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BELGIUM TOP OF WORLD RANKING

Belgium took sole possession of the top spot in FIFA's latest official rankings, moving ahead of world champions France by just a single point. The two sides shared first place in the previous edition of the rankings. England moved into the top five, passing Uruguay along the way. Brazil remain third

FRANCE BEAT GERMANY IN NATION

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France came from behind to claim a second Nations League victory and continue Germany's abysmal run in 2018. The visitors were eyeing just their second competitive win of the year when Toni Kroos scored from the penalty spot after Presnel Kimpembe had handled. But Griezmann levelled for

Ramos backs Harry Kane to shine

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has picked Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as the primary England player he'd expect to do well in La Liga if he were to ever make the switch. Spain play hosts to the Three Lions in a UEFA Nations League match on Monday, and when asked who from the opposition could

Lukas modric acquitted

A Croatian court has rejected a charge of perjury against Luka Modric, recently named as the best football player in the world. Croatian prosecutors have accused him of giving false testimony at the trial of an ex-executive of his former club Dinamo Zagreb. It related to Mr Modric's transfer to Tottenham Hotspur

RUSSIAN MIDFIELDER ACCUSED OF DOPING

Denis Cheryshev, who scored four goals for Russia at the World Cup, is under investigation for an alleged doping violation. The 27-year-old, on loan at Valencia from Villarreal, fell under suspicion after his father revealed his son had used growth hormone (HGH) treatment. The World Anti-Doping Agency told BBC Sport the case

SPAIN DEMOLISH CROATIA

Spain's impressive start to the Nations League continued as they thrashed World Cup runners-up Croatia. Luis Enrique's side who beat England at Wembley in their opener in the competition on Saturday - never looked back after Saul Niguez's headed opener. Marco Asensio fired in from 20 yards and then, shortly after, saw

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