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Esperance supporters arrested in Qatar before Club World Cup opener

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Esperance supporters arrested in Qatar before Club World Cup opener

Two groups of Esperance supporters have been arrested in Qatar, before their Club World Cup encounter with Al Hilal on Saturday, December 14. The first group of 14 were taken into custody due to their conduct on the Qatar Airways flight from Tunis to Doha. According to the report by Orange Football, the fans were extremely boisterous and disturbed…

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Ex-Tanzania FA boss Jamal Malinzi guilty on one of 20 corruption charges

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Ex-Tanzania FA boss Jamal Malinzi guilty on one of 20 corruption charges

Former Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) president and Fifa committee member Jamal Malinzi has been found guilty on one of 20 corruption charges. Malinzi was facing charges of embezzlement and money-laundering but was found guilty of document forgery. The judge ordered Malinzi to pay a fine of approximately $220 or serve a two-year jail term He…

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Infantino receives Aubameyang’s shirt on Gabon visit

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Infantino receives Aubameyang’s shirt on Gabon visit

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has received a jersey of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on his visit to Gabon on Tuesday. He met with football authorities in the country on a one-day visit as a means to discussing the development of football in the nation. The Swiss–Italian was accompanied by France legend Youri Djorkaeff, the head of his Fifa delegation,…

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Gomis: Al Hilal belong at the Club World Cup

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Gomis: Al Hilal belong at the Club World Cup

Al Hilal won the 2019 AFC Champions League Gomis was the tournament’s top scorer and best player The striker discusses Asian triumph and long-awaited Club World Cup appearance The 2019 AFC Champions League came to a conclusion with Al Hilal dominating the scene. After a 20-year drought, the Saudi giants finally won the title, with…

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Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

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Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by…

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Sadio Mane was snubbed for Ballon d’Or because he is African, claims Cheikhou Kouyate

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Sadio Mane was snubbed for Ballon d’Or because he is African, claims Cheikhou Kouyate

Cheikhou Kouyate believes international teammate Sadio Mane was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or because he is African. Mane finished in fourth in the running for the prestigious prize behind Lionel Messi, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo . The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine 2019, scoring 54 goals for club and country last term as he helped…

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Megan Rapinoe wins Women’s Ballon d’Or, Lucy Bronze second

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Megan Rapinoe wins Women’s Ballon d’Or, Lucy Bronze second

Megan Rapinoe of the United States has won Women’s Ballon d’Or for 2019, with England’s Lucy Bronze the runner-up. Winger Rapinoe, 34, co-captained the US to victory at this summer’s World Cup, where she was named player of the tournament and finished joint-top scorer with six goals. Bronze, 28, the Uefa Women’s Player of the…

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SISTER ACT: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister launches epic rant at Van Dijk after Liverpool star’s Ballon d’Or joke

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SISTER ACT: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister launches epic rant at Van Dijk after Liverpool star’s Ballon d’Or joke

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S sister launched an epic rant at Virgil van Dijk after the Liverpool star made a joke about the Juventus hero at the Ballon d’Or awards. Anfield ace Van Dijk finished second to Lionel Messi as the Barcelona forward bagged a record sixth Ballon d’Or trophy, while Ronaldo finished a distant third. Ronaldo did not attend the glitzy…

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‘I’ll try to win the Ballon d’Or next year’ – Liverpool star Mane apologises for missing Paris awards ceremony

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‘I’ll try to win the Ballon d’Or next year’ – Liverpool star Mane apologises for missing Paris awards ceremony

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has apologised for not attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday night, but feels he might be a contender for the award next year The 27-year-old finished fourth in the award voting behind winner Lionel Messi, Reds team-mate Virgil van Dijk and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. With an important Premier League…

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Chelsea legend Drogba finally grants Mbappe’s 10-year-old wish

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Chelsea legend Drogba finally grants Mbappe’s 10-year-old wish

Kylian Mbappe had his decade-long request to Didier Drogba granted during the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Paris. Drogba who co-hosted Monday’s event with Sandy Heribert disclosed he denied a 10-year-old Mbappe (who was on trial at Chelsea) a picture following Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona. According to him, he snubbed the Frenchman because he was infuriated…

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