France and Belgium book spots at 2022 World Cup – World Cup European Qualifiers | Football News

Belgium and France both qualified for next year’s World Cup finals with four goals from Kylian Mbappe helping the French demolish Kazakhstan 8-0. The result left France top Group D on 15 points from seven games, four ahead of second-placed Finland, who they visit in their final match on Tuesday. Karim Benzema added two goals while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann scored one each to cap an impressive performance at the Parc des Princes and seal France’s berth in next year’s 32-nation tournament in Qatar. The floodgates opened after Mbappe…

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Let the search begin

Saturday 13th November, 2021 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a gem of a statement, while speaking at an event to mark the World Science Day, at Temple Trees, on Wednesday, but it did not receive adequate media attention. It was not about science and technology, though. Instead, it was about Sri Lankans’ inability to make rational choices when they elect their representatives. The President wanted to know why the people re-elected the politicians they had voted out for failure to live up to their expectations, and urged them to reject such…

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Sao Paulo GP: Lewis Hamilton stars after ‘devastating’ DSQ – how high can he finish race from 10th?

Lewis Hamilton reflects on Brazil punishment and epic fightback in the Sprint, which means he starts race from 10th; Martin Brundle: “He can win from there”; watch Sunday’s Sao Paulo GP live on Sky Sports F1 at 5pm By Matt Morlidge Last Updated: 13/11/21 9:46pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Lewis Hamilton says it was tough to get the news he had been disqualified from qualifying but said ‘you can’t give up’ after finishing fifth after starting at the back of the Sprint grid. Lewis…

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Sao Paulo GP: Valtteri Bottas defeats Max Verstappen in F1 Sprint for Brazil pole, Lewis Hamilton storms to fifth

Lewis Hamilton the star of the show at end of day of high drama as overtaking surge dramatically turns blow of qualifying exclusion around; Mercedes enjoy further boost as Bottas wins from Verstappen; watch Sunday’s Sao Paulo GP at 5pm live on Sky Sports F1 By James Galloway Last Updated: 13/11/21 9:15pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Anthony Davidson takes a look at Lewis Hamilton’s overtakes as he moved from the back of the grid to fifth in the Sao Paulo Sprint Anthony Davidson takes…

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Presidential Task Force entrusted with Country’s Agriculture has no experts (VIDEO)

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa attending the protest action organised by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) in Polgahawela today (13) stated that the Presidential Task Force appointed for Green Agriculture has fourteen members, but none of them are either experts or specialists in the field. The Opposition Leader questioned why the money of the taxpayers of this country was allocated in billions of rupees for those who are not experts in the field, revealing that these monies are being allocated to implement the recommendations…

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Stuart Hogg disappointed with loss after South Africa beat Scotland | Rugby Union News

“The boys are absolutely devastated about the result. The second half was far from where we needed to be and it cost us.” Last Updated: 13/11/21 8:24pm Stuart Hogg’s Scotland side lost to South Africa Scotland captain Stuart Hogg brushed off his historic double against South Africa as he bemoaned the self-destructive errors that led to a 30-15 defeat. Scotland led the world champions 10-8 at half-time and Hogg gave them hope with his second try, which took him level on 24 with Tony Stanger and Ian Smith on top…

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Dean Smith: Former Villa boss to sign two and a half year Norwich deal on Saturday evening | Football News

Dean Smith will sign a two-and-half-year contract to become Norwich City’s manager on Saturday evening. Terms were agreed verbally earlier on Saturday and all the legal necessities have been passed. Norwich are likely to confirm the deal in the next 24 hours, and the club’s bosses will stress that Smith was their first choice from the start of the process to identify Daniel Farke’s replacement. Farke was dismissed after Norwich beat Brentford 2-1 in their final game before the international break – their first Premier League win of the season.…

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Celebrating sustainability and creativity with HSBC Premier

Invites Junior Premier account holders to submit creative drawings that envision a sustainable future for everyone To help inculcate the core principles of creating a more sustainable future in HSBC’s journey towards net zero, HSBC Sri Lanka has launched a creative art competition that invites all its existing Premier Junior account holders from different age groups to submit a drawing that illustrates their vision for the future of the planet, whilst also encouraging them to think responsibly about managing their own carbon footprint. Stuart Rogers, Interim CEO for HSBC Sri…

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Lewis Hamilton disqualified from Sao Paulo GP in massive title blow and starts F1 Sprint from last

First becomes last for Lewis Hamilton for tonight’s F1 Sprint after Mercedes car thrown out of qualifying results for DRS wing infringement; Max Verstappen inherits first on grid; Verstappen fined heavily for touching Merc rear wing but no grid drop; Sprint live at 7.30pm on Sky Sports F1 By James Galloway Last Updated: 13/11/21 6:30pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Simon Lazeby is joined by Paul Di Resta and Anthony Davidson to explain Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification from Qualifying and Max Verstappen fine at the Sao…

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T20 World Cup final: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson highlights ‘small margins’ ahead of Australia showdown | Cricket News

“The game is full of small margins and throughout if you can win those moments then the game can change very quickly”; New Zealand captain Kane Williamson labelled Australia a “world-class outfit” ahead of the T20 World Cup final in Dubai; watch from 1pm, Sunday on Sky Sports Cricket By Sam Drury Last Updated: 13/11/21 5:26pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Captain Kane Williamson says New Zealand have to play their own style of cricket to beat ‘world class’ Australia in the T20 World Cup…

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Ship-load of ’toxic’ Chinese fertilizer causes diplomatic stink

The row between China and Sri Lanka over the quality of China’s organic fertilizer is affecting the livelihoods of Sri Lanka’s paddy farmers | Getty Images Why is a ship carrying cargo from China refusing to leave Sri Lankan waters despite being asked to do so by authorities? The answer is a crucial shipment gone horribly wrong, leading to a rare diplomatic tussle between two close allies, the blacklisting of a bank, and a group of farmers and scientists up in arms. The ship in…

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Tottenham Women 1 – 1 Arsenal Women

Arsenal needed an injury-time header by Vivianne Miedema to earn a 1-1 draw at Tottenham as the Women’s Super League leaders’ 100 per cent start to the season came to an end. Spurs had appeared on the cusp of a famous win at the Hive Stadium after Rachel Williams’s close-range finish had given the hosts the lead with 25 minutes to go. However, Miedema’s 92nd-minute header saw the leaders gain a deserved point in the end, while the home side stay third in the table. How Spurs ended Arsenal’s winning…

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