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Aleksandar Mitrovic goal helps Serbia to Nations League win over Montenegro

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• Fulham striker and Adem Ljajic earn 2-1 victory for hosts• Mitrovic also misses with Panenka-style penaltySerbia closed in on promotion to the Nations League second tier after a 2-1 home win over neighbours Montenegro left them top of Group 4 in League C.The Serbians, who won with first-half goals from Adem Ljajic and Aleksandar Mitrovic, have 11 points from five games, four more than Montenegro who can no longer clinch top spot. Serbia will be promoted later on Saturday if Romania, who have six points from four games, fail to beat visiting Lithuania. Lithuania have no points from four games and face almost certain relegation to League D. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Aleksandar Mitrovic goal helps Serbia to Nations League win over Montenegro

Australia 1-1 South Korea: international football friendly – as it happened

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Korea open scoring in first half against run of playAustralia equalise with the final kick of match 11.18am GMT Related: Australia snatch a late draw amid controversy 11.03am GMT It arrived very very late but Australia deserved their equaliser after playing their part in an entertaining game.It was a performance that didn’t reveal much that Graham Arnold didn’t already know though, especially up front where Jamie Maclaren failed to assert himself on the game and Robbie Kruse was again a shadow of the player we see at club level. In general, the combinations in midfield and attack lacked cohesion despite promising moments. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Australia 1-1 South Korea: international football friendly – as it happened

Australia snatch late draw against South Korea amid controversy

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Australia 1–1 South KoreaMassimo Luongo scores a disputed equaliserAustralia have snatched a late draw with a controversial goal in the dying seconds of their friendly clash with South Korea in Brisbane.Massimo Luongo poked home with almost the last kick of Saturday night’s match at Suncorp Stadium to secure a 1-1 draw for Graham Arnold’s men. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Australia snatch late draw against South Korea amid controversy

Gordon Taylor, football’s fattest cat, must go if PFA is to modernise | Daniel Taylor

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Benevolent payments to ex-players are a fraction of Gordon Taylor’s salary and on issues from dementia to the abuse scandal the PFA’s leader has failed to leadWhat would your reaction be if I were to point out that in the past week Gordon Taylor has quietly passed the 40th anniversary since he took his place at football’s top table and set about the process of transforming himself from a barrel-chested winger at Bury, from the puddles and potholes of the old Third Division, into a life of establishment wealth?If you could put aside any cynicism, try not to dwell too long on the deficiencies of his organisation and overlook that it is traditionally he, not Richard Scudamore, who is the real Bagpuss of football’s fat-cat culture, it might even be possible to manage some grudging admir

Rainbow corner flags and armbands arrive to welcome LGBT fans

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• Football among sports in Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign• Premier League’s Bill Bush: ‘We’re proud to use our reach’Football fans attending matches between now and early December should not be startled by the sight of rainbow-coloured corner flags and substitution boards. Rather than representing a vividly dramatic rebrand of the game, the bright imagery is part of a wider inclusivity campaign designed to extend a welcome to LGBT supporters and participants.A host of other sports will also be promoting the leading equality charity Stonewall’s annual Rainbow Laces campaign. These include judo, cricket, netball, rugby union – which, during Premiership fixtures at the end of this month, will showcase rainbow referee’s shirts and touch judge flags – darts and athletics. Continue re

Graham Arnold makes Mark Milligan his new Socceroos captain

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Defensive-minded player ‘humbled’ by opportunityHibernian player has already led country 11 timesAustralia coach Graham Arnold has named Mark Milligan as Mile Jedinak’s successor, with the defensive midfielder’s first outing as permanent Socceroos captain to come on Saturday night against South Korea.Milligan, who has been capped 72 times for Australia, was the 56th player to skipper the Socceroos when they played South Korea in Seoul in July 2013. He has since led the side on 11 occasions. Related: David Squires on ... Graham Arnold's latest home Socceroos debut Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Graham Arnold makes Mark Milligan his new Socceroos captain

How can Renato Sanches be so bad at one club and so good at another? | Stuart James

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The midfielder is rebuilding his career at Bayern and is clearly a huge talent, which makes his failed spell at Swansea so bafflingSeptember 2017, the London Stadium. Renato Sanches is brought down by Cheikhou Kouyaté deep inside the West Ham half and is determined to take the free-kick. He tells his Swansea teammates he is going to put it in the top corner. One swing of his right boot later and the ball is on its way to the top corner ... of the stadium rather than the net. Swansea’s players are already turning on their heel before gravity has started to do its work.July 2018, Wörthersee Stadion. Bayern Munich win a free-kick wide on the right, about 22 yards from goal. Every Paris Saint-Germain player is expecting a cross as Sanches stands over the ball. Expertly disguising his in

Netherlands secure victory over France to condemn Germany to relegation

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• Wijnaldum and Depay on target for Dutch in Nations League• World champions’ unbeaten run ended after 15 gamesGermany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after the Netherlands earned a surprise 2-0 win over France. Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay crowned a dominant display from the Dutch in Rotterdam which in turn ended the world champions’ 15-game unbeaten run.Friday’s result leaves Joachim Löw’s winless Germany rooted to the bottom of the table and heading to League B. And the Netherlands will have the chance to qualify for the finals of the competition ahead of France when they complete the group stage against the Germans in Gelsenkirchen on Monday. Victory would see Ronald Koeman’s men top the group, while a draw would also be sufficient because