Erling Haaland and Memphis Depay hat-tricks inspire Norway and Netherlands – World Cup Qualifiers European round-up | Football News

Erling Haaland and Memphis Depay scored hat-tricks as Norway and the Netherlands cruised to handsome World Cup qualifying victories on Tuesday. Group G: Haaland, Depay net hat-tricks Haaland starred as Norway thrashed minnows Gibraltar, netting three times in Olso, with Kristian Thorstvedt and Alexander Sørloth completing the 5-1 rout. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights of the World Cup qualifier between Netherlands and Turkey In Amsterdam, Memphis stole the show as his treble inspired the Netherlands to a 6-1 demolition of Turkey. Davy Klaassen set…

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Taliban fire shots to disperse protest in Kabul

The Taliban have fired shots to disperse the crowd at a large protest in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Video footage from the scene shows people running to safety, while heavy gunfire can be heard in the background. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demand women’s rights and denounce Taliban rule. Protesters also chanted anti-Pakistan slogans, as many believe neighbouring Pakistan supports the Taliban, which the country denies. Read more: Taliban fire warning shots at protest in Kabul Source link–!Thank You !–

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Taliban announces interim government in Afghanistan

The Taliban have announced an interim government in Afghanistan, and declared the country an “Islamic Emirate”. The government will be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, one of the movement’s founders. The interior minister will be a feared FBI-wanted leader of the Haqqani militant group. The Taliban seized control of most of the country more than three weeks ago, ousting the previous elected leadership. The announcement of the acting cabinet is a key step in the formation of a Taliban government. “We know the people of our country have been…

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Steve Clarke says Scotland deserve more respect after Austria victory in World Cup Qualifier | Football News

Steve Clarke called for more respect from critics after Scotland pulled off a terrific 1-0 victory over Austria to boost their 2022 World Cup qualification hopes. After a 2-0 defeat at runaway Group F leaders Denmark and a narrow 1-0 win over Moldova at Hampden Park, it was taken as read that the Scots needed at least one point in Vienna to stay in the hunt with their opponents and Israel for a play-off spot. As it turned out, striker Lyndon Dykes scored a VAR-awarded penalty in the 29th minute…

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António Guterres says Taliban needs UN’s humanitarian aid

The UN Secretary General said that humanitarian aid can be an “entry point” for dealing with the Taliban, as the world body continues its operations in Afghanistan following the US evacuation. Speaking with the BBC’s Laura Trevelyan in New York, António Guterres called on the Taliban to provide the conditions for them to do their work, while acknowledging that the situation remains “largely unpredictable”. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Two Sri Lankan military officers receives Masters Degree scholarships for the first time at Indonesia Defence University

Two Sri Lankan Army Officers, Lieutenant Colonel Janaka Ranaweera and Lieutenant Colonel Kosala Wijekoon, who were selected to follow the Masters degree in Defence Diplomacy (International) at the Indonesia Defence University (IDU) paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Indonesia Yasoja Gunasekera on 02 September 2021 at Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta. This is the first time in the Sri Lankan military training history that the IDU offered scholarships to the Sri Lankan military to follow the Masters Degree programme.…

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Rep Ire 1 – 1 Serbia

Republic of Ireland produced a spirited second-half display to secure a morale-boosting 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium. Three days on from escaping an embarrassing defeat to Azerbaijan, Ireland found themselves needing to produce another Dublin comeback when Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s brilliant near-post header gave Serbia the lead midway though the first half. Serbia peppered the Irish goal in search of the two-goal victory needed to restore them as Group A leaders after Portugal’s win in Azerbaijan but found 19-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu in inspired form…

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England U21 2 – 0 Kosovo U21

Rhian Brewster and Cole Palmer ensured Lee Carsley’s England U21 era got off to a winning start with a 2-0 win over Kosovo U21 at Stadium MK. Brewster scored his first goal for the U21s from the spot 10 minutes in after the Sheffield United striker had been fouled by goalkeeper Leo Besson in the box. Carsley kept only two of the starting XI who had played in England’s final game at Euro 2021 under predecessor Aidy Boothroyd and his unfamiliar charges struggled for rhythm without the ball at times,…

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Popular singer Sunil Perera passes away

Veteran singer, musician and leader of the popular band ‘Gypsies’, Sunil Perera passed away yesterday. He was 69. He passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. Sunil Perera tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was only recently discharged after recovering. However, he had been readmitted to hospital yesterday due to a sudden illness. Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera, popularly known as Sunil Perera was a veteran of the Sri Lankan music industry and a much-loved figure among artistes and fans alike. Thank you

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Racism in sport: Police Scotland close investigation into abuse of three Glasgow Rocks basketball players | Basketball News

David Mpondo, Julius van Sauers and Marc Kwedi were forced to move home because of the abuse in Glasgow but no arrests have been made; Police Scotland said: “The investigation has now concluded and suitable advice and assistance has been given” Last Updated: 07/09/21 6:57pm Glasgow Rocks said the windscreen of the players’ car was smashed by a hammer (Credit: Glasgow Rocks) British Basketball League side Glasgow Rocks have expressed their disappointment after Police Scotland closed an investigation into the racist abuse of three of their players. No arrests were…

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St Helens forward James Bentley sidelined with back injury | Rugby League News

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf expects James Bentley to be out for “an extended period” with the back injury he suffered against Catalans Dragons; Bentley is joining Leeds Rhinos for the 2022 Super League season By PA Media Last Updated: 07/09/21 7:41pm James Bentley suffered a back injury in St Helens’ loss to Catalans St Helens forward James Bentley may have played his last match for the defending Super League champions due to injury. Saints coach Kristian Woolf says the former Bradford second rower, who is joining Leeds in 2022,…

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Accurate estimation on Covid prevalence can’t be collected through circular-led interventions: Upul Rohana

An accurate estimation on the prevalence of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka cannot be made based on the number of cases reported on a daily basis in the present, emphasised Upul Rohana, Chairman of the Public Health Inspectors Association. He opined that this is mainly due to the fact that the number of PCR and Rapid Antigen interventions has been slashed via a circular by the Director General of Health Services. According to the circular, PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests have been limited to those with…

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FIFA World Cup: Fans’ groups oppose idea to host tournament every two years | Football News

Transnational and national fans’ groups from across the six confederations have issued a joint statement opposing plans to impose a biennial FIFA World Cup. Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s chief of global football development, is the chief proponent of the plans at world football’s governing body and a feasibility study is being held looking at the prospect of shortening the gap between men’s and women’s World Cups from four to two years, following a request from the Saudi Arabian federation in May which was approved by 166 national associations. Former USA head…

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James Anderson: Should England rest bowler for fifth Test against India? | Cricket News

James Anderson has had a heavy workload in the Test series against India, bowling 163.3 overs, second only to Ollie Robinson; he has been included in the squad for the final Test at Old Trafford, which starts on Friday, September 10, live on Sky Sports By James Walker-Roberts Last Updated: 07/09/21 5:32pm England’s James Anderson has bowled 163.3 overs in the India Test series so far With victory needed in the fifth Test at Old Trafford to avoid a series defeat to India, is it unthinkable that England will rest…

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