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Spurs fans were targeted by anti-Semitic abuse by a section of Partizan fans

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A section of Partizan fans display an anti-semitic banner during the club's Europa League match between Partizan and Tottenham Hotspur

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Uefa has announced it is opening disciplinary proceedings against Partizan Belgrade after a number of their fans displayed an anti-Semitic banner during Thursday's Europa League draw with Tottenham.

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Just like Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, Gareth Bale says he hopes to return to Tottenham 'one day'

Bale has spoke of his desire to play for Spurs again

Benoit Assou-Ekotto banned for three games after 'congratulating' Nicolas Anelka on Twitter following controversial quenelle gesture

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been banned for three games and hit with a Football Association fine after sending Nicolas Anelka a message on Twitter following his controversial 'quenelle' gesture last season.

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The Spurs head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, is ready to treat the Europa League seriously

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Benjamin Stambouli holds up his Tottenham shirt

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Sandro to QPR: Harry Redknapp reveals Tottenham rejected bid of £5m more than QPR paid for Sandro earlier in transfer window

QPR boss reveals a big-money bid for Sandro was rejected earlier in the summer

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Partizan Belgrade vs Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino plays down racial abuse concerns as he rests key players

Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose will be rested with Rose being racially abused in Belgrade two years ago

Sunderland vs Tottenham match report: Tottenham pay price after Harry Kane own-goal

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Tottenham defender Eric Dier (C) celebrates scoring the second goal against QPR with Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela

Sunderland vs Tottenham team news: Ricky Alvarez makes Black Cats debut as Spurs retain Erik Lamela and Emmanuel Adebayor

Spurs boss Pochettino wants to see a better performance from his side

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Jermain Defoe set for Premier League return, predicts Toronto president Tim Leiweke

Former England star looks set to return to the Premier League

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