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Euro 2024: Moment Declan Rice was stopped from ‘beating’ Slovakia coach



Moment Declan Rice was stopped from 'beating' Slovakia coach

England may have emerged victors in the round of 16 tie versus Slovakia, but the Three Lions did not do it without having to fight for it; literally and tactically on field, however it was Declan Rice who surprised fans.

The Euro 2024 tie rather took a dramatic turn as Declan Rice clashed with Slovakia manager Francesco Calzona following England’s intense victory in Gelsenkirchen.

The altercation occurred moments after the final whistle, drawing significant attention and sparking heated reactions from both teams.

The incident unfolded as Rice approached the match officials, seemingly to express his frustrations. Calzona, the Italian manager of the Slovakia team, intervened and pushed the England midfielder. This provoked an angry response from Rice, who began hurling abuse at Calzona.

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The situation quickly escalated, and Ivan Toney had to step in to hold Rice back, preventing the altercation from worsening.

England teammates Ezri Konsa and Aaron Ramsdale also rushed over to support Rice, ensuring the situation remained under control. The altercation highlights the intense emotions and high stakes of the tournament as teams vie for advancement.

Declan Rice, who played the entire match, will continue to be a pivotal player for England as they resume their Euro 2024 campaign next Saturday against Switzerland. The clash with Calzona adds a layer of drama to the team’s journey in the tournament, underlining the passion and competitive spirit driving the players.