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Celebrations as Iceland become smallest country to qualify for World Cup – video

Icelanders celebrate after sealing a place in the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory against Kosovo in Reykjavik. The victory makes Iceland the smallest nation to have qualified for a World Cup. Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scored five minutes before half-time and set up the second for Johann Berg Gudmundsson midway through the second half. 

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Liverpool manager Bill Shankly dies – archive, 29 September 1981

29 September 1981: Mr Shankly turned Liverpool into one of the finest and most successful footballing sides in BritainBill Shankly, the former Liverpool manager and one of the best-loved and respected figures in British football, died early today.He wa…

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Ronald Koeman tells José Mourinho to “get realistic” – video

In a fractious press conference after his Everton side lost 4-0 at Old Trafford, Ronald Koeman told José Mourinho to “get realistic”, in reference to comments the Manchester United boss made in his column in the match-day programme. Koeman also suggested that if he can’t get his team to win in the four home games they have before the next international break, he should be removed from his job

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FC Köln fans march parade around Oxford Circus before Arsenal match – video

Thousands of FC Köln fans parade down and around Oxford Circus on Thursday before their team’s Europa League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. This is the first time in two decades that the German club has played in a European competition

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Philippe Coutinho is fit, healthy and here, says Jürgen Klopp – video

Philippe Coutinho is in the Liverpool squad for the first time this season, with his manager Jürgen Klopp reassuring fans that he’s fit and healthy before their Champions League match with Sevilla. Klopp also talks about Sevilla’s recent history and warns of their strength

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We are in the second tier, says José Mourinho – video

After seeing his Manchester United side win 3-0 at home in their Champions League match against Basel, José Mourinho claimed that his side are in the second tier of European football, and that the goal for them is just to qualify for the knockout phase. Mourinho also subtly bemoaned the lack of a winter break in the Premier League, saying that the “big guys” are more fresh, and that the group stages are just a warm-up exercise for them

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Frank de Boer: ‘I’m focusing on what I can control’ – video

Frank de Boer insists he will continue to do his best for Crystal Palace after they slumped to their fourth straight defeat, at Burnley. The club have made their worst start to a season for 92 years and have yet to score a goal. Chris Wood scored the o…

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Arsène Wenger praises Arsenal’s attack against Bournemouth – video

Arsène Wenger gives his verdict after Arsenal’s 3-0 victory against visitors Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez received a mixed reception from the crowd at the Emirates Stadium when he appeared as a second-half substitute. Wenger said he was happy with the performance after Arsenal’s recent 4-0 loss to Liverpool

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You can’t take any team lightly, says England’s Jermain Defoe – video

Speaking ahead of England’s World Cup qualification matches against Malta and Slovakia, striker Jermain Defoe has asserted that, while England are expected to collect six points, there are no easy games in international football

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David Squires on … Liverpool v Arsenal and Bilic on the brink

Our resident cartoonist picks his highlights from week three of the Premier League season, including Arsenal’s disastrous trip to Liverpool and Frank De Boer’s shaky start at Palace

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Ousmane Dembélé unveiled at Barcelona’s Camp Nou after €147m move – video

Ousmane Dembélé has been unveiled at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium in front of thousands of expectant fans. Dembélé has become the second most expensive footballer in history, signing a five year contract. The 20-year-old France international takes the shirt number 11 and the position of the only player more expensive than him, Neymar

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Arsenal performance ‘not acceptable’, says Wenger after Liverpool thrashing – video

Arsène Wenger admits that everything went wrong for his side at Anfield on Sunday as Arsenal were comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Liverpool. ‘The performance was not acceptable at that level,’ says Wenger. His Liverpool counterpart Jürgen Klopp, not unsurprisingly, is far more complimentary in his assessment of his own players

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José Mourinho not getting carried away after Manchester United maintain 100% record – video

José Mourinho says he is not getting carried away with Manchester United’s good start to the new season, despite his side’s 100% record in the Premier League. United saw off Leicester 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini

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Manchester City will improve, vows Guardiola after draw with Everton – video

Pep Guardiola cut a frustrated figure after watching his Manchester City side draw 1-1 with Everton in the Premier League on Monday. Guardiola refused to discuss the referee’s decision to send Kyle Walker off on his home debut for the club but praises his players for rescuing a point after Wayne Rooney had given the visitors the lead

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Don’t blame Wembley for Chelsea defeat, says Pochettino – video

Mauricio Pochettino claimed that his Spurs side played well in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Wembley, but their loss was nothing to do with the so-called “Wembley curse”. Instead, he blamed his team not making enough chances, and lamented Chelsea scoring two of theirs. Antonio Conte praised his squad for showing heart after their humiliating defeat at home to Burnley in their first game of the season

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Pep Guardiola pays tribute to Barcelona terror attack victims – video

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Real Madrid hold minute’s silence for terror attack victims – video

Real Madrid’s squad held a minute’s silence before their training session to remember the victims of the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

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Arsène Wenger happy following Arsenal’s win over Leicester – video

The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says he is ‘more happy than concerned’ after watching his side come from behind to beat Leicester 4-3 on Friday night in the opening fixture of the new Premier League season. Arsenal’s defending was questionable at times but Wenger is unconcerned and believes errors at the back can be minimised in the future. He also praises striker Olivier Giroud who came off the bench to score the winning goal

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Holland beat Denmark 4-2 to win Euro 2017 final – video highlights

Hosts Holland won Euro 2017 after coming from behind to beat Denmark 4-2 in the final on Sunday evening. Two goals from Vivianne Miedema and strikes from Lieke Martens and Sherida Spitse secured the victory and the first major trophy for the Dutch women’s side

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Matt Miazga’s late strike lifts USA to first place in Gold Cup group

  • Corona (37th minute), Rowe (56th) and Miazga (88th) hit for US in 3-0 win
  • Bruce Arena’s side move through to 19 July quarter-final in Philadelphia
  • The United States have now won group in 13 of 14 Gold Cup appearances

Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its Concacaf Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night.

Panama’s 3-0 win over Martinique in the first match of the doubleheader meant the US needed a three-goal win to move back over Los Canaleros into first. But the Americans struggled for long stretches against Nicaragua, a team ranked 105th by Fifa.

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