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Spurs activate Alderweireld contract extension

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Tottenham Hotspur have triggered an extension clause in veteran Belgian international Toby Alderweireld’s contract which ties him to the Premier League highflyers until the summer of 2020. The 29-year-old central defender — capped 88 times and an integral part of Belgium’s best ever performance at the World Cup last year …

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‘France deserved to win 2018 World Cup’

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Former England defender Gary Neville has insisted that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup. Les Bleus secured the trophy with a 4- 2 win over Croatia in the final of the competition on Sunday afternoon. Didier Deschamps’s side were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR in the …

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Hazard drops Chelsea exit hint

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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has fuelled speculation he could leave the club after saying it “might be time to discover something different,” following Belgium’s win against England in the World Cup third-place playoff. The 27-year- old, who scored the second goal in Saturday ’s 2- 0 victory in Saint Petersburg, …

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World cup: Belgium beat England 2-0 to claim third place

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Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg. Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second …

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World Cup: Kane, Lukaku battle for Golden Boot award

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Belgium and England will meet in the World Cup playoff for third place on Saturday with opposing strikers Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane vying for the tournament’s Golden Boot. Just as Belgium and England’s dead-rubber game in the group stage carried a sense of unimportance, so third-place playoffs can be …

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World cup: I never imagined helping France to final – Mbappe

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Kylian Mbappe said he never imagined — “not even in my wildest dreams” — that he could help France reach the World Cup final after Les Bleus saw off Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday. Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header in the semifinal sent the French into the final, where they will be …

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France peaking perfectly ahead of World Cup final

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Should France win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining momentum when it mattered. Tournament experience has been key for both the players and coach Didier Deschamps. France has learnt lessons from the last World Cup in Brazil, …

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