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The Guardian view on Andy Murray: great Scot, great guy, great backhand | Editorial

The former Wimbledon men’s singles champion is a man who reshaped the game, on and off courtAndy Murray, who has signalled his retirement from tennis, is a sports revolutionary. His claim in history was to be Britain’s first Wimbledon men’s singles cha…

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Euro 2020 qualifying draw – live!

Updates from the draw in Dublin, starting at 11am GMTPolitics, weather and 55 nations – how the draw worksEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 11.05am GMT Before the off in Dublin, a few more things to run through. Five of the 10 groups wi…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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James Forrest’s snappy hat-trick crowns ascension day for nervy Scotland

• Scotland 3-2 Israel• Forrest 34 43 64 – Kayal 9, Zahavi 75That the Nations League carries greater significance than the friendly matches it replaced hardly requires debate. The sense that this event became wholly relevant for the future and reputatio…

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Scotland v Israel: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the game at Hampden ParkItaly v USA – follow the international friendly live!And feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.57pm GMT Scotland: A McGregor; Paterson, Bates, McKenna, Robertson; Forrest, C McGregor, Ar…

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Ryan Fraser fires Scotland close to Nations League promotion

• Albania 0-4 Scotland• Fraser 14, Fletcher 45pen, Forrest 55 67Scotland are within 90 minutes of promotion from the third tier of the Nations League after an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Albania at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder.Ryan Fraser’s firs…

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Scottish football, a Jurassic world where ancient species thrive | Kevin McKenna

Things are so bad for the national side it’s becoming a struggle to find 11 fit players who actually want to wear the shirtA new form of football seems to have evolved in Scotland during our 20 years of wandering in the game’s wilderness.On closer scru…

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Nations League: Italy v Portugal, Albania v Scotland and more – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm GMT gamesAnd you can email Nick or tweet @NickMiller79 4.23pm GMT As it turns out, this Nations League business has been pretty good. Sport tends to be a fairly conservative business, broadly speaking happy with how things …

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José Mourinho criticises national teams over Manchester United injuries

• Fellaini, Dalot, Sánchez and McTominay not sent back home• Manager says injuries to blame for Sánchez’s strugglesJosé Mourinho has criticised Belgium, Portugal, Chile and Scotland for their treatment of Manchester United players over the recent inter…

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Bruma fires rocket to seal routine win for Portugal against Scotland

Scotland ended a difficult week in no better shape following a 3-1 defeat to Portugal in their low-key friendly at Hampden Park.Alex McLeish made six changes to the side which performed abysmally in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Israel on Thursday n…

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Scotland v Portugal: International friendly — live!

Live updates from Hampden Park, kick-off 5pm (BST)Investments are protected and for now Ronaldo is too big to failEmail Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 4.05pm BST Scotland: Gordon, O’Donnell, Robertson, Hendry, McKenna, McGinn, Forrest, Armstrong, McBurnie, …

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Kieran Tierney’s own goal in Israel deals Scotland Nations League defeat

• Israel 2-1 Scotland• Peretz 52, Tierney 74og; Mulgrew 25Kieran Tierney’s own goal consigned Scotland to a Nations League defeat in Israel after the visitors threw away a half-time lead.Alex McLeish’s side looked to be on their way to victory when Cha…

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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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Theresa May backs joint UK and Ireland bid to host 2030 World Cup

Prime minister says future bid would have full support after Labour backed it in JulyThe government has joined the Labour party in offering to support a joint bid from the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The football associations of England, …

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As football tickets go digital, we lose more than pieces of paper

Smart cards are replacing ticket stubs, which may be good for the environment but it’s not so satisfying for sentimental fansBy Alex Anderson for WSC, part of the Sport NetworkIt’s 1983. I’m 13, about to attend my first football match outside Scotland,…

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Steven Naismith strikes to give Scotland hope of Nations League salvation

• Scotland 2-0 Albania • Xhimshiti 47og; Naismith 68There was no acceptable alternative to victory for Alex McLeish in this, Scotland’s Nations League opener. The manager – unmoved from the pitchside for 90 minutes in pouring rain – knew that all right…

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Scotland v Albania, Portugal v Italy and more: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the latest set of gamesFootball Weekly: the pod on the Nations League so farAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Headline team news: Allan McGregor is preferred to Craig Gordon in goal, Stephen O’Do…

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Alex McLeish expectant of upturn in Scotland fortunes after sticky start

• Scotland have won just one match in previous five • McLeish: ‘This is where it really begins’It would be unfair – for now – to draw comparisons between this Scotland setup and Only Fools and Horses. Nonetheless, smiles were inevitable on Sunday as Al…