Category: football

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Football and the GCC disaster

Earlier this month, Spanish football club Barcelona completed the 160m euro ($198m) transfer of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho from England’s Liverpool football club. The move was a record purchase by a Spanish club and the highest sale of a player in the history of the English Premier League. The transfer follows last summer’s high-profile exodus of…

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AFC: No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar soccer suits

Saudi Arabia must host Qatar’s football teams during the Asian Champions League for home fixtures next month and allow Saudi teams to travel to the neighbouring state for away matches despite the Gulf diplomatic crisis, according to the ruling of Asia’s football governing body. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday said it rejected Riyadh’s call…