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The IOC are particularly embarrassed over Blatter's allegations that racism is behind criticism of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar
It had been reported that the controversial final would take place on 23 December, but Blatter has clarified the date
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Jack Wilshere was pictured holding a shisha pipe in a London nightclub – his third such public indiscretion
Arsene Wenger confirmed England man is out
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Republic of Ireland players protest in Paris in November 2009 after Thierry Henry handled the ball in the build-up to France’s winner in the World Cup play-off
COMMENT Glenn Moore: The Dutch are proposing a trial for key decisions on goals, penalties and red cards
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Jose Mourinho remonstrates with a match official – but there is clearly an unwillingness on the part of referees to be pushed around by the Chelsea manager
EXCLUSIVE COLUMN:It was not a leg-breaking tackle, as Mourinho said. It was not even close
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MATCH REPORTBesiktas 1 Liverpool 0 (aggregate 1-1) - Besiktas win 5-4 on pens: Reds were unable to rekindle their Istanbul magic as Lovren misses key penalty in shootout
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Arsene Wenger can't bear to look as his Arsenal side slump to a 3-1 defeat
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Feyenoord deny it was a racist incident, say it was 'pure coincidence'
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Jonas Gutierrez last played for Newcastle in October 2013
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Mohamed Salah makes it 2-0 to the Italian side
MATCH REPORTFiorentina 2 Tottenham 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate): Soldado and Fazio make decisive errors to end Tottenham’s hopes of European glory
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Dimitar Berbatov deals Arsenal a blow by scoring just after the half-time break to put Monaco ahead 2-0
COMMENT This season was meant to be one of progress for Wenger, writes Sam Wallace
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Romelu Lukaku scored twice to add to the hat-trick he registered in the first leg in Switzerland
MATCH REPORT Everton 3 Young Boys 1: Everton comfortably completed their progress into the last 16
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Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after his dismissal last night
MATCH REPORT Internazionale 1 Celtic 0
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David Beckham pictured with his freshly shaven head during the 2000 Charity Shield
David Beckham reveals a hairy encounter with his manager at Manchester United as their relationship became strained
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Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett
Defender had just four months remaining on his contract before signing a new two-year deal
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Theo Walcott, Arsene Wenger, Dimitar Berbatov and Olivier Giroud
REACTIONArsenal 1 Monaco 3: Walcott appeared to gesture to fans after disappointing night
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Jurgen Klopp (left) and his Dortmund players look on
Borussia Dortmund's form has been bombing all season long but Klopp will not have expected the latest twist at the Signal Iduna Park
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Wing Jack Nowell passes to teammate centre Jonathan Joseph of England during the England Training session on Friday
Six Nations 2015PREVIEW Ireland vs England Inexperienced backs to be tested by Sexton’s expert kicking in Dublin
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Carl Frampton (right) and Chris Avalos face off at their fiery pre-fight weigh-in on Friday in Belfast
BoxingPREVIEW Frampton vs Avalos Sparks fly at weigh-in as Ulster’s super-bantamweight champion brings boxing back to ITV
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A couple appear on the Charlton pitch appearing to have sex
FootballChampionship side own up to viral video of couple having sex on The Valley stadium pitch
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Jonathan Joseph scores a try for England in an Under-18 match against Scotland at
Kingston Park in 2009
Six Nations 2015
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Cricket world cupEngland take on Sri Lanka in Pool A clash on Saturday night
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Dunkin' Donuts posted this tweet before later deleting it and apologising
More FootballLiverpool's global partners quickly apologised for any offence cause after replacing the memorial flames on the club crest
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Bob Wilson alongside Arsene Wenger, and Piers Morgan
Former Arsenal player hits out at supporter Piers Morgan after his relentless criticism of Arsene Wenger
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Fabio Cannavaro
World Cup winning captain punished for breaching orders
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Russell Crowe, star of Gladiator, has expressed an interest in buying Leeds
Leeds deny club is for sale after Gladiator star Russell Crowe considers surprise approach
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Dead fish have surfaced in Guanabara Bay where Rio is due to host the Olympic sailing events
OLYMPICS...but IOC confirm plans for Rio 2016 are making solid progress
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition iPad app?
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Josh 'The Dentist' Sneer rained down blows on amateur Martin before the fight was broken up
MMAVIDEO...and it ends as predicted
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Steve Finn bowls during an England nets session at Karori Park on Thursday
Cricket world cup...but bowler undaunted by mauling
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Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan raises his bat in celebration after their World Cup win over Scotland in Dunedin
REPORTWorld Cup: Debutants beat Scots in final over to rise above England in Pool A
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'I don’t care about being a hero or a role model, I’m doing this for money,’ says Tyson Fury
BOXINGINTERVIEWWelcome to the fearsome world of Fury
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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn warns fans could be priced out of seeing the biggest fight of all time
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A view of Lord's
cricketThe traditional format is coming under pressure from other forms of the game
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Colin Graves
COMMENTECB’s awful plan shows scant regard for the great tradition of five-day cricket, writes Ian Herbert
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Alex Goode passes the ball during the England training session
six nationsIreland vs England: Coach predicts no lack of aggression in Dublin despite losing key men
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France vs Wales: It is one of Toulon’s more unusual tourist attractions: Leigh Halfpenny standing waist deep in the waters of Toulon port with his club rugby jersey on
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