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Egyptian King or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online

A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Man City More Than Just Money, Insists Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists there is more to the Premier League champions than just deep pockets after a series of allegations that the club attempted to bypass UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

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Report: Manchester City Sought to Bypass Financial Fairplay Rules

Premier League champions Manchester City attempted to bypass UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations by allowing their Abu Dhabi-based sponsors to make cash injections, Der Spiegel alleges on Tuesday.

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Ronaldo a Goal Machine and Money-Making Machine for Ambitious Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's reputation has been tarnished by allegations of rape, but Juventus still believe he will help the Italian giants to reduce the financial gap between them and the world's very biggest clubs.

Juventus take on Manchester United -- the world's richest club and where Ronaldo became a star -- in Turin on Wednesday knowing a draw will seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Protest Threat Forces Closed-Door Israel-Spain Water Polo Match

The Spanish and Israeli women's water polo teams will compete behind closed doors in Spain on Tuesday after Palestinian activists and a far-left party threatened protests against the match.

The change drew protests from Israel's Olympic Committee, which voiced its "displeasure" and slammed the "discrimination" against its delegation in a letter seen by AFP from its CEO Gilad Lustig sent to Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee.

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Messi Could Play, but Barca Coach Taking 'No Risks' at Inter

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Monday that Lionel Messi could play in Tuesday's Champions League clash at Inter Milan, but he would take "no risks" with the superstar attacker as he recovers from a broken arm.

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Golden Memories? Graf 'Rarely Looks Back' at Grand Slam

German great Steffi Graf had the tennis world at her feet when she completed the "Golden Slam" in 1988 but 30 years later, she says she hardly even thinks about the achievement.

Graf, who retired in 1999 and married Andre Agassi two years later, said her life has moved on so much that she is unconcerned whether her records are matched or broken.

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Guardiola Says Managing in England is 'Dream Come True'

Pep Guardiola said managing in England is a "dream come true" as he was honored by the Football Writers' Association fresh from a 6-1 Premier League victory against Southampton.

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Barca's Support Cast Show Their Worth as Messi Nears Return against Inter

Lionel Messi could make an earlier return than expected against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but Barcelona have hardly missed him.

Four wins out of four, including a stroll past Inter Milan and a hammering of Real Madrid so severe it cost their coach his job, mean Messi reunites with a team enjoying its strongest run of the season, ironically without its star striker.

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UEFA, PSG, Man City Targeted in Football Leaks Revelations

UEFA helped Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City get around their own Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to a Football Leaks investigation published on Friday.

According to the investigation of "more than 70 million documents" analyzed "over eight months by 80 journalists" from members of European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), UEFA "knowingly helped the clubs to cover up their own irregularities for 'political reasons.'"

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