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Michel Platini set to run for FIFA presidency

After waiting in the wings for quite some time, it seems that UEFA boss Michel Platini will stand for the biggest job of them all. The Frenchman is expected to announce later this week. According to two officials familiar with Platini's plans, Michel Platini will run for FIFA president after the UEFA president received encouragement to run from most leaders…

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Where does Arturo Vidal fit at Bayern?

Arturo Vidal has swapped Turin for Munich in the search for a Champions League winner's medal. DW's Ross Dunbar looks at how his arrival could mark a change in the team's playing style under Pep Guardiola. How times have changed: "This is the sort of player I wouldn't have at Bayern," said Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in 2011. Four…

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Boston quits race for 2024 Olympic games

A bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympics has been withdrawn, with officials citing a lack of support among residents. The US Olympic Committee must make a fast decision if it wants another city in the running. US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun and the leader of Boston's 2024 bid, Steve Pagliuca, made the announcement in a joint…

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Didier Drogba joins MLS side Montreal Impact

The longtime Chelsea striker has completed a move to Major League Soccer for just over $3 million a year. Drogba's former coach Jose Mourinho had backed a move to North America last week. Former Chelsea talisman Didier Drogba finalized a move to Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact Monday, signing a contract worth just over $3 million (2.7 million euros) a…

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Bierhoff and Flick seek realism as world champions

After winning the World Cup in 2014, Germany is still considered the leading country when it comes to football. Will that be the case by 2018 in Russia? Both Oliver Bierhoff and Hansi Flick highlight what the plan is. Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff has delivered a warning to the current World Cup holders. "We cannot make the same mistake…

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Opinion: Froome deserved better treatment

There are reasons many people doubt that cycling is completely free of doping. But DW's Joscha Weber says that Tour de France winner Chris Froome didn't merit the attacks to which he was subjected. Imagine the following scenario. Lionel Messi heads to the corner, sets up the ball on the pitch and a spectator dumps a cup of urine on…

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Wolfburg’s Kevin De Bruyne named Germany’s footballer of the year

Belgian winger Kevin de Bruyne has been voted Germany's footballer of the year by sports journalists. He is just the fifth foreign player to win the award since it was established 55 years ago. Germany's "Kicker" magazine, which organizes the poll of sports journalists, reported that De Bruyne won this year's title easily, receiving 367 of the 814 votes. Bayern…

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FIFA, Blatter offer Russia full support for 2018 World Cup

FIFA has passed a resolution offering Russia full support for holding the 2018 World Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter made the announcement ahead of the World Cup's preliminary draw in St. Petersburg. FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced on Saturday that football's governing body had passed a resolution offering Russia full support for holding the 2018 World Cup. "I would like…

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Hamilton claims pole position in Hungary GP

In what's becoming a regular weekend ritual, Mercedes claim the front row in a race. In the catbird seat for the Hungarian Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton after another dominant performance. In the end, standings leader and reigning champ Lewis Hamilton didn't even need his final lap at the Hunagororing circuit northeast of Budapest. But he aired out his engine…

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Di Santo leaves Bremen, reportedly for Schalke

Bremen will have to do without the servies of their top striker Franco di Santo. The Argentinian goal-getter has triggered a release clause in his contact in order to move to Schalke. Werder Bremen confirmed that di Santo would be leaving on Saturday after reports emerged that he was free to go for a fixed fee of 6 million euros….

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Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge wants clubs to negotiate own TV deals

Bayern's chief executive has questioned the current central marketing of the Bundesliga and believes the German champions and its competitors would be better off negotiating its own contracts with broadcasters. Bayern Munich supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for the right to independently negotiate the club's TV revenues separate from the central broadcasting deal. Germany's champions will earn around 74 million…

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FIFA announces 2018 World Cup schedule

Just over a year after Germany clinched its fourth World Cup crown in Brazil, FIFA have announced the match schedule for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Will Germany be at the final again? FIFA have announced the match schedule for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on the eve of the qualifying draw in St Petersburg. Kickoff times for…

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Russian football beauty queen stripped of title for neo-Nazi views

A beauty queen honored as "Miss Charming" by Russia's top football league has lost her title for allegedly supporting neo-Nazism. Racism in Russian football is a key issue ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The woman, Olga Kuzkova, 21, had her title withdrawn earlier this week after anti-racist activists found evidence in social media networks that she was spreading neo-Nazi…

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Croatia docked one point, fined for swastika symbol

A swastika was painted on to the pitch hours before Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier versus Italy, which was staged behind closed doors. UEFA have handed down several increased sanctions for 'racist behavior'. Croatia have been forced to play their next two matches behind closed doors and have been stripped of one point in Euro 2016 qualification after 'racist behavior' in…

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Tour de France: Bardet wins Stage 18, Froome rolls on

Bardet cruised to victory in the last kilometer to earn France's second stage win of the Tour de France. Chris Froome is still in the overall lead and looks set to win his second win. Frenchman Romain Bardet bagged a comfortable Stage 18 win on Thursday, whilst Great Britain's Chris Froome remains on course to win his second Tour de…

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Egyptian teams fare with varying results at African championships

Zamalek has achieved its second victory in a row in the group rounds in the CAF Confederation Cup. Their victory was achieved over the South African team, Orlando Pirates, and was played in South Africa. Recording a 2-1 score over the South African team, Zamalek topped its second group in the championship with six points, …

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