Neil Lennon slams ‘abysmal’ Northern Ireland collapse to end World Cup qualifying hopes | Football News

Neil Lennon fumed at Northern Ireland’s “abysmal” collapse to throw away the lead and lose 2-1 to Bulgaria on Tuesday, ending their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup. After Saturday’s 2-0 reverse in Switzerland, Ian Baraclough’s side needed an almost miraculous run of results to reach next year’s finals, but fell at the first hurdle as a shambolic second-half showing allowed a resurgent Bulgaria to come from behind and jump above them in qualifying Group C. Lennon, who won 40 caps for the Green and White Army, laid into…

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Rep Ire 4 – 0 Qatar

Callum Robinson scored a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland beat World Cup hosts Qatar 4-0 to win back-to-back games for the first time since March 2019. Robinson, whose first-half double in Azerbaijan on Saturday set up a 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory, repeated the trick inside 13 minutes at the Aviva Stadium and then added a third eight minutes after the restart to become the first Ireland player to complete a treble since Robbie Keane against Gibraltar in October 2014. The West Brom striker, who found himself in the…

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2022 World Cup in Qatar: When can England qualify? | Football News

England need four points from their final two group games to be certain of qualification to the 2022 World Cup. England’s lead at the top of Group I was cut to three points on Tuesday evening as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Hungary at Wembley, while Poland beat Albania 1-0 to move into second place. Gareth Southgate’s side can still secure qualification with a game to spare if they beat Albania at Wembley next month and Poland drop points away to Andorra. They can also secure their…

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Elk with a tyre ‘necklace’ freed

An elk who spent two years wandering around Colorado with a tyre around its neck has had a weight lifted off its shoulders by wildlife officials. Officers resorted to tranquillising the bull elk and removing its antlers, after they were unable to cut through the steel lining of the tyre. Scott Murdoch of Colorado Parks and Wildlife spoke to the BBC’s Maryam Moshiri about the experience. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Artur Beterbiev to fight Marcus Browne in a world light-heavyweight title defence on December 17, live on Sky Sports | Boxing News

Knockout artist Artur Beterbiev will fight Marcus Browne in a defence of his IBF and WBC light-heavyweight championships at the Bell Centre in Montreal on December 17, live on Sky Sports. Russia’s Beterbiev is undefeated in 16 fights and has an ominous 100 percent KO ratio. Browne, a US 2012 Olympian, has won 24 of his 25. Image: Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne, December 17, live on Sky Sports “Artur Beterbiev has built a tremendous fanbase in Montreal, and we wanted to give him the opportunity to defend his titles…

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Hungary fans clash with police during World Cup Qualifier against England at Wembley | Football News

Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley during Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifier against England. Jeers could be heard from the away end as the England players took the knee to show their support for the fight against racism before kick-off. Clashes then broke out in the away section, with police using batons in an attempt to control the crowd before appearing to be forced into the concourse. After Hungary took the lead with a penalty in the 24th minute, a flare was let off in the away end. Sky Sports’…

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Barcelona’s Nou Camp to return to full capacity ahead of El Clasico clash with Real Madrid | Football News

Barcelona will be able to have full capacity at the Nou Camp from Friday after the Catalan government lifted coronavirus restrictions that have limited fan numbers. Catalonia’s regional president Pere Aragones said in a news conference on Tuesday that outdoor sporting venues will be able to be at 100 per cent capacity, a move that the Barcelona has welcomed. “Barcelona thanks everyone’s efforts and applauds the Government’s decision to apply a measure that practically allows us to return to normality,” a club statement on Twitter read. Barcelona have not been…

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Coronavirus: MPs report links Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool Champions League tie to 78 deaths | Football News

The decision to stage the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid in March 2020 has been linked to 78 deaths, a report by MPs into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has found. The report said the early handling of the crisis was one of the worst public health failures in UK history, adding it was a “serious early error” not to introduce the first national lockdown sooner. When the match at Anfield took place on March 11, 2020 – the same day WHO declared…

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Diogo Jota: Liverpool forward returns home early from international duty due to muscle injury | Football News

Diogo Jota is a doubt for Liverpool’s trip to Watford on Saturday after he was sent home early from international duty. The 24-year-old returned to Merseyside before Portugal’s World Cup Qualifier against Luxembourg on Tuesday. He had not trained with the squad since being left out of the weekend friendly win over Qatar due to a muscle injury. The Portuguese Football Federation said: “Diogo Jota was dismissed by the national team manager Fernando Santos, after being considered unavailable by the FPF Health and Performance Unit to face Luxembourg, in a…

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David Jenkins: Team GB Olympic diving coach dies aged 31 | Olympics News

Olympic champions Matty Lee and Jack Laugher have paid tribute to David Jenkins, who was part of the coaching staff at the Tokyo Olympics and also a regular at World and European Championships; Lee: “He was one of those people nobody disliked – a true gent with a beautiful personality” By PA Media Last Updated: 12/10/21 4:37pm Great Britain’s diving coach David Jenkins has died at the age of 31 (Picture: Team England) Matty Lee and Jack Laugher have paid tribute to British diving coach David Jenkins, who died at…

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UEFA sets out plans for hosting Euro 2028 – first competition that would clash with FIFA’s proposed biennial World Cup | Football News

UEFA has set out its plans for the hosting of Euro 2028 – a tournament which would clash with the first of FIFA’s biennial World Cups if those proposals are approved. European football’s governing body said the competition in seven years’ time was set to feature 24 teams – the same as the last two European Championships – but the number of participating countries could be increased to 32, with competition regulations yet to have been fixed. UEFA will invite single or joint bids, but only two countries will be afforded automatic…

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