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West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma ordered to do community service over cat abuse
Zouma also banned for keeping cats for five years after footage of him kicking and slapping pet went viral

Matthew Weaver

01, Jun, 2022 @10:16 AM

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World Cup draw: group-by-group analysis for Qatar 2022
The draw threw up political intrigue, a heavyweight European clash and one group that is particularly hard to call

Jonathan Wilson

01, Apr, 2022 @7:24 PM

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Anger as Fifa decide Russia can continue bid to qualify for World Cup
Fifa said a team could play in next month’s play-off but not under the name Russia and with no flag or anthem, but opponents Poland have said they will not play Russia in any circumstances, and England and others have said likewise

Paul MacInnes

27, Feb, 2022 @8:33 PM

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International break a poignant reminder of the gap between haves and have-nots | Jonathan Liew
There are plenty of one-sided qualifiers but within them lies a reminder that football does not exist to serve the wealthy

Jonathan Liew

16, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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World Cup qualifying clockwatch: Wales 5-1 Belarus and more – as it happened
Wales thrashed Belarus in Cardiff to increase their chances of a home tie in the play-offs, while Belgium and world champions France booked their places in Qatar

Scott Murray

13, Nov, 2021 @10:16 PM

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‘A sign from heaven’ – Olivier Giroud on turning down Everton and his Mbappé bond
The Milan striker on faith, the family friend who told him to stay away from Goodison and his highs and lows with France

Paul Doyle

12, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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France win Nations league – as it happened!
France came from behind – yet again – to win the Nations League, goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé taking them past Spain, who had taken the lead through Mikel Oyarzabal

Daniel Harris

10, Oct, 2021 @9:07 PM

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Kylian Mbappé sinks Spain to clinch Nations League for France
France won the Nations League final in Milan, Kylian Mbappé scoring the decisive goal in their 2-1 win over Spain

Sid Lowe

10, Oct, 2021 @9:02 PM

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Mbappé can transform Deschamps’ France into the great entertainers | Paul Doyle
If Les Bleus perform in the Nations League final, Deschamps can claim to be the man to lead them into a glorious new phase

Paul Doyle

09, Oct, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Theo Hernandez caps France’s fightback to stun Belgium in semi-final thriller
Belgium squandered a 2-0 lead in the Nations League semi-final as goals from Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé and Theo Hernandez gave France a 3-2 victory

Paul Doyle

07, Oct, 2021 @9:08 PM

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Belgium 2-3 France: Nations League semi-final – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Theo Hernández scored in the last minute as France completed a remarkable comeback to beat Belgium and reach the Nations League final

Simon Burnton

07, Oct, 2021 @9:04 PM

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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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