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Lebanon urges Arab League to sanction US over Jerusalem decision

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:47 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:59 Arab League nations should pressure the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Lebanon’s foreign minister told a gathering in Cairo, which condemned the move as “dangerous and unacceptable.” “Pre-emptive measures (must be) taken against the decision, beginning with diplomatic measures, then ...

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‘With the mask or without?’ – Coach keeps Champions League bet, wears Zorro costume to presser

Paulo Fonseca, manager of the Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk, surprised reporters in a post-match Champions League press conference on Wednesday – by wearing a full Zorro mask and costume. The Portuguese coach promised to wear the outfit of the swashbuckling Spanish hero should his side advance to the last-16 stage of Europe’s premier club football tournament. The ‘Hirnyky’ eventually prevailed ...

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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital will destroy peace process – Palestine & Arab League

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League have warned the US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, saying it would increase instability and put an end to the peace process. Armed group Hamas threatened more violence in the city. “The world will pay the price” for any change ...

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Russian Premier League game set to go ahead despite -20C forecast

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:55 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:56 Forecasted temperatures of as low as -20C (-4F) will not be enough to stop Saturday’s Russian Premier League game between SKA Khabarovsk and CSKA Moscow from going ahead, according to reports. The two teams will take to the pitch at 12:00 local time in Khabarovsk in the Far ...

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Ukraine police detain 52 football fans for clashes ahead of Champions League game

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 15:02 Police in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov detained 52 people after clashes between fans of Shakhtar Donetsk and visiting Dutch team Feyenoord ahead of the teams’ Champions League encounter on Wednesday. According to local media, a group of around 25 fans stormed a pub in the city where Dutch fans had gathered on Tuesday. ...

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Ruthless Russian football: ‘Sole spectator’ braves snowstorm in youth league match (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 10:45 A sudden snowstorm turned an otherwise normal Russian football youth league match into a spectacle worthy of every stereotype about the country. The initially green field was covered in snow in a matter of minutes. The extreme weather episode happened on Saturday during a match hosted by Amkar Perm, with visiting FC Ural Yekaterinburg. ...

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From Premier League to prison: Russian footballers play jail match with inmates

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 13:46 Russian football team FK Ural swapped their Premier League opposition for prisoners recently, when they played a game with inmates at a local jail. Eight first-team players from the Russian Premier League (RPL) outfit played in the game at Correctional Facility No. 2 Ekaterinburg, the city from which the team hails. Ural’s Dmitry Arapov, ...

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Man City coach dedicates Champions League win to jailed Catalan separatists

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 19:32 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s UEFA Champions League win over Italy’s Napoli to two jailed Catalan independence activists. The English Premier League club recorded a 2-1 home win against their Champions League Group F rivals on Tuesday, thanks to first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Speaking in his native ...

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‘Yes We Can!’ Spartak respond to fans’ message with 5-1 Champions League destruction

Spartak Moscow recorded an emphatic 5-1 victory over Spanish side Sevilla at Otkrytie Arena on Tuesday to notch their first win of their UEFA Champions League campaign. The result was the perfect response to their fans’ ‘Yes You Can’ message that greeted their heroes as they lined up before kick-off in the form of a special mosaic, each word forming ...

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100kg transgender Australian footballer blocked from playing in women’s league

The Australian Football League (AFL) has caused controversy by rejecting a request from a transgender footballer to play in the women’s league. Hannah Mouncey, who is a former Australian men’s handball representative, had requested to be part of this year’s Australian Football Women’s League (AFLW) draft. However, a five-person subcommittee formed to evaluate the player’s eligibility ruled that Mouncey, who ...

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