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EURO 2020: Azzurri roads lead to Rome after Italians land finals slot

ROME: Italy secured qualification for the Euro 2020 finals with a 2-0 win over Greece in Group J. Rome was an appropriate venue since the Stadio Olimpico will host the Opening Match next June. Chelsea midfielder Jorginho put Italy ahead with a penalty after Andreas ...
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AFC exco member banned for five years over Afghan sexual abuse scandal

ZURICH: One of the most senior members of the Asian Football Confederation has been banned for five years by world governing body FIFA for sexual abuse. Sayed Aghazada, a former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation, has also been fined by FIFA’s ethics committee. ...
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EURO 2020: Upset for England as Czechs punish sloppy defending

PRAGUE: Zdenek Ondrasek scored on his international debut as the Czech Republic handed England their first qualifying defeat in a decade on a disappointing Euro 2020 night in Prague. The Three Lions had gone 43 qualifying games in the World Cup and European Championships without ...
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Infantino: Expects still more of Iran

Infantino tells Iran: ‘This must be only a beginning’ for women fans’ stadium access

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- FIFA president Gianni Infantino has cautioned the Iranian authorities that allowing women fans into the Azadi Stadium for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Cambodia was only a beginning. Human rights groups have always feared that the Iranian easing of a 40-year ...
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FIFA Ethics Committee: Uganda FA president Moses Hassim Magogo suspended for two months

ZURICH: The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson ...
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National Football Museum

REGIS JOINS LEGENDS IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM HALL OF FAME . —- Cyrille Regis MBE’s trailblazing career has received further recognition after the former England striker was today inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame. The prestigious Hall-of-Fame Award was presented to Cyrille’s ...
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RUGBY WORLD CUP update — Pool C: US v Tonga. Pool D: Wales v Uruguay. Pool A: Japan v Scotland.

RESULTS AND FIXTURES in Japan . . .  POOL A: Sep 20: Japan 30 Russia 10. Sep 22: Ireland 27, Scotland 3. Sep 24 Russia 9, Samoa 34. Sep 28 Japan 19, Ireland 12. Oct 3 Ireland 35  Russia 0. Oct 5 Japan 38, Samoa 19. ...
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World Beach Games latest sports show taking centre stage in Qatar

DOHA: The ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 opened in spectacular fashion in the Qatari capital of Doha. With the World Athletics Championship barely finished, a capacity crowd of 5,000 people took their seats at the Katara Amphitheatre, located in the Katara Cultural Village, as ...
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History for Kipchoge but first sub-two-hour marathon is ‘unofficial’

VIENNA: Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds. The Kenyan, 34, covered the 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria ...
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