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CONMEBOL confirms Chapecoense as ‘champions of the Copa Sudamericana’

ASUNCION: South American confederation CONMEBOL has confirmed the award to air disaster club Chapecoense of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana. The Brazilian club’s first-team squad along with senior officials and journalists died on Monday night when their plane crashed while waiting to land in Colombia ahead ...
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Security director Mutschke becomes the latest boss out of FIFA door

ZURICH: Security director Ralf Mutschke has become the latest FIFA department head to be swept by Gianni Infantino’s new broom writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The German former Interpol director has maintained a comparatively low public profile over the past four and a half years while pursuing ...
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Blatter’s six-year ban stands after CAS kicks his appeal out of court

LAUSANNE: Sepp Blatter has failed in the attempt to overturn his six-year ban from all football activities before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Blatter, 80, was banished and fined 50,000 Swiss francs just before Christmas last year by the world ...
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Ray Whelan . . . finally able to raise a smile

Innocent and in the clear . . . At last Ray Whelan puts Brazilian World Cup nightmare behind him

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Ray Whelan is innocent. It’s official. The Brazilian case against him for ticket touting has finally been kicked out of court. But it took the English travel specialist more than two years to clear his name since being arrested during the ...
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Byrom Group: Brazilian criminal case against Ray Whelan now officially closed

—- The Byrom Group of companies, including MATCH Services AG and MATCH Hospitality AG, can today announce that the criminal case brought against Ray Whelan in Brazil during the closing stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ has now been officially closed in its entirety. ...
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Sports Management Worldwide / ONE Championship – Dec 05: CONMEBOL / iSportconnect / Paris 2024 / TSE Consulting / Atletico de Madrid / Court of Arbitration for Sport: Joseph S Blatter / International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) / Byrom Group / Glasgow 2018 / ...
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Bach, Reedie patch up quarrel in bid for common ground on anti-doping fight

LAUSANNE: Thomas Bach and Sir Craig Reedie have declared a presidential truce writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The heads of the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency held a short meeting in Lausanne ahead of three days of IOC discussions and deliberations and agreed to ...
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Asics steps in to fill Adidas sponsor shoes with world athletics federation

MONTE CARLO: Asics has stepped in where Adidas finally feared to tred and taken over as sportswear sponsor of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Adidas ended to its top-tier partnership with the track and field governing body three years ahead of time in the ...
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Qatari pledges on workers rights having little impact on companies

JAMES M DORSEY: A recent survey of construction companies involved in World Cup-related infrastructure projects in Qatar raises questions about whether the Gulf state and world football federation FIFA are doing all that could do to enforce international standards for the living and working conditions ...
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