David Owen: Euro victory for France but less encouraging signs for Platini

So Turkey narrowly failed in their efforts to upset France and win the right to host the 2016 European football championship.

Having come so close in Friday’s vote, I’m sure members of the Turkish bid team will need time to get over their disappointment.

But once they do, they can reflect that their efforts have secured an important legacy for Turkey: never again will a Turkish bid for any sports competition be taken lightly.

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Newcastle ban papers after Triesman revelations

By Tom Degun

May 28 – Newcastle United have banned the Mail on Sunday as well as sister paper The Daily Mail from after the Sunday paper published details of Lord Triesman’s secretly recorded conversation which led to him being forced to step down as chairman of England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup.

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