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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, …

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Christian Ribeiro: ‘I was told to stop or I wouldn’t be walking in my 30s’

The midfielder, who counted Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey among his Wales team-mates, is rebuilding his life after being forced into retirement at Oxford by a knee injuryChristian Ribeiro remembers the phone call from the Oxford United physiotherapist a…

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Edinson Cavani fires Uruguay to China Cup with win over Wales

Uruguay beat Wales 1-0 to win the China Cup final in Nanning thanks to a Edinson Cavani goal on his 100th international appearance.The Paris Saint-Germain striker pounced in the 50th-minute to score from close range following a Cristian Rodríguez cross…

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Ryan Giggs tells Gareth Bale to snub José Mourinho and stay at Real Madrid

• Wales manager says forward can win more trophies at Bernabéu• José Mourinho still interested in bringing player back to EnglandRyan Giggs has urged Gareth Bale to resist any overtures from Manchester United and stay with Real Madrid.Giggs spent his w…

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Gareth Bale breaks Wales scoring record in 6-0 thrashing of China

Gareth Bale’s historic hat-trick gave Ryan Giggs the perfect start to his tenure as an international manager, with Wales thrashing China 6-0 in Nanning. Bale’s stunning display saw him score twice before the break and he completed his first internation…

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China v Wales: international friendly – live!

China Cup updates from Nanning, kick-off 11.35am GMTChris Mepham: ‘It’s surreal that Giggs wants to chat with you’And why not Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 11.44am GMT 7 mins: Another half-chance for the hosts, with Wu Lei getting away from Ben Da…

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Chris Mepham: ‘It’s surreal that Ryan Giggs wants to have a chat with you’

Four years ago the defender was a Sunday league player. Now he is thriving at Brentford, wanted in the Premier League and set for his Wales debutAs Chris Mepham tells his story in the same west London hotel where Ryan Giggs asked to meet him a couple o…

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Ryan Giggs: I am more nervous as Wales manager than I ever was as a player

• Giggs takes charge of first Wales game against China on Thursday• ‘As a player you are quite selfish,’ says Manchester United legendRyan Giggs has said he will be more nervous than at any time during his playing career when he takes charge of Wales f…

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Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud

Ex-pros part of £5m scam which took money to train deprived young people as coachesTwo ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football co…

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Wales to play South Africa at RFK Stadium in Washington DC in June

First minister Carwyn Jones announces game at start of US tripGame will precede two Tests in ArgentinaWales will play South Africa in Washington DC on 2 June, it was announced on Monday. The game will be played at RFK Stadium, formerly home of the US c…

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Uefa Nations League: home nations get tough test in new competition

• England draw Spain and Croatia, Wales v Rep Ireland and Denmark• Northern Ireland play Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina• Scotland drawn against Israel and AlbaniaEngland have been drawn to play Spain and Croatia in Group Four of League A in the Uefa Na…

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Uefa Nations League draw – live!

Follow the draw for Uefa’s new competition as it unfoldsEmail Barry here or Tweet him here, if you fancyNick Ames: what is the Nations League and will it work? 11.23am GMT Here are the pots from which the League C groups will be drawn. Managerless Scot…

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Ryan Giggs sought advice of Sir Alex Ferguson before taking Wales job

• Giggs has signed four-year contract as Wales manager• ‘I’m not on social media so haven’t seen much criticism’Ryan Giggs sought the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson before agreeing to succeed Chris Coleman as Wales manager, with the former Manchester Unit…

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Ryan Giggs set to be unveiled as Wales manager on Monday

• Former Manchester United player to succeed Chris Coleman• Wales FA will confirm appointment at press conferenceRyan Giggs is set to be named Chris Coleman’s successor as Wales manager on Monday. The Football Association of Wales said it would announc…

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Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy among four interviewed for Wales manager’s job

• Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen also in running to succeed Chris Coleman• FA of Wales close to making appointment, with Giggs the current frontrunnerThe Football Association of Wales is expected to announce Chris Coleman’s successor in the coming days a…

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Welsh FA chief investigated over ‘definitely not English’ manager comment

• Investigation could delay appointment of the next Wales manager• Three-man disciplinary commission set up by Football Association of WalesFootball Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his commen…

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Sunderland land Chris Coleman as manager as he leaves Wales job

• Coleman set to be confirmed in post over the weekend• Sunderland are bottom of the ChampionshipChris Coleman has agreed to become the new Sunderland manager. The 47-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Simon Grayson’s successor over the weekend in…