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Infantino ‘happy’ after face-to-face talks with PFA on player welfare

LONDON: FIFA has hailed a “constructive dialogue” with players from the Premier League and Women’s Super League on the issue of player welfare..President Gianni Infantino was joined for the discussion in Manchester by FIFA football development chief Arsene Wenger and – remotely – by FIFA […]


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AFRICAN NATIONS CUP: Holders Algeria crash out after being felled by Elephants

YAOUNDE: Defending champions Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 defeat against Ivory Coast in Douala. Needing a win to stay alive, Algeria trailed by two goals at the break after Franke Kessie capped off a fine move and Ibrahim […]


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AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS — Gp E: Ivory Coast 3, Algeria 1; Sierra Leone 0, Equatorial Guinea 1. Gp F: Gambia 1, Tunisia 0; Mali 2, Mauritania 0.

Gp A: Cameroon 2, Burkina Faso 1; Ethiopia 0, Cape Verde 1 – Cameroon 4, Ethiopia 1; Cape Verde 0, Burkina Faso 1 – Cape Verde 1, Cameroon 1; B Faso 1, Ethiopia 1. Gp B: Senegal 1, Zimbabwe 0; Guinea 1, Malawi 0 – […]


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Two-goal Jota disarms Gunners and fires Liverpool into League Cup Final

LONDON: Liverpool reached the Carabao Cup final for the first time in six years as Diogo Jota’s brace was enough to seal semi-final success at the expense of 10-man Arsenal. After a goalless first leg at Anfield last week, Jota’s first-half daisycutter caught Aaron Ramsdale […]


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Death of Francisco Gento — only man to have won the European Champions crown six times

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Francisco Gento, the only man to have won the European Champions crown six times, has died at 88. He played almost his career at Real Madrid with whom he had been honorary president. Gento, born on October 22, 1933, and nicknamed […]


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FIFA: 1.2m World Cup tickets requested within first 24 hours

ZURICH: World football federation FIFA has reported the start of ticket sales for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as having generated “huge demand around the world.”.A statement said:.More than 1.2 million tickets have been requested by fans worldwide in the first 24 hours of […]


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Olympic Winter Games squad announcement confirms Team GB skiing and snowboarding contingent

21  athletes named in Team GB squad for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.— Nine of the selected athletes will be representing Team GB for the first time, including all three Moguls athletes..The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the 18 skiers and three snowboarders […]


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IOC welcomes plea from UN for warring nations to observe Olympic Truce

NEW YORK: The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, has appealed for member states to observe the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, following the resolution adopted in December. The resolution calls for the Read More

End of the line for Olympic Games bids winner Vero Communications

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Vero Communications, the promotional agency led by the late Mike Lee, is winding down. Lee’s death at 61 three years ago was a significant blow for the company whose notable bidding successes included Qatar;s 2022 World Cup, Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic […]


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Djokovic flies out after Aussie court rejects final appeal against visa bar

MELBOURNE: World tennis No1 Novak Djokovic has left Australia after losing an appeal against the second cancellation of his visa. Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” by the ruling but respected it. He released a statement shortly after three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a […]


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