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This team can still play even better than we did tonight, says Southgate

KEIR RADNEDGE at WEMBLEY: Gareth Southgate believes England can play even more impressively than in the ’s 5-0 victory over Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2020 Group A qualifier. England won with a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling, a penalty from captain Harry Kane and ...
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Football Leaks hacker back home to face court after extradition

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is back in Lisbon after having been flown from Budapest last night under an extradition order sought by the Portuguese judicial authorities. He is expected to be brought before a judge for initial interview at the ...
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Sheikh Salman set for a clear run in Asian confederation re-election bid

KUALA LUMPUR: Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa could be unopposed when he stands for re-election next month as president of the Asian Football Confederation writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Bahraini was already favourite to retain the AFC leadership he has held since 2013 along with ...
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England expects . . . another tournament to enjoy

Euro 2020 . . . Simple for five-star England as Sterling hat-trick inspires the perfect start

KEIR RADNEDGE at WEMBLEY —- England opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a perfect premiere of a 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic with strikes from Raheem Sterling (three), Harry Kane and an own goal. A winning start in front of a crowd of 82,575 had been ...
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Birmingham City penalised nine points for flouting financial control rules

LONDON: Birmingham City of English football’ second tie have been deducted nine points for a breach of the Football League’s profitability and sustainability rules. The Blues exceeded the permitted limits on losses – £39m over a three-year period – as well as signing left-back Kristian ...
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UEFA: Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain . . .

NYON: Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-3), played on 6 March in France. Charges against Paris Saint-Germain: – Player Neymar Junior - Insulting / molesting acts against match official (statements made by the player ...
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CAS has to delay Semenya judgment after ‘submissions from both sides’

LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been forced to delay a verdict in the Caster Semenya case. Semenya will have to wait now until late April for the outcome of her legal case in sport’s supreme court against the IAAF, ...
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Police arrest 21 in raids uncovering another sports doping scandal

MUNICH: Some 17 months before the Olympic Games in Tokyo a new doping scandal has erupted. Thomas Bach, German president of the International Olympic Committee, had hoped that the movement would be clear of controversy over illegal substances five years after the Russian cover-up scandal ...
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Croatia captain Luka Modric receives AIPS Best Male Athlete of the Year trophy

ZAGREB: On the eve of the first games in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, AIPS presented Luka Modric with his trophy as Best Male Athlete of the Year for 2018 according to voters for the international sports journalists’ association. . The event took place during a press conference ...
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