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France eases off-field woes ahead of World Cup with comfortable 2-0 against Austria in Nations League

A powerful strike from Kylian Mbappé and a trademark header from Olivier Giroud were enough to see Didier Deschamps’ side leapfrog Austria at the bottom of its Nations League group as the world champion seeks to avoid relegation in the competition after a dismal campaign. In front of a raucous …

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Eight European countries to participate in diversity campaign during Qatar World Cup

Every country except Sweden and Norway has qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and each captain of these eight nations will wear a distinctive OneLove armband — which features a heart containing colors from all backgrounds — during the tournament. The Netherlands FA, which is spearheading the campaign, …

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Eric Dier: Tottenham Hotspur defender says family doesn’t attend away games due to fan behavior

The Premier League said in June it will introduce enhanced safety measures to prevent crowd misbehavior, with clubs unanimously agreeing that visiting teams will provide additional stewards for away matches. Dier said some of his family and friends faced problems at Stamford Bridge during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in …

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Robert Lewandowski: Barcelona and Poland star to wear Ukrainian armband at World Cup

During an event at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw on Tuesday, the two famed strikers embraced as Shevchenko fastened the blue and yellow armband to Lewandowski’s arm. “I’m very proud because I know what it means to support Ukraine’s people,” Lewandowski said. “I know what it means to fight for …

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Taxi Fountas: DC United forward denies using racist slur towards Inter Miami’s Damion Lowe as MLS investigates incident

MLS says it is investigating the alleged incident, which took place on the hour mark as Fountas, who had just scored for DC, got into an altercation with Lowe. The situation escalated and both Fountas and Lowe, who is Black, were booked by the referee, before Miami’s players huddled together …

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Celtic fans disrupt minute’s applause for Queen Elizabeth II with anti-Royal chanting and banner

The minute’s applause had been organized after the home team, St. Mirren, chose to pay tribute to the late monarch, but Celtic fans unfurled a banner reading “If you hate the royal family clap your hands” and chanted the same words throughout the planned homage. The Scottish FA said in …

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Paul Pogba’s brother detained over alleged extortion, says lawyer

According to Mathias’ lawyer Yassine Bouzrou, Mathias Pogba, 32, has been in prison since Saturday night. “We will challenge this decision and ask for him to be released,” Bouzrou told CNN on Sunday. The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office also confirmed to CNN on Sunday that Mathias Pogba has been placed …

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Ethan Nwaneri: Who is the Arsenal schoolboy who made Premier League history?

In the 92nd minute, schoolboy Ethan Nwaneri replaced Fabio Vieira to become, aged 15 years and 181 days, the youngest player to play in an English Premier League match. He is also the first 15-year-old to feature in an EPL game. Arsenal fans greeted the teenager’s appearance by chanting: “He’s …

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Erling Haaland’s sensational finish completes Manchester City’s 2-1 comeback against former team Borussia Dortmund

And the Manchester City striker did not disappoint, scoring an acrobatic volley with the outside of his boot late on against Borussia Dortmund to win the game for City, who have now gone an English record 21 home matches without a loss in the Champions League. After another milestone goal …

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Champions League: Mixed fortunes for English teams as Liverpool snatches victory, but Tottenham loses late

So accustomed to being one of the dominant forces in world football in recent years, Liverpool has so far failed to click into gear this season and has looked a shadow of the side that reached last year’s final. After a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Liverpool’s misery …

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