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FIFA Fines Poland For 'political And Offensive' World Cup Banner

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: FIFA said late on Saturday it had fined the Polish Football Association 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,124) for what it said was an offensive banner displayed by Polish fans during their side’s 2-1 World Cup defeat to Senegal on Tuesday.

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Lopetegui Shadow Hangs Over Spain Ahead Of Morocco Game

Pic: ReutersKRASNODAR: The shadow of the dramatic sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup still hung over Spain as they set off for their final Group B game against Morocco in Kaliningrad after midfielder Saul Niguez openly criticised the decision.

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'Fearless' Mexico Looking Beyond Last 16

Pic: ReutersROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA: Mexico captain Andres Guardado said his side have become fearless after following up their hugely impressive win over world champions Germany by beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a huge leap towards topping Group F.

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Sweden Boss Janne Andersson Accuses Germany Bench Of 'Rubbing In' Win Play

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Sweden coach Janne Andersson hit out at the German bench for "rubbing in" their victory as they celebrated Toni Kroos' stoppage-time winner in Germany's 2-1 World Cup Group F triumph on Saturday.

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Golf: Leong Hopes For Victory At Inaugural Sarawak Championship

Ben Leong.

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian golfer Ben Leong tunes his mind with positive vibes, hoping it will guide him to victory at the inaugural US$300,000 (about RM1,200,000) Sarawak Championship from July 4-7.

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Enough Said On Issue Involving National Divers - Chef-De-Mission

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KUALA LUMPUR – The country’s chef-de-misison to the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta has called on all parties to cease playing up the 'alcohol party' issue involving national divers during their training camp in February.

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OCM Receives Appeals From 10 Athletes To Feature In Asian Games

 

Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohamad Zabidi.KUALA LUMPUR -- The Olympic Council of Malaysia (MOM) today accepted the appeals of 10 athletes to be listed either in Category A or B for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta-Palembang from Aug 18 to Sept 2.

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MLBF Appeals For Lawn Bowls Athletes To Be Retained In Podium Programme

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia Lawn Bowls Federation (MLBF) president Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail has appealed for lawn bowls athletes to remain in the Podium programme following rumours that only athletes who will be competing in the Olympic Games would be retained.

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Argentina's World Cup Future Depends On Iceland Failing To Beat Nigeria

After Croatia's 3-0 defeat of Argentina in the second round of games of Group D, the South American team's future in the tournament is in question.With the result of the Iceland and Nigeria game on Friday, the chances of Argentina moving onto the last-16 stage becomes dependent on the final game, between Iceland and Croatia.

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Neymar Fitness Not A Concern For Brazil Coach Tite

ST PETERSBURG - Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said on Thursday.

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