Two months after changing his mind about retiring from international football, Lionel Messi scores the only goal as 10man Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier.
Roberto Martinez’s first game as Belgium coach ends in defeat and his side are booed off in Brussels as they lose 2-0 to Spain.
Swiss prosecutors reveal they are investigating Franz Beckenbauer as part of a corruption inquiry into Germany winning the rights to host the 2006 World Cup.
Manuel Neuer is named Germany captain following Bastian Schweinsteiger’s retirement from international duty.
Giannis Gianniotas gets the winner as Greece come from behind to win 2-1 and beat Holland for the first time.
At 17, Gianluigi Donnarumma becomes the youngest player to be capped by Italy for 105 years – and the youngest goalkeeper ever – as he replaces Gianluigi Buffon at half-time in the Azzurri’s 3-1 loss to France. The game makes history as the first international to use video assistant referees. League semi-final opponents El Jaish of Qatar are awarded a 3-0 first-leg win as it is revealed the 27-year-old, who was born in Brazil, is registered on falsified documentation. Slovakia to set a new record for an England outfield player.
Yaw Arnol scores twice as Bechem United beat second-tier Okwsawu United 2-1 to win the Ghanaian Cup for the first time and book a place in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
Nicolae Stanciu misses a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time as Romania are held to a 1-1 draw at home by Montenegro.
Robert Snodgrass gets his country’s first hat-trick in a World Cup qualifier since 1969 as Scotland win 5-1 in Malta.
After an absence of 38 years, Uganda are back in the finals of the African Nations Cup, thanks to a 1-0 win over Comoros.
Hat-trick hero... Robert Snodgrass