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Portugal edges Netherlands to clinch Nations League title

Portugal have added the UEFA Nations League crown to their UEFA EURO 2016 triumph after Gonçalo Guedes’s second-half strike downed the Netherlands. Defences held sway in an even first 59 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo, Memphis Depay and Bernardo Silva all carried menace, but as soon as they encountered their opponents’ defensive walls, impenetrable fortifications marshalled by Virgil van Dijk and José Fonte, they floundered. Then, on the hour, came the breakthrough. Bernardo Silva looked to have overcooked his disguised pass to Guedes, but the Valencia forward wrapped his foot around it and squeezed a shot inside the post. Despite getting two hands to the ball, Jasper Cillessen could not keep it out. The Oranje have become used to falling behind and responded gamely, with Depay goi...

Neymar rape allegation, the real story

PSG and Brazilian “superstar” Neymar has denied an accusation that he raped a woman in Paris. According to a police report filed in São Paulo, the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the French capital, where Neymar plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG). According to police documents, the woman – who has not been named – got to know Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris. The Footballer  provided her with an air ticket from Brazil to France and a reservation at a luxury hotel in Paris. When Neymar came to the hotel on 15 May, he was “apparently drunk”, the woman alleges. After conversation and embraces, “at some point, Neymar became aggressive, and through violence, engaged in sexual intercourse against the will of the victim”, the police document...

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