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Suspended Van Dijk Leaves Gaping Hole in Liverpool Defense for Bayern Visit

Fortress Anfield has become even more impenetrable for visiting sides in the 13 months since Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive defender, but the commanding Dutchman's absence for Bayern Munich's visit in the Champions League leaves Jurgen Klopp with a selection headache.

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Blow for Madrid's Title Hopes as Girona Inflict Shock Defeat

Real Madrid threw away their lead and perhaps their hopes of catching Barcelona as Girona came from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

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Infantino 'Happy' about Refugee Footballer's Return to Australia

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday expressed joy over refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi's return to Australia after a two-month ordeal saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain. 

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FIFA President 'Optimistic' about 48-Team Qatar World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he was "optimistic" about organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be "not easy."

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Atletico Madrid Parts Ways with Trainer Accused of Pedophilia

Atletico Madrid announced Thursday it had parted ways with Manuel Brinas, who trained its young players for decades and recognized in an interview he had sexually abused a student in the 1970s.

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Spend, Spend, Spend: Europe's Big Five Splash 570M Euros on Winter Deals

Europe's big five leagues spent 570 million euros ($642.8 million) in the winter transfer window with England writing the biggest checks, splashing out a total of $178.2 million, FIFA announced on Thursday.

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Olympic Champion Says She's 'Unquestionably a Woman'

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was "unquestionably a woman", after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male.

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Kerber Survives Scare to Reach Qatar Semi-Finals

Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came from a set down on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals, in a match lasting more than two hours.

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Bale Risks Ban for 'Inciting' Atletico Fans with Derby Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale risks being banned for an upcoming Clasico against Barcelona after being reported by La Liga on Thursday for inciting Atletico Madrid supporters following his goal in Real Madrid's 3-1 derby win last weekend.

Bale scored Real's third goal after coming on as a second-half substitute in the game at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he is accused of an overly provocative goal celebration in response to jeers from home fans.

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Hamilton Fires F1 Title Warning as New Mercedes Hits Track

Lewis Hamilton has delivered an ominous warning to his Formula One rivals by vowing to improve on his almost flawless championship-winning campaign in his Mercedes car.

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