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Messi just one week away from formal confirmation of fourth Golden Shoe

LONDON: With one – academic – week of competition remaining, Lionel Messi is unassailable in his pursuit of the ESM Golden Shoe which rewards Europe’s leading league marksman. The only autumn-spring leagues awaiting completion this coming weekend are those in Ukraine, Switzerland, Macedonia and Turkey. ...
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Cruyff ‘pupil’ Valverde takes over from Luis Enrique as new Barcelona coach

MADRID: Barcelona have followed up their Spanish cup victory by appointing former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde to succeed Luis Enrique. Valverde has agreed a two-year contract with the option of a third. He played in attack for Barcelona between 1988 and 1990 under Johan ...
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Mixing culture and sport . . . The FIFA museum in Zurich

FIFA happy to go back to the future with revamped museum project

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- FIFA has approved the continuation of its world football museum in Zurich – though, given the capital costs of the project and liabilities incurred – it probably had little option. The museum was one of the last ‘vanity projects’ set under ...
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Khalifa International Stadium pilots the first stadium-based sensory room in Qatar

DOHA: As the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar stadium opened its gates for the Emir Cup final – to widespread acclaim – a pilot sensory room project also kicked off, potentially changing the way that people with cognitive disabilities experience football. The Supreme Committee for ...
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DFL Bundesliga

  Dear Keir Radnedge, As the dust begins to settle on the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, it is time to reflect on another year of drama, emotion and enchanting stories from the top flight of German football. The campaign officially came ...
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Kvitova wins her first match back after career-threatening hand injury

PARIS: Petra Kvitova cried after winning her first match since being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December. The Czech, 27, looked impressive in beating American Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 to reach round two of the French Open. Kvitova suffered career-threatening injuries to her ...
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Team orders play key role as Vettel wins in Monaco to stretch lead over Hamilton

MONTE CARLO: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel extended Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points after becoming the stab;e’s first Monaco winner since Michael Schumacher in 2001. Team mate Kimi Raikkonen, on pole for the first time in nine years, lost out in the ...
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India poised for return to event bidding with Asian Games pursuit

NEW DELHI: India is set to return to bidding for major multi-sport events by targeting, initially, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2020 Asian Beach Games. New Delhi hosted India’s last edition of the Asian Games in 1982, while the city was also the destination ...
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