Danes demand venue switch for FC Copenhagen's Euro game at Ukraine's Dnipro

Dnipro stadiumJuly 22 - The Danish Football Association (DBU) has backed FC Copenhagen's bid to move their Champions League qualifier at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk later this month to a neutral venue following the Malaysia Airlines crash over territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

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Foreign players stay away, but Ukraine to go ahead with season kick off

Ukraine air crashBy Paul Nicholson
July 21 – The Ukrainian national championship is still scheduled to start this week (July 25), despite fears over national security following the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 and the loss of 295 lives. Several international players have refused to return to the Ukraine with their clubs.

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UEFA opts to keep Russian and Ukrainian teams apart

UEFA badgeBy Mark Baber
July 19 - UEFA has taken the decision to keep teams from Russia and Ukraine apart in European competition but are allowing the Ukrainian teams to play home games despite fears over the security situation in the country.

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Germany top rankings, English plummet, Costa Rica and Holland rise

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 11.14.57July 18 - World champions Germany as expected top the latest FIFA world rankings but England have slumped to their lowest position - 20th - for 18 years.

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Rosberg FI helmet celebration knocked on the head

Nico RosbergBy Andrew Warshaw
July 18 - German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has been forced to ditch plans to wear a specially designed helmet in celebration of his country's World Cup triumph after FIFA said an image of the trophy would breach intellectual property rights.

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Israeli teams barred from home European fixtures as security worsens

Israeli air attack on GazaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 18 - The increasingly dangerous military conflict in the Middle East has had an immediate impact on football with UEFA barring Israeli teams from playing European matches at home while the fighting between Israel and Hamas continues.

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Legia Warsaw extends Pepsi deal to finance its Football Academy

Legia Warsaw fansBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
July 17 – Legia Warsaw has extended its sponsorship with PepsiCo by a further three years. Under the deal, the company's Gatorade brand will become the official sponsor of the Polish club's Football Academy youth project.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man Utd top Forbes sports teams value ranking

Football moneyBy Mark Baber
July 17 - Real Madrid tops the annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams, for the second year in a row, with Barcelona and Manchester United swapping places from last year in second and third place respectively.

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Barca confirm that Suarez is now theirs, 100%, as CAS appeal decision awaited

Andoni ZubizarretaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 17 - Barcelona have announced that Luis Suarez is now "100 percent" their player even though they cannot officially unveil the £75 million striker because of his FIFA ban for biting at the World Cup.

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