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Portugal PM convinced Champions League finals will be a safe event

Madrid, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa expects a safe staging of the Champions League finals in the capital of Lisbon from Wednesday onwards, dpa reported. Lisbon was awarded the mini-tournament from the quarter-finals onwards by the ruling body UEFA owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Costa told international news agencies on Tuesday that hosting the event

All eyes on Lisbon for Champions League finale

Berlin, The coronavirus has forced changes to the European football calendar, with the Champions League to be completed in a one-legged format from the quarter-finals in Portugal’s capital Lisbon.   The games are played August 12-23 behind closed doors and amid a strict safety and hygiene protocol.   For the first time – and the

Barcelona and Bayern Munich reach Champions League quarters

Barcelona, A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona held off Napoli on Saturday to earn a 3-1 victory, 4-2 on aggregate, to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.   The Catalans will face Bayern Munich next Friday in Lisbon after the German champions thrashed Chelsea 4-1 to progress 7-1 on aggregate.   Messi scored one, had another disallowed and

Conte says he is committed to three-year project with Inter

Milan, Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is committed to a three-year project with the club, he said on Monday, two days after his highly critical and typically outspoken outburst raised questions over his future with the Serie A outfit.   Conte, in his first season in charge, led Inter to a second-placed finish, their best

HH Shaikh Nasser hails Team Bahrain McLaren’s double win

Manama,   Team Bahrain McLaren cyclist Damiano Caruso won the Circuito de Getxo race in Spain, clocking 4 hours, 11 minutes and 9 seconds.   His teammate Sonny Colbrelli has also won the second stage of the Route Aquitaine race which was held in France.   His Majesty the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Works and Youth

On Day 2 of Qatar Good Festival MOHAATHER wins Gr1 Qatar Sussex Stakes Al Shaqab Racing’s TORO STRIKE rounds off the day with impressive win

The events of the 2020 renewal of the Qatar Goodwood Festival in its 2019 renewal continued on Day 2, which featured seven races, including two black-type races. The coveted Gr1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, for three-year-olds and older over a mile, the feature event of the day and it was landed by MOHAATHER for trainer Marcus

HONEY CAKE delights at Le Lion d’Angers for Khalid Rashid Al Mohannadi

In the colours of Khalid Bin Rashid Al Mohannadi, HONEY CAKE (IRE) followed up her win last time out at ParisLongchamp in June with an impressive victory in the Prix Kaldoun, a Class 1 conditions race for three-year-olds, at Lion d’Angers, France on Thursday, 29 July. In the hands of jockey Julien Guillochon, the bay

Qatar Olympic Committee announces interest to host future Olympic and Paralympic Games

Doha, The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) today announced it has formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its request to join the non-committal “Continuous Dialogue” to host a future edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as early as 2032. Qatar delivered the request via an official letter to the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne,