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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian investigators carried out raids at Standard Liege and the home of the soccer club's president on Wednesday as part of a inquiry into corruption in player transfers.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The global players' union FIFPRO has denied offering any sort of role to former UEFA president Michel Platini, whose four-year ban from football for ethics violations ended in October.
(Reuters) - Second-tier Spanish soccer team Malaga say they have sacked coach Victor Sanchez del Amo four days after suspending him following the release of an explicit video of him on social media.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rugby league star and former All Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams has followed the lead of Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil and issued a message of support for China's ethnic minority Uighur Muslim community.
LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal's decision to distance the club from midfielder Mesut Ozil's criticism of China's policy towards its Muslim Uighur minority won't surprise anyone familiar with the scramble by Europe's soccer powers for a slice of the expanding Chinese market.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish soccer club Viborg FF admit that they signed a Dutchman claiming to be a professional footballer without ever seeing him play. Now they have filed a criminal complaint alleging fraud by his agents after his lack of skill became apparent.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of Latin America's military dictatorships, courted controversy on Friday when he said he might go to next month's Copa Libertadores final in the Chilean stadium once used as a detention centre.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - At least 16 Flamengo fans were arrested on Tuesday after police in Rio de Janeiro targeted groups they said were planning to invade the Maracana stadium to watch the second leg of the Copa Libertadores semi-final between the Rio club and rivals Gremio.
(Reuters) - Rugby cannot afford to be complacent about racism in the wake of the abuse suffered by England's black soccer players in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria, lock Maro Itoje has said.