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UEFA bans Spartak Moscow fans from attending away games

UEFA has ruled Spartak Moscow fans will not be allowed to attend a UEFA Champions League away game as punishment for the club's supporters launching a firework at a referee. Spartak fans fired the pyrotechnic at Turkish referee Deniz Aytekin during the first half of their Group E opener versus Maribor in Slovenia on September…
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Antonio Conte holds no ‘grudge’ against departed Diego Costa

On Thursday it was announced that Chelsea has sold their leading scorer in each of the past two seasons back to Atletico Madrid with a protracted fallout between Conte and Costa finally coming to a logical conclusion. After Conte reportedly sent Costa a text message stating he was no longer needed at Chelsea, just days…
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‘Penaltygate’ could affect PSG’s lightening start

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, after Neymar and Edinson Cavani's apparent falling out against Lyon last week. The Ligue 1 leaders travel to Montpellier on Saturday looking to make it seven straights wins to kick off the season, after smashing spending records in the close season…
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Kick It Out accuses Man United fans over racism

Manchester United have been confronted by equality campaign group Kick It Out, which has slammed the team’s fans chant about star striker Romelu Lukaku’s penis as “racist”. Opinion on social media has meanwhile split. The song is sung to the tune of ‘Made of Stone’, a hit for Manchester band the Stone Roses, with the…
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2018 FIFA World Cup tickets attract 1mn applications

Almost 1 million applications for tickets have been submitted for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia tickets since the first phase of sales opened on Thursday, according to FIFA ticketing department head Falk Eller. Eller told journalists that he is very happy with the demand for tickets, and that there is a particular interest for tickets…
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