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  • Watch: Agius hails defensive performance

    Watch: Agius hails defensive performance

    Malta chalked up its second point in the UEFA Nations League after holding Azerbaijan to a 1-1 draw at the Baku Olympic Stadium, on Sunday. Azerbaijan, who are challenging Kosovo for Group D3's top position, had numerous opportunities to claim the...

  • Southgate says Premier League's early start has taken toll on players

    Southgate says Premier League's early start has taken toll on players

    England coach Gareth Southgate said the Premier League's early start was a factor in some of his players lacking sharpness or suffering from injury and questioned why the season began less than a month after the World Cup final. The English top...

  • Watch: Biraghi gives Italy stoppage-time win in Poland

    Watch: Biraghi gives Italy stoppage-time win in Poland

    Italy snatched a dramatic 1-0 win away to Poland in their Nations League match on Sunday thanks to a stoppage-time header from Cristiano Biraghi. Biraghi's goal gave Italy their first win in the competition and also their first in a...

  • Watch: Portugal prove too strong for Scotland

    Watch: Portugal prove too strong for Scotland

    Portugal forward Eder scored his first international goal since the Euro 2016 final against France to complete a 3-1 friendly win over Scotland on Sunday. Debutant Helder Costa opened the scoring on his international debut for an experimental...

  • Russia secure 2-0 Nations League win over Turkey

    Russia secure 2-0 Nations League win over Turkey

    Goals either side of halftime by Roman Neustadter and Denis Cheryshev handed Russia a 2-0 win against Turkey in their UEFA Nations League B, Group 2 match on Sunday. A powerful drive by Russian defender Georgy Dzhikiya following a corner hit the...

  • Malta deny wasteful Azerbaijan in UEFA Nations League

    Malta deny wasteful Azerbaijan in UEFA Nations League

    AZERBAIJAN               1 Abdullayev 53 MALTA                        1 Muscat 37 A resilient Malta side earned its second point in the UEFA Nations League Group D3 campaign after holding Azerbaijan to a 1-1 draw at the Baku Olympic...

  • Watch: Depay shines as Netherlands thump Germany to heap pressure on Loew

    Watch: Depay shines as Netherlands thump Germany to heap pressure on Loew

    Memphis Depay scored one goal and put in an exhilarating all-round display as the Netherlands outclassed Germany 3-0 in their UEFA Nations League clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday. Depay also struck the crossbar late on and Virgil van...

  • Ireland frustrate dominant Denmark in dull Nations League draw

    Ireland frustrate dominant Denmark in dull Nations League draw

    Denmark dominated possession but couldn't find a way to break down a dogged Republic of Ireland team as the two sides played out a dull scoreless draw in their UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 clash in Dublin on Saturday. The visitors were missing...

  • Watch: Substitute Schick earns Czechs 2-1 win over neighbours Slovakia

    Watch: Substitute Schick earns Czechs 2-1 win over neighbours Slovakia

    A late header by substitute Patrik Schick gave the Czech Republic a 2-1 win over neighbouring Slovakia on Saturday and earned the visiting side their first points in the Nations League competition. The Slovaks had squandered a slew of chances...

  • Watch: Mourinho is one coach I want to be reunited with - Hazard

    Watch: Mourinho is one coach I want to be reunited with - Hazard

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard has revealed his appreciation for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and said the Portuguese is the one coach he would like to work with again. The Belgian forward played under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for more than...

  • Watch: Malta players preparing for Azerbaijan clash

    Watch: Malta players preparing for Azerbaijan clash

    The Malta national team were set through their paces at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday, home of their next UEFA Nations League encounter against Azerbaijan on Sunday.  After last Thursday's defeat against Kosovo, the Maltese players are...

  • Azerbaijan's Medvedev urges fans for support

    Azerbaijan's Medvedev urges fans for support

    Buoyed by last Thursday's 3-0 rout of the Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan are eyeing another win to kick start the second round of their UEFA Nations League Group D3 commitments, when they host rock-bottom side Malta on Sunday, at the Baku Olympic...

  • Watch: Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

    Watch: Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

    Argentina great Diego Maradona has hit out at his countryman Lionel Messi, saying the forward is not a leader on the pitch and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Brazil's Pele is widely held to be one of the...

  • Henry named Monaco coach

    Henry named Monaco coach

    Former France striker Thierry Henry was given his first head coaching role when AS Monaco appointed him on a three-year deal to replace the sacked Leonardo Jardim, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday. Henry, who started out playing for Monaco...

  • Croatia hold wasteful England to stalemate in empty stadium

    Croatia hold wasteful England to stalemate in empty stadium

    England were held to a 0-0 draw away to World Cup finalists Croatia after missing several chances in a Nations League top-tier Group 4 clash played behind closed doors on Friday. The result inside the near-deserted stadium left both sides with one...

  • Watch: Lukaku double lifts Belgium

    Watch: Lukaku double lifts Belgium

    Romelu Lukaku scored twice to earn Belgium a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday, lifting the mood in the country after a week marred by match-fixing allegations. Belgium’s second win in the group means they have won 11 of...

  • Watch: Brazil fail to sparkle in 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

    Watch: Brazil fail to sparkle in 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

    Goals near the end of each half from Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro gave Brazil a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Friday in an unusually subdued performance by the five-times world champions. Brazil had scored 16 goals in their four previous wins...

  • Match-fixing suspicions on PSG vs Red Star match

    Match-fixing suspicions on PSG vs Red Star match

    France’s financial prosecutor’s office said yesterday it was investigating suspicions of match-fixing in the Champions League soccer match between Paris St Germain and Serbian club Red Star Belgrade on Oct. 3. Earlier yesterday, French sports...

  • Watch: Beerman's last-gasp strike hands Malta U-21 win

    Watch: Beerman's last-gasp strike hands Malta U-21 win

    MALTA                  2 Guillaumier 12 Beerman 90 HUNGARY               1 Szalai 48 Malta finally chalked up their first win in the Euro U-21 Qualification Group 6 after eight consecutive defeats when they edge past Hungary by the odd goal in...

  • Watch: Bolt fires two goals in Mariners trial

    Watch: Bolt fires two goals in Mariners trial

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first start for the Central Coast Mariners in a trial match on Friday that he hopes could pave the way for a professional contract as a soccer player. The 32-year-old Jamaican, who is...

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