48 days to go to the AFC Asian Cup, UAE 2019

I’ll be back soon, says Toure

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By Andrew Warshaw in Manchester

March 31 – Manchester City defender Kolo Toure made an unscheduled appearance at the Soccerex conference in Manchester today but refused to discuss the positive drugs test that has kept him out of action.

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Madrid court ruling averts La Liga strike

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By David Gold

March 30 – The proposed strike of La Liga games for this weekend has been averted after a Madrid court upheld a challenge by six of the league’s clubs, Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Espanyol and Real Zaragoza.

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Bin Hammam blames Blatter for FIFA unpopularity

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By Andrew Warshaw

March 29 – The war of words between FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his main challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam has started with a vengeance ahead of the election, with the Qatari claiming Blatter is personally responsible for the unpopularity of the world governing body.

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