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Liverpool win Club World Cup: The best pictures and videos of final in Qatar and celebrations

Liverpool win Club World Cup: The best pictures and videos of final in Qatar and celebrations

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Liverpool can at last call themselves world champions after winning the Club World Cup for the first time in their history.They were made to work hard for it though as Brazilian side Flamengo pushed them all the way. AFP or licensors Liverpool are on top of the world after winning the Club World Cup But Roberto Firmino’s goal in extra-time gave Liverpool the trophy at the fourth attempt of asking. Things are going very well for Liverpool this season as they currently have an eleven-point lead at the top of the Premier League. And while winning the Club World Cup or Super Cup back in August will not compare to the prospect of winning a first ever Premier League crown, the Reds will be sure to celebrate being victorious once more. Below you can see the best ...
Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar

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Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.Platini, 63, was head of European football's governing body until being banned in 2015 for ethics breaches.The former France midfielder and three-time Ballon d'Or winner has always denied any wrongdoing. Qatar beat bids from USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan in 2010.Platini is in custody and being questioned in Nanterre, a suburb in western Paris.Officials have been investigating alleged corruption connected to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for the past two years and were reported to have interviewed Sepp Blatter, the former president of world go...
World Cup: Fifa drops plans to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

World Cup: Fifa drops plans to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

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Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by Fifa.Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.The change would have required Qatar to share hosting duties with other countries in the region. World football's governing body said after a "thorough and comprehensive consultation process" the change "could not be made now".Fifa also said it explored the possibility of Qatar hosting a 48-team tournament on its own but has decided not to pursue those plans as there was not enough time "for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact". In a statement, Qatari World C...
State Department approves sale of 24 Apache helicopters to Qatar for $3B

State Department approves sale of 24 Apache helicopters to Qatar for $3B

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May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 24 Apache helicopters and spare parts to Qatar for $ 3 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification Thursday, notifying Congress of the possible foreign military sale. The contract also includes four spare engines, as well as night vision sensors, fire control radars, radio frequency interferometers, warning system, GPS with inertial navigation, Hellfire missiles and launchers and rockets, as well as guns, government and contractor engineering and technical and logistics support services. The proposed sale will support U.S. foreign policy and national security "by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political and economic...
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...