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Algeria, Tunisia name squads for AFCON qualifiers

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has named just two new players in his squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying trip to Gambia next week.
Tunisia secured third place in Group G with a 2-1 victory over Panama in both sides' final World Cup game on Thursday.

World Cup: Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Tunisia secured third place in Group G with a 2-1 victory over Panama in both sides' final World Cup game on Thursday.
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2nd-L) celebrates his first goal, his team's second, with Belgium's forward Dries Mertens (R) and Belgium's forward Eden Hazard (L) during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN /

Belgium face Tunisia at World Cup with eye on England

Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter.

England skipper Harry Kane scores stoppage time winner against Tunisia

Gareth Southgate's side missed a host of gilt-edged chances in the first half and were then frustrated by a resolute Tunisian side who looked to have claimed a vital point. But Kane popped up in the 91s minute to head England to victory from a corner.

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