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LAST_UPDATEThu, 30 Jun 2016 12pm

Argentina Football Chief Slams FIFA Dismissal

HOBOKEN: The president of the Argentina Football Association (AFA) angrily lashed out at FIFA on Saturday after the sport’s world governing body removed him from office and appointed a committee to take charge of the organization’s affairs.

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Serena Battles Rivals, Self-Doubt At Wimbledon

LONDON: Serena Williams finds herself under siege from revitalised rivals and an army of doubters as the defending champion starts her bid for a seventh Wimbledon title and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown.

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Rugby-Mad Fiji Holds Malaysia To 1-1 Draw

ONG KIM SWEE: The hot weather and poor pitch condition made playing conditions difficult but the players managed to put up a good performance.KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia could only manage a 1-1 to Fiji, a country where probably football is played on rugby fields, to end their Oceania Tour with one win, a draw and a loss.

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Poland Sink Swiss On Penalties After Brilliant Shaqiri Goal

Football Soccer - Switzerland v Poland - EURO 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-?tienne, France - 25/6/16 Poland's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring during the penalty shootout REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Livepic

Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shootout to reach their first European Championship quarter-final as a riveting clash ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday following a brilliant late equaliser by Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Wales Reach Last Eight As Own Goal Downs Northern Ireland

Football Soccer - Wales v Northern Ireland - EURO 2016 - Round of 16 - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - 25/6/16Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley scores an own goal and the first for Wales REUTERS/JOHN SIBLEYLIVEPIC

Wales reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday as Gareth Bale showed his quality with a teasing cross turned into his own net by Gareth McAuley.

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5 Officers Injured, 155 Fans Arrested During Clashes At Jakarta Football Match

Pic:Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: At least three officers were critically injured and more than 150 supporters taken into custody after a clash erupted during a Torabika Soccer Championship match in Jakarta on Friday evening (24/06), a police spokesman said.

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German Defender Boateng Faces Fitness Test Ahead Of Slovakia Clash

Picture shows (from left) Germany’s midfielder Mesut Oezil, defender Jerome Boateng, forward Mario Gomez, and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger warming up during a training session at their training grounds in Evian-les-Bains on June 8, 2016. — AFP picEVIAN, France: Germany will decide on the eve of their Euro 2016 round of 16 match against Slovakia tomorrow whether defender Jerome Boateng can help them to another clean sheet en route to what they hope is their fourth continental crown.

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Belgium Yet To Prove Title Credentials As Undefeated Hungary Await

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots during the Euro 2016 Group E match against the Republic of Ireland at Bordeaux June 18, 2016. — Reuters picTOULOUSE, France: The Euro 2016 draw has opened up for Belgium, but Marc Wilmots' side are still to confirm their title credentials before their round of 16 match against undefeated Hungary tomorrow.

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England Players Not Distracted By Brexit, Says Kane

Pic: AFPCHANTILLY: Harry Kane on Friday said that the England squad were not “focused” on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as they prepare for a Euro 2016 tie with Iceland.

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Lahm Comparison Makes No Sense, Says Germany's Kimmich

Pic: ReutersEVIAN, FRANCE: Joshua Kimmich swiftly rejected on Friday comparisons with former Germany right back Philipp Lahm after his Euro 2016 appearances earned him praise from team mates and media alike.

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