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games were played by Ital­ian mid­fielder An­drea Pirlo in his ca­reer. The 38-year-old has an­nounced his re­tire­ment from foot­ball after stack­ing up 116 caps for Italy, a 2006 World Cup win­ner’s medal, two Cham­pi­ons League wins and six Serie A ti­tles. The ex-Mi­lan and Ju­ven­tus leg­end’s most re­cent club was New York City FC in the USA.


points were won by North­ern Ir­ish rider Jonathan Rea this sea­son – a new record for the most points scored in a World Su­per­bike sea­son. Rea’s race vic­tory in Qatar, his 16th win of the sea­son, means he has won four points more than Colin Ed­wards, who has held the record since 2002. Rea sealed his third world cham­pi­onship ti­tle in Septem­ber. He now has 54 ca­reer World Su­per­bike race wins, just five be­hind record­holder Carl Fog­a­rty.


tries were scored by Eng­land against Le­banon as they cruised to their first win at this year’s Rugby League World Cup. Eng­land won 2910. Their next match is against France on Sun­day 12 Novem­ber.

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