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Saudi-based TV piracy comes under renewed fire from top football bodies

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Any vague Saudi Arabian hopes of muscling in on Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup finals have been cast into the Gulf by a report commissioned by a consortium of football governing bodies into television rights piracy. For the past 18 ...
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VAR confusion in France after top referee gives in to player power

PARIS: French football witnessed a new VAR controversy at the weekend with top international referee Clement Turpin at the centre of chaos in the Ligue 1 derby between Brest and Rennes. After 64 minutes the game was interrupted for nearly 10 minutes after the referee ...
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Teenager Fati is on target again as Barcelona hit Valencia for five

MADRID: Anssumane Fati, Barcelona’s new teenage sensation, scored one goal and made another as the Spanish champions Barcelona beat Valencia 5-2 in LaLiga. The 16-year-old opened the scoring after just two minutes at Camp Nou, his second goal of the season, and Frenkie de Jong doubled ...
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Florentino Perez . . . proud of his "historic" era

Perez tells Real Madrid fans: We’re still world football’s No1 . . . off the pitch, at least

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has promised fans that the redevelopment of the Estadio Bernabeu will leave the club with the “best stadium in the world.” However, as the team prepare to launch a new Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain, ...
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FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ draw lines up path to global glory

ZURICH: The path to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ presented by Alibaba Cloud was set as FIFA Legend Michael Owen drew the seven contenders in Zurich. Fans will be treated to a meeting between Asia and Africa in the quarter-finals, ...
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FARE: Up to €100,000 in #FootballPeople grants awarded for social change

Racism and homophobia dominate new season in France Arguably the two biggest talking points in French football this season have had nothing to do with football, as homophobia and racism have dominated the headlines. More than 20 incidents of homophobia have been reported in the stadiums in France ...
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Home help for Team GB as IOC brings Olympic boxing qualifier to London

LONDON/LAUSANNE: Boxers from Great Britain will have the opportunity to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on home canvas after the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the European continental qualifying event in London. The event will be held at the Copper Box ...
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United States tops medal table at close of World Urban Games in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Team USA finished top of the medal table as the first World Urban Games Budapest 2019 drew to a close after a memorable first edition for both athletes and fans. Medals in BMX freestyle and 3×3 basketball on the final day of competition ensured that ...
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England win last Test but Australia celebrate holding on to the Ashes

LONDON: Australia retained the Ashes despite losing the fifth Test to England at The Oval in south London. The series ended 2-2 but Australia were already holders of the oldest and mos iconic cricketing prize. England won the last duel of the summer by 135 ...
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