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The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad and Russia’s deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov flank Fifa president Sepp Blatter

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Sepp Blatter admits internal inquiries have discovered ‘grounds for suspicion’ bribes were paid

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FC Aarau goalkeeper Joel Mall and defender Igor N'Ganga keep out FC Zurich's Mohamed Chermiti's penalty attempt

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Joel Mall's heroics in goal were overshadowed by his team-mate Sandro Wieser who left FC Zurich's Gilles Yapi-Yapo with career-threatening injuries

Manuel Neuer won't win the Ballon d'Or because he's not 'some guy who poses in his underpants'... like Cristiano Ronaldo

Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper criticises Real Madrid star

The Barclays Premier League trophy

Ofcom investigating how Premier League sells domestic broadcasting rights following Virgin Media complaint about 3pm kick-offs

Virgin Media are unhappy that most of the Premier League matches cannot be screened whereas nearly all matches across Europe are viewable live

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