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Thiago in Spain starting line-up

Thursday evening’s re-run of the EURO 2012 final between Italy and Spain ended with honours even after the two footballing superpowers drew 1-1 in Udine. The 23,300 crowd saw sub Lorenzo Insigne hand the home side a 68th-minute lead but 2010 World Cup winners Spain levelled just two minutes later courtesy of a header from recalled 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz. Bayern star Thiago started the match for Spain and played for an hour.

Vidal absent as Chile fall

Eight months after Argentina’s defeat to Chile in the Copa América final, the Gauchos exacted a measure of revenge with a 2-1 victory in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Chile, who were without Arturo Vidal, took a tenth-minute lead through Felipe Gutiérrez, but the visiting team coached by Gerardo Martino struck back and ultimately won the contest thanks to Ángel Di María (19) and Gabriel Mercado (24).