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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THIS WEEK:

TUESDAY — Gp E: Krasnodar v Sevilla; Rennes v Chelsea.  Gp F: B. Dortmund v Brugge; Lazio v Zenit. Gp G: D. Kyiv v Barcelona; Juventus v Ferencvaros. Gp H: Man. Utd v Basaksehir; PSG v RB Leipzig. WEDNESDAY – Gp A: At. Madrid v ...
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IFAB lawmakers put handball, offside and concussion subs on the agenda

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Football’s lawmaking International Board is, after all, being recommended to review the current controversial interpretation of handball as well as offside. The board’s football and technical advisory panels have also agreed that the principle of an additional permanent substitution for a concussed ...
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Fixture demands too tough on players in these hard times, says Klopp

LONDON: Liverpool managser Jurgen Klopp launched another impassioned assault on the fixtures scheduling after the 3-0 win over Leicester on Sunday evening. Klopp’s target, in an interview with Sky TV, was the television companies rather than the clubs – including his own – who had ...
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Anfield records day as Liverpool beat Leicester to pull up on Spurs

LONDON: Records tumbled at Anfield as Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Leicester set a new 64-match unbeaten home league milestone with Diogo Jota also writing his name into the club’s history books. The Portugal international became the first Reds player to score in his first four ...
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Ahmad . . . CAF president since 2017

FIFA bans African president Ahmad from all football for five years

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Ahmad Ahmad, president of the African Football Confederation, has been banned from all football involvement for the next five years by the ethics committee of world governing body FIFA. Unless Ahmad presses forward swiftly for a suspension of the ban pending ...
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CIES: Football’s major migration routes revealed

—- Issue number 314 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the ten most represented foreign origins in 126 professional leagues worldwide. The Brazilians represent the biggest contingent of expatriates in 23 championships, followed by the Argentineans (15) and the French (13). ...
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Wanda Diamond League releases 2021 calendar

— The Wanda Diamond League today released its provisional calendar for the 2021 season, which will see a return to a full schedule of 14 meetings culminating in a winner-takes-all season finale in Zürich. Read the full release on the ...
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UK signals limited return for fans to sports venues from December 2

LONDON: Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased in areas with lower infection rates. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that outdoor and indoor venues in tier 1 and 2 areas would be allowed to admit spectators on ...
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G20 leaders express support for Tokyo Olympics and Beijing Winter Games

RIYADH: The world’s leaders assembled at the virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted out of Saudi Arabia, have expressed support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next year and the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022. The final declaration of the Summit said: “As ...
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WADA anger after US Senate passes ‘Rodchenkov Act’ anti-doping law

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS:  The World Anti-Doping Agency has reacted scathingly to the approval by the United States Senate of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. The legislation is named after the former head of the Moscow dope-test laboratory who enabled the greatest scandal in Olympic sporting history before ...
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