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The Three Lions are currently ranked 17th in the world

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French Interior minister Manuel Valls behind cocaine seized by police from an Air France flight to Paris

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Three Britons are among nine people who have been arrested after 1.3 tons of cocaine were found stashed inside suitcases bound from Venezuela to France.

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