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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Van Marwijk takes reins with UAE

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ runner-up Bert van Marwijk is to take the helm of the United Arab Emirates. The Dutchman, who led Australia at Russia 2018, takes over from Alberto Zaccheroni, who called time as coach after leading them to the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup in January. The former Netherlands boss, who guided Saudi Arabia through qualifying to reach the last World Cup, will be presented to the media on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the a friendly pitting his new side against his former Green Falcons…

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FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

The FA Cup will continue to be broadcast on BBC Sport until 2025 FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. The new agreement – which starts at the beginning of the 2021-22 season – will see BBC Sport continue to show live fixtures, highlights and online clips. Up to 18 fixtures a season will be televised – more than ever before. The FA said the deal was “exciting”, adding: “We look forward to…

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Golf: Choi, Immelman and Weir to assist Els at Presidents Cup

(Reuters) – International captain Ernie Els has named Korea’s K.J. Choi, South Africa’s Trevor Immelman and Canada’s Mike Weir as his assistants for this year’s Presidents Cup in Australia, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Scottish Open – Gullane GC, Gullane, Scotland, Britain – July 14, 2018 South Africa’s Trevor Immelman in action during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo Els previously named Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy as one of his assistants for the Dec. 12-15 event at Royal Melbourne, where…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Koeman: I always believed I could improve things

Ronald Koeman has overseen a transformation in the Netherlands’ fortunes The Dutch topped a UEFA Nations League with France and Germany Koeman speaks to FIFA.com about the reasons behind their revival When Ronald Koeman became Netherlands coach last February, he found a football nation wallowing in misery. And with the long faces came an even longer list of problems. The negativity was understandable. Since finishing third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, the Dutch had endured two miserable qualifying failures and been through three different coaches. Nor did improvement seem…

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Millwall 2-2 Brighton (pens 4-5): Brighton into FA Cup semi-finals on penalties

Terrible error! Millwall keeper gifts Brighton last-minute equaliser Brighton came from two goals down with two minutes left before beating 10-man Millwall on penalties to reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 1983. Millwall led with second-half goals from Alex Pearce and Aiden O’Brien. Jurgen Locadia made it 2-1 before Solly March levelled with a stoppage-time free-kick after a mistake by keeper David Martin. Millwall’s Shane Ferguson was sent off in extra time, and Jake Cooper’s miss gave Brighton a 5-4 shootout win. Brighton’s Glenn Murray hit the bar with…

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Shaun Edwards: Wales defence coach says he is free agent after World Cup

Shaun Edwards, pictured with Wales centre Jonathan Davies, has worked as defence coach for the British and Irish Lions Wales coach Shaun Edwards has not finalised his next move after the World Cup, with an agreed return to rugby league’s Wigan appearing off the table. The defence coach, 52, claimed his 50th career winners’ medal as player and coach as Warren Gatland’s men sealed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 25-7 victory over Ireland in Cardiff. Edwards leaves his Wales post after the autumn’s World Cup in Japan. “I…

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FA Cup: What to look out for in the quarter-finals this weekend

FA Cup fifth round: Watch the best goals FA Cup quarter-finals on the BBC Date: 16-17 March Coverage of all matches, including highlights, across the BBC Sport website and app; Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United and Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion live on BBC One; extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live and local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website It’s FA Cup quarter-final weekend, with all four ties played to a finish on the day and teams allowed to make a fourth substitution if games…

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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Willie Mullins finally wins Gold Cup

Willie Mullins, the Festival’s most successful trainer, had previously finished second six times in the prestigious race The missing big picture in the collection of a great racehorse trainer has finally been found – Willie Mullins has a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner in Al Boum Photo. Stick it in the family album. Mullins has been a leading force in jump racing for three decades, with champion hurdlers such as Hurricane Fly and Faugheen, winning the Grand National thanks to Hedgehunter and saddling more Cheltenham Festival victors than anyone else. But…

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Skiing: Dominant Shiffrin adds super-G World Cup title to collection

FILE PHOTO: Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals – Women’s Super G – Grandvalira, Soldeu, Andorra – March 14, 2019 – World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo (Reuters) – American Mikaela Shiffrin added another first to her remarkable career by winning the super-G World Cup title for this season on Thursday. Initially a specialist in the technical events, it was the first time Shiffrin had won a crystal globe in one of the speed disciplines. A fourth-place finish…

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Exclusive: La Liga slams ‘catastrophic’ UEFA proposals, welcomes FIFA Club World Cup plans

BARCELONA (Reuters) – UEFA proposals to change part of the Champions League format would be “catastrophic” for soccer but FIFA plans to overhaul the Club World Cup will be a boon for the sport, La Liga president Javier Tebas told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: La Liga President Javier Tebas smiles during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File Photo Tebas lashed out at changes he said Europe’s governing body is considering making to the Champions League, saying they would…

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