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Welsh club in ‘blind eye’ Covid test confusion after Europa League exit

CARDIFF: Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads “had to turn a blind eye” to players who turned up feeling unwell for their Europa League 1-0 qualifying defeat by Dinamo Tbilisi in Wrexham on Thursday. That statement by manager Andy Morrison followed the game, which went ahead ...
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UEFA EUROPA LGE: Tottenham sneak through against nine-man Plovdiv

SOFIA: Tottenham survived a Europa League scare as they needed two goals in the final 10 minutes to beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2-1 in the second qualifying round. Spurs named a strong team in Bulgaria but were facing an embarrassing loss when Georgi Mindev put the ...
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£20m Thiago poised for Anfield as Liverpool wait on Wijnaldum deal

LONDON: Liverpool are reportedly close to agreeing a fee with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Thiago Alcantara. The Premier League champions have now begun discussions with the Champions League winners after being heavily linked with the Spain playmaker over the summer. It is understood ...
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Lamine Diack . . . long-serving former IOC member

Ex-world athletics supremo jailed for Russian doping cover-up corruption

PARIS —- Lamine Diack, once one of the most powerful men in sport as president of the world athletics federation, has been jailed for two years in Paris for corruption in supressing positive dope testing of Russian athletes. The 87-year-old Senegalese, who headed the IAAF from ...
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CIES: What about the home advantage after the COVID-19 pandemic?

NEUCHATEL: Home teams traditionally win more matches than away ones. This is often explained by the support of local fans. Issue number 304 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post analyses the difference in the percentage of home wins before and after the COVID-19 ...
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Football Association of Wales

FIRST EVER LIVE TV MATCH FOR ORCHARD WELSH PREMIER WOMEN’S LEAGUE —- Today (18 September) the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League (WPWL) has announced the fixtures for the upcoming 2020/21 season, with a first ever live TV match broadcast on the opening day. The derby ...
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Covid-19 measures approved by FIFA council on eve of online congress

ZURICH: The FIFA Council met by videoconference today to determine a number of issues related to measures helping football adapt to the global coronavirus situation. More specifically, the body ratified, as per standard practice, the decisions taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council since ...
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Prospect for Tokyo Games all down to known unknowns, says Bach

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Thomas Bach has acknowledged doubts over the staging of the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games next year but only because of the worldwide uncertainty prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The president of the International Olympic Committee was addressing an online media briefing. He ...
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Setback for UK sport as Ministers tighten Covid checks on fans’ return to stadia

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Hopes of a progressive return of UK sports fans to live events have been dashed by the latest government U-turn. The number who can attend a reduced number of pilot events has been trimmed to 1,000 in light of the increase in ...
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