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Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as ‘bad joke’

Italy’s football federation chief on Monday slammed as a “bad joke” the call by die-hard Lazio ultra fans to ban women to the back rows of the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

A leaflet being attributed to Lazio ultras was circulated before the team's opening Serie A game -- a 2-1 loss to Napoli -- calling for women to be banned from the "sacred place" of the front rows in the Italian capital.

Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as ‘bad joke’
Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as ‘bad joke’

Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as ‘bad joke’

Italy’s football federation chief on Monday slammed as a “bad joke” the call by die-hard Lazio ultra fans to ban women to the back rows of the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

Chievo goalie thanks ‘legend’ Ronaldo for message after KO
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Chievo goalie thanks ‘legend’ Ronaldo for message after KO

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a “legend” and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend.
FIFA fines Atletico Madrid over third-party ownership
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FIFA fines Atletico Madrid over third-party ownership

Spanish club Atletico Madrid have been fined, FIFA said on Friday, for signing a player to a contract that allowed third-party ownership, which is banned by world football’s governing body.
No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem as Real start La Liga with victory
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No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem as Real start La Liga with victory

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.
Dzeko stunner lifts Roma as Inter fall in Serie A opener
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Dzeko stunner lifts Roma as Inter fall in Serie A opener

A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.
Magical Nimes stun Marseille, Mandanda injured
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Magical Nimes stun Marseille, Mandanda injured

Newly-promoted Nimes humiliated their distinguished southern neighbours Marseille 3-1 on Sunday to maintain their fairytale start to life back in Ligue 1.
Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend
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Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Manchester United became the first of the Premier League’s top five last season to falter in the new campaign as shoddy defending saw Jose Mourinho’s men defeated 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday.
Erasmus reveals why he moved to Portugal
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Erasmus reveals why he moved to Portugal

Bafana Bafana striker Kermit Erasmus has signed for Portuguese side Victoria de Setubal.
Club coaches gear up for the 201/19 LaLiga season
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Club coaches gear up for the 201/19 LaLiga season

With the 2018/19 season upon us, here’s a run-through of the 20 men who’ll be looking to lead their teams to glory in LaLiga Santander this season.
Ronaldo set for Serie A debut amid sombre backdrop in Italy
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Ronaldo set for Serie A debut amid sombre backdrop in Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much-anticipated Serie A debut for Juventus who open their campaign for an eighth straight Italian league title on Saturday against a sombre backdrop of a country in mourning following the Genoa bridge disaster.
Sarri eyes early Chelsea boost as Tottenham return to Wembley
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Sarri eyes early Chelsea boost as Tottenham return to Wembley

Chelsea and Arsenal’s new regimes under Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery got off to contrasting Premier League starts, but Saturday’s clash between the two will provide a truer test of where the London rivals stand.
Marlon Santos leaves Barcelona for Sassuolo
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Marlon Santos leaves Barcelona for Sassuolo

Barcelona and Brazil defender Marlon completed a move to Serie A side Sassuolo Thursday on the eve of the closure of the transfer window in Italy.
Ghana reaches deal with FIFA to avert dissolution of FA
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Ghana reaches deal with FIFA to avert dissolution of FA

Ghana on Thursday backed away from controversial plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation, as it reached a deal with FIFA to clean up football administration in the country.
Spanish football steps up export drive with US fixture
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Spanish football steps up export drive with US fixture

Spain’s La Liga plans to stage a match in the United States, its first venture outside Europe, as part of a north American expansion drive, the league said Thursday.
Ozil’s claims of racism in German camp are ‘nonsense’ – Kroos
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Ozil’s claims of racism in German camp are ‘nonsense’ – Kroos

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was “out of order” to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month.
Ospina, Castillejo arrive in Serie A on eve of transfer deadline
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Ospina, Castillejo arrive in Serie A on eve of transfer deadline

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli with Villarreal’s Samu Castillejo and Genoa’s Diego Laxalt completing medicals at AC Milan among a late flurry of action Thursday on the eve of the transfer deadline in Italy.
Kehrer signs five-year deal to seal move to PSG
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Kehrer signs five-year deal to seal move to PSG

Germany Under-21 defender Thilo Kehrer completed his move to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday by signing a five-year contract, the French champions announced.
Kenyan champions Gor Mahia to play Everton in November friendly
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Kenyan champions Gor Mahia to play Everton in November friendly

Kenyan league champions Gor Mahia will play a friendly against English Premier League side Everton in November in a match organised by the clubs’ shared sponsor, officials said.
Rooney strikes twice as DC down Portland
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Rooney strikes twice as DC down Portland

Wayne Rooney scored twice as DC United, fighting for their Major League Soccer playoff lives, beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Wednesday.
Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid in Super Cup
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Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid in Super Cup

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.
Champions League the dream for Barca, says Messi
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Champions League the dream for Barca, says Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of the past three years.
Nigeria’s Moses quits international football
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Nigeria’s Moses quits international football

Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses, who played in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, saying he wants to develop his club career.
Croatia World Cup keeper Subasic retires
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Croatia World Cup keeper Subasic retires

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced his international retirement on Wednesday one month after starring in the World Cup final.
Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne
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Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne

Manchester City don’t need to win the Champions League to be judged a success, claims Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne in an interview with the BBC.
Ivory Coast star Zaha commits to Palace
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Ivory Coast star Zaha commits to Palace

Wilfried Zaha gave Crystal Palace a huge boost on Wednesday by signing a new contract which will see him tied to the Premier League club till the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career
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Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country’s national soccer federation said Tuesday.

 

 

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