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Republic of Ireland 0 Iceland 1: Magnusson magic hands hosts rare loss

Republic of Ireland's 15-game unbeaten run at home was ended by Iceland on Tuesday, a Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson free-kick earning a 1-0 win.
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Martinez frustrated by Belgium collapse

Belgium were denied victory by a late Aleksandr Bukharov goal that earned Russia a 3-3 draw, much to Roberto Martinez's frustration.
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South Africa 0 Angola 0: Referee collides with player in goalless draw

In a goalless draw between South Africa and Angola, referee Joshua Bondo and Natael's coming together proved a source of controversy.
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Scrapping offside rule would make no sense – Low

Marco Van Basten's suggestion of scrapping the offside rule - backed by Oliver Bierhoff - has drawn criticism from Joachim Low.
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Aguero overlooked as Correa replaces Messi for Argentina

Argentina will start with Angel Correa in attack against Bolivia after Lionel Messi was ruled out of the match due to suspension.
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Del Bosque urges Pique to continue Spain career

Gerard Pique is set to retire from Spain duty after the 2018 World Cup, but Vicente del Bosque thinks he should reconsider his future.
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'Zola came close to being appointed Inter coach '

Pierluigi Casiraghi has confirmed Inter held talks with Gianfranco Zola before appointing Stefano Pioli as Frank de Boer's successor.
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Messi's four-match Argentina ban is nonsense - Menotti

Argentina will appeal Lionel Messi's four-match ban and former coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes it to be excessive.
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Russia 3 Belgium 3: Bukarov spares hosts' blushes

Christian Benteke scored twice but Belgium were denied victory by Aleksandr Bukharov's late strike for Russia in a 3-3 draw.
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Real Madrid want Isco to stay, says Ramos

Isco continues to be linked with Barcelona, but Sergio Ramos remains hopeful that he will not push through a move away from Real Madrid.
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With and without Messi: The stats that prove Argentina will struggle to reach World Cup

Argentina can call upon the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala but their recent record without Lionel Messi is awful.
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Argentina to appeal Messi's four-match FIFA ban

Lionel Messi has been suspended by FIFA for abusing a linesman during Argentina's win over Chile, but an appeal will be launched.
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Lionel Messi suspended four games by FIFA for insulting linesman

Messi will miss all but one of Argentina's remaining qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
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Messi hit with four-match ban ahead of Bolivia v Argentina

Lionel Messi has been suspended by FIFA for abusing a linesman during Argentina's win over Chile, ruling him out for four games.
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South Korea 1 Syria 0: Hong effort sees off spirited visitors

Hong Jeong-ho's goal was enough for South Korea to see off a spirited Syria side in World Cup qualifying.
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Japan 4 Thailand 0: Kubo inspires comfortable win for Blue Samurai

Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Kubo and Maya Yoshida were all on target as Japan routed Thailand 4-0 in the AFC World Cup qualifiers.
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UAE coach quits after World Cup qualifying defeat

Defeat to Australia in Sydney has prompted Mahdi Ali to end his five-year tenure as United Arab Emirates coach.
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Griezmann makes LaLiga better - Madrid captain Ramos hails Atleti star

Sergio Ramos is primed for some tough encounters against Antoine Griezmann but is glad the France and Atleti star plies his trade in LaLiga.
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Australia 2 United Arab Emirates 0: Irvine, Leckie ease World Cup qualification fears

Goals from Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie earned an important 2-0 win for Australia over United Arab Emirates in World Cup qualifying.
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Partizan UEFA ban lifted after CAS appeal

Serbian club Partizan Belgrade will be able to compete in European competitions after their three-season UEFA ban was lifted.
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