Iran replaced by Thailand over hijab row

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

April 5 – FIFA have refused to back down in the row over Iran women’s football team being banned from wearing the hijab at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore later this year and have announced that Thailand will replace them in the tournament.

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Mihir Bose: No regulator will stop the Premier League juggernaut

This could be a defining week for the Premier League.

By Wednesday no English club may be in the Champions League, the first time since 2003 they would have failed to go beyond the quarter finals. And what is more, the Ofcom ruling that Sky charges its rivals too much for rights could mean that in future earnings from televised rights could be affected.

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