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McGinn becomes seventh player to pull out of Scotland squad


Nations League League C, Group 1: Albania v Scotland Venue: Loro Borici Stadium, Shkoder Date: Saturday, 17 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; live text commentary on BBC Sport website Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has become the latest player to drop out of the Scotland squad to face Albania and Israel through injury. The 24-year-old ...

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Leicester City crash helicopter 'didn't respond to pilot command'


The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City’s stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot’s command, initial findings show. Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when the aircraft came down after a match on 27 October. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the helicopter started to turn right “contrary to the pilot’s left pedal command”. ...

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Welcome back to the Premier League Ranieri – the Italian's best quotes


Claudio Ranieri returns to the Premier League as manager of Fulham – BBC Sport looks back at his most memorable quotes from his tenure as Leicester manager. READ MORE: Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint Claudio Ranieri[1] WATCH MORE: Leicester’s title – a comic book celebration[2] References ^ Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint Claudio Ranieri ( ^ Leicester’s title ...

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Footballers must 'take lead' to help save planet – Flamini


Think footballers and you’re probably imagining flash cars, designer clothes and impressive mansions. But does the modern footballer have more of a conscience? Are they more considerate of the world’s major issues, such as climate change and social inequality? Former Arsenal and France midfielder – and keen environmentalist – Mathieu Flamini thinks so. So much so that, 10 years after ...

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Quiz: Who managed against the country of their birth?


Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland take on Northern Ireland on Thursday – the neighbours’ first meeting since 2011. Kilrea-born O’Neill, who has been in charge of the Republic since 2013, won 64 caps for Northern Ireland from 1971 to 1984. Can you name these other 10 people who have managed a national team against the country of their birth? Note, ...

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