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Cold, hungry and home late – not quite how I envisaged Nations League stint | Max Rushden

Two long nights in Portugal gave me a new-found respect for pitchside reporters and an extra-time craving for a bananaIt’s the 90th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo, on a hat?trick, cuts inside his man and whacks it in the corner of the net to seal Portgual’s…

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England dig deep in pointless cause – but greater tests are in store | Sean Ingle

The players looked jaded against the Swiss and should have been on the beach after an impressive seasonOn a soporific summer’s day in Guimarães one word reverberated in the mind like a mantra. Why? Why were England playing in one of the more pointless …

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Jordan Pickford saves the day as England beat Switzerland on penalties

This was a game too far, long before it drifted apologetically into extra time, or culminated in a penalty shootout relatively devoid of tension in the Portuguese sun. It was a fixture which had felt more like a prolonged appeal for the season finally …

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England v Switzerland: Nations League third-place play-off – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the playoff in GuimaraesSouthgate commits to England and rules out taking Chelsea jobSend your emails and thoughts to Rob here 2.41pm BST 40 min “Hi Rob,” says Oliver. “Does the really important England game begin at 5pm?”…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick lets Portugal survive bizarre VAR penalty for Swiss

What more can be said about the man? He is 35 on his next birthday and even the greats reach a point when the only opponent they cannot beat is their age. Not Cristiano Ronaldo, though – or not yet, anyway, judging by the latest demonstration of his ra…

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Portugal v Switzerland: Nations League semi-final – live!

Nations League semi-final updates from the 7.45pm BST gameAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 5.09pm BST Porto’s Estadio Do Drago is the venue, where European Champions Portugal are hosting Switzerland for a place in the final of th…

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Nations League: four exciting young players to watch in Portugal

Expect to see João Félix, Declan Rice, Kevin Mbabu and Donny van de Beek tearing it up this weekBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredCristiano Ronaldo was only 19 when Portugal hosted Euro 2004 and reached the final. Ronaldo scored his first international g…

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Michael Schumacher feature film rights up for grabs at Cannes

Documentary will tell story of Formula One star and cover his near-fatal skiing accident The dramatic life and times of the Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher are to be released as a feature-length film documentary described as a personal t…

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Do Schär and Ospina incidents show football has a concussion problem?

Breakthrough on a concussion test appears close but in the meantime there are questions about the treatment of head injuriesRisk is part of life’s fabric and a big part of football’s attraction but when it comes to suspected concussion, even the most c…

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Do Schär and Ospina incidents show football has a concussion problem?

Breakthrough on a concussion test appears close but in the meantime there are questions about the treatment of head injuriesRisk is part of life’s fabric and a big part of football’s attraction but when it comes to suspected concussion, even the most c…

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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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‘Dereliction of duty’: Fabian Schär plays on for Swiss after being knocked out

• Newcastle’s Schär says he cannot remember incident• Brain injury charity calls on Uefa to investigateThe brain injury charity Headway has called for a Uefa investigation after Newcastle’s Fabian Schär played on for Switzerland despite having been kno…

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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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Ski president sorry for praising dictators and attacking ‘so-called’ climate change

Gian Franco Kasper said dictators make good event hosts75-year-old once said women shouldn’t ski jumpThe president of the International Ski Federation has apologised after an interview in which he questioned climate change and said he preferred countri…

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Nations League roundup: Swiss stun Belgium with comeback to reach finals

• Haris Seferovic hat-trick as Switzerland win 5-2• Relegated Northern Ireland lose 2-1 to AustriaHaris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland recovered from conceding two early goals to beat World Cup semi-finalists Belgium 5-2 on Sunday and qual…

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Xherdan Shaqiri insists he can handle reception with Liverpool in Serbia

• The Switzerland international was fined for his celebration• Shaqiri will visit Serbia for the Red Star Belgrade matchXherdan Shaqiri maintains he can handle the hostile reception that awaits him in Belgrade next month when he visits Serbia for the f…

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Nations League round-up: Northern Ireland face relegation after Dzeko double

• Michael O’Neill’s side beaten 2-0 in Sarajevo• Switzerland relegate Iceland with 2-1 victoryNorthern Ireland were shown the value of clinical finishing as the Bosnia-Herzegovina captain, Edin Dzeko, condemned them to a third successive Nations League…

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Marcus Rashford stakes claim as England shake off sluggish start | Dominic Fifield

The Manchester United forward may have pushed his case ahead of Sterling as a poor Switzerland were beaten 1-0There were times when, at best, this felt like a persuasive argument for all things Nations League. Uefa’s brainchild at least provides a comp…

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Marcus Rashford earns uninspiring England friendly win over Switzerland

For a long time, it was a reminder of what it used to be like with England, back in the days when the football seldom strayed above six out of 10, when the crowd had to make their own entertainment and the idea that this team could possibly come within…

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Marcus Rashford earns uninspiring England friendly win over Switzerland

For a long time, it was a reminder of what it used to be like with England, back in the days when the football seldom strayed above six out of 10, when the crowd had to make their own entertainment and the idea that this team could possibly come within…