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Trouble for Berhalter as USA lose to Canada for first time in 34 years

Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini score in 2-0 victoryAmericans had not lost in 17 matches against CanadiansThe US men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in a…

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No fans, no media and no goals as Koreas play out World Cup qualifier in empty stadium

North meets South in Pyongyang amid blackoutBoth national anthems played and flags displayedLong-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in t…

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Former Premier League chief Richard Scudamore to assist Australian football

Special advisor role comes as leagues break from FFA‘Australian game has so much potential for growth’Former English Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has been appointed special advisor to the A-League clubs and head of league Greg O’…

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Socceroos emerge richer from World Cup qualifiers despite all-too-easy wins over poor opponents | Richard Parkin

Progress towards Qatar is a complex mosaic and drubbings of Nepal and Taiwan reveal plentySix points, 12 goals scored, one conceded. As weeks in international football go, it has not been too shabby. Having followed Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Nepal with …

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Atletico’s Toni Duggan returns to Manchester City with point to prove

Striker has dropped out of the England reckoning after a poor World Cup but is back at her former club in the Champions League on WednesdayThe England forward Toni Duggan will face a familiar foe when she pulls on the red and white of Atlético Madrid i…

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Buy a classic David Squires cartoon from our collection

Our cartoonist looks back at 25 of his favourite strips from down the years, all of which are now available at our Guardian Print Shop, a link to each can be found by clicking on the title of each caption belowDavid Squires is away this week Continue r…

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Gareth Southgate and England take strength from odious Sofia experience | David Hytner

England’s firm but dignified handling of shameful scenes in Bulgaria was character-building in the extremeJadon Sancho walked towards the tunnel of the Vasil Levski Stadium in the bitter and slightly surreal aftermath of England’s Euro 2020 qualifying …

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Gareth Southgate and England take strength from odious Sofia experience | David Hytner

England’s firm but dignified handling of shameful scenes in Bulgaria was character-building in the extremeJadon Sancho walked towards the tunnel of the Vasil Levski Stadium in the bitter and slightly surreal aftermath of England’s Euro 2020 qualifying …

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain qualify but David de Gea limps off

• Manchester United keeper suffers leg injury in second half• Sweden 1-1 Spain; Teemu Pukki scores twice for FinlandSpain needed an injury-time goal from Rodrigo to draw 1-1 with Sweden in Stockholm and book their place at Euro 2020 with two matches to…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain qualify but David de Gea limps off

• Manchester United keeper suffers leg injury in second half• Sweden 1-1 Spain; Teemu Pukki scores twice for FinlandSpain needed an injury-time goal from Rodrigo to draw 1-1 with Sweden in Stockholm and book their place at Euro 2020 with two matches to…

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Jordan Henderson says England wanted to make racist fans ‘suffer’

• Entire team agreed with decision to play on in Bulgaria • Midfielder also praises Tyrone Mings for debut displayJordan Henderson has admitted England’s players decided to play on in the face of racist abuse from Bulgarian supporters during the Euro …

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Jordan Henderson says England wanted to make racist fans ‘suffer’

• Entire team agreed with decision to play on in Bulgaria • Midfielder also praises Tyrone Mings for debut displayJordan Henderson has admitted England’s players decided to play on in the face of racist abuse from Bulgarian supporters during the Euro …

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Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolph’s heroics

A goal in each half left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got themselves right back into the race.Haris Seferovic’s early effort and a Shane Duffy own goal when he…

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Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolph’s heroics

A goal in each half left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got themselves right back into the race.Haris Seferovic’s early effort and a Shane Duffy own goal when he…

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Switzerland v Republic of Ireland, Sweden v Spain: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates from Tuesday’s matchesLive scoreboard: keep up with the latest goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Will or tweet him here 7.09pm BST JR has been in touch, he asks: “Do you know where Connolly is lining up? Please don’t te…

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Switzerland v Republic of Ireland, Sweden v Spain: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates from Tuesday’s matchesLive scoreboard: keep up with the latest goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Will or tweet him here 7.09pm BST JR has been in touch, he asks: “Do you know where Connolly is lining up? Please don’t te…

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How can football give racist fans one chance to stop, then another and another? | Marvin Sordell

It is despicable to have a stadium announcer ask for a crowd to stop dehumanising football players because of their skin colour – and then carry on playingIn the last seven years, four different clubs have won the Premier League, with the team who now …

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Paltry fines and spineless words helped create the scenes in Sofia | Barney Ronay

Uefa is historically culpable for what happened in Bulgaria’s national stadium but there are losers on all sidesThe taxi driver on the morning run to Sofia airport was lugubrious, middle-aged and wearing an England football shirt. What had he made of t…

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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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Socceroos hammer Taiwan to maintain perfect start to World Cup qualifying

Australia beat Taiwan 7-1 in KaohsiungJamie Maclaren scores fourth international goal in a weekAustralia have continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 7-1 hammering of a spirited Taiwan side in Kaohsiung. Adam Taggart, Jackson Irvin…