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Western European venues most in doubt if Euro hosts are cut back

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: European federation UEFA will make up its mind about the real shape of the rescheduled Euro 2020 finals on April 5. The approach of that deadline has sparked all manner of speculation, ranging from a one-country hosting to a severe trim from ...
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More trouble for Liverpool after Klopp’s men fall at home again

LONDON: Chelsea condemned Liverpool to a fifth consecutive home league defeat as Tottenham and Everton both grabbed 1-0 wins to maintain the tight fight for Champions League top four slots. Liverpool’s poor home form is now a full-blown crisis as Chelsea’s 1-0 victory inflicted a ...
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Tottenham's Eric Dier concedes a penalty for handball against Newcastle - with his back to the ball

Lawmakers fall back on ‘accidental’ in their latest bid to sort out handball chaos

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The nterpretation of the handball law is being adjusted yet again by football’s lawmaking International Football Association Board. IFAB, comprising the four British home associations and a balancing four votes from world federation FIFA, tried yet again at is annual meeting in ...
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PM Johnson ready to invest £2m in UK and Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

LONDON: UK government support for a World Cup hosting bid for 2030 has been offered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The four British home associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have been studying the prospects for a joint hosting with the Republic of ...
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Atletico de Madrid: Marcos Llorente, ‘Jugador Cinco Estrellas’ de febrero

—- Marcos Llorente ha sido elegido ‘Jugador Cinco Estrellas’ del mes de febrero por votación de los aficionados atléticos. Mahou entregó el trofeo al centrocampista madrileño, quien analiza el momento de forma que atraviesan tanto el equipo como él mismo. A continuación ponemos a su disposición ...
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Ex-France President Sarkozy jailed for three years for corruption

PARIS: Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France whose influence upset the precious World Cup plans of Sepp Blatter, has been jailed in France for three years for corruption, with two years suspended. The infamous FIFA executive committee vote for hosting rights to the 2018 ...
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New CAS twist in row over ban on Iranian Judo Federation

LAUSANNE: A controversy over a judo player ordered by the Iran governing body to pull out of a tournament rather than risk competing against an Israeli has been batted back to the international federation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CAS case launched ...
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England shattered as Wales run away with the triple crown in Six Nations

CARDIFF: Wales won the triple crown and moved two victories away from a rugby union Six Nations Grand Slam after dismissing England 40-24 at the Principality Stadium. While Wales secured the first major silverware of head coach Wayne Pivac’s reign in bonus-point fashion, his opposite ...
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