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WALES SCRAPE WIN

Ben Woodburn's added-time winner saved Wales' blushes as they marked the return of international football to Wrexham with an unconvincing friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago. In preparation for Sunday's opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, manager Ryan Giggs rested almost his entire first team as Wales played in the north

PAUL POGBA ADMITS THAT REAL MADRID IS A DREAM

Paul Pogba has described Real Madrid as "a dream club for every player" but says he is happy at Manchester United. The midfielder, 26, has praised United's caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and says he has a "great relationship with him". "At the moment I'm happy in Manchester. I play. There's a

ALEXANDER ARNOLD OUT OF ENGLAND SQUAD

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has withdrawn from the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro because of a back injury. No player has been called up to replace the 20-year-old, leaving manager Gareth Southgate with a 22-man squad. England said Alexander-Arnold arrived with a back injury

NAVAS BLAST SOLARI

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas criticised Santiago Solari, saying he never felt he would get a chance regardless of what he did under the former head coach. Navas made just his fourth start of the La Liga season against Celta Vigo on Saturday, given his opportunity by Zinedine

MAN CITY TO SIGN SAUL NIGUEZ

Manchester City are reportedly "closing in" on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, having overtaken Barcelona in the race to sign him this summer. sources say City boss Pep Guardiola wants Saul to be Fernandinho's successor at the Etihad Stadium, and the Sky Blues are in the

COURTOIS OFFERED TO MANCHESTER UNITED FOR DE GEA

Courtois, 26, wants to to remain at the Bernabeu after he joined the club from Chelsea last summer. But, if that is not possible, he would prefer to join Paris Saint-Germain instead over the close season. After returning to Real, boss Zinedine Zidane dropped the ex-Chelsea stopper for his first game in

MARCO SILVA FINED

Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 by the Football Association for confronting officials after his side's defeat at Newcastle. Silva, 41, engaged angrily with referee Lee Mason and his assistants when his side lost 3-2 - despite being 2-0 up - at St James' Park on 9 March. The former

ROBERTSON TO MISS FIRST GAME FOR SCOTLAND

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has been ruled out of Thursday's opening Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan. The Liverpool defender had stayed behind in Glasgow when the squad left on Sunday night to have an operation on an abscess in his mouth. He had hoped to meet his team-mates in Astana, but will

9 COUNTRIES WANT TO HOST FEMALE WORLD CUP IN 2023

A record nine countries have told Fifa they want to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have formally declared their interest. A joint bid for the tournament could also be made by North and South Korea. World football's governing body said

HUDSON ODOI SURPRISED BY HIS CALL UP

The 18-year-old was brought into the England squad on Monday for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. He has played 19 games for Chelsea this season, scoring five times. "It's been a crazy experience but I'm delighted," Hudson-Odoi said. "I thought the manager was joking." He was

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