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Ozil’s resignation sparks racism storm

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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Ozil’s resignation sparks racism storm

Ozil’s resignation sparks racism storm

Turkey hails ‘goal against fascist virus’ after Ozil quits Germany side BERLIN: Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin yesterday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing “a goal against the virus of fascism”. After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish […]

Ozil defends controversial picture with Erdogan

Posted by on 22/07/2018
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Ozil defends controversial picture with Erdogan

Ozil defends controversial picture with Erdogan

BERLIN: Footballer Mesut Ozil said yesterday he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany’s national squad ahead of the World Cup. Breaking his silence over the snapshot that caused outrage during the tournament, the Arsenal midfielder said in a statement on […]

Neymar: I couldn’t look at a football after World Cup

Posted by on 22/07/2018
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Neymar: I couldn’t look at a football after World Cup

Neymar: I couldn’t look at a football after World Cup

PRAIA GRANDE: Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a […]

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Posted by on 19/07/2018
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Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar expects up to 1.5 million fans DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don’t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before going on […]

Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Soccer star begins the latest chapter in his colorful career BREST, Belarus: Hotfoot from creating a stir at the World Cup Diego Maradona arrived in Belarus yesterday to begin the latest chapter in his colorful career. Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winner insisted that his new role as president of first division Dinamo Brest was “very […]

Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

SHANGHAI: English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an investigation after it was caught up in an alleged fraud involving its sponsorship deal with Chinese carmaker BYD. Arsenal said the deal, which was launched with great fanfare in May, was among those affected after BYD revealed what it described as a plot to defraud advertising […]

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Croatia fly flag for the little guys ZAGREB: Croatian media yesterday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2. “Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. “’Vatreni’ (the “Fiery Ones” in Croatian), you are the […]

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

ROME: Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer signing they hope will bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Allianz Stadium in Turin from early morning singing “Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League)” as the European […]

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

France beat Croatia in thrilling final to win second World Cup MOSCOW: Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow yesterday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that […]

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the amir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. The ceremony marked a handover from the world’s largest country by landmass to one of the smallest. Qatar has a population of 2.3 million people and […]

After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

Tournament will be hosted from Nov 21-Dec 18, 2022   MOSCOW: Germany came out of its shell, South Africa exceeded expectations and Russia changed negative perceptions when they all hosted the World Cup but just what will unfold in four years’ time when the tournament goes to Qatar is anyone’s guess. There is only one […]

France lift second World Cup

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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France lift second World Cup

France lift second World Cup

One of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades MOSCOW: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory yesterday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own […]