 World Cup, they once again made an early exit at Euro 2016, with a rather disappointing performance.
Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima must be waiting for the new Spain manager as he is the leader and the team captain of the national team as well as his club, Real Madrid. The Sevillan central back signed a new contract last year at Real Madrid. The Sergio Ramos signature on the paper made sure that he will belong to the Royal Club until 2020. That signature shut down tons of rumours about him leaving the Galacticos for joining Manchester United. These rumours were, at some point, regarded as one of the most certain gambling facts according to many online sportsbooks in the UK.
The European Championship is about to reach to its finish and Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima will not be in it any longer, for which he must be really upset. However, he must accept that his national team does not dominate the football world any longer and it’s time for a new era with new set of players s well as a new manager. Most probably the new manager will still count on the team captain as there can be no complaints about his performances.
On the other hand, Italy will face World Cup holder Germany in the Quarter Finals of Euro 2016. According to the latest gambling news, Germany will be favourites for the encounter, yet it’s time to take Italy seriously. They already proved that they have a great team by easily defeating title-favourite Belgium in the first matchday of Euro 2016 and they also knocked out Euro title holder Spain in the Round of 16 with a pretty confident team performance.
Italy are not underdogs any longer at this point of the tournament as they have openly declared their intention of winning the trophy. Should they defeat Germany as well, they would definitely be the strongest candidates towards victory: defeating the World Cup holder after eliminating the Euro holder would be a major confidence-boost for Conte’s men.
On the other hand, Portugal eliminated Poland on penalties and are waiting for their opponent in the semi-finals, which will be the winner of the Wales v Belgium encounter. The winner of the Germany v Italy game will face the winner of the France v Iceland clash where the Icelandic dreams are expected to end finally, as the hosting nation are clear favourites for the clash.
By signing a USD 2.1 billion facility, the Ladbrokes Coral merger and liquidity in the first years of the new company was just ensured.
Ladbrokes signed a GBP 1.35/EUR 1.8 billion facility to fund the merger with rival land-based and online betting, bingo and casino operator Gala Coral Group, latest gambling news report. This facility will ensure the liquidity of the future company in its first years. The facility will be provided by the company’s partner banks for the Ladbrokes Coral merger.
Chief financial officer Ian bull said, “I am pleased that our relationship banks have shown strong support in putting in place a significant size facility at similar pricing to our current facilities.” He added, “We believe that this facility will provide sufficient liquidity to an enlarged Ladbrokes Coral group following the merger.”
British-based betting and gaming company Ladbrokes officially announced this summer that merger talks with rival Gala Coral group have started. Online casino news reported in July 2015 that an agreement on the deal was reached.
The facility has three tranches with the first, a GBP 600 million facility, becoming available in October 2016, after the Ladbrokes Coral merger happened. The transformed company is expected to take shape late 2015 or early 2016.
The name of the new company will be Ladbrokes Coral. Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen will be the new company’s CEO. Experts of gambling facts might know that Gala Coral group has a considerable debt. However this debt won’t be transferred to the new company after the Ladbrokes Coral merger.
Ladbrokes also ensured another deal recently. The online gambling firm became one of the official partners of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). In the 2015-16 season, Labdrokes will be the official online sports betting partner of the NBL.
Ladbrokes was founded in 1886 and today is the largest betting company in the UK. It is also considered as the no. 1 retail bookmaker in the world with more than 2,400 retail betting shops only in the UK and Ireland. Ladbrokes operates several online sportsbooks in the UK, as well as online casinos, online poker rooms and online bingo sites.