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German football player wants to buy Turkish club

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is reportedly looking to buy another club after purchasing a stake in Mexican side Nexaca last year. Fenerbahce man Ozil is eager to purchase Turkish third division club Corum FK …

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Turkey beats Montenegro in World Cup 2022 qualifiers

Turkey's national team qualified for playoffs after scoring two goals against Montenegro in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers match at the Podgorica City Stadium in Montenegro on Tuesday, in a 2-1 victory. Montenegran Fatos Beciraj …

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World Cup qualifying: Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland

Teemu Pukki scored twice to break Jari Litmanen's international goals record for Finland in their World Cup qualifying victory over Kazakhstan. Norwich forward Pukki netted in each half to take his international tally to 33, one …

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Afghanistan's only sports TV channel closed

Due to economic problems and restrictions imposed on the work of local media by the radical Taliban movement banned in Russia, the new Afghan authorities have decided to stop the work of the country's only TV channel, 3 sport, said a member …

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Taliban say women won't be allowed to play sport

Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official in the group. In an interview with the Australian broadcaster …

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Afghanistan not to take part in Tokyo Paralympics

The Afghanistan Paralympic team will not compete in the Tokyo games with all commercial flights grounded as the Taliban seizes control of the country.  "Due to the serious ongoing situation in the country, all airports are …

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Iran’s karateka wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Iran’s Sajad Ganjzadeh won the Olympic gold medal in men’s over 75 kg karate (Kumite) defeating in the finals Saudi Arabia’s Tareg Hamedi with a score (4:0).  The bronze medals went to Japan’s Ryutaro Araga …

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Judo Grand Prix moved from Azerbaijan to Turkey

The International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) Judo Committee has moved its Grand Prix competition in Baku to Antalya due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the switch to Turkey, the event will still be organised by the National …

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North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics in 2021

North Korea will not take part in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year in order to protect its athletes from the coronavirus infection, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The decision was made at the March meeting of the …

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Olympics torch relay starts in Fukushima

The Olympic torch relay set off from Fukushima on Thursday, beginning a four-month countdown to the summer Games in Tokyo, delayed from 2020 and the first ever organised during a global pandemic. About 10,000 runners will carry the …

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