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Spurs tribute to ‘double’ hero Mackay: ‘The complete footballer’

LONDON: Dave Mackay, one of the most outstanding British footballers of the 1960s and one of the greatest in the history of Tottenham Hotspur, has died at 80. The former Tottenham, Hearts and Scotland midfielder was a key member – from left half – of ...
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Arsenal profit after extra spending on new players

LONDON: Arsenal have announced profits of £11.1m for the six months ending last November 30 despite the club spending a record on transfers. The club announced turnover from football increased to £148.5 million, up from £135.9 million in 2013, with their new kit deal with ...
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Ronaldo and Messi still neck and neck in Golden Shoe race

LONDON: The two frontrunners in this season’ ESM Golden Shoe standings were on target again this past weekend. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi added to their tallies for the season with goals against Villarreal and Granada respectively. Ronaldo has now scored 30 ...
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Four candidates being screened for the one job . . . Top: Van Praag and Blatter; below: Luis Figo and Prince Ali

The Great FIFA Presidential Debate . . . cancelled before it even hits the television schedules

KEIR RADNEDGE in PARIS —- BBC and Sky want to host a televised debate between the four candidates for the FIFA presidency. They can forget it. Sepp Blatter will not be playing ball. The president of the world football federation, currently basking in full-hearted personal ...
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British player banned worldwide for fixing

ZURICH: A lifetime ban imposed by The Football Association against British player Michael Boateng (from England) in relation to match manipulation has been extended by FIFA to have worldwide effect. Michael Boateng admitted to charges laid against him by The FA for several breaches of ...
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UEFA Newsletter

Head to head: Messi and Ronaldinho Watch great skills and goals from past and present FC Barcelona legends, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi. Watch the video Legendary Moment of the week ...
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New step onwards and upwards for AIPS Young Reporters and UEFA

PARIS: The highly-rated AIPS Young Reporters programme, which continues setting new standards in its sphere, will be extended through the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in June. Confirmation was announced by Thomas Giordano, senior public relations manager of the European federation during the annual congress of ...
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Durban Olympic bid must take second place to 2022 Commonwealths

LONDON: Expectations that South Africa might for a first Olympic Games in Africa have been apparently dashed again writes CHRISTIAN RADNEDGE. Fikile Mbalula, South Africa’s Sports Minister, largely discounted a bid in promoting Durban’s candidacy for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban – always the most likely Olympic ...
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World Cup’s winter switch suits us perfectly, says Grevemberg

LONDON: One man, at least, is happy with FIFA’s decision to switch the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar writes CHRISTIAN RADNEDGE. David Grevember, ceo of the Commonwealth Games Federation, hgas recognised that the usual summer finals will not now distract media and focus and ...
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