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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo gets four, France stroll it, Czechs bounce back

• Ronaldo takes international tally to 93 in 5-1 win over Lithuania• Czech Republic leapfrog Kosovo with 3-0 victory in MontenegroPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European…

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Shane Duffy’s late header snatches point for Ireland in Denmark

• Mick McCarthy’s side stay on top of their group• Jesus Navas on target for Spain in Faroe IslandsShane Duffy left Denmark cursing the Republic of Ireland once again as he headed home a late equaliser to snatch a 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw in Copenh…

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Montenegro get one-game fan stadium ban for racial abuse of England players

Uefa issues suspension over conduct in England gamePSG’s Neymar gets three-game ban for Instagram rantUefa has ordered Montenegro to play one match behind closed doors after England players were racially abused during a European Championships qualifier…

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European football bosses can no longer turn a blind eye to racism | Dario Brentin

The abuse of black England players in Montenegro highlights the need for a new approach in the Balkans and beyondThe shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montene…

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Gareth Southgate shows Montenegro how to react but what will Uefa do? | Daniel Taylor

The England manager was questioning himself over his reaction to Monday’s racist abuse while his Montenegrin counterpart denied it had happened. Uefa cannot do likewisePerhaps the most depressing part about what happened in the Podgorica City Stadium i…

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Gareth Southgate: ‘I don’t want my players to be scarred by racist abuse’ – video

Gareth Southgate appeared dejected as he addressed the ‘unacceptable’ racist abuse to which his players were subjected during England’s resounding 5-1 win in Montenegro. Danny Rose appeared to be targeted by monkey chants, while Callum Hudson-Odoi – on…

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Ian Wright hits out at ‘embarrassing’ Uefa after racist chanting in Montenegro

• Former England forward says Uefa ‘not doing enough’• Danny Rose subjected to monkey chants during England winIan Wright has said Uefa sanctions for racist chanting are “embarrassing” and feels the governing body is not doing enough to combat the prob…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi dazzles in the limelight on fearless first start

The Chelsea teenager was unplayable at times against Montenegro – England have yet another gem on their handsThere was a period of this contest when Callum Hudson-Odoi was unplayable. Panicked Montenegrin defenders crumpled to the turf as he swerved be…

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Montenegro 1-5 England: player ratings from the Euro 2020 qualifier

England rallied after going behind and Montenegro ultimately had no answer to the wing play of Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi or the midfield dynamism of Ross BarkleyJordan Pickford 6 Had no chance with the goal but just when he thought he migh…

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Ross Barkley hits double as England blast five past Montenegro

By the time they had finished it seemed barely believable that there was a brief while when England looked in danger of losing a qualifying match for the first time in nearly 10 years. Only brief, mind. Gareth Southgate’s players quickly shook their he…

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Montenegro v England: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

• Updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off in Podgorica• Live scores – follow all the qualifying action!• Email Scott with your thoughts on the game 6.50pm GMT A tight squeeze in the Podgorica City Stadium dressing room. Just about enough room to hang the …

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England ready to deal with fiery atmosphere in Montenegro

• Gareth Southgate asks for player discipline under pressure• ‘It will be intense and passionate; this is part of their education’Gareth Southgate has warned his England players of the hostile environment awaiting them in Montenegro as they seek to ext…

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England must contend with harsh memories when facing Montenegro

England face guaranteed hostility in European Championship Qualifying match at Gradski Stadion where Wayne Rooney was sent off in 2011Gradski Stadion is one of Europe’s less accommodating venues for international football. Only around 15,000 will cram …

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Declan Rice set for England call-up after spurning Republic of Ireland

• West Ham midfielder set to be named for Euro 2020 qualifiers• Southgate expected to recall Burnley goalkeeper Tom HeatonDeclan Rice is in line for his first England call-up on Wednesday for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Mont…

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Aleksandar Mitrovic goal helps Serbia to Nations League win over Montenegro

• Fulham striker and Adem Ljajic earn 2-1 victory for hosts• Mitrovic also misses with Panenka-style penaltySerbia closed in on promotion to the Nations League second tier after a 2-1 home win over neighbours Montenegro left them top of Group 4 in Leag…

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Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland

• France score twice in last four minutes to draw 2-2 at home• Aleksandar Mitrovic double helps Serbia win in MontenegroFrance avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the sub…

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Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches

Montenegro and Serbia’s historic meeting, unhappy memories for England and the Republic of Ireland, and Georgi Petkov’s international return – at 42Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by …

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Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches

Montenegro and Serbia’s historic meeting, unhappy memories for England and the Republic of Ireland, and Georgi Petkov’s international return – at 42Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by …

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World Cup qualifiers: previews for five of the week’s most intriguing matches

A look at Scotland v Slovakia, Northern Ireland v Germany, Montenegro v Denmark, Turkey v Iceland and Bulgaria v France

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Slovakia’s visit to Glasgow is enormous for Gordon Strachan’s men, who know they will finish second in Group F if they win their final two qualifying games. Anything other than a win on Thursday night will probably be too little for Scotland. Defeat would end their hopes entirely, leaving Slovakia and Slovenia to fight it out for a top-two spot with England; while a draw would give Slovakia a one-point advantage before the final round of fixtures, when they have a favourable home game against Malta. Jan Kozak’s side wouldn’t be disheartened with a share of the spoils provided their neighbours Slovenia, who are also in with a shout of qualifying, don’t spring an upset at Wembley.

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Germany beat Azerbaijan to extend winning run while Poland extend lead

• André Schürrle scores twice on return to Germany team
• Poland beat Montenegro to move six points clear in Group E

André Schürrle scored twice as Germany extended their perfect start in World Cup qualifying Group C to five games with a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.

Preferred by the coach, Joachim Löw, to Mesut Özil in the starting line-up, Schürrle hit his side’s first and last goals in the 19th and 81st minutes after Dima Nazarov had briefly brought the hosts back level.

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