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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Bosman says his case paved way for Leicester success

    Jean-Marc Bosman believes Leicester City's astonishing Premier League success is a consequence of the 1995 ruling in his favour that paved the way for the free movement of players in the European Union.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    UEFA dismiss complaints over Europa League final venue

    UEFA has dismissed complaints that the Europa League final venue in Basel is too small, after fans of finalists Liverpool complained that "a large number" of supporters would miss out. European football's governing body said on Friday that "at least" 9,000 tickets would be reserved each for Liverpool and opponents Sevilla at the 35,000-capacity St Jakob Park. The Liverpool supporters' club Spirit of Shankly had issued a statement on Wednesday, before the second leg of Thursday's semi-final final against Villarreal, warning of the difficulties facing supporters. "We hope that in future years, UEFA will make changes and stage the final at a ground that allows more genuine supporters of the final clubs to attend," it said. "It is crystal clear that this amount of tickets will not be enough to satisfy demand….. Tens of thousands of supporters will have attended every home game this season and a large number will miss out." It also complained of "the cost of travel increasing by the minute from greedy travel operators", a lack of accommodation and lack of public transport out of the city after midnight. "It is pretty clear that Basel is not best equipped to deal with such large numbers that we have witnessed in previous years," it added. UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto said the final venues were chosen almost two years in advance due to "the enormous logistical effort involved." He said the stadium, which is home of Swiss champions FC Basel and hosted matches at Euro 2008, as one of Europe's "elite venues", adding that capacity was just one factor taken into account. "UEFA tends to select slightly smaller, top-quality venues for the UEFA Europa League final," he said. "This means UEFA can give more of its national associations an opportunity to host a club final.” "The number of supporters requesting final tickets varies from club to club, and of course it is impossible to predict in advance which clubs will reach the final," he said, adding that stadium capacity at recent finals had been "very satisfactory." UEFA advised ticketless fans not to approach the stadium due to "very tight" security.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Formula E electric series cancels Moscow race

    A Formula E race scheduled for Moscow on June 4 has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances" relating to road closures, the electric motor racing series said on Friday.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Analysis - Why Spanish clubs are ruling Europe yet again

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid's passage to the Champions League final and Sevilla qualifying for the Europa League equivalent for a third straight year has underlined Spain's dominance of European football.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Knee problem rules Bale out of Valencia clash

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Sunday’s crucial La Liga game with Valencia with a knee problem, extending a string of injury problems for the player.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    No logo - Paralympians still face tattoo ban, main Games less strict

    Olympic athletes with tattoos are unlikely to be barred from the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday after a Paralympic swimmer with his team logo inked onto his chest was banned from a race.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Verstappen says he and Red Bull a 'perfect match'

    Dutch teenager Max Verstappen believes he and Red Bull Racing can be a "perfect match" in Formula One and sees no reason to entertain any other offers after his sudden promotion from sister team Toro Rosso.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Allardyce calls for Sunderland calm ahead of Chelsea visit

    Relegation-threatened Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce has warned his players to learn from Tottenham Hotspur's mistakes and keep their heads when they host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    South African Arthur taking over as Pakistan coach

    Former South Africa and Australia coach Mickey Arthur is to take charge of Pakistan following the resignation of Waqar Younis after the World Twenty20 tournament.

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    06 May 2016 Fri

    Klopp gives Liverpool duo outside chance of making Europa final

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and striker Divock Origi have a small chance of making the squad for this month's Europa League final, manager Juergen Klopp has said.