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Lennart Johansson obituary

Former Uefa president who pioneered the Champions LeagueLennart Johansson, who has died aged 89, was president of Uefa, the European football association, for 17 years, from 1990 to 2007, during which time he oversaw its growth from an organisation wit…

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Substitute poked in eye by teammate in touchline high five, then goes off injured – video

The Degerfors substitute Mattias Özgun was instantly injured after a high five with his teammate went wrong as he was being brought on. The departing Axel Lindahl accidentally poked the 21-year-old in the eye as he left the field during the Swedish sec…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Denmark and Norway claim thrilling 3-3 draws

• Switzerland 3-3 Denmark; Norway 3-3 Sweden• Gabriel Jesus scores twice in Brazil friendlyDenmark launched a stunning late comeback against Switzerland to draw their opening qualifying match for Euro 2020.Remo Freuler, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka …

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Euro 2020 qualifying roundup: Spain and Italy start with wins, Swiss beat Georgia

• Sergio Ramos scores Panenka in Spain’s 2-1 win over Norway• Italy beat Finland 2-0; Sweden defeat Romania 2-1The Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another Panenka penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway in their opening Euro 2020 qualifie…

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Finland forward Riku Riski refuses to play match in Qatar for ‘ethical reasons’

Riski turns down call-up for friendly with Sweden in Doha‘I was pretty clear; I didn’t want to go’ says HJK forwardFinland face neighbours Sweden in an international football friendly in Qatar on Tuesday – but it has been revealed that one Finnish play…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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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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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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World Cup power rankings: Brilliant Belgium go top before semi-finals

We rank the eight quarter-finalists in Russia with Roberto Martínez’s team at No 1 after their magnificent defeat of Brazil Would anyone have stood a chance against Belgium’s first-half evisceration of Brazil? Their front three were irresistible and in…

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Dele Alli finally finds the freedom to make his mark on world stage | Dominic Fifield

Rare goal against Sweden can spur the midfielder to greater heights as England’s World Cup adventure continuesThe hour-mark was approaching when Dele Alli’s moment arrived. England had pinned Sweden deep inside their own territory, patiently sizing up …

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Team BBC provide a little bit of everything on England’s big afternoon

A World Cup quarter-final calls for cool heads and the right amount of giddy patriotism and that is what Gary Lineker and co delivered during England’s win over Sweden“Three men in a studio, Gary Lineker pre-senting!” And so to the biggest day in Engli…

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Jordan Pickford allays fears over ‘daft’ hand injury after thumping knee

• Goalkeeper injures hand after missing the ground• ‘It was a daft injury – but I’m a man, not a mouse’Jordan Pickford has allayed fears over his fitness for England’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, despite departing Samara clutching the man o…

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Sweden football fans in London: sweaty optimism gives way to a sad silence

In a packed, yellow-shirted bar in London, Sweden’s expat community hunkered down in a sweltering afternoonIt all started so well. Ninety minutes before the game, Johan Bondegreen was quietly, stoically, Scandinavianly confident. “England,” he told me,…

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Gareth Southgate’s science rockets England towards the moon | Barney Ronay

As England reach their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, take a breath to drink it all in and savour the momentThe red and white train just keeps rolling along. In the city where Russia’s space programme shot for the moon, England’s footballers ha…

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Gareth Southgate says England win ‘is difficult to put into perspective’

• England manager savours ‘my best day in coaching’ • ‘We’ve got here because the collective has been so strong’Gareth Southgate has spoken of his pride at following in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Robson and Terry Venables in becoming th…