Martin O’Neill’s side require wins for Croatia and Cyprus tonight, while they also need Italy to prevent Norway from winning and for a draw between Turkey and Iceland.After the wins last night for Sweden, Slovakia and Slovenia, Ireland now look likely to be among the second seeds for the play-off draw, which takes place on Sunday.Wales are also among the teams in action tonight – despite having already qualified for next summer’s Championships, Chris Coleman’s side have a chance to top Group B if they win at home to Andorra and table-toppers Belgium slip-up at home to Israel. Kick-off in all of tonight’s qualifiers is at 7:45.
Share Submit Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 William Hill marketing has disclosed that Amsterdam agency 72andSunny has won its ‘four-way pitch’, becoming the creative lead of its £ multi-million advertising account.Issuing a corporate update, William Hill confirms the appointment of 72andSunny as ‘Lead European creative agency’, working on a remit of establishing William Hill betting and gaming brands as ‘first choice in the gambling category’.This month, former William Hill creative advertising incumbent Bark&Bite Leeds, announced that it had ended its seven-year relationship leading the FTSE bookmaker’s creative strategy.The appointment of 72andSunny forms part of William Hill’s group-wide marketing restructure, being overseen by new Global Brand & Marketing Director Charlotte Emery.The marketing overhaul will see 72andSunny work alongside WPP subsidiary WaveMaker Global as William Hill’s new media planning and buying lead agency.Charlotte Emery, Global Brand and Marketing Director at William Hill, said, “It’s an exciting new chapter for William Hill. Our industry is changing at a rapid pace and it is important for us to be at the forefront of the conversation. To achieve our new approach, we needed a new creative partner and 72andSunny best illustrated their understanding of our brand and how we can create an emotional connection with our target audience in a fun and responsible way.”Moving forward, 72andSunny will build upon William Hill’s new brand-led outlook following on from their recent brand campaign – which featured Hill’s Global Brand Ambassador Anthony Joshua.Founded in 2004, 72andSunny is a specialist brand and creative agency, which develops campaigns for high-spend advertisers, seeking to engage with broader audiences.72andSunny has led creative development and concepts for Google Pixel3, Lynx AXE, the NFL and Adidas’ Creators UniteStephanie Feeney – 72andSunnyStephanie Feeney, Executive Strategy Director and Partner at 72andSunny Amsterdam, said: “The team at William Hill set a pitch brief with a rich strategic territory – a gift, really. The work that we’ve come to together has a real everyday poetry to it; at once elevating the brand above the clutter of the category, while also staying grounded in real life.”The creative pitch was run in-house by William Hill’s marketing and procurement teams. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share StumbleUpon
Palace Malice , right, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, battles Oxbow, with jockey Gary Stevens up, around the fourth turn in the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 8, 2013. Palace Malice won the race, Oxbow finished second. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)NEW YORK (AP) — Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour. The colt owned by Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable won by 3¼ lengths after passing pacesetter Oxbow. Orb made a late move but came up far short and finished third.Palace Malice, ridden by Mike Smith and sent off at odds of 13-1, returned $29.60, $11.20 and $6.70. The colt was one of a record five entries by Pletcher.Incognito was fourth, followed by Revolutionary, the filly Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze, Vyjack, Golden Soul, Will Take Charge, Giant Finish, Midnight Taboo, Freedom Child and Frac Daddy.Oxbow, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, returned $9.90 and $6.10, and Orb, trained by Shug McGaughey, paid $3.30.When Palace Malice moved past Oxbow, Smith said fellow Hall of Famer Stevens looked over at him “like a big brother telling his little brother. ‘You go on with it big boy, you’re moving better than me.’”Last Sunday, Palace Malice put in his final workout before the Belmont, blazing 4 furlongs in 47.40. Pletcher called it one of the most impressive works he’d ever seen. And Palace Malice came through in a big way, earning $600,000 of the $1 million purse and giving Pletcher his third win in a Triple Crown race.The nation’s leading trainer won the 2007 Belmont with the filly Rags to Riches and the 2010 Derby with Super Saver. Smith won his second Belmont, having won aboard Drosselmeyer in 2010.Pletcher’s other four Belmont runners were Revolutionary, Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze and Midnight Taboo.