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Zwanziger: FIFA’s 2022 World Cup finals will not take place in Qatar

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Theo Zwanziger does not believe the 2022 World Cup finals will be staged in Qatar. Zwanziger is a former president of the German football federation but was not a member of the FIFA executive committee when it voted in December 2010 to ...
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Garcia: No reason why my World Cup bid report cannot be published

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia believes that the bulk of his initial report into the World Cup bid scandal should be published. Garcia, who spent two years investigating the circumstances surrounding the 2018 and 2022 awards to Russia and Qatar, was speaking ...
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PREMIER LEAGUE: Ten men of City are rescued against Chelsea by . . . Frank Lampard

MANCHESTER: Football’s compelling magic was illustrated five minutes from the end of the match-of-the-season-so-far when Frank Lampard struck the goal which rescued a 1-1 draw for champions Manchester City at home to Premier leaders Chelsea. Lampard had left Chelsea in the summer after 13 years ...
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Maradona v Gentile: Vintage World Cup 1982

Schenk on a mission of her own — to save FIFA from another own goal

KEIR RADNEDGE in ZURICH —- Sylvia Schenk pursuing Sepp Blatter is reminiscent of Claudio Gentile tracking Diego Maradona is that memorable film sequence from the 1982 World Cup: Relentless, tireless, always at his shoulder, ever alert, nagging, niggling, harassing across every inch of the pitch. ...
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African federations repeat their backing for Blatter to battle on as FIFA president

ADDIS ABABA: African football leaders have reiterated their support for Sepp Blatter seekig a fifth term as president of world federation FIFA. In Sao Paulo in Juve Blatter was offered an acclamation when he attended a conference of the African football confederation (CAF) on the ...
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Sport at work: Federations, organisers, sponsors, partners, bidders, officials . . .

Sportconnect / OCA / National Olympians Associations / Leaders Sport Business Summit / ICSS Securing Sport / Soccerex Pro Daily / North American Soccer League / Special Olympics / International Judo Federation / Doha 2019 Newsletter / British Basketball League / USA Rugby / British Basketball ...
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London 2012 Paralympic Games voted best moment of the last 25 years

BONN: To mark its 25th anniversary today/Monday, the International Paralympic Committee has announced that the London 2012 Paralympic Games have been chosen as the number one moment to have taken place in the Paralympic Movement over the last quarter of a century. In the lead-up to ...
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Polish triumph at volleyball world championship on and off the court

KATOWICE: Poland’s victory on home soil in Katowice last night concluded the most successful ever FIVB Men’s World Championship as volleyball gathers momentum towards Rio 2016. Poland’s triumph over three-time defending champions Brazil (3-1) was their first in 40 years and the first by a ...
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Transparency call from Bach is a sports challenge for Middle East and Asia

JAMES M DORSEY: Taken at face value, a rare acknowledgment by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach that sports and politics are inextricably intertwined should be a first step towards radical reform that offers a proper structure to govern the relationship. Nowhere is that more ...
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