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Soccer-Belgian club allows Meyiwa's team mate to attend funeral

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J (updates with new developments) * Belgian club allows player to go home for funeral * Meyiwa funeral moved to bigger venue * All weekend football cancelled in South Africa By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Belgian club Oostende has allowed South Africa international midfielder Andile Jali to fly home to attend the weekend funeral of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead by burglars on Sunday. 30 more words

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Soccer-Rio faces fight to get back into QPR side, says Redknapp

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, banned for three games after being found guilty of misconduct by the English FA for an “abusive” Twitter comment, faces a battle to get back into the first team, according to manager Harry Redknapp. 111 more words

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Bayern Munich hosts Dortmund in Bundesliga

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In the past few years, showdowns between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were the highlight matches of the Bundesliga seasons. Dortmund usually came out on top, even if Bayern claimed the title at the end. 47 more words

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PSG back on Marseille's heels in French league

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Marcelo Bielsa's team first saw its eight-match winning streak in the league come to an end with a 1-0 defeat in Lyon before Philipp Hosiner's late strike helped Rennes to a 2-1 victory in their League Cup match on Wednesday. 94 more words

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FIFA launches campaign to combat match-fixing

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J FIFA, international players’ union FIFPro and Interpol have launched a campaign to combat match-fixing. The aim of the campaign, launched at the FIFPro Congress in Tokyo, is to raise awareness of the dangers of match-fixing, to provide positive role models for players and to educate them on how to recognize, resist and report attempts to fix matches. 43 more words

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United looks to end poor run in Manchester derbies

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The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United's glory years under Alex Ferguson. Now, it's United fans who are starting to fear the worst when one of English football's biggest matches comes around. 56 more words

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Michel's PK lifts FC Dallas over Vancouver 2-1

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Michel scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute and FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Wednesday night to advance in the MLS Cup playoffs.

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