Adam Idah was named man of the match in Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

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Gerson Rodrigues heads home the pening goal for  Luxembourg in the World Cup qualifier against Portugal. Photograph: Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images

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