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Manchester City, Citi in new sponsorship deal

Manchester City Football Club and Citi has signed a new sponsorship deal that will see the English Premier League Club join forces with the leading bank. Through this multi-year agreement, Citi will become an official banking part

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Former Japan boss Aguirre takes charge of UAE club

Javier Aguirre, who was fired by Japan in February because of his alleged involvement in a match-fixing investigation, has returned to management with UAE football club Al-Wahda. The Mexican replaces Saudi Arabian Sami Al Jaber, w

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‘No way’ Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup

Qatar's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah said on Wednesday there was "no way" his country would be stripped of its right to host the 2022 World Cup, accusing Qatar's critics of an anti-Arab campaign. "It i

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Jordan eyes Fifa president job for Prince Ali

The Jordanian FA has begun legal inquiries into whether defeated FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein could replace Sepp Blatter without the need for a second election, it said on Tuesday. Blatter unexpectedly ann

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Blatter quits Fifa; under investigation by US

Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Blatter, who has led soccer's world g

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Blatter aide linked to payments in Fifa probe

US prosecutors believe Fifa president Sepp Blatter's top lieutenant made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to the bribery investigation of the world soccer body, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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EU can bid for 2026 World Cup, says Fifa

European countries will be able to bid for the 2026 World Cup following a decision by world soccer's governing body FIFA on Saturday. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the executive committee had agreed that all continents coul

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Blatter hits out at US authorities, UEFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the US timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid.

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'Teach first aid' call after death tragedy in Bahrain

Basic first aid could have prevented the death of a teenager who had a heart attack while playing football in Bahrain, according to a senior doctor. Elias Ali Jawad, 14, died yesterday (May 28) after 12 days at the BDF Hospital, s

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Soccer world rocked by Fifa arrests

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on US corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation in

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