Category: International Sports

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Anzhi – famous for mega-money Eto’o transfer – ‘set to lose professional status over huge debts’

The club made headlines worldwide when they paid £23.7million to sign Samuel Eto’o from Inter Milan in August 2011. The frenzy was less about the fee and more about the rumored £350,000-a-week wages he has been paid. But now, according to Russian football expert Artur Petrosyan, they have “failed to be licensed for Russia’s second tier” and […]

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French Open: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal into fourth round

The pair move ahead of American former world number one Budge Patty for most fourth-round appearances in Paris. Federer, a French Open champion in 2009, also became the oldest person to reach this stage of a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors at the US Open in 1991. The 37-year-old beat Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-3 6-1 […]

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French Open: Naomi Osaka reaches third round with win over Victoria Azarenka

Japan’s Osaka, 21, overcame a poor start to beat two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka 4-6 7-5 6-3. Osaka is chasing her third successive Grand Slam title having won the 2018 US Open and the Australian Open earlier this year. She will play the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova in the next round after she beat […]

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Brazil legend Ronaldinho’s 14-year-old son signs first pro contract with Nike who sponsored dad during career

The Brazilian superstar was the face of the company when he was crowned the world’s best player in 2005. And now Joao Mendes, 14, is ready to bolster his bank balance by signing his first contract with Nike. Teenager Mendes currently plays his football for Brazilian side Cruzeiro. Ronaldinho revealed the news on social media with […]

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South Korea U18s stripped of trophy for ‘indecent’ celebration

South Korea Under-18s have been stripped of a trophy for “indecent” celebrations after a player posed for a photo with his foot on it. The topic had 59 million views on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. The tournament organizers suggested South Korea would not be invited back Chinese fans, who watched their team lose […]

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Alf-Inge Haaland’s son Erling scores record nine goals in one match at Under-20s World Cup

ALF-INGE HAALAND’S son Erling scored a world-record NINE goals in a single game at the Under-20’s World Cup. The Red Bull Salzburg teen – who represents Norway – was scouted by Manchester United last year as clubs took note of his promise. And there will be plenty more interest after the whizkid broke the tournament record with […]

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Manchester United thrash Bayern Munich 5-0 in 1999 Treble reunion

Sir Alex Ferguson returned to the dugout and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was back on the scoresheet as Manchester United beat Bayern Munich 5-0 in their 1999 Treble reunion game at Old Trafford. He sat with ex-England boss Steve McClaren, his assistant 20 years ago and they were joined by a substituted Solskjaer, the current United […]

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Copa America: Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy and replaced by Dani Alves

Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month’s Copa America and will be replaced by his Paris St-Germain team-mate Dani Alves. The 27-year-old forward, given the role eight months ago but under pressure after recent disciplinary issues, was informed by manager Tite on Saturday. Alves, 36, will also lead the side in […]

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PSG hand boss Thomas Tuchel new two-year contract despite alleged rows with Mbappe and Neymar

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN has handed boss Thomas Tuchel a new two-year contract – despite alleged rows with star forward Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. The German boss, 45, slammed Neymar for allegedly punching a fan while Mbappe was left “angry” after missing out on the European Golden Boot. The French youngster, 20, blamed Tuchel for falling short in his quest – […]

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FIFA vows to change Women’s World Cup seats after fans seated separately

Football fans have been left furious after discovering the seats they bought for matches in the Women’s World Cup aren’t together. Groups who bought tickets for the tournament, which starts in France on 7 June, will only be able to rearrange their allocated seats if adults have been split up from children aged 18 and […]

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