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UK Government Urges Football to Intensify Anti-Racism Efforts

The British government called on football chiefs Monday to do more to rid the sport of racism, but stopped short of launching a full-scale inquiry demanded by the domestic players' union following the latest incident in the English game.

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Mbappe Adds Olympic Appearance to Packed 2020 Wish List

Kylian Mbappe is putting himself forward for the French team at next summer's Tokyo Olympics, while adding that he would not want to fight his club Paris Saint-Germain over participation.

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Guardiola Ready to Back Players in Racism Walk-Off

Pep Guardiola has said he would back his players if they ever found themselves compelled to walk off during a game in protest against racist abuse.

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Liverpool Head Home Hungry for More after Being Crowned World Champions

Liverpool have made winning trophies a habit in 2019 and Jurgen Klopp's side return to England and to their push for the Premier League title galvanized after being crowned world champions in Qatar on Saturday.

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Turkey Fined for Fan Behavior, Players Warned over Salutes

UEFA on Friday fined Turkey's football federation 50,000 euros ($55,360) for their supporters' behavior and warned several players following military salutes performed during two Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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Protesters Hold Up Banners at Camp Nou ahead of Crunch Clasico

Thousands of fans held up blue banners with the words 'Spain, sit and talk' as Barcelona and Real Madrid kicked off the first Clasico of the season at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

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Qatar Tests Boozy Fan Zones as Liverpool Begin Club World Cup Bid

"We've got the cheapest beer in Qatar," boasts a seller of vouchers for $6.90 pints at the Club World Cup fan zone in Doha.

Several bars in Doha charge in excess of $16 (14.39 euros) for a bottle of beer and the Qatari World Cup organizers have said they are "looking into" how to bring prices down ahead of 2022.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid Get Set for Politically Charged Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid will travel to the Clasico on Wednesday from the same hotel as part of a large-scale security operation aimed at reducing the impact of Catalan independence protests. 

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Wenger Defends Ozil after Uighur Comments Cause Storm in China

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Ozil after comments made by the Gunners midfielder condemning treatment of Uighur Muslims led to a stinging backlash in China.

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Yemen Capital Hosts First Women's Pool Tournament since Rebel Takeover

The Yemeni capital Sanaa hosted its first women's pool tournament this week since its takeover by Shiite rebels plunged the country into a devastating war.

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