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Americas’ bosses cosy up again over plans for another unified tournament

MIAMI: The two football confederations in the Americas are reportedly considering creating a new tournament grouping together the top national teams from South America’s CONMEBOL and central/north America’s CONCACAF. The Bloomberg news agency claimed that CONCACAF could switch its Gold Cup from a two four-year ...
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Premier trio poised to close in on Aubameyang at top of Golden Shoe

LONDON: Diego Costa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sánchez have further opportunities this week to step up the Premier pressure on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the Golden Shoe rankings for Europe’s leading league marksman. Aubameyang, with 16 goals for Borussia Dortmund, is away playing for Ghana ...
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Van Gaal decides it’s time to retire after star studded coaching career

AMSTERDAM: Louis Van Gaal, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the modern game, has announced his retirement from football. The former Holland, Barcelona, Ajax, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United manager has been out of work since being sacked by ...
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Rajoub addressing FIFA Congress in 2015

Settlements storm risks Palestine revival of demand for Israel’s expulsion from FIFA

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —-  FIFA risks being drawn into a political crisis far beyond the significance of any of the internal storms which have battered the world football federation over the past decade. Increasing tension in the Middle East may lead to Palestine reviving its ...
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Kafala changes on ice as Qatar pursues changing balance in world of soft power

JAMES M DORSEY: A Qatari decision to backtrack on minimal improvements of the terms of employment of migrant workers and an investment in a Russian oil company symbolize the emergence of a new global power structure with the rise of populists in the United States ...
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Mutko criticises ‘errors and inaccuracies’ in McLaren Report to WADA

MOSCOW: Vitaly Mutko has accused Richard McLaren’s report to the World Anti-Doping Agency of containing “many factual errors and inaccuracies.” Russian news agency TASS reported the Deputy Prime Minister and former Sports Minister as reacting critically after six members of the Russian ski racing were ...
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Budapest to face new bid to force referendum into 2024 Olympics bid

BUDAPEST: Local opposition to Budapest’s bid to win host rights to the 2024 Olympic Games has yet to be dispelled. The youth organisation Momentum Mozgalom is to launch the latest effort to force a referendum, according to the daily Index.hu MM will start to collect ...
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AEG and Odebrecht ordered to restart upkeep duties at Maracana

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Rio state court has ordered a consortium of companies, including construction firm Odebrecht and sports and entertainment facility operator AEG, to “immediately resume” maintenance of the Maracana stadium. The preliminary ruling was handed down after reports emerged last week that the ...
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