Wales held by Austria in qualifier

Austria twice fought back from behind to draw with Wales in an entertaining 2018 World Cup qualifier in Vienna. Joe Allen’s half-volley put Wales ahead but slack marking allowed Marko Arnautovic to nod the hosts level. Wales were fortunate to regain the lead through Kevin Wimmer’s own goal – a day after Austria manager Marcel

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Coleman earns Republic win over Georgia

Seamus Coleman’s first international goal gave the Republic of Ireland a narrow victory over Georgia in their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dublin. Coleman, 28, made a strong run down the right, cut into the box and slotted home after the ball ricocheted into his path thanks to two fortunate rebounds. It was a victory

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England U21s beat Kazakhstan to reach Euros

England Under-21s booked their place at next summer’s European Championship with a game to spare as they won in Kazakhstan. Demarai Gray put the visitors in front by sidefooting in Nathan Redmond’s low, deflected cross. England were almost punished for not building on their lead but Brendan Galloway blocked an Alisher Suley shot. Gray put

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Footballer severs finger in ring mishap

Former Derry City striker Kevin McHugh’s season looks to be over after a freak accident almost completely sliced off his finger. The Finn Harps captain was hosting a coaching session in County Donegal when his wedding ring got caught in a fence. The 36-year-old immediately drove himself to Letterkenny University Hospital to try and save

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