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Remember the white shirts and the ‘glory, glory’ nights . . . whatever happened to Spurs and Madrid?

LONDON: In and around 1960 Tottenham in England and Real Madrid in Europe set a standard for both entertaining and winning football that succeeding teams and players and managers have found difficult to emulate writes KEIR RADNEDGE. They both play in white – Tottenham wear ...
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France and S Korea in straight fight to host 2019 Women’s World Cup

ZURICH: France and South Korea are the only two contenders left bidding to host the Women’s World Cup in 2019 after the confirmed withdrawals from the race of England and New Zealand. FIFA’s executive committee will decide between the two next March. The French bid ...
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Matchfixing fight in focus as FIFPro joins forces with FIFA and Interpol

TOKYO: A joint FIFA, FIFPro and Interpol campaign to fight match fixing has been launched at the players’ union congress here. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the dangers of match manipulation, to provide positive role models for players, and to ...
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The (late) Hand of Power . . . 'Don Julio' Grondona

Puppet master . . . How Grondona pulled the strings in FIFA and back home in Argentina

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS — Evidence continues to emerge over how the late Julio Grondona played a delicate game with the concept of lucrative contract tenders during his years as head of the Argentinian football federation and of FIFA’s finance committee. Grondona had commanded the world ...
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FIFA: Work towards TPO ban continues

ZURICH: The working group on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) met in Zurich to discuss the prerequisites for the implementation of a ban on TPO. It follows on from the recent decision of general principle by the FIFA Executive Committee to stop the ...
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Federations, sponsors, partners, bidders

World Archery / ANOC / New York Cosmos / FIFA / US Soccer U-20 MNT / Baku 2015 / British Basketball League / North American Soccer League / USA Rugby / WOA / Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique / Soccerex Pro Daily / Gauteng: TSE Consulting ...
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President Park takes a first-hand check on PyeongChang progress

SEOUL: President Park Geun-hye has visited the Alpensia Resort in PyeongChang, for a personal check on preparations for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. She formally praised officials for their work as she followed up on her work before being elected when she served ...
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Prince Albert joins campaign to urge Olympians into action against ebola

MONTE CARLO: IOC member Prince Albert of Monaco has urged Olympians all over the world to support the a #TargetEbola campaign which aims to raise funds to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The campaign was launched earlier this month by the ...
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Baku 2015 European Games employs 1,000th member of staff

BAKU: The Baku 2015 European Games has today celebrated the employment of its 1,000th full-time member of staff. Aysel Akhundova, from Azerbaijan, was the landmark employee as she joined the Press Operations team as part of the Games Academy Graduate Excellence Programme. Azad Rahimov, Baku ...
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