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FIFA welcomes  appointment of Dyukov as head of RFU

The International Football Federation (FIFA) congratulated Alexander Dyukov on his appointment as president of the Russian Football Union (RFU). "We are aware that Mr. Dyukov presented a comprehensive program that includes …

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Zenit enters UEFA Europa League Round of 16

Russian FC Zenit has defeated Turkish FC Fenerbahce 3:1 in the second game of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 on Thursday evening in St. Petersburg, consequently entering the Round of 16. The first goal of the game went to …

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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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