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Politics play in the background each time a national squad enters the pitch during the the 2015 Asian Cup as diplomacy is expanded to cultural diplomacy
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Former France international David Ginola's unlikely bid to "refresh football" by challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency on Friday took an early twist when it emerged he was paid by a bookmaker to stand.
MELBOURNE - Agence France-Presse
Asia's top sports leaders on Jan. 9 refused to back Prince Ali bin Al Hussein's election challenge to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and insisted it was doomed to failure.
ZURICH - Agence France-Presse
Portugal and Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo lifted his third FIFA world footballer of the year award on Monday in an overwhelming win over eternal rival Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Argentine magician.
DUBAI - Agence France-Presse
UEFA president Michel Platini on Sunday reiterated his desire to introduce a 'white card' that would lead to a player being sin-binned.
FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein’s announcement that he will challenge the world football body’s four-time president, Sepp Blatter, in elections later this year has definitively turned the poll into a battle for the group’s future.
FOOTBALL & POLITICS - Football fans in Turkey and Egypt continue to fight for their existence by struggling against court cases and battling for stadium access
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