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England beat Croatia, as Portugal secure last 4 berth

England manager Gareth Southgate praised his side’s resilience after they scored two goals in the final 12 minutes to beat World Cup semi-final conquerors Croatia 2-1 at Wembley yesterday and book their place in the last four of the Nations League. England were facing the prospect of relegation to the …

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Bosso edge Byo Chiefs

NEWMAN Sianchali’s goal at the stroke of full-time completed Highlanders’ second half comeback, leaving Bulawayo Chiefs players dejected after blowing a 2-0 first half lead. Despite losing to Highlanders, Chiefs survived relegation from the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League following Triangle United’s 4-2 win against Nichrut who completed the list …

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Rhinos edge Shabanie

BLACK Rhinos coach Herbert Maruwa believes it is possible for his side to finish in the top six following yesterday’s win over relegated Shabanie Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the National Sports Stadium. Honey Chimutimunzeve was on target for the hosts in the 12th minute, …

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Rassie praises Papier

South Africa rugby coach Rassie Erasmus was full of praise for 21-year-old scrumhalf, Embrose Papier in the Springboks’ 26-20 win over Scotland on Saturday night. After limited time off the bench during the course of the international season, Papier was handed his first start at Murrayfield. Despite calls earlier in …

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Nichrut back to D1

TEN-man Triangle played their last game at home and finished in style relegating Nichrut back to Division One football with an emphatic win at Gibbo yesterday. Exactly a week after being crowned Chibuku Super Cup champions at the same venue, Triangle came into this match brimming with confidence. After scoring …

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Ireland stun Kiwis

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen’s claim that Ireland are now number one in the world and favourites for the Rugby World Cup has been dismissed as “banter” by the Six Nations champions’ boss Joe Schmidt. Hansen – who as coach will seek a second successive World Cup next year in …

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Fans boo Sadio Mane

An inconsolable Sadio Mane had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates on Saturday after missing a golden chance in Senegal’s win over Equatorial Guinea. You wouldn’t have known it, but Liverpool star Mane was actually on the winning side in the African Cup of Nations soccer qualifier …

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Nigeria, Morocco sail through

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations soccer finals on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals. Nigeria drew 1-1 with South Africa in Soweto, Uganda edged Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala, Mali beat …

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Neymar punishes Uruguay

Neymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a full-blooded friendly on Friday night. Brazil captain Neymar was subjected to some ferocious fouls from Uruguay as the clash between the South American rivals boiled over at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. …

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Yadah, Chapungu seal survival

AFTER surviving relegation with one game to go, and having flirted with the dreaded chop for the better part of the campaign, Chapungu and Yadah are targeting a better Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season next year. The two teams fought out a draw at Ascot to secure their stay …

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