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Ronaldinho loses appeal for release from house arrest

Asuncion, Paraguay | XINHUA |  Ronaldinho has been ordered to remain under house arrest in Paraguay after an appeal court judge refused a request to release the former Barcelona star and his brother. The 40-year-year-old and his older sibling Roberto Assis spent more than a month in prison for allegedly …

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Bayern complete domestic double

Berlin, Germany | XINHUA |  Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped Bayern Munich to overpower Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the DFB Cup final to clinch their second piece of silverware of the 2019-2020 season on Saturday. The German record champions snatched their 20th German Cup title while the “Werkself” lifted their last …

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LIVERPOOL are Premier League champions!

Chelsea 2 Man City 1 London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  Liverpool have won their first Premier League title, after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday guaranteed them the Trophy. The Reds’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night extended their lead in the table to 23 points, …

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La Liga’s new reality to bring optimism, discomfort

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  La Liga president Javier Tebas said Spanish football’s return will allow people to feel a sense of normality again but it may also serve as a reminder of an uncomfortable new reality. Spain’s top division is set to restart on June 11 and to be completed …

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Medical staff are the ‘special ones’ – Guardiola

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the protocols he and his players must follow for football to return are a small sacrifice compared to those risking their lives on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. Guardiola’s mother died at the age of 82 in April …

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Vipers declared Uganda champions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soccer governing body FUFA has declared Vipers the 2019/2020 champions, applying a rule that enables a season to conclude if it cannot continue after 75% of the league has been played. The Star Times Uganda Premier League clubs had played over 80% of the …

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The night Real Madrid and European football struck gold

Paris, France | AFP | Exactly 60 years ago, in an era when going to a big football match meant cramming together with no thought to social distancing, 127,000 people crowded into Hampden Park in Glasgow to see the European Cup final and were rewarded with “a fantasy staged in heaven”. …

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Football’s return ‘good for everyone’ – Mourinho

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes bringing football back, even behind closed doors, would be a much-needed morale boost for fans starved of action during the coronavirus crisis. No Premier League games have been played since March 9 due to the pandemic, which has claimed more …

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