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Emiliano Sala: missing pilot’s family raise funds for search

David Ibbotson, who was flying light aircraft that crashed in Channel, has not been foundThe family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising page for donations to help restart a search for him.Sa…

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Emiliano Sala: investigators find seat cushions on French beach

Accident investigators say pieces of cushion likely to be from aircraft that was carrying missing Cardiff City footballerThe first suspected pieces of wreckage from the plane that vanished with footballer Emiliano Sala on board have washed up on the Fr…

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French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede spent 212 days alone at seaGolden Globe race involves navigation with sextants and paper mapsA 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after 212 days alone at sea without modern instruments, in w…

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Emiliano Sala family consider private search for missing footballer

Elite footballers join call to resume search for Cardiff City player and pilot off GuernseyRelatives of Emiliano Sala are investigating the possibility of launching their own search after the authorities in Guernsey halted their hunt for the missing fo…

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Emiliano Sala: search for footballer and pilot called off

Guernsey harbourmaster says chances that men survived after plane disappeared ‘are extremely remote’The search for the missing plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been called off and “the chances of survival at this stage are extr…

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Emiliano Sala: search for footballer and pilot resumes

Guernsey police say aircraft will also scour French coast in search for Emiliano Sala and Dave IbbotsonThe search for the missing footballer Emiliano Sala and a pilot has resumed after their plane went missing over the Channel Islands on Monday.Guernse…

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Emiliano Sala: search resumes for lost plane carrying Cardiff player

Voicemail message revealed as police say chances of finding footballer alive are ‘slim’The search for the plane carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala that went missing over the English Channel has resumed, amid only “slim” hopes he survive…

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2018 in football tactics: France and Real Madrid did it their way | Jonathan Wilson

Press and possess is the method of many leading teams but Didier Deschamps’ side in Russia and Real Madrid before them picked up the biggest prizes playing in their own mannerThe same basics everywhere: it would be easy to believe that football in 2018…

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Moussa Sissoko: ‘I never wanted to quit Spurs. I knew I could succeed’

The France midfielder Moussa Sissoko is enjoying a new lease of life at TottenhamOn at least one level, it seemed like the final insult for Moussa Sissoko. The France midfielder had endured two turbulent seasons at Tottenham – with the first being the …

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Olivier Giroud: ‘Winning the Premier League is my last dream as a footballer’

Chelsea striker and the French voice of the Green Goblin discusses his World Cup high, how he coped with once being jeered by France fans and how being a fringe player involves patienceFive months on and Olivier Giroud still struggles to get his head a…

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Paul Sherwen obituary

Cyclist, television commentator and broadcaster who became one of the defining voices of his sportPaul Sherwen, who has died of a heart attack aged 62, was a pioneering member of the group of English-speaking cyclists nicknamed the Foreign Legion, a do…

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Germany in 2018: from World Cup holders to Nations League relegation

Germany began the year among the favourites to win the World Cup. They end it in the second tier of the Nations League By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThere was a sense of inevitability when Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a last-minute equaliser o…

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Mamadou Sakho or Aymeric Laporte? Didier Deschamps is missing a trick

The young defender is showing great potential at Manchester City but Deschamps has still not given him a cap for FranceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrance may not have been taking the Nations League that seriously but their …

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Netherlands secure victory over France to condemn Germany to relegation

• Wijnaldum and Depay on target for Dutch in Nations League• World champions’ unbeaten run ended after 15 gamesGermany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after the Netherlands earned a surprise 2-0 win over France.Goals from Georginio W…

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Olivier Giroud says it is ‘impossible’ to show homosexuality in football

• Chelsea forward says there is a lot of work to be done• Giroud has posed on the cover of a gay magazineChelsea’s forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he “understands the pain and difficulty” that prevents professional footballers coming out as gay, sa…

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Hugo Lloris is not given the credit he deserves for France’s success

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove in Russia and David de Gea was picked in Fifa’s team of the year. What about Lloris?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIndividual acclaim for a goalkeeper is rare. No goalkeeper has won the Ba…

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France add to Germany’s woes as Antoine Griezmann leads comeback win

• France 2-1 Germany• Griezmann 62, 80pen; Kroos 14penAntoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as France came from behind to beat Germany in the Nations League and increase the pressure on Joachim Löw.Germany looked to be producing the desired…

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France v Germany, Brazil v Argentina and more: international football – live!

Nations League and friendly updates from Tuesday’s gamesFollow Republic of Ireland v Wales: Nations League – live!Six of the best England performances since Euro 96And feel free to email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Henrikh Mkhitaryan capped an …

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…