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Denmark’s Christian Eriksen fires double to give Wales reality check

• Denmark 2-0 Wales• Christian Eriksen scores twice to give Danes comfortable winRyan Giggs was brought crashing back down to Earth after his flying start to life as Wales manager by the brilliance of Christian Eriksen. Denmark may have only had 72 hou…

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Denmark’s Christian Eriksen fires double to give Wales reality check

• Denmark 2-0 Wales• Christian Eriksen scores twice to give Danes comfortable winRyan Giggs was brought crashing back down to Earth after his flying start to life as Wales manager by the brilliance of Christian Eriksen. Denmark may have only had 72 hou…

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Denmark v Wales: Nations League – live!

Giggs puts his faith in youth as Wales bask in glory of Irish triumphFull-strength Denmark after deal is struck over players’ rightsAny thoughts? You can email Rob Smyth 4.29pm BST Denmark reached the last 16 of the World Cup, where they were beaten on…

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Ryan Giggs puts his faith in youth as Wales bask in glory of Irish triumph

Wales were stranded at Cardiff airport on their way to Denmark but they are upwardly mobile after their win over IrelandJoe Allen believes Ryan Giggs is the perfect person to nurture Wales’s new generation after his side stirred up memories of Manchest…

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Gareth Bale’s brilliance helps Wales rout Ireland on Ryan Giggs’s big night

• Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland• Lawrence 6, Bale 18, Ramsey 37, Roberts 55; Williams 66 Ryan Giggs will be pinching himself after his Wales side romped to victory over Ireland in their Nations League opener. Any memory of the World Cup qualifying defe…

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Wales to face full-strength Denmark after deal is struck over players’ rights

•Players on board before Nations League tie• Makeshift Denmark side lost 3-0 in friendly with SlovakiaWales will not face Denmark’s makeshift group of futsal and lower league players after a temporary deal was struck between the Danish football associa…

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Wales v Republic of Ireland, Germany v France and more: Nations League – live!

Live updates as Uefa’s new tournament gets under wayTen things to look out for in this week’s internationalsYou can email Paul here or tweet him here 7.28pm BST As for Irish permutations, it’s really not obvious how O’Neill’s men are going to line up. …

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International football and Nations League: 10 things to look out for

Leroy Sané can play himself back into the Germany side, Luke Shaw has a chance to impress while Argentina must attempt to move on from Lionel MessiThere are three new faces in Germany’s squad, with Joachim Löw freshening up the group by picking Bayer L…

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International football and Nations League: 10 things to look out for

Leroy Sané can play himself back into the Germany side, Luke Shaw has a chance to impress while Argentina must attempt to move on from Lionel MessiThere are three new faces in Germany’s squad, with Joachim Löw freshening up the group by picking Bayer L…

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Ryan Giggs prepares Wales for Danish unknowns after Ireland test

• Denmark set to field uncapped side over rights dispute• Wales at full strength for Nations League tie against RepublicRyan Giggs is preparing for Wales to enter the unknown against a Denmark side consisting of lower-league and futsal players.Denmark’…

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas gears up for home race

Welsh cyclist will be part of 120-strong peloton cycling 109-mile course through WalesThe farming village of Bancyfelin in the heart of Wales, with one pub, a post office and a tiny primary school, will be almost emptied tomorrow as cycling’s Tour of B…

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Wales semi-pros aim to shock England and seal women’s World Cup place

The hosts take on Phil Neville’s Lionesses at Rodney Parade on Friday knowing a win will secure a place in FranceGwennan Harries harbours mixed emotions. Almost simultaneously she feels a little bit nervous, extremely excited, cautiously optimistic and…

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‘So this is what it’s like to be famous,’ writes other Geraint Thomas

Welsh lecturer deluged with Twitter messages meant for Tour de France winnerHe prefers fast cars to speedy bicycles and counts joining a gym as his greatest athletic achievement.But because he shares a name with the winner of the Tour de France and has…

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Mark of Kane: engraved £5 note sparks Wales treasure hunt

Micro-engraver Graham Short creates special note for each of England captain’s World Cup goalsA £5 note depicting the image of the England football captain Harry Kane has gone into circulation in Wales and could “change the life” of anyone who finds it…

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Mesut Özil’s two hearts and the dual identities of white Europeans | Letters

Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s piece about the German footballer, which asked why people of colour should have to ditch their national heritageI agree with Afua Hirsch that German-born Mesut Özil should feel free to celebrate his German and his Turki…

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From the Maindy Flyers to the maillot jaune: Wales cheers on Geraint Thomas

In his boyhood Cardiff cycling club and across the nation, there is pride the Sky rider leads the Tour de France and hope he will winAround 22 years ago a skinny schoolboy with no competitive cycling experience took his bike down to the Maindy Flyers v…

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Chris Coleman appointed manager of Chinese club Hebei China Fortune

Coleman left Sunderland at the end of the seasonThe Welshman replaces Manuel Pellegrini at HebeiFormer Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is the new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, according to the club’s Weibo page. C…

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Chris Coleman appointed manager of Chinese club Hebei China Fortune

Coleman left Sunderland at the end of the seasonThe Welshman replaces Manuel Pellegrini at HebeiFormer Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is the new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, according to the club’s Weibo page. C…

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Neville Southall: ‘I’ve got a bit of flak because I stick up for sex workers’ | Donald McRae

The former Wales and Everton goalkeeper discusses LGBT issues, Theresa May, skeletons, the agony of Loris Karius and why he really dislikes Piers MorganDoubt settles over Neville Southall like a brooding cloud on an otherwise sunny afternoon in Liverpo…

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Commonwealth Games swimmer Otto Putland cleared of rape

Welsh swimmer was accused of raping woman who had just had sex with his friendA Welsh international swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she had consensual sex with his friend. Otto Putland, 24, …