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Focusing on FA cup final and not Barcelona: Arsenal’s Ramsey


London, May 29: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey insists that he is paying no attention at all to rumours linking him with a 70 million euros move to La Liga giants Barcelona and instead wants to concentrate on their FA Cup final on Saturday. Barcelona had reportedly sent scouts to watch Ramsey in action numerous times during ...

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Sepp Blatter, Prince Ali slug it out in FIFA presidential poll


Zurich, May 29: Undeterred by a corruption scandal that has already implicated nine of its senior officials, world football governing body FIFA was on Friday set to elect its new chief — with incumbent Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term challenged by Jordanian heavyweight Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.The 65th FIFA Congress, underway here with 209 member associations in attendance, will ...

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Diego Maradona cheers FIFA arrests, warns Sepp Blatter next


Buenos Aires, May 28: Argentine football great Diego Maradona applauded the arrest of top FIFA officials in an anti-corruption sting, and warned that Sepp Blatter, the president of world football’s governing body, may be next. Maradona said he was “enjoying” the news of the arrest of seven officials, including two FIFA vice-presidents, in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel ...

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England vs New Zealand 2nd Test: England expects more from Ben Stokes


Leeds (UK), May 28: Ben Stokes will find himself the centre of attention when England face his native New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley on Friday. His 85-ball hundred, the fastest Test century ever scored at Lord’s in terms of balls faced, played a key role in turning the tide of the series opener, which England won by ...

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6 FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges


London : Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early today upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said. The New York Times reported that FIFA officials were arrested.“The bribery suspects – representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms – are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments ...

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