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    No overnight solutions for China: Cannavaro

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    China coach Fabio Cannavaro has called for a long-term approach and time to build a fresh identity after tasting defeat in his first game in...

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    Falcao penalty sinks Japan

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Colombia’s record goalscorer Radamel Falcao scored from the penalty spot to defeat Japan 1-0 on Friday and hand new coach Carlos Queiroz a victory in...

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    Depay proves his quality to Koeman

    Reuters . Rotterdam | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Memphis Depay might be battling for both game time and goals at club level but his headline performance for his country at the start of...

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    Hazard lifts Belgium as Dutch rout Belarus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Eden Hazard ensured Belgium kicked off their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 in style on Thursday with a brace in a home victory over Russia,...

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    Politics rears its ugly head in Bangladesh football

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 11:19pm on March 22, 2019

    Ranked 192nd in the world just above the likes of Samoa, Montserrat, Cayman Island and struggling neighbours Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh football can rarely...

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    Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros for mimicking Simeone celebration

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Cristiano Ronaldo was fined 20,000 euros ($22,738) by UEFA on Thursday for mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration in Juventus’ Champions League last-16...

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    Pogba buys rings for team-mates

    Agence France-Presse . Clairefontaine | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    ‘The present has arrived,’ said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many...

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    Ronaldo to avoid US tour amid rape allegations

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will play the pre-season International Champions Cup in Asia and not in the United States amid the Portugal star’s rape investigation there,...

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    Youthful talent gives England a bright future

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Jordan Henderson says England are ready to fulfil the growing expectations around their vibrant young team as the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign starts with the...

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    Goretzka salvages draw for new-look Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Leon Goretzka spared coach Joachim Low a humiliating defeat with a second-half equaliser as a new-look Germany side were held to a 1-1 draw in...

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