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Euro 2016 power rankings: Croatia go top but problems for France

Croatia’s win over Spain puts them top of the pile, hosts France fail to impress with the pressure off, Germany show inconsistent flashes of brilliance while Iceland and Republic of Ireland’s late shows see them climb The most notable thing from beating Spain is that without Luka Modric they…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic bows out as Sweden are ushered to exit by Belgium

La Fin . In France, the country where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won so many hearts as he played out the past few years of his career in his own inimitable style at Paris Saint-Germain, a yellow curtain fell. Sweden put their guts into a last dance, but it was a brutal, thumping strike from a player…

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Sweden v Belgium: Euro 2016 – as it happened

A brilliant goal from Radja Nainggolan - only playing because Mousa Dembélé was injured - sent Belgium into the last sixteen; they’ll play Hungary, while Sweden are off home 10.00pm BST So, that completes the group stages for European Championships 2016 - hadran alach, as they say where I come…

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Swedish footballer sent off for farting during match

• Defender Adam Lindin Ljungkvist sent off for breaking wind • Referee called it ‘unsportsmanlike’ and ‘deliberate provocation’ A Swedish footballer has hit out after being sent off for breaking wind during a match – with the referee accusing him of “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to retire from international football after Euro 2016

• Sweden striker has scored 62 goals in 115 appearances • Decision means he will not compete for country at Rio Olympics It has been looming on the horizon for some time, but the day Sweden fans have been dreading is almost here – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will quit the national team as soon as they are…

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Euro 2016 power rankings: Spain set the tone as competitors stutter

A dominant performance against Turkey has the reigning champions on top, while Northern Ireland make a big climb on the back of beating Ukraine By some distance, the best performance at the championship so far – no matter how willingly Turkey appeared to roll over and take a pummelling. The third…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic named in Sweden’s provisional squad for Rio Olympics

• Coach says striker will decide whether to travel after Euro 2016 • Hakan Ericson: ‘It could be a new phase in his career’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in Sweden’s provisional squad to take part at the Rio Olympics later this summer. Related: Zlatan Ibrahimovic locates magic touch to make…

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