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Facebook puts on brave face with Libra

The Libra Association said it was on track to launch in 2020 After five major payments providers pulled out last week, Facebook’s Libra currency project looked to be on the rocks. Libra Association spokesman Dante Disparte criticised the senators, telling the BBC the letter “stifles private market innovation”. “At some …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goals

Ronaldo’s goal was his 95th for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo reached a career landmark on Monday by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier at Ukraine. The 34-year-old scored a penalty as Portugal lost 2-1. His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches – and he …

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Neymar limps of friendly with Nigeria

Neymar only returned from an ankle injury in mid-September Paris St-Germain forward Neymar limped off after 12 minutes as Brazil were held to a 1-1 friendly draw by Nigeria. The 27-year-old walked off holding his left thigh and could be a doubt for the Champions League game against Club Bruges …

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Croatia holds Wales in Euro qualifications

Bruno Petkovic (R) received a yellow card after this collision with Ethan Ampadu Gareth Bale’s excellent equaliser helped Wales to hold 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia in a bad-tempered contest in Cardiff. The Real Madrid forward’s composed finish in injury time in the first half ensured Wales maintained their eight-year …

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Football gossip: Eriksen, Defoe, Fernandinho, Solskjaer

Bayern Munich could rival Real Madrid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and make a move for the 27-year-old Denmark international in January. (Sport1, via Mirror) Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that on-loan former England striker Jermain Defoe, 37, could be given a player-coach role at Ibrox next term. (Daily Record) Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 34, out of …

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Ramos sets new record in Spain draw with Norway

Sergio Ramos was making his 168th appearance for Spain Sergio Ramos became Europe’s most capped male outfield player as Spain edged closer to Euro 2020 qualification with a 1-1 draw in Norway. Ramos’ 168th cap also makes him Spain’s record appearance maker, surpassing goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Saul Niguez’s dipping second-half …

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Italy secures spot in next year’s Euros

Jorginho has scored all three penalties he has taken for Italy Italy secured their place at next year’s Euro 2020 finals by beating Greece 2-0 in Rome. After a goalless first half, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Andreas Bouchalakis’ handball. Substitute Federico Bernardeschi added …

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Football gossip: Eriksen, Haland, Aurier, Dier, Parkinson, Lacazette

Real Madrid will look to sign Tottenham’s Denmark international midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January. (Marca) Real Madrid are also keen on Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old Leeds-born Norway international forward Erling Haaland, who has been linked with Manchester United. (AS) Tottenham’s Ivory Coast international full-back Serge Aurier, 26, has revealed he wanted to leave in the summer transfer window and …

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Cristiano Ronaldo moves closer to 700 career goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 94 goals for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo moved one strike away from his 700th career goal as Portugal edged closer to Euro 2020 with a 3-0 win against Luxembourg. Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva opened the scoring before Ronaldo chipped over Anthony Moris. Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes completed …

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Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook had said it hoped to launch Libra in 2020 Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. Their move, first reported in the Financial Times , follows the withdrawal of PayPal, announced last week. It represents a huge blow to the social …

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Ngolo Kante suffers injury during warm up for Euro qualifiers

Olivier Giroud (second left) scored his 37th international goal for France Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante suffered an injury in the warm-up before France edged a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Iceland. Kante reportedly  picked up a muscle injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko. Blues team-mate …

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US postpones next tariff hike after China trade talks

The US has claimed progress on similar issues in the past Another planned tariff hike, in December, remains on the table, said Robert Lighthizer, America’s top trade negotiator. Lobby group Farmers for Free Trade said the promise of increased agricultural purchases by China – to between $40bn and $50bn, according …

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Brexit: Pound surges on renewed hopes of a deal

Sterling surged on Friday to a three-month high amid investor optimism about a last-minute Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union. Against the dollar the pound rose 1.9% to $1.2682, and against the euro was up 1.67% at €1.1489. The currency has rallied more than 3% since Thursday, its …

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England suffer loss in euro qualification

Kane’s penalty was his seventh goal in qualifying England must wait to confirm their place in Euro 2020 after the Czech Republic deservedly ended their 43-game unbeaten run in qualifiers stretching back 10 years. Gareth Southgate’s side would have secured their place in next summer’s tournament with victory in Prague …

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Belgium secures qualification after scoring nine goals

Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Belgium in 2019 Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino. Roberto Martinez’ side have an unassailable 11-point lead over third-place Cyprus in Group I. Belgium led …

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