Courtois hits out at football governing bodies over rising number of games

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused football authorities of prioritising revenue over player welfare in a damning assessment of the global football calendar. Courtois, 29, was speaking after his country lost 2-1 against Italy in UEFA’s Nations League third-place play-off on Sunday – a match he described as “pointless” in the build-up.

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Joachim Löw to step down as Germany manager after Euro 2020

Joachim Low will step down from his role as Germany manager following Euro 2020 after asking to end his contract early, the German Football Association has announced. Low guided Germany to World Cup victory in Brazil in 2014 and has been manager since 2006.

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Ireland avoid relegation but fail to beat Bulgaria

The Republic of Ireland’s winless run continued tonight as they drew 0-0 with Bulgaria. The result means they retain their status in League B of the Nations League but Stephen Kenny is yet to taste success as an international manager and his side have now gone seven games without a goal.

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Sensational Spain stun Germany in 6-0 drubbing

Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick as Spain trounced Germany 6-0 in the UEFA Nations League securing a spot in next year’s finals in the process. The defeat, the nation’s heaviest in 89 years, mounts further pressure on head coach Joachim Low.

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Ireland draw blank again in loss to Wales

Ireland once again failed to score in the UEFA Nations League as they lose 1-0 to Wales in Cardiff thanks to a second half David Brooks header. The Boys in Green will hope to end their barren streak against Bulgaria on Wednesday.

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