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Ahmet Calik: Former Turkey international footballer dies in traffic accident, he was 27

Former Turkey international Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27, his former club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue in India’s touristy state of Goa runs into controversy

A statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked controversy in the Indian state of Goa, with residents objecting to a Portuguese footballer being honoured instead of a player from India. Michael Lobo, a minister in the Goa state government, on Wednesday tweeted that the statue is aimed at promoting football as a sport and to […]

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China: Football authority ban tattoos, calls players to have existing ink removed

Chinese football authorities have placed an outright ban on tattoos, and are calling for players to have them removed altogether. Earlier in 2018 football players were asked to cover up their ink. In a statement released General Administration of Sport (GAS) said national teams at all levels must “strictly implement” the new requirements, adding it […]

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Algeria beats neighbours Tunisia to win 2021 FIFA Arab Cup

Algeria scored two goals in extra time to beat neighbours Tunisia 2-0 and win the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup. Amir Sayoud scored in the ninth minute of extra-time while Yacine Brahimi scored with the final kick of the game at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor city to take Algeria to the title on Saturday. […]

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Three NFL games postponed because of Covid-19 outbreaks

The National Football League (NFL) postponed three games this weekend because of Covid-19 outbreaks. It is the first time this season fixtures have had to be rescheduled because of the virus. The games to be moved are Cleveland Browns-Las Vegas Raiders, Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles. “We have made these schedule […]

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Champions League last-16 ties redrawn after technical error in the process

Manchester United will take on Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, while Paris St-Germain will face Real Madrid, after UEFA on Monday declared the original draw void due to a technical error in the process. Earlier, United were mistakenly drawn with Villarreal, even though both teams had already faced each […]

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Karim Benzema found guilty of conspiring to blackmail fellow footballer with sex tape

France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been found guilty of conspiring to blackmail a fellow French footballer with a sex tape. A judge handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail term and ordered him to pay a €75,000 fine. Benzema, 33, was one of five people put on trial last month over an attempt […]

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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona sack head coach after loss to Rayo Vallecano

Ronald Koeman has been fired as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp. Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season’s Champions League. They are ninth in the table, six points adrift […]

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Nick Rolovich: Washington State football coach loses job after refusing Covid-19 vaccination

A top US college football coach has been fired for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Washington State University (WSU) sacked Nick Rolovich, its highest-paid employee, and four of his assistants, for failing to meet a vaccine mandate. The mandate means all state workers in Washington have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season, with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is set to earn $110 million in […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]