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Northern Ireland claim second spot with Czech Republic victory

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Northern Ireland have guaranteed second spot in Group C with a 2-0 win over Czech Republic that means they are virtually assured of a November playoff to get to the World Cup finals in Russia.

A point would have been enough to ensure they would finish as runners-up, but first-half goals from Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt gave them a victory which means they will almost certainly be one of the eight-best second placed teams in the playoffs.

Moreover, having claimed 19 points from a possible 24 so far,...

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Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

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Mats Hummels' late header secured Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague to guarantee the world champions at least a playoff place from World Cup qualifying Group C.

Die Mannschaft, captained by Thomas Muller for the first time in a competitive fixture, took an early lead after just four minutes through RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

However, the Czech Republic netted a deserved equaliser on 78 minutes through a stunning effort from Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida which crashed...

 By Chris Wright

Petr Cech tries his goalkeeping skills on ice in celeb hockey game

Petr Cech has proved that when it comes to goalkeeping, he's just as accomplished on ice as he is on the hallowed turf of the football pitch.

Three days before Arsenal's first game of the Premier League season, the Czech veteran dashed off to make a special appearance in an exhibition ice hockey game in his native country -- a testimonial for former NHL star Martin Havlat.

Doing his best Dominik Hasek impression, Cech took to the ice for one period of the game, conceding three goals in the...

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Five stars of the U21 Euros so far: Asensio, Mawson, Neves, Zima, Meyer

The Under-21 European Championships is down to the final four with England taking on Germany and Italy against Spain. Here are five young players to have taken the tournament by storm already.

Marco Asensio -- Spain

Marco Asensio has had a quick rise with Real Madrid.

Really, this tournament hasn't told us anything we don't already know about Marco Asensio. Of course he was sensational in Spain's first game against Macedonia, scoring a hat trick and occasionally looking like he was playing opponents a few years younger than him.

"He is a player that...