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Serbia and Albania both punished in UEFA’s ‘Judgment of Solomon’

NYON: European federation UEFA appears to have come to a ‘Judgment of Solomon’ over the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade last week writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The match was halted by English referee Martin Atkinson after fighting among players and fans ...
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Angerer there again as FIFA names top 10 for women’s world player prize

ZURICH: Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer is among the contenders for the 2014 award after the ‘long shortlists’ were published by FIFA. The decision will be made by the captains and head coaches of the women’s national teams as well as by ...
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Portugal jump back into the top 10 in FIFA World Rankings

ZURICH: The top three are unchanged in the October edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Germany have held on to the top spot despite a difficult start to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign. Portugal (ninth, up two) are making their first appearance in the top ...
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The scales of justice . . . more than a game.

Sport and law: Why media rush to judgment does no-one any favours

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Sport struggles to comprehend the law, for two reasons. Firstly all involved – officials, fans, participants, media – are traduced by their all-consuming absorption into believing that sport exists on its own self-contained planet; this is plainly illogical. Secondly, the law ...
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Olympic Stadium’s football conversion costs increase ahead of West Ham move

LONDON: The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium is racking up after London Legacy Development Corporation revealed they have agreed to pay a further £35.9m. Balfour Beatty signed a £154m contract in January this year to turn the arena into a multi-sports venue which will ...
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Federations, sponsors, partners, bidders

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Long wait still for Kosovo before football mimics Olympic welcome

LAUSANNE: The impending formal recognition of Kosovo by the Olympic movement does not, in itself, alter the timeline of its pursuit of full acceptance by the international football community writes KEIR RADNEDGE. However this week’s granting of provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee is ...
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IOC Agenda talk-in adds up to 20+20 recommendations for Olympics future

LAUSANNE: The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has agreed a set of 40 recommendations to shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on ...
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High demand already for Rugby World Cup tickets for next year

LONDON: England Rugby, the organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, have announced they sold 950,000 Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets in the September general sale, with record levels of demand for tickets for pool and knock-out stage matches. Tickets were on general sale from ...
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