Euro 2024

Sagnol keeps Georgia focussed ahead of finals debut against Turkey

June 18 – Georgia manager Willy Sagnol has warned his players to focus ahead of their tournament debut against Turkey in Group F in Dortmund today. 

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France squeeze past Austria in hectic finale

June 17 – In a test of character, France laboured past a stubborn Austria 1-0 to open their account at Euro 2024 with three points, but star player Kylian Mbappé left the play with blood streaming from his face. 

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Blatter perplexed by UEFA’s reform statement

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By Andrew Warshaw, Chief Correspondent

February 11 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hit back at criticism by UEFA of the reform process he instigated almost two years ago in the wake of widespread corruption. The reform process will reach its eagerly awaited conclusion at the FIFA Congress in May.

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[b]John Yan:[/b] 逃离上海滩 Escape From Shanghai

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作者:颜强 网易门户副总编

By:John Yan,Deputy Editor of Netease.com

阿内尔卡完成了他职业生涯第11次加盟。这位行将34岁的前锋,由上海申花转入意甲尤文图斯。这是他17年职业生涯里加入的第11个俱乐部。

消息传出也就两天,德罗巴也宣布离开上海,加盟土耳其加拉塔萨雷。中国职业足球历史上最大牌的两个外援,前切尔西锋线双煞,选择在同一时间回归欧洲,让朱骏将上海申花打造成世界级锋线的计划,迅速成为笑话。不仅中国足球的国际形象受损,申花巨额投入受损,未来申花俱乐部的前途蒙上阴影,上海球市受到的伤害也难以估量。

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David Owen: Why Platini’s Grande Idée makes sense for Africa

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By David Owen

I came upon a prescient article from the Washington Post today.

It was about a West African country where poverty was said to be fuelling a resurgence of Muslim fundamentalism.

“People want schools, they want medical attention for their children,” a local sociologist was quoted as saying.

“But who is listening to them?

“Islamists, who provide them with water and fertiliser to believe the solutions are found in religion.

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Harris lines up a bid for Pompey

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February 8 – One of English football’s best known boardroom faces, Keith Harris (pictured), looks set to get back into the game with a bid for Portsmouth, the former Premier League club currently stuggling in League One.

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EU report calls for reform of transfer system

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By Mark Baber

February 8 – A European Commission study on the economic and legal aspects of player transfers says the transfer system has to change to bring it into line with the original rationale for sport to be alowed to differ from normal employment practices.

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