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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sweden beat Spain, European champs Italy held
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sweden beat Spain, European champs Italy held

Viktor Claesson's second-half strike, after excellent work from Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski, put Sweden two points clear of Spain at the top of Group B with a game in hand.

UEFA order Bulgaria to play home game behind closed doors after racist chants, Nazi salutes against England
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UEFA order Bulgaria to play home game behind closed doors after racist chants, Nazi salutes against England

UEFA's options to deal with the incidents in Sofia at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England could have removed Bulgaria from the playoffs in March

UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Bulgaria appoint ex-Ludogorets boss Georgi Dermendzhiev as manager after Krasimir Balakov's exit, reports say
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UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Bulgaria appoint ex-Ludogorets boss Georgi Dermendzhiev as manager after Krasimir Balakov's exit, reports say

Dermendzhiev is one of Bulgaria's most successful club managers. He led Ludogorets to three Bulgarian league titles from 2015 to 2017 and to the group stages of the 2015 Champions League.

UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Krasimir Balakov quits as Bulgaria coach following racist abuse mars England match
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UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Krasimir Balakov quits as Bulgaria coach following racist abuse mars England match

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov, who took over the team in May, said he handed in his resignation during a meeting of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) executive committee.

UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Five more Bulgarian fans detained by police in connection to racist chants made during England clash
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UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Five more Bulgarian fans detained by police in connection to racist chants made during England clash

Monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes during Monday's match in Sofia overshadowed England's 6-0 win, sparking indignation in the football world and leading to the resignation of Bulgaria's football chief.

UEFA's three-step protocol against racism has its merits, but leaves too many prickly questions unanswered
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UEFA's three-step protocol against racism has its merits, but leaves too many prickly questions unanswered

UEFA's three-step protocol in question does have its benefits and offers some amount of protection to players, there are far too many grey areas that need to be addressed and prickly questions to be answered very swiftly.

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgarian police detain six people following racist abuse during England clash
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UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgarian police detain six people following racist abuse during England clash

Monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes overshadowed England's 6-0 win in Sofia on Monday, with the match halted twice during the first half due to the abuse.

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria head coach Krasimir Balakov apologises to England players, fans after racist chants mar clash
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UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria head coach Krasimir Balakov apologises to England players, fans after racist chants mar clash

England thrashed Bulgaria 6-0 to hand the hosts their heaviest ever home defeat but the game will be remembered more for the racist incidents that led to action being temporarily stopped in the first half.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria to play two matches in partially empty stadiums due to racist behaviour from fans, says UEFA
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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria to play two matches in partially empty stadiums due to racist behaviour from fans, says UEFA

In a statement, UEFA said the Bulgarians will have to take on Group A leaders England in October with capacity at the Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia reduced by 5,000 places