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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Messi on target as Barcelona hit Hungarians for five

NYON: Barcelona shrugged off their summer turbulence by kicking off their Champions League campaign in the best possible fashion with a 5-1 hammering of Ferencvaros. Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele were all on the scoresheet but the visitors struck from ...
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Czech federation in turmoil after police raids in matchfixing probe

PRAGUE: Czech football plunged further into confusion three days after  police raided the national association’s headquarters and other locations around the country and charged 20 people with corruption. Deputy FA chief Roman Berbr, who was among the 20 people charged with match fixing last Friday, ...
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Perfect Champions League timing as Mastercard follows Heineken example

NYON: Mastercard has renewed of its UEFA Champions League partnership for the 2021–24 cycle, continuing its long-running relationship which began in 1994. The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Thus is has followed Heineken in becoming ...
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Aleksandr Ceferin . . . fearing FIFA mischief

European federation bids to shut down sabre-rattling revival of super league talk

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- The latest over-excited reports of plans to launch a European super league have been derided by European federation UEFA. The clue to all of this is that discussions are being resumed on the future format – and cash distribution – of the ...
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CIES: European rankings of fouls committed and suffered:

—- Issue number 309 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents players having committed and suffered the most fouls per minute in 33 European championships according to the data provided by our partners InStat. With one foul suffered every 20’39”, Read More

FC Internazionale

Inter unveil innovative new coach featuring special bus cam for content creation —- MILAN – FC Internazionale Milano have today unveiled the new team bus, which will take the squad around Italy and Europe during the 2020/21 season. The new coach, which will be used for ...
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Jepchirchir history after second global title and a third world record

—- Having the physical tools is one thing, but to go where no woman has gone before – and set a world record – you need a whole lot of determination to go with it. That’s an area in which Peres Jepchirchir has never been ...
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Robertson stays at helm of British Olympic body for another four years

  LONDON: Sir Hugh Robertson has been confirmed by the British Olympic Association as chair for a second term, which will take him up to and including the Paris Games in 2024. After declaring his intent to stand for re-election, Robertson was unchallenged during the ...
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Award for child food campaigner Rashford in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

LONDON: Marcus Rashford, the England and Manchester United forward has become an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The footballer, 22, campaigned for the government to allow about 1.3 million children to claim free school meal vouchers in England’s summer holidays during the coronavirus pandemic. Rashford, ...
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