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World Cup roundup: Van Dijk allays injury fears after Netherlands’ 6-1 win
The Liverpool defender left the field late on in the 6-1 win over Turkey. Elsewhere, France beat Finland 2-0 and Portugal were 3-0 winners away to Azerbaijan

Guardian sport and agencies

07, Sep, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Austria 0-1 Scotland, France 2-0 Finland: World Cup qualifying – as it happened
Lyndon Dykes’s penalty secured a superb win for Scotland in Austria while Ireland kept their faint hopes alive with a 1-1 draw against Serbia

Luke McLaughlin

07, Sep, 2021 @9:14 PM

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Jean-Pierre Adams, former France defender, dies 39 years after falling into coma
The former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma as a result of a medical error

Reuters and Guardian sport

06, Sep, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Portugal 2-1 Republic of Ireland, Denmark 2-0 Scotland and more: World Cup qualifying – as it happened
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the men’s international goalscoring record - and Irish hearts - thanks to two late headers

Barry Glendenning

01, Sep, 2021 @9:23 PM

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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape, Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed

Ed Aarons

26, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Belgium and England on the up for last eight
Belgian and English defences stand firm in big tests, Spain’s rollercoaster rides on and Switzerland surpass all expectations

Marcus Christenson

30, Jun, 2021 @4:05 PM

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‘He is very affected by it’: Deschamps defends Mbappé as France crash out
Didier Deschamps said that Kylian Mbappé was not to blame for France’s surprise defeat to Switzerland at Euro 2020

Nick Ames at the National Arena Bucharest

28, Jun, 2021 @10:56 PM

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France 3-3 Switzerland (aet; pens 4-5): Euro 2020 last 16 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Yann Sommer denied Kylian Mbappé in a penalty shoot-out, as the Swiss came back from two down to shock the world champions. Scott Murray was watching.

Scott Murray

28, Jun, 2021 @10:12 PM

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Switzerland’s Sommer saves Mbappé’s penalty to send France crashing out
After a thrilling 3-3 draw, Switzerland’s Yann Sommer saved Kylian Mbappé’s shootout penalty to put France out of Euro 2020 at the last-16 stage

Nick Ames at the National Arena Bucharest

28, Jun, 2021 @10:03 PM

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France hoping for a grand statement from Kylian Mbappé
The striker has toiled hard and often sparkled in his side’s reshaped forward line but still awaits his first goal of Euro 2020

Nick Ames in Bucharest

27, Jun, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Paul Pogba’s majesty is a warning to France’s Euro 2020 rivals | Andy Hunter
Midfielder’s masterclass against Portugal showed the favourites are stirring and can only get better as the knockout stage looms

Andy Hunter in Budapest

24, Jun, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Italy lead the way after impressive group stage
France and Belgium have been impressive but Italy are unbeaten in 30 and with a comfortable-looking last-16 tie

Marcus Christenson

24, Jun, 2021 @12:09 PM

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