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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's World Cup qualifying clash with Macau, which was due to be played on Tuesday, has been cancelled after the team from the former Portuguese colony refused to travel to Colombo, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Monday.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has agreed to suspend visa requirements for foreigners during the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's official gazette reported on Wednesday, despite heightened security fears after the Paris attacks.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia's most powerful sports official has asked Iran for a report on the imprisonment of an Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men's sporting events.
MOSCOW — After years of trying and failing, Kosovo’s soccer association finally got what it wanted two years ago when FIFA granted it full membership, welcoming it into a club of more than 200 national federations.
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Filipino soldiers and refugees caught up in weeks of fighting with Islamist militants were given some rare respite on Sunday when they were treated to a live screening of Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight world title defence.
Representatives of the Philippines' largest Muslim separatist group will attend the opening of the SEA Games as a 'goodwill measure', a rebel spokesman said yesterday.
PARIS (Reuters) - France's stretched police force has had to contend with two militant attacks in a year and regular street protests, and now it faces the task of keeping millions of soccer fans safe when the country hosts the Euro 2016 tournament next month.
PARIS (Reuters) - Away fans will be banned from top football matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks and because of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he is confident the Olympics Games will be "safe, sound, secure" and said the United States and Brazil are working together to ensure they are.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukraine and Syria that Kiev and Washington condemn as backed by Moscow.