Euro 2024

Portugal beat Czechia with dramatic added time winner

June 18 – It took a goal in added time in Leipzig for Portugal take all three points with a 2-1 win against Czechia in a game they dominated from start to finish.

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Andrew Warshaw: Sion’s case has potential to be as far reaching as Bosman

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Messy, sloppy, awkward, embarrassing. Just four of the adjectives that could be applied to the ongoing spat between Swiss club FC Sion and UEFA. Let’s add a fifth: dangerous.

Football fans at large may not be too interested in an argument involving a middle-ranked football club that has little or no international relevance outside its own country. But didn’t they say a similar thing about journeyman Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman all those years ago?

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Disgraced Cook avoids Wigan match as probe continues

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By David Gold

September 7 – Under fire Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook will not attend the club’s match with Wigan Athletic on Saturday (September 9) as an investigation is carried out into his conduct for allegedly sending an email mocking the mother of defender Nedum Onuoha’s cancer condition.

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Sion fight Europa League expulsion at Swiss court

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By David Gold in Geneva

September 6 – FC Sion have confirmed that they have appealed to UEFA against their expulsion from the Europa League, with both players and the club itself set to launch legal proceedings against football’s European governing body at Swiss civil court level.

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Visa renews partnership deal with SUM

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By David Gold

September 6 – Visa is extending its partnership with Soccer United Marketing (SUM) in a deal which will see them continue as the official payment services company of Major League Soccer (MLS), US Soccer and the Mexican national team’s US tour until 2014.

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Serie A strike comes to temporary halt

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By David Gold

September 6 – The players’ strike, which has held up the start to the new Serie A season, has been ended temporarily after the Italian Players’ Union and Lega Serie A reached an agreement that will see the season start this Friday (September 9) when AC Milan host Lazio.

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