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Draw for UEFA Champions League group stage

Instanbul, Turkey | XINHUA/INDEPENDENT | The UEFA Champions League group stage draw threw up some stellar ties, with Bayern in a group with Barcelona and Inter, while Liverpool and Manchester City were given tough starts to their campaigns. Group A: Ajax (Netherlands), Liverpool (England), Napoli (Italy), Rangers (Scotland) Group B: FC Porto …

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Netball Federation keen to host African Cup

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is keen to host the next edition of the African Netball Championship despite concerns about the inadequacy of facilities in the country, the President of the Uganda National Netball Federation Sarah Babirye Kityo has said. Uganda earned the right to host the 2023 Africa Netball …

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Liverpool beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford

✳ FT: Man United 2 Liverpool 1 Manchester, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday night. Jadon Sancho put the hosts a goal up inside the opening 10 minutes before Marcus Rashford made it 2-0 not long …

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Newcastle make Man City look ordinary

Newcastle, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  Newcastle United’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a thrilling draw against Premier League champions Manchester City at St. James’ Park – but Eddie Howe’s side will feel they should have claimed all three points on a topsy-turvy afternoon on Tyneside. After a nightmare …

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How Leeds United destroyed Chelsea at Elland Road

✳ Leeds United 3 (Aaronson 33’, Rodrigo 37’, Harrison 69’) vs Chelsea 0 Leeds, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  Leeds United put in a stunning display at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon against Chelsea in the Premier League, to claim a more than deserved three points in the sunshine. The crowd …

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VAR remains controversial amongst European fans

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Five years after its introduction, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) remains one of football’s most controversial topics. While statistics say the sport has gained fairness, most fans in European leagues draw a more controversial picture. In a recent survey by Sport magazine Kicker, 70.2 percent of …

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