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Briton held in UAE 'after wearing Qatar football shirt'

Briton held in UAE 'after wearing Qatar football shirt'

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A British football fan has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after reportedly wearing a Qatar team shirt to a match.Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, is said to have been unaware of a law against "showing sympathy" for Qatar - brought in over a diplomatic dispute.A friend says he was later accused of making false claims about officials.The Foreign Office said it was providing assistance to a UK citizen and was in touch with UAE authorities.The UAE and four other countries in the region are currently engaged in a political and diplomatic stand-off with Qatar after they accused the state of supporting radical and Islamist groups.On its website, the Foreign Office warns travellers to the UAE of a June 2017...
Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool and Arsenal miss out on wonderkid, Tottenham bid for Adrien Rabiot, plus more

Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool and Arsenal miss out on wonderkid, Tottenham bid for Adrien Rabiot, plus more

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GOSSIP talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Saturday's papers and online... Here are the top biggest transfer stories and latest football headlines from Friday’s papers and online… What’s going in today’s newspapers? Liverpool transfer target Timo Werner could have his wages at RB Leipzig doubled in a bid to fend off the Reds’ interest. (Liverpool Echo) Real Betis are set to sign Brazilian youngster Emerson ending Liverpool and Arsenal’s hopes of sealing the services of the in-demand right-back. (Marca) OUT OF LUK Jordan Lukaku's m...
Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

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talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… All the latest football news and gossip Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject the Blues’ bumper contract offer worth £85,000 a week and hold out for a move to German giants Bayern Munich as he feels he can develop his game more playing in the Bundesliga. (Mail on Sunday) West Ham forward Marco Arnautovic’s lucrative move to China has collapsed after an unnamed club pulled out of the proposed £45m deal. (FULL STORY) Chelsea have asked Spanish champions Barcelona about their £100m-rated Brazil and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26. (Daily Expres...
Fantasy Football Who's In, Who's Out: Week 14 NFL injury report

Fantasy Football Who's In, Who's Out: Week 14 NFL injury report

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When the Chicago Bears play the Los Angeles Rams in chilly Soldier Field Sunday night, they will apparently do so with Mitchell Trubisky back under center. Trubisky has missed two games with a shoulder injury, but practiced fully all week and is not listed in the status section of Friday's injury report. Said Bears head coach Matt Nagy: "He put together three really good days at practice. The main thing for us was just seeing conditioning-wise if he can hold up and he did." In Kansas City, it appears that Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will make his fourth consecutive start even though Joe Flacco practiced fully Friday. Flacco, who has been out because of a right hip injury, was limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Head coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that Flacco has ...
James McClean: Stoke winger is warned by Football Association

James McClean: Stoke winger is warned by Football Association

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Stoke City winger James McClean has been warned by the Football Association over his use of an offensive word in a social media post. McClean used the word in a post where he spoke of abuse he has received over refusing to wear a poppy and in which he called some Stoke fans "cavemen".The 29-year-old also wrote a follow-up post reacting to news the FA was investigating. In that he wrote: "The FA are investigating, for exactly what?"Republic of Ireland international McClean also claimed the FA "turn a blind eye" to his "years" of abuse he has received."Week in, week out for the past seven years I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and...