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Manchester United badge censored on Iranian TV

Iranian television have caused a stir by deftly censoring the famous Red Devil on Man United's emblem during a broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League match over the country's law forbidding the depiction of mythical creatures. …

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 Erdogan establishes new football club in Turkey

A football club titled 'Cumhurbaskanspor' has been established in Turkey for the first time under the Presidential Administration of Turkey, Turkish Football Federation reported. It was noted that the football club was created …

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Azerbaijan's Zira FC sign Ivorian striker

Azerbaijan`s football club Zira Baku have signed six month-one year contract with Ivorian striker Ismael Fofana. The 30-year-old footballer previously played for Serbian Vojvodina, AzerTAc reported. …

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FC Neftchi acquires halfback of Azerbaijan national team

Football club Neftchi signed a contract with a halfback of the junior team of Azerbaijan (U-19), Turan Velizade. The agreement with the 18-year-old halfback was signed for three years. Velizade will play for FC Neftchi by the number …

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2018 World Cup watched by more than half world

A combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football’s ultimate competition - the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, according to audience data for official …

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Europa League exhibition to open in Baku

An exhibition dedicated to the UEFA Europa League will be open on December 22 as part of preparations for the final game to be held on May 29, 2019. The Hall of Fame will be assembled in front of the National Museum of Azerbaijani …

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Russian football players set task for 2019

The Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union (RFU) set the task for the Russian national football team. "The main task for the next year is to qualify for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup," member of the RFU …

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Mutko resigns as Russian Football Union head

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has stepped down as Russian Football Union (RFU) President, the RFU press service said on its Twitter page. Russian Premier League (RPL) President Sergei …

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 Champions League Round of 16 draws revealed

The knockout draws for the UEFA Champions League were revealed today: Schalke Vs. Manchester City Atletico Madrid Vs. Juventus Manchester United Vs. Paris St-Germain Tottenham Vs. Borussia Dortmund …

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Europa League: Spartak and Krasnodar defeated

Russia’s Spartak Moscow has failed to make it to the UEFA Europa League’s Round of 32 after being defeated 0-2 by Spain’s Villarreal FC in the group stage final match yesterday evening. The goals were scored by Samuel …

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FIFA may host some World Cup games outside Qatar

Some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. "Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably," the  FIFA head said. "Is it …

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 Schalke beats Lokomotiv 1-0 in Champions League

Alessandro Schoepf scored in injury time to give Schalke a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League yesterday evening in Gelsenkirchen, denying the Russian side a place in the Europa League. Moscow needed a …

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