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Ronaldo’s Juve Move Sparks Strike In Italy

The USB union confirmed Thursday it has called a three-day strike from Sunday at the Fiat plant in the southern town of Melfi in protest. “It is unacceptable that while management continues to demand huge sacrifices from (Fiat Chrysler) workers over years, the same management decides to spend hundreds of millions

Serena To Face Kerber In Her 10th Wimbledon Final

Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era at 36

Croatia cuts short England’s dream of football ‘coming home’

Croatia broke English hearts, coming from 1-0 down to beat the Three Lions 2-1 in extra-time and advance to the World Cup final for the first time. Kieran Trippier’s sumptuous fifth-minute free-kick put England 1-0 up before Ivan Perisic equalised midway through the second half. Mario Mandzukic was Croatia’s match-winner, swivelling to

Wimbledon: Nadal Beats Del Potro To Set Up Semi-Final Clash With Djokovic

World number one Rafael Nadal set-up a mouthwatering Wimbledon semi-final against old rival Novak Djokovic after battling back to beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Centre Court thriller on Wednesday. Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final

Putin Says World Cup Has Broken Stereotypes About Russia

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his country’s hosting of the soccer World Cup had helped debunk stereotypes about Russia. Russia’s host nation status had been met with resistance by some in the West who suggested the tournament could be unsafe and play into the hands of Putin, who stands

Amaju Pinnick gets new appointment

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Thursday appointed the embattled president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, as the new Vice President of the body. Pinnick replaces Ghanaian Football Federation President Kwesi Nyantaki, who stepped down after corruption allegations last month. His appointment comes amid a renewed leadership tussle

Maradona apologises over Colombia-England referee slur

Diego Maradona has apologised to FIFA and its referees for saying that England’s last 16 win over Colombia in the World Cup was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger was not up to the task. Maradona said sorry after being rebuked by soccer’s governing body following comments he made after

Brazil Complain To FIFA Over Non-Use Of VAR Technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home

Real Madrid to unveil Lopetegui as new coach at 1700 GMT

Just a day after he was sacked on the eve of the World Cup, former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui arrived in Madrid on Thursday where he will be officially presented as Real Madrid’s new manager. Lopetegui landed at Madrid’s Barajas airport just before 5 am (0300 GMT). He will be officially

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