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Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

Kiev - Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.

Spanish PM Rajoy cancels Champions League final trip

Madrid - Devoted Real Madrid fan Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish primer minister, has cancelled his trip to the Champions League final to deal with a political crisis, his staff said on Friday.

Beckham nemesis Ozalan candidate for Erdogan party in Turkey polls

Istanbul - Former Turkey international footballer Alpay Ozalan, who famously taunted David Beckham in a Euro 2004 qualifier, is one of several personalities from outside politics standing for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party in June elections, it ann...

Liverpool and Real fans in for Kiev hotel price shock

Kiev - Fancy shelling out 3,500 euros ($4,200) for a night in a budget hotel?Liverpool and Real Madrid fans who do not may end up sleeping rough for the night when they come to Kiev for the Champions League final.

On his home turf in Egypt, everyone wants piece of Liverpool's Salah

Apo - Patriotic statements, flashy commercials and an anti-drug campaign: Mohamed Salah's dazzling displays for Liverpool have taken the football world by storm, and on his home turf in Egypt seemingly everyone wants a piece of him.

Police probe Man City bus attack before Liverpool match

Liverpool - British police have launched an investigation to identify those responsible for an attack on Manchester City's team bus before their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at Anfield.

Russian ambassador says England fans will be safe at World Cup

London - Russia's ambassador to Britain insisted Thursday that England football fans will be safe at the 2018 World Cup, despite a raging diplomatic crisis between London and Moscow.

Football: Justice at last for Bennell's victims

London - Shaking with emotion, the victims of Barry Bennell told of their decades of trauma inflicted by the paedophile football coach who destroyed their lives.

Manchester United mark 60 years since Munich crash

Manchester - Manchester United on Tuesday marked 60 years since the Munich air crash ripped the heart out of the "Busby Babes" team with a service at Old Trafford attended by survivors Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg.

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

London - Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.

Men charged over Hillsborough disaster to go on trial

London - Five men charged over the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died, will go on trial next year, a British judge ruled on Wednesday.

Football: Lovren testifies in Croatia graft trial

Osijek - ​Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren testified Friday in the multi-million euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful man in Croatian football.

Five in court over Hillsborough disaster

Warrington - Five men charged over the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday, 28 years on from the tragedy.

Australian to attempt 'torturous' quadruple Channel swim

Sydney - An Australian swimmer plans to attempt a world-first non-stop quadruple crossing of the icy English Channel, a torturous feat never before tried and widely considered impossible.

Police among six charged in UK over 1989 Hillsborough disaster

Warrington - Four former senior policemen were among six people charged Wednesday over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster in England which killed 96 Liverpool football supporters.

Terror victims to be honoured as Macron, May attend France-England

Paris - A minute's silence will be held prior to France's home friendly with England on Tuesday as a tribute to the victims of recent terror attacks in England, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Monday.

The Sun apologises to Barkley over column

London - Everton star Ross Barkley received an apology from The Sun tabloid newspaper on Saturday over a column that made "unfavourable comparisons" to a gorilla.

Prosecutor seeks suspended jail terms for 'race assault' Chelsea fans

Paris - A French prosecutor called Tuesday for suspended jail terms of between six months and one year for four Chelsea fans accused of racist violence in the Paris metro before a Champions League match in February 2015.

Chelsea fans face jail terms for racist violence

Paris - Four Chelsea football fans, including an ex-policeman, battled charges of racist violence in a Paris court on Tuesday for which they could face prison terms.

England's FA probes junior football sex abuse claims

London - England's Football Association is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in junior football after several formers players came forward to say they were molested by youth coaches, it confirmed on Sunday.

England pick off Kohli early in first India Test

Rajkot - England snared two quick wickets including the key scalp of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the hosts reached 411-6 at lunch on the penultimate day of the first Test on Saturday.

FIFA take action against Ireland for political symbol

Zurich - FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for a political symbol worn during a friendly in March, a spokesperson for the world body said Friday.

Putin questions scale of alleged Russian violence at Euro 2016

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a "disgrace" but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger contingent of English supporters.

Attempted murder probe over badly injured England Euro 2016 fans: prosecutor

Marseille - French prosecutors said Thursday they are probing the attempted murder of two English football supporters who were "seriously injured" in violence in Marseille before the England-Russia Euro 2016 match.

Three Russian fans to face trial over Euro 2016 violence

Marseille - Three of the 43 Russian supporters detained in France over the violence around the England-Russia Euro 2016 match will be tried Thursday, prosecutors told AFP.

Beer, broken glass and beatings; Euro 2016 fans revive old habits

Marseille - Two nights of tear gas, broken bottles and beer-bloated football fans on Marseille's Vieux Port came as a stark reminder to European Championship organisers that old habits die hard.

Activist with 'more nerve than Frazier' recalls Ali gamble

London - A British civil rights activist recalled on Saturday how Muhammad Ali told him he had more nerve than great rival Joe Frazier when he asked the heavyweight boxing legend to visit a London school for free.

Myanmar fans get fleeting glimpse of Foxes

Myanmar football fans flocked Sunday to see newly-crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they made a whirlwind visit to Yangon and took in the city's stunning Shwedagon Pagoda.

Dummy bomb 'fiasco' sparks Old Trafford evacuation

Manchester - A fake bomb accidentally left behind after a terror training exercise forced police to evacuate Manchester United's stadium and call off their season-ending game against Bournemouth in what was slammed as a "fiasco" by the city's mayor.

Bangkok orgy and racist sex tape that changed the Foxes' fortunes

Bangkok - It was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic relegation escape, instead Leicester City's close-season Thai tour became the turning point in their improbable title charge -- all thanks to a racist sex tape.
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