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East Timor cancels players’ passports over national team’s Asian Cup scam

KUALA LUMPUR: The latest twist in exposing one of the biggest scams in national team football has seen nine players who played for East Timor having their passports annulled by the state’s Justice Ministry. East Timor hit the headlines when they scored the first goal ...
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Qatar still not in the clear over kafala as far as ILO is concerned

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK: The International Labour Organisation is maintaining the possiblity of commissioning an inquiry into Qatar’s kafala employment system despite the Gulf state’s insistence that it is being dismantled. A meeting in Geneva of the ILO’s governing council rejected a proposal by Sudan and the ...
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Ex-FIFA boss Linsi under investigation over controversial 2006 World Cup cash

FRANKFURT: Urs Linsi, former general secretary of world football federation FIFA, is reportedly under investigation by the German prosecutor’s office in its investigation into the 2006 World Cup finances writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Linsi was in charge of FIFA’s financial administration in the years before and ...
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Hail and farewell to Rooney as new boss Southgate looks to England’s future

DORTMUND: The Wayne Rooney era is over. Manchester United’s little-used club captain made his England debut against Australia as one of 11 substitutes at the tender age of 17 back in February 2003. But his recent muscle injuries handed England manager Gareth Southgate a convenient ...
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Aleksander Ceferin . . . six months as UEFA president

Our mission . . . UEFA president sees Europe leading charge into football’s brave new world

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —-¬†UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, in a first major statement of policy since his election last September, has issued a challenge about the way forward not only to Europe but the entire world game. The Slovenian lawyer told a conference in Lisbon about ...
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Searching for Socrates . . . Tangled tale of the doctor who could not heal himself

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Rare nowadays to fall across a footballer biography which bring something new to the sum total of observers’ knowledge or insight. Some are so flacidly overwritten that the subject disappears beneath a mountain of unedited tape-recordings. Delightfully different, perhaps because the ...
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Sports Management Worldwide

  The Secret To Breaking Into The Sports Industry Spend any time studying the sports industry and you’ll find there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of different career opportunities to be had. From mascots to team presidents, there are so many different paths you can choose. ...
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Paris bid leader says it must be 2024 as Bach faces double-award deadlock

LONDON: The wrangle to sort out the confused 2024 Olympic Games bidding process has entered a new phase with Paris matching the insistence from Los Angeles that only 2024 is up for contention, not 2028 writes KEIR RADNEDGE. With prospective bids from the likes of ...
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How Special Olympics has opened a brief window of peace for Syrian athletes

TOMISLAV CVITAN / AIPS in GRAZ** More than six years of war in Syria has destroyed so much. It has killed more than 400,000 people and forced 11m to flee. Still, it has done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the Syrian Special Olympics team. ...
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Tokyo golf club approves full membership for women to head off Olympics threat

TOKYO: The golf club which will host Olympic competition in 2020 have agreed a rule change over women members after being warned that the IOC would order Games organisers to find another venue writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Kasumigaseki Country Club at Saitama is on of the ...
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