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Commonwealth Games Gafe: England Listed As Part Of Africa

England have been listed as an African nation with capital in Banjul in the official programme for the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony, leaving the local organisers red-faced. The A$10 (£5.5) programme is being sold at newsagents and merchandise tents around the balmy Queensland resort. It has England’s population listed at just over two million and their first Commonwealth Games appearance ...

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1.7m World Cup Tickets Sold – FIFA

FIFA says almost 1.7 million tickets have been sold for the World Cup in Russia after some 400,000 were snapped up in the latest sales stage which ended on Tuesday. The ruling body FIFA said that 394,433 tickets were sold during a first-come, first-served window since March 13. Russians dominated by buying 216,134 of them, followed by fans from the ...

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Bayern Striker Lewandowski Set For Madrid

Bayern Munich’s goal poacher, Robert Lewandowski is set to force his way out of the club in the summer and join Real Madrid. The Poland international is desperate for a new challenge and hired super-agent Pini Zahavi who has met with potential clubs in the recent months. According to Mundo Deportivo, the 29-year-old will sign a two-year contract with Madrid, ...

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The Big Match On Sunday: Federer V Del Potro

World No. 1 Roger Federer and the defending champion, will be aiming for a record sixth Indian Wells title when he squares off against world number eight Juan Martin Del Potro in Sunday’s championship match. The fixture will climax another riveting match between Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka, both twenty-years old, who will slug it out in the finals of ...

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Mazembe, Swallows Make CAF Champions League Group Stage

TP Mazembe of DR Congo, Al Ahly of Egypt, Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows and Primeiro de Agosto of Angola, have qualified for the group stage of CAF Champions league. Mazembe won their ticket on Saturday in Beira, Mozambique despite losing 0-3 to their hosts UD Songo. Mazembe proceeded to the group stage 4-3 on aggregate on the wings of a 4-0 from the ...

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Barcelona Knock Out Chelsea

Barcelona thumped Chelsea 3-0 at Camp Nou on Wednesday in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, to move into the quarter-finals. Bayern Munich also qualified for the quarter-finals on Wednesday, after beating Besiktas 3-1, to amass an aggregate 8-1. The Catalans who held Chelsea 1-1 in London two weeks ago, won 4-1 aggregate, with Lionel ...

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Southampton Sack Coach Pellegrino

Struggling Premier League club Southampton have sacked Argentinian manager Mauricio Pellegrino with only eight matches remaining in the league season. Pellegrino took over at St Mary’s on a three-year deal last June, but Southampton announced in a statement Monday night that they had parted company with the 46-year-old with the club only one place and one point above the relegation ...

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Disgrace As West Ham Fans Invade Pitch And Confront Club’s Owners

West Ham fans brought shame on their club as they stormed the pitch FOUR times and confronted the owners amid toxic riots during their 3-0 defeat by Burnley on Saturday. Goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood fired the visitors in front in the second half at the London Stadium and sparked protests with hundreds of supporters remonstrating in front of the ...

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Juventus, Man City Roll Into UEFA Quarter-Finals, Tottenham Out

Juventus qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 2-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur in their last 16 second leg. Son Heung-Min had put Spurs ahead on the night, six minutes before half-time at Wembley, after the clubs drew 2-2 in the first leg in Italy last month. However, Gonzalo Higuain levelled the scores in the 64th ...

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Unai Emery Set For PSG Exit After Madrid Knockout

Unai Emery may well be packing his load tonight as coach of the expensively Paris Saint Germain team, after they were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by holders Real Madrid in Paris. Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their ...

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