Antonio Conte dismisses rumours of return to Juventus

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says reports linking him with a return to Juventus are “disrespectful” and “incredible”, and insists he is happy at Spurs.According to reports in Italy Conte is open to replacing under-pressure Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, who potentially faces the sack with the Old Lady struggling in Serie A with just two wins in seven games this season.

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Denmark’s World Cup kits to protest Qatar’s human rights record

The Danish kits for the 2022 World Cup will be much simpler as the national federation and kit supplier Hummel team up to protest the human rights record of host nation Qatar. The third kit is black “the colour of mourning” Hummel said in a post on social media today.

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Brady penalty saves Ireland’s blushes against Armenia

A late Robbie Brady penalty saved Ireland’s blushes as they saw a 2-0 lead disappear in the space of two minutes to secure victory over Armenia in their UEFA Nations League clash. John Egan and Michael Obafemi had given Ireland a comfortable lead before the visitors staged a comeback.

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Germany confirm player bonuses for World Cup victory

German players will receive a bonus of €400,000 each if they win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year. Germany last triumphed in 2014 in Brazil with each player taking home €300,000 a semi-final spot will see them pocket €150,000, a third place finish €200,000 and if they were to lose the final they would get €250,000.

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Late penalty proves costly as Scotland overcome Ireland

A late Ryan Christie penalty handed Scotland a hard fought 2-1 win over Ireland in the UEFA Nations League. John Egan had given Ireland an early lead but Jack Hendry restored parity early in the second half before a late handball gave the hosts the opportunity to win it from the spot.

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