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    Pogba fires France as Belgium, Portugal run riot

    Agence France-Presse . Amsterdam | Updated at 11:15pm on October 11, 2016

    A searing first-half strike from Paul Pogba handed France a 1-0 win at rivals the Netherlands as Belgium and Portugal clocked up 6-0 victories and...

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    ‘BFF rotten, football dead’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on October 11, 2016

    Football fans in Bangladesh were left bleeding in their hearts on Tuesday after Bangladesh national team suffered a humiliating 1-3 loss to lowly Bhutan in...

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    Iran asks fans to mourn at football match

    BBC | Updated at 03:50pm on October 11, 2016

    Fans attending Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between Iran and South Korea in Tehran have been asked to replace football chants with religious slogans, because the...

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    Bangladeshi sues FIFA over treatment of Qatar World Cup workers

    Reuters | Updated at 04:30pm on October 11, 2016

    A Bangladeshi man who says he was harshly exploited while working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar is suing FIFA for allegedly failing to...

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    Bangladesh football buried in Bhutan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on October 10, 2016

    Bangladesh’s hopes of advancing to the Asian Cup qualification stage ended after a humiliating 1-3 defeat to hosts Bhutan at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu...

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    Pique set to quit Spain

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 10:32pm on October 10, 2016

    Influential Spain defender Gerard Pique has said he will retire from international soccer after the 2018 World Cup, because he is ‘tired’ of the criticism...

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    Immobile rescues Italy as Spain cruise

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:28pm on October 10, 2016

    Lazio striker Ciro Immobile grabbed an injury-time winner as four-time champions Italy snatched a 3-2 comeback win at Macedonia on Sunday, narrowly avoiding a World...

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    Must-win for Chile in ‘Clasico del Pacifico’

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 10:24pm on October 10, 2016

    Chile face a must-win showdown with fierce regional rivals Peru today as the South American champions aim to make up lost ground after a stumbling...

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    Messi deserves to retire as world champion: Bauza

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:09am on October 10, 2016

    Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes Lionel Messi deserves to retire from international football in style as a World Cup winner...

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    England win, classy Germany cruise

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:07am on October 10, 2016

    England ground out a low-key 2-0 victory over Malta in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in interim manager Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge, while...