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Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi scores two stunning goals for England Under-21s in win against Austria

Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi scores two stunning goals for England Under-21s in win against Austria

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Callum Hudson-Odoi scored two brilliant goals for the England Under-21s as they thrashed Austria 5-1 in their European Championship qualifier in Milton Keynes.Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah, who is on loan at Leeds, also netted a hat-trick at Stadium MK but missed a late penalty to add a fourth. Hudson-Odoi was making his first competitive start for the Young Lions and it may be his last as he scored two scintillating first-half goals. Getty Images - Getty Callum Hudson-Odoi starred for the England Under-21s The 18-year-old Chelsea star was involved with Aidy Boothroyd’s side as part of his rehab following an Achilles injury, but it was clear he was a step above this level and seems certain to be back with the senior squad for next month’s Euro 2020 quali...
Austria faces snap election after vice chancellor resignation

Austria faces snap election after vice chancellor resignation

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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for a snap election after the resignation of his vice chancellor over an alleged corruption scandal.Heinz-Christian Strache resigned on Saturday after footage of him seeming to offer lucrative German contracts to a potential Russian benefactor was published in newspapers this week. Mr Kurz said he could not reach an agreement with the leadership of Mr Strache's anti-immigrant Freedom Party on continuing forward with the coalition with his centre-right People's Party.In a statement to the media, he said "enough is enough" and listed a number of lesser scandals involving the Freedom Party that have not triggered the fragile coalition to collapse.He said he would propose to President Alexander Van der Bellen that a snap election be held as soon a...
Austria to close 7 mosques, expel imams in crackdown

Austria to close 7 mosques, expel imams in crackdown

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Austria's government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on "political Islam" and foreign financing of religious groups. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques. The actions by the government are based on a 2015 law that, among other things, prevents religious communities from getting funding from abroad. Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said the residence permits of around 40 imams employed by ATIB, a group that oversees Turkish mosques in Austria, are being reviewed because of concerns about such financing. Kickl said that, in two cases, permits have already been revoked. Five more imams were d...