Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: football

Five top-flight clubs caught up in UK soccer abuse scandal – police

LONDON: Five English Premier League and three Championship (second tier) soccer clubs are being investigated in relation to allegations of widespread historical child sex abuse in the sport dating back to the 1970s, British police said on Monday. The Metropolitan Police Service, who confirmed last month that it had launched ...

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Football: Zidane proud of Real Madrid team despite the loss

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind them as Sevilla produced a remarkable late turnaround to breathe new life into the Spanish title race with a 2-1 win. Zidane s men looked set to extend their commanding ...

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FIFA approves 48-teams World Cup for 2026

ZURICH: FIFA’s ruling council Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, in a major coup for the body’s president Gianni Infantino. In a bid to widen the game’s global appeal and enrich its coffers, the FIFA panel endorsed a format with 16 groups ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

ZURICH: Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The double European champion with Portugal and Real Madrid beat great rival Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards. ...

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British football teams fined for poppy war tribute

ZURICH: FIFA fined England 45,000 Swiss francs ($43,850, 42,000 euros) for wearing a poppy tribute to British war dead during their November 11 World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Scotland were fined 20,000 Swiss francs, while Wales and Northern Ireland were given 20,000 and 15,000 Swiss franc fines respectively for making ...

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Ronaldo strikes late as Real reach world final

YOKOHAMA: Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo were on target as Real Madrid eased past Mexico’s Club America 2-0 on Thursday to reach the Club World Cup final in Japan. The Spanish giants will face shock finalists and local favourites Kashima Antlers in Yokohama on Sunday as they look to capture ...

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