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Dimitri Payet back in the limelight as World Cup looms

It's been more than three years since Dimitri Payet last played in a France shirt. At 35, his best years are behind him and his legs get tired quicker than they used to. But with one last chance to play at a World Cup, Payet is doing everything to earn a seat on the plane that will carry the defending champions to Qatar in November.
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Europa and Conference League results: Dimitri Payet stars, Barcelona claw out a draw and Rangers disappoint

Goals were hard to come by in the first legs of the Europa League quarterfinals, but red cards and drama were on display everywhere on a Thursday slate that was anything but boring. Eintracht Frankfurt at home against Barcelona was the headliner, as the hosts managed to rip off 16 shots despite losing the possession battle en route to a 1-1 draw. A goal right after halftime from Ansgar Knauff was canceled out by Ferran Torres scoring from a lovely build-up play. It was a match that could've been a landmark victory for Frankfurt, but Tutu's dismissal in the 78th minute meant that they'd have to hold on for dear life in the latter stages.
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