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Police in Spain break up tennis match-fixing ring ‘involving 28 pros’

Ring alleged to involve 28 professional players including one who played in last US OpenSpanish police have broken up a tennis match-fixing ring that is alleged to involve nearly 30 professional players, including one who played in the last US Open.The…

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Police in Spain break up tennis match-fixing ring ‘involving 28 pros’

Ring alleged to involve 28 professional players including one who played in last US OpenSpanish police have broken up a tennis match-fixing ring that is alleged to involve nearly 30 professional players, including one who played in the last US Open.The…

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The three generations of Marcos Alonsos who have played at Wembley

Chelsea are off to Wembley for the League Cup semi-finals, giving Marcos Alonso a chance to add to his family’s legacyBy Euan McTear for These Football Times“I don’t have many regrets as a footballer,” said Pelé a year ago. “But I wish I had played at …

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The three generations of Marcos Alonsos who have played at Wembley

Chelsea are off to Wembley for the League Cup semi-finals, giving Marcos Alonso a chance to add to his family’s legacyBy Euan McTear for These Football Times“I don’t have many regrets as a footballer,” said Pelé a year ago. “But I wish I had played at …

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Flashpoints of 2018: Julen Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of World Cup

Continuing our series on controversies that defined the year, the Spain manager is fired twice in 138 days, the second time by Real MadridThe call came, a five-minute warning, and then the bombshell landed. It did so about the same time as Aeroflot fli…

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Paco Alcácer, the striker who is too good as a substitute to start games

No one has scored more goals in the Bundesliga this season than Paco Alcácer, even though he has started just two gamesBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe top of the Bundesliga table has been transformed since the final day of last season. Bayern Munic…

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Paco Alcácer, the striker who is too good as a substitute to start games

No one has scored more goals in the Bundesliga this season than Paco Alcácer, even though he has started just two gamesBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe top of the Bundesliga table has been transformed since the final day of last season. Bayern Munic…

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David Villa confirms he will leave New York City FC at end of year

Spanish striker’s contract expires on 31 DecemberHas become one of MLS’s most successful importsDavid Villa, one of MLS’s most successful imports, has announced an end to his New York City FC career.The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Spanish stri…

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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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Croatia stun Spain to set up Nations League decider against England

• Tin Jedvaj’s stoppage-time winner gives Croatia 3-2 win• Wembley showdown will decide qualification and relegationTin Jedvaj scored a last-gasp winner to revive Croatia’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals as Spain fell to a 3-2 defeat in Za…

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Croatia v Spain, Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland and more – live!

All the Nations League and international friendly actionEngland v USA – live with Ben FisherFeel free to email Ed or to tweet @ed_aarons 7.13pm GMT Over in Dublin there is much excitement about the return of Robbie Brady. The Burnley man hasn’t played …

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Eric Dier says England have learned how to avoid being intimidated

• Tottenham midfielder was quick into action against Spain• ‘It’s knowing when to win fouls, when to take your time’Eric Dier has pointed to England’s eagerness to stamp their authority on the Nations League match with Spain as evidence their youthful …

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Spanish press reaction: ‘Lord’ Harry Kane brought Spain to their knees | Sid Lowe

‘We hadn’t cocked it up like this against England since the 16th century’ said El Mundo while Marca felt Kane showed he was ‘a classic striker who is good at absolutely everything’“I was great at half-time,” said the Spain manager Luis Enrique. “The lo…

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Gareth Southgate hails England’s ‘quality’ and ‘bravery’ after win over Spain – video

England’s 3-2 Uefa Nations League victory in Seville filled manager Gareth Southgate with pride after his young side stunned in-form Spain with a performance brimming with ‘huge courage’.Raheem Sterling ended his goal drought with a first-half brace an…

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Dazzle of front three sees England fill gap on Gareth Southgate’s CV | Dominic Fifield

Gareth Southgate’s young side were quickly into their stride against Spain and finally have a win against a team of pedigreeThere must have been times as the interval approached when even Gareth Southgate, such a staunch believer in the talent of this …

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Gareth Southgate praises Raheem Sterling and England’s bravery in Spain

• Manager says his side have made progress since World Cup• ‘The quality was great. We used the ball with courage’Gareth Southgate praised his young side’s bravery and urged them to use their startling 3-2 victory against Spain as a reference point for…

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Spain 2-3 England: player ratings from the Nations League tie

The best marks for the home side were earned by the substitute scorer Paco Alcácer and Marcos Alonso – but England’s Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford were superiorJordan Pickford Horrible moment of overplaying should have resulted in conceding a pen…

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Luis Enrique sees Spain’s optimism washed away in the Seville rain | Sid Lowe

After enjoying victory in his first three matches, the manager oversaw the first competitive defeat on home soil for 15 yearsThe enquiry began way before the game had finished. The stadium clock hadn’t yet reached half an hour when to the right of it, …

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Raheem Sterling’s double inspires England to stunning victory in Spain

• Spain 2-3 England• Alcácer 58, Ramos 90; Sterling 16 38, Rashford 29Where to start? It was a wild night under the lights of Seville and, ultimately, these are the kind of moments England ought to cherish. Any win against Spain is to be celebrated but…