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Al Jazeera in talks to buy Turkey's Digiturk

An affiliate of Qatari-based television network Al Jazeera is in advanced negotiations to buy Turkish satellite network Digiturk, three sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday, a deal that would further boost its soccer offering.

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Middle East boosts investment in top level sports

Across Europe, $1.5 billion has been spent by Middle-Eastern investors and groups on team ownership, while in the last two years alone, Asian businessmen have invested approximately $1.1 billion in US sports franchises, a report said.

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Prince Ali of Jordan to stand for Fifa presidency

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan said on Tuesday he would stand for the presidency of world soccer's governing body Fifa later this year. The current Fifa vice-president and head of the Jordanian and West Asian Football Fed

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Qatar will host 2022, asserts Blatter

A defiant Fifa President Sepp Blatter declared there was no moving the 2022 World Cup from Qatar, despite widespread concerns about the bidding process that took the tournament to the Middle East for the first time. "2022, it is Qa

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Fifa under pressure to publish biddings report

Fifa faced growing pressure to publish the full report of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on Friday amid uncertainty over where the tortuous process would head next. Fifa was p

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Emirates airline to end Fifa sponsorship

Dubai-based Emirates airline said it was ending its sponsorship of Fifa, a blow to soccer's governing body as it investigates whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups. "Emirates can

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Emirates airline to end Fifa sponsorship

Dubai-based Emirates airline said it was ending its sponsorship of Fifa, a blow to soccer's governing body as it investigates whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups. "Emirates can

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Real Madrid seal partnership with Abu Dhabi's IPIC

Real Madrid have agreed a "long-term strategic partnership" with Abu Dhabi fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) that will strengthen the club's status as the world's richest, and help fund a planned stadium overhau

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A prayer for Brazil as World Cup kicks off

After years of construction delays and budget overruns, the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil today (June 12) as foreign fans pour in for the tournament. Brazil's national team plays Croatia in the opening match at a newl

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Brazil World Cup - then and now

Today's Brazil is a completely different country from the one that last hosted the World Cup in 1950 but some things have hardly changed even after 64 years. Now as then, the fans' desperation to see games is matched only

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