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Sport in brief: November 19, 2023

MEN’S FOOTBALL: England lost 2-1 to Brazil in their final group match but both teams progressed to the last 16 of the Under 17s World Cup in Indonesia.

Reigning champions Brazil are back in action again this morning when they face Ecuador, who were unbeaten in qualifying, while England next play on Wednesday when they meet Uzbekistan.

Tomorrow’s other game sees Spain up against Japan.

MEN’S RUGBY UNION: Reigning champions Leinster moved back to the top of the United Rugby Championship on points difference following their 54-5 thumping of the Scarlets.

Glasgow are level on points thanks to a 26-12 bonus point win over previously unbeaten Benetton.

Connacht won 13-22 at bottom of the table Durban-based Sharks, Munster held off the Stormers 10-3 and Newport’s Dragons earned their first win of the season, 20-5 over the Ospreys.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Cymru Premier champions The New Saints came from behind to brush off Arbroath 4-1 and make it through to the last four of the Scottish Challenge Cup where they will meet Airdrieonians, after the Championship side needed penalties to knock out Greenock Morton.

Falkirk shocked Dundee United 4-2 to set up their semi-final clash with last season’s runners-up Raith, who won 4-1 at holders Hamilton.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Brechin moved top of the Highland League after Grady McGrath scored twice in their 3-0 win in Turriff, while Formartine went down 2-1 at Banks O’Dee.

Third-placed Buckie saw off Wick 5-2, Brora eased past Huntly 3-0 and Nairn edged out Forres Mechanics 2-1.

Bottom club Strathspey drew 4-4 at second-bottom Clachnacuddin, Deveronvale beat Lossiemouth 3-1, Inverurie Locos won 2-1 at Keith and Fraserburgh bossed Rothes 3-0.


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