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Scotland must contest World Cup qualifying showdown without Tierney

GLASGOW: Kieran Tierney will miss Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final with Ukraine on June 1. The Arsenal left wingback had not played since the end of March because of injury. There had been hopes he might make the Ukraine tie but he was not in […]


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Liverpool already looking to the future by landing Carvalho from Fulham

LONDON: Liverpool have completed the signing of Fulham forward Fabio Carvalho having failed in a bid to bring the 19-year-old to Anfield in January. The Portuguese teenager, who is understood to have signed a five-year contract, will officially join on July 1. Carvalho, out of […]


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Russian invasion of Ukraine a turning point in world history, says IOC president Bach

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Thomas Bach has stood up in decisive defence of the International Olympic Committee’s stance in condemning the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The IOC president decried “personal threats to individuals” after spelling out for the annual Session the reasons for the […]


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CIES: Best XIs for 32 European leagues

NEUCHATEL: With the 2021/22 seasons coming to an end, this CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the Best XI for 32 European leagues using its exclusive Impact Score approach combining team results with player employment and technical performance as […]


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UEFA

UEFA and The FA unveil UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Impact Report — The biggest UEFA Women’s EURO ever is set to deliver £54 million in economic activity to the nine host cities — UEFA and The FA have today released the UEFA […]


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All routes lead to Doha for latest AIPS Sport Media awards celebration

MARTIN MAZUR – AIPS: Doha is the place where every sports journalist in the world would like to be in 2022, and clearly no other place was more spot-on than Doha to celebrate the fourth edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, the only global […]


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New Olympic venues survey indicates the extinction of white elephants

LAUSANNE: Some 92pc of permanent venues used for the Olympic Games in the 21st century, and 85pc of all permanent Olympic venues since 1896 remain in use, according to a report from the International Olympic Committee. The report – “Over 125 years of Olympic venues: […]


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Revenue streams still flowing despite pandemic, says IOC annual report

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has published its 2021 annual report after its approval by members on the final day of the 139th IOC Session, held remotely from Olympic House in Lausanne. An IOC statement said: Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which dominated […]


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