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Argentina on the retreat in battle to beat Barras Bravas

ERIC WEIL in BUENOS AIRES: No progress is yet being made in the pretence of a fight against football hooliganism in Argentina. Politicians, clubs and police still turn a blind eye in activities including acting as ‘parking attendants’ at matches and drug dealings. Security Secretary ...
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Germany’s long-term ambitions tip 2020 towards Wembley

MONACO: Wembley remains clear favourite to win host rights to the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 ahead of UEFA’s decision in three weeks’ time. Initially Wembley and Munich’s Allianz Arena had been the only two contenders bidding and which could fulfil the necessary transport ...
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Almunia retires after transfer medical reveals heart problem

ROME: Manuel Almunia, the 37-year-old former Arsenal goalkeeper, has been forced to retire by a heart condition. The Spaniard had left Watford expecting to join Cagliari in Italy’s Serie A when a routine medical detected a potentially fatal genetic heart disorder. Almunia, who played 175 ...
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Flock on the rocks: UEFA president Michel Platini

Baa! FIFA exco can’t be Blatter’s sheep any longer, warns Platini

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- So now everyone knows what Michel Platini does not want: He does not want Sepp Blatter to remain “omnipresent and omnipotent” – the Frenchman’s words – at the head of world football. Platini, in explaining his preference for the presidency of ...
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Van Basten takes break at Alkmaar on doctor’s orders

AMSTERDAM: Health concerns have led old Holland hero Marco Van Basten to step down temporarily as coach of Duch club AZ Alkmaar. According to reports in Holland Van Basten, former Ajax and Milan star striker, has been suffering from a minor heart complaint. He has ...
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Club Atletico de Madrid: Diego Godin

MADRID: Desde el link que encontrarán bajo estas lineas podrán descargar el vídeo en el que Diego Godín responde a los aficionados que mandaron sus preguntas a través de las redes sociales con el hashtag #LaPreguntaMahou. Esta iniciativa del Atlético de ...
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Combat sports boost for Baku 2015 European Games

BAKU: Baku 2015 is on course to attract Europe’s top sports stars, after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced it will allocate ranking points for competitions at continental multi-sport Games such as the European Games, which take place for the first time in Baku, Azerbaijan, in ...
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British Cycling, TfL cement relationship as London sees increase in riding

LONDON: Londoners are to benefit from a formal partnership between British Cycling, the national governing body for cycling, and Transport for London (TfL). Both parties have agreed to work together more closely to inspire more people to cycle and to promote enjoyable, safe and responsible ...
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Innovative Nanjing delivers bright future for Youth Olympics

NANJING/LAUSANNE: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. It marked the end of 12 days of high-level sporting competition and cultural and educational activities enjoyed ...
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