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European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans
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European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans

On Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the extensive shake-up would cut out "too many meaningless matches".

Racist abuse of England footballers in Hungary 'completely unacceptable', says UK PM Boris Johnson
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Racist abuse of England footballers in Hungary 'completely unacceptable', says UK PM Boris Johnson

Johnson urged football's world governing body FIFA "to take strong action against those responsible to ensure that this kind of disgraceful behaviour is eradicated from the game for good"

England vs Pakistan: Edgbaston to host third ODI with 80 percent capacity
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England vs Pakistan: Edgbaston to host third ODI with 80 percent capacity

The fixture, which is the final game of a three-match ODI series between the two sides, is slated to be played on 13 July.

Spain-Portugal football friendly to have fans in stands ahead of Euro 2020
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Spain-Portugal football friendly to have fans in stands ahead of Euro 2020

The match will be one of the first major professional sports events to be held in the Spanish capital with a live audience since the start of the pandemic.

Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder rues absence of fans
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Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder rues absence of fans

Wilder believes the impact of the pandemic had a particularly profound effect on the Blades' dip in results.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uncertainty, doubts for Games' volunteers, fans with less than six months to go
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uncertainty, doubts for Games' volunteers, fans with less than six months to go

With less than six months to go, Japanese who hope to be involved as spectators, torch bearers and volunteers are confronting the prospect of the Olympics being drastically scaled back or cancelled altogether.

Year in Review 2020: Firstpost’s sports writers pick their favourite sporting moment of 2020, what they hope for 2021
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Year in Review 2020: Firstpost’s sports writers pick their favourite sporting moment of 2020, what they hope for 2021

Firstpost's sports writers weighed in with their favourite sporting moment of 2020, and what they're looking forward to in 2021:

Milwall fans boo as players take knee during Championship game in support of fight against racism
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Milwall fans boo as players take knee during Championship game in support of fight against racism

Players at Premier League and English Football League games have been taking a knee since football restarted in June following the coronavirus shutdown.

Shut out for nine months, Arsenal fans celebrate team's thumping win at Emirates Stadium
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Shut out for nine months, Arsenal fans celebrate team's thumping win at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal fans Steve Manzanero recovered from the coronavirus last month but sees fans returning as a necessary part in the reopening of society.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Plans for fans' return to stadiums halted amid spike in COVID-19 cases in England
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Plans for fans' return to stadiums halted amid spike in COVID-19 cases in England

A number of pilot test events, in which capacities have been capped at 1,000, have taken place and it was hoped venues would be allowed to welcome more spectators from the start of next month.

China to allow football fans for first time in stadium for CSL match since coronavirus pandemic
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China to allow football fans for first time in stadium for CSL match since coronavirus pandemic

It is a major step towards normalising football in China, where the virus was first detected last year, and paves the way for a limited number of supporters to attend selected future fixtures.

Bundesliga: Cold water poured on German football's hopes of bringing fans back to stadiums
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Bundesliga: Cold water poured on German football's hopes of bringing fans back to stadiums

Last week, the 36 clubs in Germany's top two tiers agreed to a four-point proposal by the German Football League (DFL) which could see fans return to stadiums despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea to allow limited fans back into baseball, soccer games
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Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea to allow limited fans back into baseball, soccer games

Fans will be allowed to attend Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) games starting on Sunday, and Korea Professional Football League (K League) matches starting 1 August.

Would players go? Will there be format changes? Here's a look at various issues surrounding US Open
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Would players go? Will there be format changes? Here's a look at various issues surrounding US Open

Novak Djokovic is fretting about harsh restrictions on players’ entourages and other extreme changes proposed for the US Open — and saying he might not participate if it is played.

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion offer fans chance to feature at home games as cardboard cutouts
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Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion offer fans chance to feature at home games as cardboard cutouts

Brighton & Hove Albion will play their remaining Premier League home games without fans but season ticket-holders can still make their presence felt during matches by signing up for cardboard cutouts of themselves to be displayed at Amex Stadium.

HCL Tech signs multi-year deal with Cricket Australia to deliver digital experiences to fans, players, employees
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HCL Tech signs multi-year deal with Cricket Australia to deliver digital experiences to fans, players, employees

IT services major HCL Technologies on Wednesday said it has signed a multi-year deal with Cricket Australia (CA) to deliver digital experiences to fans, players and employees

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's fans raise over $45,000 for charity he supports, amid his treatment
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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's fans raise over $45,000 for charity he supports, amid his treatment

Kit Harington checked into a luxury health retreat in Connecticut to receive treatment for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use, weeks before the Game of Thrones finale aired on 19 May

Game of Thrones: Disgruntled fans sign petition to remake season 8 with 'competent writers'
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Game of Thrones: Disgruntled fans sign petition to remake season 8 with 'competent writers'

Game of Thrones fans have signed an online petition which implores showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to remake the final episodes owing to the divisive reactions of fans worldwide

India vs Australia: Sorrow, despair and joy at last, how Indians Down Under rode an emotional roller-coaster over the years
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India vs Australia: Sorrow, despair and joy at last, how Indians Down Under rode an emotional roller-coaster over the years

The Indians Down Under sang, embraced, laughed and a few even had tears in their eyes after the series win over Australia. Finally, they could turn to their neighbors, bosses, Australian relatives, and peers, and say, "Mate India can win in the Aussie backyard too!"