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Police to investigate Fir Park brawl

Police Scotland say they will review the fight that marred the conclusion of Motherwell’s Premiership play-off final victory over Rangers. Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni was at the centre of an ugly brawl on the final whistle at Fir Park. The Tunisian was pushed by Lee ...

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May 31st, 2015

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Burundi urged to delay elections

There have been weeks of violent protests since Burundi’s president decided to stand for a third term East African leaders have urged Burundi’s president to postpone elections due in June. They have also called for an end to the violence sparked by President ...

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May 31st, 2015

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Mali stun Mexico at U-20 World Cup

Ten-man Mali beat nine-man Mexico 2-0 in their first Group D match of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, as Senegal lost 3-0 to Portugal in their opening Group C fixture. Mali, who secured the biggest upset of the competition so far through goals from Adama Traore ...

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May 31st, 2015

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Cameroon go out of Olympic qualifiers

Cameroon became the first major casualty of the 2016 Olympic Games football qualifiers in Africa after being eliminated by Sierra Leone this weekend. The outsiders scored a stoppage-time goal in Yaounde to snatch a 1-1 draw and win the second-round tie on away goals after a ...

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May 31st, 2015

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S Africa ‘admits $10m Fifa payout’

South Africa was chosen ahead of Morocco to host the 2010 World Cup South Africa did pay $10m (£6.5m) to a football body led by Jack Warner, a figure at the centre of Fifa corruption allegations, local media say. Danny Jordaan, head of South Africa’s FA, is quoted as ...

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May 31st, 2015

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Namibia win Cosafa Cup

Namibia won the Cosafa Cup for for the first time in their history, beating Mozambique 2-0 in the final in the South African mining village of Moruleng. Winger Deon Hotto scored both of Namibia’s goals to steer his nation to victory in the southern African ...

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May 30th, 2015

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Nigeria militant attacks kill 29

President Muhammadu Buhari plans to move Nigeria’s military command centre to Maiduguri A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police say. Dozens more were wounded in the attack. It follows an overnight assault on ...

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May 30th, 2015

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Bournemouth sign winger Atsu on loan

Promoted AFC Bournemouth have signed Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan deal. The 23-year-old joined Chelsea from Portuguese side Porto in 2013 for a reported £3.5m, but has yet to feature for the Premier League champions. Ghana international Atsu spent last

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Ghana draw with Austria in U-20 opener

Ghana opened their Fifa Under-20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand with a 1-1 draw against Austria. Ghana’s Yaw Yeboah converted an 90th minute penalty, that he had won when he was brought down by Konrad Laimer, to salvage the draw. Earlier, Austria had taken the lead ...

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May 30th, 2015

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram hit Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari plans to move Nigeria’s military command centre to Maiduguri Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have attacked the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 13 people. They fired rocket-propelled grenades, but Nigerian troops were ...

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May 30th, 2015

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