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Fort William: how the ‘worst football team in Britain’ kept their club alive

The Highland League side ended last season on -7 points with a goal difference of -224, but their struggles have brought new fans, Sky cameras and fighting spirit to Claggan ParkFort William haven’t won a Highland League game for more than two years. L…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Euro 2020 qualifying: Belgium’s Lukaku and De Bruyne see off Scotland

• Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne earn Group I win for Belgium• Germany beat Estonia 8-0 but Northern Ireland top Group CA goal in each half from Romelu Lukaku and an unerring late drive from Kevin De Bruyne consigned Scotland to a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualiifying…

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Belgium v Scotland, Hungary v Wales and more: Euro 2020 qualifiers – live!

Live updates from Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifying gamesSign up for The Fiver and get our daily football emailAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.00pm BST No less than 11 European Championship qualifying fixtures kick off at 7.45pm BST…

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Belgium v Scotland, Hungary v Wales and more: Euro 2020 qualifiers – live!

Live updates from Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifying gamesSign up for The Fiver and get our daily football emailAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.00pm BST No less than 11 European Championship qualifying fixtures kick off at 7.45pm BST…

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Andy Robertson and Oliver Burke strike to haul Scotland over Cyprus hill

When any win would do, Scotland delivered one the hard way. Steve Clarke’s tenure is off to the winning start that was necessary, even if his team were unconvincing for long spells of this encounter. Onwards to Belgium, where Clarke will hope for an in…

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Scotland v Cyprus: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offPerisic shows no mercy as Croatia put early dent in Welsh hopesAnd feel free to email Scott your thoughts 7.17pm BST There’s already been one result in Group I today. Russia have drubbed San Mari…

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Scotland’s Fiona Brown: ‘The team’s transformed. We’re here to compete’

Dunblane-born winger draws inspiration from hometown’s most famous family as her recovery from career-threatening injury culminates in a World Cup debutThree years ago Fiona Brown came round after an anaesthetic to be told her knees had let her down an…

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Success with Scotland as important as club glory, says Andy Robertson

• Defender seeks to round off ‘incredible week’ with victories• Captain praises positivity under new manager Steve ClarkeIt is to Andy Robertson’s credit that he firmly rejects any suggestion of Champions League glory with Liverpool diminishing his app…

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Steve Clarke says ‘not closing door’ on absentees from Scotland squad

• New coach intends to ‘make players know they are wanted’• His first squad has combined tally of 14 international goalsSteve Clarke has said he will not take a hardline approach towards players who have made themselves unavailable for Scotland. A week…

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Steve Clarke appointed Scotland manager on three-year deal

• Head coach took Kilmarnock to third in Scottish Premiership• Clarke replaces Alex McLeish after 18 months in the postSteve Clarke has been appointed as the new Scotland head coach on a three-year deal, the Scottish Football Association has announced….

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Scotland calling: five areas new head coach Steve Clarke must focus on

Steve Clarke has got the job, now he needs to make the setup appealing to players, reconnect with the public and pick a formation and stick to itIt may seem an obvious point but Scotland’s best chances of success lie in their players being available fo…

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Scottish FA close to naming new manager with Steve Clarke favourite

• Confirmation of new manager likely by Monday at the latest• Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes still in frame for international postThe Scottish FA aim to be in a position to confirm the country’s new international manager by Monday at the latest with Steve Cl…

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‘Lisbon Lion’ Billy McNeill – a life in pictures

The former Celtic captain and manager has died aged 79. We take a look at the career of the man who in 1967 became first British player to lift European Cup. Continue reading…

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‘Lisbon Lion’ Billy McNeill – a life in pictures

The former Celtic captain and manager has died aged 79. We take a look at the career of the man who in 1967 became first British player to lift European Cup. Continue reading…

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Billy McNeill obituary

Footballer associated with Celtic for more than 60 years – as a player, manager and club ambassador – who won 29 caps for ScotlandAs captain of Celtic, Billy McNeill, who has died aged 79, was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup…

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Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic’s European Cup-winning team, dies aged 79

‘Lisbon Lion’ was first British player to lift European Cup in 1967Managed Celtic in two spells and played 29 times for Scotland Billy McNeill, the first British player to lift the European Cup as captain of the Celtic side that won the trophy in 1967,…

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Alex McLeish sacked as Scotland head coach after 12 matches in charge

‘Performances, results … did not indicate the progress expected’Defeat in Kazakhstan the decisive result for SFAAlex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland head coach, the Scottish Football Association has announced.The Scottish Football Association annou…

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Ivor Broadis obituary

Footballer who was the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finalsThe footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died aged 96, played in all three of England’s games in the World Cup finals of 1954 as they reached the last eight in Switzer…

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Every Scot should exult in beating Brazil. Thank God for our women | Kevin McKenna

There are those who carp that the historic victory was achieved by female footballers. More fool themThe result that Scottish football supporters have fantasised about for more than a century became reality last week: Scotland 1, Brazil 0. The match to…