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  • Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA scandal

    Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA scandal

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    Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA scandal

    Leading figures from across European soccer voiced dismay on Wednesday over the latest scandal to engulf FIFA, the game's powerful governing body, with many of them calling for its presidential election set for Friday to be postponed. The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced inquiries into FIFA's activities. Wolfgang Niersbach, president of the German football federation (DFB), told reporters: "It is shocking and damaging for the …

  • Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent

    Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent

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    Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent

    Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, his agent Mino Raiola claimed on Wednesday. …

  • Haunted 'Heysel' faces the wrecking ball

    Haunted 'Heysel' faces the wrecking ball

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    Haunted 'Heysel' faces the wrecking ball

    Forever tainted by the deaths of 39 football fans 30-years ago this week there is movement afoot to demolish the old Heysel stadium altogether and build a brand new one nearby. Back in May 1985 as Liverpool took on Juventus in Brussels in the European Cup final, the now renamed Roi Baudouin stadium hosted what had been billed beforehand as the final of the Century. The hooligans had caused a crush but the policing played its part while it is widely accepted now that Heysel itself has to …

  • Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

    Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

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    Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

    The Heysel stadium disaster was one of the blackest days in English football history, but it also prepared the ground for the sport's spectacular rebirth in its ancestral home. Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the day 39 people died when a wall collapsed after Liverpool fans charged their Juventus counterparts prior to the 1985 European Cup final at the run-down Heysel Stadium in Brussels. In England, still reeling from the Bradford fire 18 days earlier, which had seen 56 people perish at …

  • Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

    Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

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    Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

    Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday. …