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  • Huntelaar dropped but Fosu-Mensah gets call-up for Netherland friendlies

    Huntelaar dropped but Fosu-Mensah gets call-up for Netherland friendlies

    Reuters
    Huntelaar dropped but Fosu-Mensah gets call-up for Netherland friendlies

    (Reuters) - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been dropped from the Netherlands squad for three friendly internationals next month, while Manchester United teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah has received a first call-up, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday. Schalke striker Huntelaar had been benched for March’s friendlies against France and England and was being left out to give others an opportunity to play, said coach Danny Blind, who named a 31-man preliminary squad. ... …

  • Spurs midfielder Dembele gets 6-game ban for eye-gouging

    Spurs midfielder Dembele gets 6-game ban for eye-gouging

    Associated Press
    Spurs midfielder Dembele gets 6-game ban for eye-gouging

    LONDON (AP) — Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele was banned for six games on Friday after appearing to gouge the eye of Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a fiery London derby in the English Premier League. …

  • Spurs player Dembele banned for six matches

    Spurs player Dembele banned for six matches

    Reuters
    Spurs player Dembele banned for six matches

    Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has been handed a six-match ban for violent conduct that went unseen by the referee but was caught on video, the Football Association said on Friday. Dembele, who had accepted the charge, will see his suspension extend into next season. Tottenham, second in the Premier League behind newly-crowned champions Leicester City, have two matches remaining. …

  • UEFA dismiss complaints over Europa League final venue

    UEFA dismiss complaints over Europa League final venue

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    UEFA dismiss complaints over Europa League final venue

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA has dismissed complaints that the Europa League final venue in Basel is too small, after fans of finalists Liverpool complained that "a large number" of supporters would miss out. European soccer's governing body said on Friday that "at least" 9,000 tickets would be reserved each for Liverpool and opponents Sevilla at the 35,000-capacity St Jakob Park. "We hope that in future years, UEFA will...stage the final at a ground that allows more genuine …

  • Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades

    Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades

    Associated Press
    Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades

    North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang for their biggest political conference in decades. The Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, the seventh of its kind and the first in 36 years, comes after ... …