Giroud becomes France’s oldest goalscorer

Olivier Giroud became the oldest scorer in France’s history as they beat Austria to boost their hopes of avoiding Nations League relegation. Les Bleus dominated, with Kylian Mbappe having an early goal ruled out for offside and Aurelien Tchouameni’s bicycle kick being tipped onto the bar. Giroud set up Mbappe for a fine opener, taking on several defenders before firing…

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De Bruyne on target as Belgium edge Wales

Kevin de Bruyne was at his masterful best as Belgium withstood a spirited fightback from Wales to leave them teetering on the brink of relegation in the Nations League. De Bruyne casually stroked in the opening goal from the edge of the penalty area and hit the post with another shot from a similar distance before crossing for Michy Batshuayi…

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Netherlands edge Poland to close in on finals

The Netherlands remain in control of Nations League Group A4 after defeating Poland in their penultimate match. Cody Gakpo met Denzel Dumfries’ low ball into the box to put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes in Warsaw. Steven Bergwijn secured victory for Louis van Gaal’s unbeaten side with a curling finish on the hour mark. The Netherlands must avoid defeat…

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