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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP: History for Ukraine after first final triumph over Koreans

WARSAW: Ukraine became FIFA U-20 World Cup champions for the first time after coming from behind to defeat Korea Republic 3-1 in the Poland 2019 final at Lodz Stadium. Korea Republic struck quickly through Lee Kangin, who converted his penalty in the fifth minute after a ...
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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP: Lee’s consolation is award for best player of the tournament

  WARSAW: Kangin Lee of South Korea voted best player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 after the official awards were announced. He won the adidas Golden Ball which is awarded to the best player by the FIFA technical study group. Ukraine’s Serhii Buletsa ...
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Target Lampard as Chelsea prepare Derby bid for Sarri’s replacement

LONDON: Chelsea are expected to seek talks with Derby over a deal to install Frank Lampard as the next Blues manager.Derby are understood to be braced for Chelsea to make contact, with Lampard the front-runner to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Juventus are poised ...
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Zvonimir Boban . . . ending three-year stint in Zurich

Boban waves goodbye at FIFA to take up new role back with Milan

KEIR RADNEDGE in ITALY —- Another of FIFA’s senior directors has left the world football federation but Zvonimir Boban took the initiative himself, unlike so many others in the past three years Boban, former Croatia captain and playmaker, has quit his role as FIFA’s deputy ...
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Qatar takes over as host of 2019 ANOC World Beach Games [from San Diego]

LAUSANNE: ANOC today announced the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games will be hosted by the Qatar Olympic Committee. Qatar boasts spectacular oceanfront locations and is ready to provide the perfect setting for NOCs and their athletes to compete in exciting beach, action and water sports. The ...
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AFC president praises runners-up Korea Republic

— Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has praised Korea Republic for their second-place finish at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 after the East Asians fell to Ukraine 3-1 in an exciting final on Saturday at the Lodz ...
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WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Miedema sets Dutch goalscoring record on way into last 16

PARIS: Vivianne Miedema became the Netherlands’ all-time international scorer in the European champions’ 3-1 win over Cameroon that put the Dutch into the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup. Miedema scored the first and last of the Dutch goals either side of Dominique Bloodworth’s effort, ...
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WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Taylor strike edges England to win over Argentina and place in KO stage

PARIS: England secured a place in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup as Jodie Taylor’s second-half finish earned them a 1-0 win against Argentina in Le Havre. Euro 2017 top-scorer Taylor turned the ball in at the back post just after the hour ...
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