Mandatory credit: UEFA Super Cup Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed the decision to bring goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the Super Cup penalty shoot-out win over Villarreal stemmed from extensive statistical research.There were eyebrows raised as Kepa replaced Edouard Mendy towards the end of the 1-1 draw at Belfast’s Windsor Park on Wednesday night.The two sides could not be settled over 120 minutes after Hakim Ziyech’s effort for the Champions League holders was cancelled out by Gerard Moreno.Europa League winners Villarreal hit the woodwork twice but came up short in the shoot-out as Kepa saved from both Aissa Mandi and Raul Albiol, with Chelsea winning 6-5 after Kai Havertz had missed the first spot-kick.
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Teenagers from across Northern Ireland played a match at Crusaders FC Seaview grounds in Belfast on the eve of the Super Cup. The match was in partnership with BT Hope United and the UEFA Foundation for Children, with Rio Ferdinand attending. The aim is to raise awareness of the devastating impact of online hate in sport and among young people.
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The families of victims shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy have been joined by victims from all sides of the Troubles to voice their opposition to a proposed statute of limitations on legacy prosecutions.Ten people were killed in Belfast during a British Army operation in 1971.Families of the victims held their annual Time For Truth march in Belfast on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the atrocity.
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Environment Secretary George Eustice has said the UK is "still very keen" to broker a post-Brexit free trade deal with the US, despite Joe Biden's muted response on the subject. Mr Eustice appeared unsurprised by the US President's approach, adding: "We would rather get the right agreement at the right time, rather than rush these things." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Joe Biden has offered a lukewarm response when asked about the prospect of reaching a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, telling the media: "we're going to have to work that through."
Meanwhile Boris Johnson appeared more optimistic, claiming "we're making a lot of progress". Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Mother-of-four Samantha Willis, 35, who had not had a COVID-19 vaccine, died at Altnagelvin Hospital in Northern Ireland last month after giving birth to daughter Eviegrace.Her husband, Josh, said his wife didn’t get the chance to hold her baby in her arms.
Anas Haqqani, a member of the Taliban Political Commission, speaks with CNN’s Nic Robertson about the US government’s decision to block the Taliban from accessing the billions of dollars held by the central bank in the United States.