Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario handed Portugal a 1-0 win over England in their opening game at the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic on Thursday with Liverpool FC defender Tiago Illori helping keep Tottenham star Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Jess Lingard at bay. Mario scored the game’s only goal on 57 minutes with a rebound off a shot that hit the post, which took Portugal second in Group B behind Sweden, while England are bottom. England’s attack suffered a heavy blow before the game with West Brom striker Saido Berahino — the top scorer in qualifying with ten goals in as many games — sidelined with a knee injury. England also lost Everton defender John Stones to suspected concussion. Tottenham striker Harry Kane squandered a few chances with Liverpool FC’s Tiago Illori marshaling the defense of Portual. Kane was denied by Portugal keeper Jose Sa after a good shot from 20 yards in the first half. Sa […]