Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign underway with a 1-0 victory against Italy at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz. Fernando Santos’ men did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini in the Group A3 clash in Lisbon. After a 

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It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win the Ballon d’Or this year with Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric being the three finalists. Lionel Messi isn’t contesting the award for the first time since 2006, leaving the door wide open for a newcomer to break the long-running dominance held by himself and Ronaldo. In truth, few 

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Wales suffered a sobering Nations League defeat in Denmark as Christian Eriksen’s two goals inspired the hosts to victory. The Danes were back at full strength after their senior players boycotted Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia over a commercial rights dispute, and it was one of their returning stars, Eriksen, who gave them the lead with 

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Group A2: Switzerland 6-0 Iceland In a stunning display in St Gallen, Switzerland were 2-0 up at the break through Steven Zuber and Deniz Zaharia. A Xherdan Shaqiri free-kick was flicked into his own net by Birkir Bjarnason before Haris Seferović, debutant Albian Ajet and fellow substitute Admir Mehmedi added to an unhappy start as Iceland 

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Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has announced the arrival of a daughter – a day after leaving Germany’s team hotel for “private reasons”. Germany said on Friday that the 22-year-old would not be available for Sunday’s friendly with Peru following talks with head coach Joachim Low. And he revealed on Saturday: “Incredibly happy to let 

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Germany and France ended scoreless after Georgia’s Giorgi Chakvetadze scored the first UEFA Nations League goal.  Germany-France ends goalless on opening night Georgia’s Chakvetadze scores first UEFA Nations League goal Wales turn on the style; Ukraine snatch late win.  League A.  Group A1: Germany 0-0 France France were held to a goalless draw in their first 

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The World Cup is long over – but international football is about to return. The newly-founded UEFA Nations League starts on Thursday, with 55 European nations competing in four leagues. What is the UEFA Nations League? The UEFA Nations League is a new international tournament. England will go up against other European nations in a 

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