Football

France end 2018 with Uruguay win

A shoulder injury to Kylian Mbappe overshadowed France’s 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay at the Stade de France on Tuesday After the disappointment of seeing the Netherlands pip them to a place at the Nations League finals with a late Virgil van Dijk goal in Germany on Monday, Olivier Giroud’s 52nd-minute penalty gave France victory ...

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Forrest treble sends Scots to play-offs

James Forrest scored a stunning hat-trick as Scotland came from behind to beat Israel in a thrilling match at Hampden Park, and confirm Nations League promotion along with a play-off spot for Euro 2020. Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal stunned Hampden with a sensational long range effort early on, but in a frantic first half Forrest equalised with a thumping low ...

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Wales narrowly beaten in Albania

Bekim Balaj’s controversial second-half penalty gave Albania a 1-0 friendly win over Wales on Tuesday night. On a night which saw Chris Gunter become the most-capped Wales player in history, Albania netted against the run of play after Taulant Xhaka, Arsenal midfielder Granit’s older brother, went down under the soft challenge of Harry Wilson. Sam Vokes had earlier missed a ...

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