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From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo bags four goals to keep Portugal's qualification campaign on track Goals Galore This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo bags four goals to keep Portugal's qualification campaign on track

Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus was guilty of a howler as Ronaldo inspired Portugal to victory.

From The42 Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra Les Bleus

Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra

The World champions made hard work of beating a side ranked 133 places below them on Tuesday.

From The42 Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches RIP

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.

From The42 Real Betis star Fekir blames 'lies' for failed Liverpool move Claim

Real Betis star Fekir blames 'lies' for failed Liverpool move

The former Lyon captain has given his thoughts on why his transfer to the current European champions didn’t happen in 2018.

From The42 French football chief tells referees not to stop matches for homophobia Ligue 1

French football chief tells referees not to stop matches for homophobia

Ligue 1 games were stopped in August as a result of homophobia, measures with which FFF president Noel Le Graet disagrees.

From The42 Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales On A Roll This post contains videos

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales

The Man United winger’s first-half strike made it back-to-back victories for Ryan Giggs’ side.

From The42 Leeds tie key midfielder down to five-year deal amid Premier League offers Pen To Paper

Leeds tie key midfielder down to five-year deal amid Premier League offers

The Championship promotion hopefuls have managed to keep hold of one of their star assets in Kalvin Phillips.

From The42 'I would not be wasting my time': Bale confident Wales can qualify for Euro 2020 Man On A Mission

'I would not be wasting my time': Bale confident Wales can qualify for Euro 2020

The Real Madrid forward rescued his country against Azerbaijan in Cardiff.

From The42 Harry Kane hat-trick helps England ease past Bulgaria and maintain perfect start Three Of The Best

Harry Kane hat-trick helps England ease past Bulgaria and maintain perfect start

The England captain’s three goals helped England make it three wins from three in Euro 2020 qualifying.

From The42 Bale rescues faltering Wales at home to Azerbaijan Talisman

Bale rescues faltering Wales at home to Azerbaijan

Wales just about did enough to beat Azerbaijan on Friday, with Gareth Bale scoring the winner in the 85th minute after a poor showing.

From The42 Scotland's Euro 2020 hopes dented as Russia take three points from Hampden Blow

Scotland's Euro 2020 hopes dented as Russia take three points from Hampden

Stephen O’Connell’s own goal saw Russia complete a 2-1 comeback victory against Scotland, whose Euro 2020 hopes took a blow at Hampden Park.

From The42 Mkhitaryan in the dark over Arsenal future after Roma loan Uncertainty

Mkhitaryan in the dark over Arsenal future after Roma loan

The midfielder has made a temporary move to Italy and is unsure where his long-term future lies.

From The42 Messi's annual Barcelona exit option does not worry Pique Claim

Messi's annual Barcelona exit option does not worry Pique

The clause is said to have come into effect when five-time Ballon d’Or winner turned 32 in June.

From The42 'I can definitely see a longer-term future in Italy' - Smalling open to permanent Roma switch Loving It

'I can definitely see a longer-term future in Italy' - Smalling open to permanent Roma switch

Unwanted at Manchester United, Chris Smalling will consider whether to call Italy home for longer than a single season.

From The42 Diego Maradona has a new job Pastures New

Diego Maradona has a new job

The Argentine legend has been appointed as head coach of Superliga strugglers Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

From The42 Sergio Ramos on target as Spain maintain 100% record Imperious This post contains videos

Sergio Ramos on target as Spain maintain 100% record

La Roja’s victory came in their first game since Robert Moreno was confirmed as coach on a permanent basis.

From The42 Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win Going Well This post contains videos

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win

Kevin Malget had a night to forget at Windsor Park on Thursday.

From The42 Pogba, Salah and Sterling join Messi and Ronaldo on FIFPro World 11 list Stars

Pogba, Salah and Sterling join Messi and Ronaldo on FIFPro World 11 list

Premier League clubs boast the most players on the 55-man shortlist.

From The42 Italy ride their luck to see off 10-man Armenia Review

Italy ride their luck to see off 10-man Armenia

An Andrea Belotti brace and a solitary effort from substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini settled a spicy contest.

From The42 'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss Let It Go This post contains videos

'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss

The former Red Devils captain has hit out at the Scot in an explosive interview with Off The Ball, suggesting some of his claims were ‘nonsense’.

From The42 Sarri finally returns to Juventus training after illness Return

Sarri finally returns to Juventus training after illness

A bout of pneumonia has meant a frustrating start to life as Juventus head coach for Maurizio Sarri but he took training on Wednesday.

From The42 Emre Can in 'deep shock' over Champions League omission Reaction

Emre Can in 'deep shock' over Champions League omission

The midfielder says he was told he would be in Juventus’ Champions League squad – only to be excluded by coach Maurizio Sarri.

From The42 Hull City defender diagnosed with bowel cancer Illness

Hull City defender diagnosed with bowel cancer

Angus MacDonald has received more bad news regarding his health.

From The42 Neymar 'did everything possible to return' to Barcelona - Suarez Barca

Neymar 'did everything possible to return' to Barcelona - Suarez

Luis Suarez believes Neymar did everything he could to return to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain.

From The42 'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today' Let Bygones...

'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today'

Michael Owen has not fully forgiven David Beckham for his red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

From The42 Inter fans' group incredibly excuses Lukaku racist abuse as 'a form of respect' Controversy

Inter fans' group incredibly excuses Lukaku racist abuse as 'a form of respect'

The Belgium striker was subjected to monkey chants from Cagliari supporters over the weekend.

From The42 'There is no problem' - Matic denies rift with Man United boss Solskjaer On The Sideline

'There is no problem' - Matic denies rift with Man United boss Solskjaer

The Old Trafford side’s midfielder has only played 22 Premier League minutes this season, but he claims there is no issue with the manager

From The42 Emre Can and 2017 final goalscorer Mandzukic left out of Juve's Champions League squad Spoiled For Choice

Emre Can and 2017 final goalscorer Mandzukic left out of Juve's Champions League squad

Juventus’ bloated first-team squad has seen two big names left out in the cold for their European campaign.

From The42 Blow for Juventus as Chiellini ruled out for six months Sidelined

Blow for Juventus as Chiellini ruled out for six months

The defender had knee surgery today and is not expected to play again until March.

From The42 Michael Owen questions Alan Shearer's loyalty to Newcastle in social media feud Toon Squad

Michael Owen questions Alan Shearer's loyalty to Newcastle in social media feud

Excerpts from Owen’s new autobiography has driven a wedge between former team-mates.

From The42 Galvin, Ricey, Fennelly - fascinating managerial moves as 2020 season takes shape already Merry-go-round

Galvin, Ricey, Fennelly - fascinating managerial moves as 2020 season takes shape already

Three serial All-Ireland winning players from the noughties are taking their first steps in management.

From The42 Alexis Sanchez bemoans lack of opportunities to impress at United Italian Job

Alexis Sanchez bemoans lack of opportunities to impress at United

The Chilean has joined Inter on loan for the rest of the season after a difficult 19 months at Old Trafford.

From The42 Former captain Icardi seals PSG loan after penning Inter Milan contract extension Pen To Paper

Former captain Icardi seals PSG loan after penning Inter Milan contract extension

The agreement with the French club includes an option to buy the striker.

From The42 Henrikh Mkhitaryan's Arsenal departure confirmed Change Of Scenery This post contains videos

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's Arsenal departure confirmed

The attacking midfielder has moved to Roma on loan.

From The42 Emery defends Xhaka after heavy criticism of Spurs display Support

Emery defends Xhaka after heavy criticism of Spurs display

The midfielder conceded a penalty against Tottenham with a poor challenge.

From The42 Darmian becomes latest Manchester United player to complete Serie A switch Matt Finish

Darmian becomes latest Manchester United player to complete Serie A switch

The Premier League club have offloaded the Italian full-back, who has signed a long-term deal with Parma.

From The42 Bale scores twice but then sees red as Real Madrid snatch a draw at Villarreal Bale Out

Bale scores twice but then sees red as Real Madrid snatch a draw at Villarreal

The Welsh international scored both of his side’s goals in a 2-2 draw, before being sent off late on.

From The42 'Everyone wrote us off' - Lennon defiant after Old Firm win Stepping Up

'Everyone wrote us off' - Lennon defiant after Old Firm win

The Scottish champions produced a faultless performance to move three points clear of their Glasgow rivals.

From The42 Ex-Man City star on target as Roma and Lazio share derby spoils Honours Even

Ex-Man City star on target as Roma and Lazio share derby spoils

Aleksandar Kolarov came back to haunt his former club in an entertaining game.

From The42 Mane and Salah 'spat' shrugged off by Liverpool captain Henderson Be Grand

Mane and Salah 'spat' shrugged off by Liverpool captain Henderson

Sadio Mane was apparently angry with Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s win at Burnley, but Jordan Henderson is not too concerned.