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Ozil quits international football over ‘racism’

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle. “It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international …

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Maradona appears to collapse as Argentina win

Paramedics tended to Argentina legend Diego Maradona after he fell ill after cheering on his country as they scored late against Nigeria to stay in the World Cup on Tuesday, according to reports. Maradona, 57, had been visibly emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg that Argentina had to win …

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Qatar to treat drunk World Cup fans ‘very gently’

THE LEVANT NEWS — Qatar may set up special courts for the 2022 football World Cup to deal with drunk and disorderly fans “very gently”, the head of the tournament’s organising committee has revealed. Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, spoke of how the country …

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