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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Ronaldo off target but Madrid still beat Bayern in Munich

MUNICH: Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make the scoresheet for the first time in 11 Champions League ties but Real Madrid still won 2-1 away to Bayern Munich in their semi-final first leg. Madrid will not be complacent after conceding a three-goal at home in the ...
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Grindel says FIFA must end ‘dirty tricks’ fears by letting Morocco bid go to congress vote

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Germany has become the first major football federation to go public in support of Morocco’s right for its 2026 World Cup bid to be judged definitively by FIFA Congress and not its controversial evaluation task force. A call for clarity was issued ...
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Germany submits its formal bid to play host to European finals in 2024

NYON: Germany, clear favourite to win host rights to the 2024 European Championship finals, has formally submitted its bid book writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The DFB has not played host to  a major football event since the 2006 World Cup and is likely to face opposition ...
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Salah leads way as five-goal Liverpool rip Roma apart

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in sight of a return to the Champions League Final after 11 years following a thrilling 5-2 defeat of Roma at Anfield. Goals from Mohamed Salah (35 and 45 minutes), Sadio Mane (56) and Roberto Firmino (61) put the Reds ...
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Progress at a price . . . FIFA president Gianni Infantino

War games . . . Infantino’s $25bn land grab risks rift between FIFA and UEFA

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Relations between FIFA and UEFA are heading down towards their worst state since the mid-1990s over the $25bn rabbit produced by Gianni Infantino out of his magician’s hat. Last month the world federation’s Swiss president notified FIFA Council that he had ...
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Oxlade-Chamberlain injury blow for both Liverpool and England

LONDON: Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of the rest of the season and the World Cup finals by a knee injury which saw him carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Liverpool’s 5-2 Champions League semi-final first-leg victory over Roma ...
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Breakthrough looks possible at last as IOC leads new talks to end Kuwait’s sporting exile

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee, like world football federation FIFA earlier this year, is in talks to bring Kuwait back into the international sports fold writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Representatives of the IOC and the Kuwaiti Government today held discussions in Lausanne to find what has ...
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Erdener heads IOC commission charged with taking Youth Games to Africa

LAUSANNE: Ugur Erdener, the Turkish vice-president of the IOCm will head the evaluation commission to head selection process to elect the African host for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games. Erdener is president of World Archery and the Turkish NOC. IOC president Thomas Bach said: “It’s time for Africa. ...
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French sport mourns Olympic gold medal winning football coach Henri Michel

PARIS: Henri Michel, the France international midfielder who went on to coach his country to Olympic gold in 1976, has died aged 70. Michel, who coached eight countries in a 30-year managerial career, was capped 58 times by France and coached the senior national team ...
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Kaepernick chosen to receive top award from Amnesty International

AMSTERDAM: Colin Kaepernick has been honoured with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018. The award was officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam today to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International’s national section in the country. Salil Shetty, ...
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