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FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans
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FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans

The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) will play its next FIFA-sanctioned home match without supporters and has been handed a “substantial fine” by football’s world governing body for “numerous” fans’ racist behavior during a recent World Cup qualifier against England. “After analysing and taking into consideration … the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions,…MORE

Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
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Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

“Lamar! Do you want to go for this?” Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh could be seen shouting from the sideline. With just 1:05 left and leading Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs by just a point, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was left with a crucial fourth down in his team’s half. And rather…MORE

Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships
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Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologized to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow. Multiple media outlets reported that the event’s broadcaster aired a close-up replay of Farber’s bottom during the boulder semifinals last week, prompting the sport’s governing body to post…MORE

‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment
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‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment

Nadene Caldwell doesn’t want to be called an underdog anymore. Life has changed for the midfielder since scoring the winning goal that catapulted her side to their first major tournament — the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022. It’s an incredible achievement for the Northern Ireland team, who, hampered by a round of injuries to key players,…MORE

Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81
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Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81

Jimmy Greaves, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and one of the most prolific goalscorers in English football history, has died at the age of 81, his former club Tottenham said. A Tottenham legend and the club’s all-time record goalscorer, Greaves scored a remarkable 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970,…MORE

Members of Afghan women’s youth football team arrive in Pakistan
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Members of Afghan women’s youth football team arrive in Pakistan

Members of Afghanistan’s women’s football team have arrived in neighboring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad said on Tuesday. Former Afghanistan women’s team captain Khalida Popal says she helped with the evacuation process, tweeting: “I am happy to announce that once with the great support I managed to get more than 79 youth female footballers…MORE

Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets
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Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets

A man who was identified by Chelsea Football Club for tweets posted in late 2020 has been charged by the London Metropolitan Police on seven counts of sending “hateful” messages on social media. The Met Police said in a statement: “A man has been charged after a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful…MORE

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