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IFFHS: Anji – best Russian football club

The international organization IFFHS published the new rating of the 400 best football clubs of the world. Changes took place in the top-three. The list is headed by Spanish Barcelona as it was previously. The second position was maintained by Chili Unversidad de Chili. Real Madrid lost its third place which was taken by Argentinian Boke Juniors, YuGA reports.

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Michel Platini: holding Olympics and Euro-2020 in Turkey unreasonable

The president of UEFA Michel Platini noted that he doesn’t pose an ultimatum to Istanbul –  the Olympics or Euro 2020, but he emphasized that holding these two events in one city in one year is unreasonable, Championat.com reports. Istanbul will compete with Madrid and Tokyo to hold the Olympics in 2020, while Turkey is a candidate for welcoming Euro-2020.

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Baku to host international sport film festival

 On October 9-11, International sport film festival will take place inBaku.  The festival is organized by the Azerbaijani Ministry ofculture and tourism and the Ministry of youth and sport, Trendreports, referring to the website of th Ministry of culture andtourism.The participants coming from 20 countries will present 50documentaries and fictional films.The joru will include the representatvie of the film industry andsport.  The movies will be shown in the Nizami cinema.

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Torpedo Moscow FC was kicked out of the Russian Cup after unrulybehavior of fans led to the cancelling of Wednesday's match againstDynamo Moscow, the Russian FA announced on Friday, RIA-Novostireports.The FA's disciplinary body convened on Friday to award Dynamo a 3-0technical victory after the match was cancelled, with both sets of fansthrowing flares onto the pitch.The club also received a $10,000 fine, with Dynamo given a $6,300 penalty.

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Berti Vogts: “You have to tell the truth on the pitch”

Kicker A correspondent of Kicker met the former coach of the national football team of Germany, the current head coach of the Azerbaijani national team, Berti Vogts, in Baku. This time Vogts came to Baku for the opening of the World Football Championship for Girls U-17. In his interview he spoke about the achievements and difficulties of Azerbaijani football, the German national team, and his Borussia. - What changes were contributed to Azerbaijani football thanks to you? 

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Sochi-2014 gets slogan

The organization committee of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi published the official slogan of the competition. The president of the org-committee Dmitry Chernyshko stated the competition motto is “Hot. Cool. Yours.”

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 On October 4 Chechnya will hold the North Caucasian cycling race "VELOS2012". This race is connected to the Republican Day of Youth and isaimed at promoting the sport of cycling and an active lifestyle in theregions of the North Caucassus, the press-service of the Chechengovernment says.The length of the race is 110 km, the age of the possible participantsis between 18 and 30.The race will start on October 4, 2012 near Lake Kezenoi-Am. The finishline will be on the territory of the Memorial complex "Glory Alley" in

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Azerbaijan hosts FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup starts today in Azerbaijan. This is the third Women's World Cup. According to the FIFA Executive Committee's decision dated March 19, 2010, this time the championship will be held in Azerbaijan,

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 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received a delegation led by FIFA President Joseph Blatter, Trend reports.During the meeting, they stressed the importance of holding the 2012 FIFA U-17 women`s world cup in Azerbaijan. They also praised preparatory work for the championship.It was stressed that Azerbaijan`s government attaches great importance to sports, including development of football.It was noted that successive measures were taken to build sports infrastructure in Azerbaijan`s capital and regions.

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Sochi Olympic facilities to be certified under international eco standards

 Sochi Olympic facilities will be certified under BREEAM standards, Yuga.ru reports.Investors filed applications for BREEAM certificates for 12 facilities. They include hotels, sports facilities, transport infrastructure.Gleb Vatletsov, Director of the Ecological Department of Olimpstroy, said that it is more of a desire to demonstrate strive for eco standards than fulfillment of the Candidature File obligations.

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Ex-Anzhi midfielder, Makhach Gadzhiev has signed a contract with FC Tavriya for one year, RIA-Novosti reports. The agreement between Gadzhiev and former Ukrainian champion Tavriya, based on the Crimean peninsula, has an option of a two-year extension.Gadzhiev has already played for FC Krylya Sovetov (Samara) and FC Rubin (Kazan).

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