Euro 2024

Netherlands battle to a scoreless draw with France after VAR rules out Simons goal

June 21 – It wasn’t a classic but it was certainly an entertaining and full blooded encounter as the two big dogs in Group D, France and the Netherlands, squared off in Leipzig to share the points in a 0-0 draw.

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Gullit calls for Qatar 2022 winter World Cup

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By Tom Degun at the Aspire Dome in Doha

November 14 – Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit has become the latest high profile figure in the sport to call for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be held in the winter to avoid the searing summer desert temperatures.

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Exclusive: Recent criticism overshadows our achievements on the pitch, insists Chelsea’s Gourlay

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By Andrew Warshaw at the International Football Arena in Zurich

November 13 – Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has launched a staunch defence of the club’s image insisting the vilification the European champions have suffered in recent weeks over the racism-fuelled John Terry and Mark Clattenburg cases has unfairly overshadowed what they have achieved on the field and in supporting local communities across the world.

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FIFA reforms to conclude in May 2013

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By Andrew Warshaw

November 13 – The much publicised road map to reform undertaken by FIFA after the most scandal-tainted period in its history will come to a definitive end in May next year when the organisation’s 209-member congress is presented with a series of proposals designed to bring transparency and accountability back to world football’s governing body.

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