JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: To the disappointment of thousands of locals that was indeed correct. Messi played no part and was ruled out with ‘muscle fatigue’.
QPR winger Smyth became the first Northern Irishman in 17 years to score on his international bow
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Ninety England fans were arrested in Amsterdam on Friday after trouble ahead of the friendly against Holland. The Amsterdam police force posted a statement on their official Twitter account.
Liverpool-bound RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has to pay a fine of 250,000 euros (£220,000) on appeal for submitting false driving licenses to authorities.
Sergio Aguero will not travel to Madrid for Argentina’s friendly against Spain next Tuesday, the country’s football association has announced.