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Belgium 1-1 Greece: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened

A disappointing Belgium grabbed a point against nine-man Greece through Romelu Lukaku’s superb late goal 9.40pm GMT Eeh Bel Gium. That’s a frustrating night for Roberto Martinez’s team, and an excellent point for nine-man Greece. They would have won but for Romelu Lukaku’s brilliant late goal.…

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Life with the last Italian football club left in England

In 1968 Luigi Farnesi took his priest’s advice and set up Italia Wasteels. Luigi still goes every week but his Italian community has changed beyond recognition By Gianlucca de Paoli for The Gentleman Ultra , of the Guardian Sport Network When a player breaks his leg in a top-flight game, it is…

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Russia 2018 World Cup: how the main contenders are shaping up

From a rejuvenated Brazil to France’s incredible strength in depth, we look at the frontrunners’ starting XIs to see how they compare The World Cup is only 15 months away and, with the latest round of qualifying games around the corner, we look at some of the teams expected to challenge for the…

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard facing fitness race for visit of Manchester City

• Belgium coach Roberto Martínez says Hazard faces 10 to 15 days out • Chelsea play Crystal Palace and Manchester City on 1 and 5 April Chelsea’s Eden Hazard will miss Belgium’s international matches this week owing to a calf injury, and faces a race to be fit for Chelsea’s next two Premier League…

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Guardian journalists among Press Awards winners

Daniel Taylor wins both news reporter and sports journalist of the year, while Amelia Gentleman takes specialist journalist of the year The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor has won both the news reporter and sports journalist of the year awards for his series of stories about child sexual abuse in…

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Europa League round-up: Lacazette gives Lyon advantage against Roma

• Lyon beat Roma 4-2 in France • Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach finish 1-1 in all-German match Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette fired late goals as Lyon hit back to beat Roma 4-2 at the Stade des Lumières. Roma struck twice through Mohamed Salah and Federico Fazio to lead at half-time…

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