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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, due to be hosted in Canada between 17 and 23 July, involving the hosts, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA, has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions

Ruckus created by Belgian farmer moving a stone towards France highlights fragility, complexity of borders
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Ruckus created by Belgian farmer moving a stone towards France highlights fragility, complexity of borders

The precise location of boundaries was usually part of local knowledge, kept and maintained by members of the community.

'Unacceptable inequality of treatment': Belgium cultural venues to defy indoor ban, reopen illegally
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'Unacceptable inequality of treatment': Belgium cultural venues to defy indoor ban, reopen illegally

Belgian authorities are organising test events but have not yet given venues and their workers a solid green light to reopen.

Culture venues in Belgium defy COVID-19 shutdowns, reopen illegally after being out-of-work for six months
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Culture venues in Belgium defy COVID-19 shutdowns, reopen illegally after being out-of-work for six months

Belgium, a country of 11.5-million inhabitants, has been severely hit by the coronavirus, with 24,185 COVID-19-related deaths recorded so far. But infections and hospitalisations have been decreasing over the past week.

Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez calls for increased squad sizes at tournament
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Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez calls for increased squad sizes at tournament

The European Championship, which gets underway on 11 June after a hectic 2020-2021 season, was delayed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Portugal beat Luxembourg; Belgium, Dutch score big wins
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Portugal beat Luxembourg; Belgium, Dutch score big wins

Juventus forward Ronaldo bagged his 103rd international goal five minutes after the break to stop his side falling foul of a Luxembourg team whose recent performances have defied their small status and tiny population.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo fumes after winner denied, Belgium held
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo fumes after winner denied, Belgium held

Portugal drew 2-2 in Belgrade, despite Ronaldo believing he had scored the winner in the third minute of stoppage time when the ball appeared to cross the goalline before Stefan Mitrovic cleared.

Belgium cathedral to open a new visitor centre featuring restored Van Eyck altarpiece, a panel of which was stolen in the1930s
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Belgium cathedral to open a new visitor centre featuring restored Van Eyck altarpiece, a panel of which was stolen in the1930s

In its long history, the Ghent Altarpiece was nearly destroyed by iconoclasts in the 16th century, taken to Paris by horse and carriage after the French revolution, sold off to an art dealer, almost burned in the cathedral in 1822 and bricked in during World War I to avoid German appropriation. After the Just Judges survived all that, then came what was quickly dubbed “the intrepid theft.”

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, matchday: Netherlands hope to rebound after loss, Portugal visit Serbia
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, matchday: Netherlands hope to rebound after loss, Portugal visit Serbia

The Netherlands look to get their campaign back on track against Latvia after slumping to a 4-2 defeat to Turkey in their first Group G match.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine, Belgium cruise past Wales
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine, Belgium cruise past Wales

The defeat was a dreadful start to the campaign for the Netherlands, who failed to qualify for either Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup, but are one of the fancied sides ahead of the delayed Euro 2020 finals this year.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, matchday: France begin campaign against Ukraine; Belgium face Wales
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, matchday: France begin campaign against Ukraine; Belgium face Wales

Belgium, the world's top-ranked team which finished third at the 2018 World Cup, looks to end a four-match winless run against Wales.

Romelu Lukaku allowed to join Belgian football team after returning negative COVID-19 test
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Romelu Lukaku allowed to join Belgian football team after returning negative COVID-19 test

Romelu Lukaku's availability had been unclear because of COVID-19 outbreak at Inter Milan.

Indian men's hockey team to finish 2020 in 4th position, women in 9th spot in FIH rankings
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Indian men's hockey team to finish 2020 in 4th position, women in 9th spot in FIH rankings

The FIH moved away from the previous tournament-based rankings system to a dynamic, match-based method where opposing teams exchange points in official, FIH sanctioned games.

UEFA Nations League: Host Italy, Belgium advance to stellar star-studded finals; England relegate Iceland to League B
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UEFA Nations League: Host Italy, Belgium advance to stellar star-studded finals; England relegate Iceland to League B

Belgium and Italy join Spain and France, who topped groups that finished Tuesday. That means the tournament will feature the winners of the World Cup in 2006, 2010 and 2018.

UEFA Nations League: Jack Grealish earns plaudits for promising performance in England's defeat to Belgium
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UEFA Nations League: Jack Grealish earns plaudits for promising performance in England's defeat to Belgium

The praise for Grealish was a useful distraction as England suffered back-to-back competitive defeats for the first time since September 2018.

UEFA Nations League: Belgium end England's hopes of reaching finals; Italy grab impressive win over Poland
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UEFA Nations League: Belgium end England's hopes of reaching finals; Italy grab impressive win over Poland

A second consecutive defeat leaves England down in third place, five points adrift of Belgium, with just one game remaining.

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium launch joint bid to host 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup
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Germany, Netherlands, Belgium launch joint bid to host 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup

The bid is set to be fronted by three former players in Germany's Silvia Neid, Femke Maes from Belgium and ex-Dutch midfielder Sarina Wiegman.

UEFA Nations League: Portugal, Italy hold on to top spot in respective groups after draws; England down Belgium
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UEFA Nations League: Portugal, Italy hold on to top spot in respective groups after draws; England down Belgium

England gained revenge for two defeats when the sides met at the 2018 World Cup as Rashford's penalty and Mount's deflected winner 25 minutes from time earned all three points for the Three Lions

UEFA Nations League matches should not have happened during pre-season of European leagues, says Gareth Southgate
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UEFA Nations League matches should not have happened during pre-season of European leagues, says Gareth Southgate

Southgate's squad was hit by a raft of injuries and off-field problems after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home on Monday after breaching coronavirus protocols following Saturday's 1-0 victory in Iceland.

Formula 1 looks to add races to European season as more cancellations in store due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Formula 1 looks to add races to European season as more cancellations in store due to COVID-19 pandemic

The current schedule features eight races, all in Europe, but with the sport hoping for a season of between 15 and 18 rounds.