Aston Villa announce record losses

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By David Gold

March 2 – Aston Villa have lost a record £54 million ($86 million/€64 million) for the year ending May 31, 2011, though they have made £92 million ($146 million/€109 million) in revenues, also a new club record.

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FIFA’s hijab ban is prejudice, insists Prince Ali

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By Andrew Warshaw in London

March 2 – Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (pictured), the Jordanian FIFA powerbroker driving the global campaign to lift the ban on women footballers wearing the hijab, or Islamic headscarf, during matches says it would be a backward step if the game’s lawmakers ignore his demands.

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