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Plus: Switzerland is made to wait for their last-16 place after a third-place finish in Group A, but Xherdan Shaqiri and others could be tricky customers in the knockout stages if they qualify.

Switzerland hit the crossbar and Andrea Belotti pushed Danny Ward into making an important save after Gareth Bale had rocketed his unmarked volley over the bar.

The Wales captain looked sure to snatch a draw in Rome for his 10-man team when the ball fell graciously for a left-foot strike. But, like with his penalty miss against Turkey, he got it poorly wrong. It could have been a costly mistake.

But that Swiss miss and Ward’s quick stop hindered Wales from surrendering their goal difference advantage and they fought hard in the heat to guarantee a second-place finish in Group A – and a Saturday night in Amsterdam.

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The party there will not be entirely what it could have been, given the travel limitations Welsh fans are facing, but, wherever they are watching, they can now start to plan a route through this competition that would imitate the class of 2016.

Russia or Denmark are the likely last-16 opponents unless Finland can get a result from Belgium, and then it would be back to Baku to potentially face the Netherlands. That city was a cheerful hunting ground for Rob Page’s players in the group stage – and Wembley, the semi-finals, and the opportunity to compare to the legends of Euro 2016 will be beckoning by then. It’s not unthinkable.

But while Wales has shown in this tournament they have a strong aiding cast – stronger than 2016? – they need their talisman to step forward this weekend. Bale has shown moments of brilliance, especially with his assists against Turkey, but his country needs him to be near-perfect in the knockouts to realize the dream. It’s a challenge he will relish.

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Official- Manchester united sack Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to pay him £7.5m severance fee

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager afer a disgraceful 4-1 away defeat by Watford on Saturday.

Official- Manchester united sack Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to pay him £7.5m severance fee


Solskjaer, an icon of the club, had been in charge of United for nearly three years but pressure on his position started building after humiliating losses to Liverpool and Man City despite having star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in the squad.

The club heirarchy had a meeting early Sunday morning, November 21, and agreed to part ways with Solksjaer and will pay him a £7.5m severance fee due to the fact he signed a new 3 year deal in June.

Posting on its social media platforms, Manchester United wrote;

 ‘Manchester United can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left his role as manager. Thank you for everything Ole.’

The favourites to succeed Solskjaer are Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag.


In 165 games, Solksjaer had 91 Wins, 40 defeats and 34 draws.

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Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off

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Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off

Nigeria has moved one step closer to booking one of the World Cup play-off spots after beating Liberia on Saturday in Tangier, Morocco.


Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa scored from the spot in the first and second half respectively to beat Liberia 2-0.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen scored the first goal, which was a penalty for Nigeria after the Liberian goalkeeper brought him down.

He converted the resulting penalty to give the Super Eagles an early lead in the first half and even though the away Super Eagles dominated play they could not add another goal in the first half.

Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off


In the second half, Substitute and captain Ahmed Musa scored the second goal for Nigeria, another penalty, with four minutes left to go in the match to give Nigeria a 2-0 victory.


The Eagles will need at least a draw in their last match against Cape Verde on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria if they are to qualify for the World Cup play-off.

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Cristiano #Ronaldo scores TWICE as #ManUnited beat Newcastle 4-1 to go top of the #premierleague

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Cristiano #Ronaldo scores TWICE as #ManUnited beat Newcastle 4-1 to go top of the #premierleague

Cristiano Ronaldo is back with a bang as he scores twice on Man Utd return in 4-1 win over Newcastle

Manchester United have now secured the top position on the premier league table with 10 points. Manchester City comes second with 9.

There was not much of a difference in game-play but the goalscorers, Man Utd have them in abundance!

Ronaldo is BACK!

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