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If you haven’t experienced racism, it’s very difficult to understand it | Danny Gabbidon

Years after I was targeted by Serbia-Montenegro fans, England’s players endured the same abuse. Time for action and educationSadness. That was the overriding feeling for me when I was racially abused playing for my country. It was August 2003, I was 24…

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Wales up and running after Daniel James’ early strike sinks Slovakia

It was anything but convincing and there were plenty of anxious moments for Wales to endure on an afternoon when Slovakia will wonder how on earth they failed to score, but all that matters for Ryan Giggs and his players right now is that their qualifi…

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Wales v Slovakia: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Live updates from the Cardiff City Stadium, kick-off 2pmBale tips Wales’s mix of oldies and young talent to overcome oddsFeel free to email Simon or tweet @SimonBurnton your thoughts 2.07pm GMT 7 mins: Brooks runs infield from the right but his pass fo…

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Gareth Bale says Wales’s mix of oldies and youth can overcome the odds

• ‘Bookies aren’t always right,’ says Bale before Slovakia clash• Aaron Ramsey’s injury opens door for young talentThe last time Wales faced Slovakia in Cardiff, at a less than half-empty Millennium Stadium in October 2006, they suffered one of their m…

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Ben Woodburn scrambles late reward for starless Wales against Trinidad

• Wales 1-0 Trinidad & Tobago• Woodburn chests home last-minute goal from close rangeGareth Bale was present but not risked for a match in which Wales snatched a late winner through Ben Woodburn, a deserved outcome after their constant second-half …

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I have been made a scapegoat over Sala crash, says Willie McKay

Former agent helped broker Cardiff deal for Argentinian striker before plane crash in JanuaryFormer football agent Willie McKay believes he and his son have been made scapegoats for the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala.The 28-year-old Argentinian …

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I have been made a scapegoat over Sala crash, says Willie McKay

Former agent helped broker Cardiff deal for Argentinian striker before plane crash in JanuaryFormer football agent Willie McKay believes he and his son have been made scapegoats for the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala.The 28-year-old Argentinian …

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Ryan Giggs: ‘It didn’t work for United but Van Gaal was brilliant for me’

The Wales manager discusses the loneliness of his job, what Manchester United should do next and why he turned to a psychologist“I think every manager feels that loneliness,” Ryan Giggs says as he identifies the usually unspoken difficulty at the core …

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Harry Wilson: ‘Ian Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him? Ian? Rushy?’

The Liverpool winger, on loan at Derby, talks about that five-fingered goal celebration at Manchester United and his surprise Wales debut at 16In October 2013, Harry Wilson was having a lie-in, watching television in bed in academy digs in Eccleston, r…

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Harry Wilson: ‘Ian Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him? Ian? Rushy?’

The Liverpool winger, on loan at Derby, talks about that five-fingered goal celebration at Manchester United and his surprise Wales debut at 16In October 2013, Harry Wilson was having a lie-in, watching television in bed in academy digs in Eccleston, r…

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‘A loss to everyone in football’: Neil Warnock leads tributes to Emiliano Sala – video

Cardiff City’s manager has paid tribute to Emiliano Sala after a body recovered from the Channel was identified as that of the Argentinian footballer. Warnock felt the news would bring peace to the family, whilst leading tributes to what he called ‘a s…

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Emiliano Sala: fellow footballers pay tribute after body identified

Sergio Agüero among those expressing sadness at death of Cardiff City playerTributes have been paid to the footballer Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the Channel and formally identified.An aircraft carrying the Cardiff City player, flow…

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Emiliano Sala: fellow footballers pay tribute after body identified

Sergio Agüero among those expressing sadness at death of Cardiff City playerTributes have been paid to the footballer Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the Channel and formally identified.An aircraft carrying the Cardiff City player, flow…

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Search for Emiliano Sala resumes after crowdfunding effort

Two boats go out looking for Cardiff City footballer after £259,000 raised online A new search for missing Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala has been launched after more than £250,000 was raised to fund the operation.An official search and rescue operation…

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Emiliano Sala family consider private search for missing footballer

Elite footballers join call to resume search for Cardiff City player and pilot off GuernseyRelatives of Emiliano Sala are investigating the possibility of launching their own search after the authorities in Guernsey halted their hunt for the missing fo…

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Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’

The midfielder on being in the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary, starting afresh at Charlton and his desire to play for Wales again“I didn’t get a dog. But I’m still thinking about it,” confides Jonny Williams. “I want a cute one that isn’t going to g…

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Aaron Ramsey will follow in the footsteps of greatness by moving to Juventus | Richard Williams

Legendary status earned by John Charles in Turin is proof that the Welsh playmaker can still make up for time lost at ArsenalThere may be no second acts in American lives, as F Scott Fitzgerald once claimed, but a footballer’s can sometimes stretch to …

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Female footballers list is a massive win | Brief letters

Top 100 players | Low minimum wages for young people | Steve Bell, Peter Schrank and Keira Knightley | Sandwich puzzle | Placenames: Dorset’s River Jordan and Sodom in WalesAlmost a year ago, I wrote to you after your list of the 100 best footballers i…

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Euro 2020 qualifying draw – live!

Updates from the draw in Dublin, starting at 11am GMTPolitics, weather and 55 nations – how the draw worksEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 11.05am GMT Before the off in Dublin, a few more things to run through. Five of the 10 groups wi…

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Albania consign Ryan Giggs and Wales to embarrassing friendly defeat

Wales suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Albania as Ryan Giggs’s first year in charge ended on a low note. Albania are ranked 42 spots below 18th-placed Wales in the Fifa rankings but Bekim Balaj’s penalty condemned them to a shock defeat and damag…