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Live Reporting

Ben Collins

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  1. Bye for now

    That's all from us today then. Thanks for joining us for reaction to Sunday's international games, which went from the predictable to the extraordinary.

    We'll be back tomorrow to bring you updates from England's latest news conference and look ahead to Scotland's World Cup qualifier with Austria.

    Till then, we'll leave you with some of today's top stories:

  2. Football Daily podcast

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    Jesse Lingard's future, Patrick Bamford's debut, Gareth Bale's hat-trick heroics... it was all discussed on the latest Football Daily podcast.

    Steve Crossman was joined by former England defender Matthew Upson, former Wales striker Sam Vokes and more. Click below for more reaction to Sunday's international games.

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  3. 'Confident' Lingard an 'interesting proposition' for Southgate

    England 4-0 Andorra

    Matthew Upson

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

    A general requirement of Gareth Southgate is that players are playing week in, week out. That's been pretty clear, it's a selection process. But how much football Jesse Lingard is going to get regularly is up in the air. It's difficult for him to get into the Manchester United team this season.

    It's interesting that West Ham didn't go in and sign him. Why that happened I don't know. They signed Croatian midfielder Nikola Vlasic in the end.

    The impact he had, the games he had - he scored nine for West Ham towards the end of last season. He got back in the England team and played well again yesterday.

    He's really confident, he's playing with freedom, he looks relaxed. It's an interesting proposition for Gareth Southgate as to how much football Jesse Lingard gets.

  4. Long wait over for Lingard

    England 4-0 Andorra

    Jesse Lingard scored the other two goals, his first for England since November 2018 against Croatia, 1022 days ago.

    Yet the 28-year-old midfielder, who returned to the England squad after a successful loan spell with West Ham last season, is struggling to get game time with Manchester United after choosing not to leave before the transfer deadline - either permanently on loan.

  5. Bamford has 'lots to build on' after debut

    England 4-0 Andorra

    Matthew Upson

    Former England defender on the Football Daily podcast

    The main thing that Gareth Southgate needs to look after is that the team wins by the right amount and performs well. If he feels it's not happening, you have to put how someone might feel to one side and make the substitution.

    It's the ruthlessness of the game, you accept it as a player. I'm sure Patrick Bamford's dealt with that before, he's equipped to deal with it.

    He didn't play badly, it's just that balls didn't fall to him in the right areas. He slashed at one in the beginning of the second half, where he leant back with his left foot and you thought 'bit more composure on that.'

    But let's look at the positives. You're starting after your first call-up for England. It's pretty rare that happens. He's got lots to build on.

    Patrick Bamford
  6. A good day for England's birthday boys

    England 4-0 Andorra

    And it turns out that Patrick Bamford, 28, has the same birthday as Bukayo Saka, eight years his junior.

    The Arsenal forward became the first player to score on his birthday for the senior men's England team since Steven Gerrard against Hungary in May 2006.

  7. 'Dream come true' for Bamford

    England 4-0 Andorra

    Harry Kane came off the bench to replace Leeds striker Patrick Bamford, who became the first player to make his senior men's England debut on his birthday since Johnny Nicholls against Scotland in April 1954.

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  8. Kane reaches 40-goal mark for England

    England 4-0 Andorra

    Meanwhile, Harry Kane came off the bench against Andorra on Sunday to claim his 40th goal from just 63 caps for England,.

    That saw the Tottenham striker become the sixth player to reach 40 goals for the senior men's team after Wayne Rooney (53), Bobby Charlton (49), Gary Lineker (48), Jimmy Greaves (44) and Michael Owen (40).

  9. 'Bale's quality shines through'

    Belarus 2-3 Wales

    Matthew Upson

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was amazing, [Gareth Bale's] quality shines through. It was real drama, to score the winner in the 93rd minute with the situation Wales are in.

    There was such a tough series of events in the build-up to that game, with players out, visas and what have you - to come through with a win with that group of players, I'm really pleased for them.

  10. Bale claims hat-trick as Wales fight back

    Belarus 2-3 Wales

    Wales remain third in Group E, seven points behind group leaders Belgium with two games in hand, after fighting back to beat Belarus in Russia.

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale moved to 36 goals in 98 international appearances after converting two penalties before sealing his hat-trick by scoring a stoppage-time winner.

  11. Lukaku marks 100th cap with 67th goal

    Belgium 3-0 Czech Republic

    Back to the European qualifiers now, and Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku marked his 100th game for Belgium with his 67th international goal during a comfortable win over the Czech Republic.

    Eden Hazard then scored his first international goal since November 2019 before Lukaku flicked the ball on for Alexis Saelemaekers to score Belgium's third.

    Lukaku also got booked, which means he will miss Wednesday's game with Belarus in Russia - and can instead return to London early.

  12. 'Copa America was given a pass, why not this?'

    Tim Vickery

    South American football expert on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The surprise here is that football wasn't given a pass. Over the past year, football has been used to getting a pass.

    There are still huge travel restrictions on private citizens around South America - the border between Argentina and Brazil is closed, for example. But there's an agreement between the health ministers of the 10 South American countries that for international matches, footballers can come and go.

    As we found out in Sao Paulo, that agreement does not extend to those who live in the UK.

    It seemed that the football authorities imagined that football would get a pass here. Football had a pass for the Copa America in the summer, at a moment when the pandemic was much more severe than it is now.

    The fact is that the letter of the law was upheld. It may be seen as overzealous, you wonder what the extra health risk was in the players playing this game - they could have played and gone off to the airport at surely no extra health risk.

    But football has to operate within limits set by society and by governments, and maybe it's good for football to be reminded of that from time to time.

  13. Brazil-Argentina game abandoned

    More reaction now to Brazil's World Cup qualifier with Argentina being abandoned after just five minutes as Brazilian health officials came on to the field to stop the game.

    The UK is on Brazil's red travel list so under Brazilian rules, visitors who have been in the UK in the 14 days before entering the country must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

    Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez started the game, along with Tottenham pair Giovani lo Celso and Cristian Romero, while Villa's Emiliano Buendia was also at the game in Sao Paulo.

  14. 'Israel win over Austria has changed group dynamic'

    Austria v Scotland (Tue, 19:45 BST)


    While Scotland beat Moldova on Saturday, Israel upset Austria 5-2 to go second in Group F.

    With each team having played five games, Denmark are five points clear of Israel while Scotland are third, two points behind Israel and a point ahead of Austria.

    "We want to play well and if we do that we feel we're capable of getting a win," said Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

    "The Israel-Austria game has changed the dynamic of the group. Austria will feel they need to win."

  15. McGinn's a good addition - Clarke

    Austria v Scotland (Tue, 19:45 BST)


    Scotland manager Steve Clarke confirmed that Kenny McLean and Nathan Patterson picked up injuries in Saturday's 1-0 win against Moldova while Ryan Fraser was injured in training.

    Clarke said: "I had seven or eight doubts after the game on Saturday so losing three is not the worst outcome.

    "It's very difficult to call players in because of all the Covid stipulations so we're grateful to Paul for making himself available. He's a good addition."

    Nathan Patterson and Scotland manager Steve Clarke
  16. Select your Scotland starting XI

    Austria v Scotland (Tue, 19:45 BST)


    Here's the Scotland squad in full, and you can click here to select your starting XI for Tuesday's game.

    Goalkeepers: Clark (St Johnstone), Gordon (Hearts) Kelly (Motherwell).

    Defenders: Cooper (Leeds), Gallagher (Aberdeen), Hanley (Norwich), Hendry (Oostende), P McGinn (Hibernian), McKenna (Notts Forest), O'Donnell (Motherwell), Robertson (Liverpool), Tierney (Arsenal).

    Midfielders: Christie (Celtic), Ferguson (Aberdeen), Gilmour (Chelsea, on loan to Norwich), McGregor (Celtic), Turnbull (Celtic).

    Forwards: Adams (Southampton), Dykes (QPR), Nisbet (Hibernian).

  17. Fraser, McLean & Patterson out injured for Scotland

    Austria v Scotland (Tue, 19:45 BST)


    And Scotland's senior squad has today been named for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Austria.

    Ryan Fraser, Kenny McLean and Nathan Patterson have been ruled out through injury while uncapped Hibernian defender Paul McGinn has been called up.

    The 30-year-old, who joins younger brother John McGinn in the squad, has previously been called up by Steve Clarke without being capped.

  18. Meet Ewan Urain - Scotland's latest U21 player

    Scotland's Under-21s play their opening European Championship qualifier in Turkey on Tuesday, with Ewan Urain looking to make his first competitive appearance for Scotland.

    The Athletic Bilbao striker, who scored four goals in 18 games for the Basque side's B team last season, was born in Spain but has a Scottish mother. The 21-year-old sure has an interesting accent.

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  19. Elliott & Sessegnon out of England U21s, Ramsey promoted

    Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott have started two of Liverpool's three Premier League games so far this season.

    Elliott has been rewarded with a call-up to England's Under-21s but has had to withdraw from their squad to play Kosovo in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The 18-year-old picked up an injury in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea and has now returned to Liverpool.

    Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon has also returned to his club after picking up a knock in training.

    Aston Villa's 18-year-old midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who was initially with the Under-19s, has now moved up to Lee Carsley’s squad.

  20. Keita 'safe and well' after attempted coup in Guinea


    Liverpool are "satisfied that Naby Keita is safe and well" as they work to get their midfielder out of Guinea following an attempted coup in the country.

    The 26-year-old was due to represent his country in a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Monday.

    But the match was postponed following hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace, with an attempted coup taking place in the capital Conakry.

    A Liverpool spokesman said the club was in "constant contact" with Keita.

    "We have had regular communication via his national team management," said the club spokesman in a statement to the PA news agency.

    "We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. Obviously the situation is fluid and we will maintain regular dialogue with the relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely and secure manner."

    Naby Keita playing for Liverpool