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Chelsea fans face jail terms for racist violence


Four Chelsea football fans, including an ex-policeman, battled charges of racist violence in a Paris court on Tuesday for which they could face prison terms. In the Paris metro, the four were among Chelsea fans who chanted “we are racist, we are racist and that’s the way we like it” …

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Uganda football team boat capsizes


At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, police say. The overcrowded vessel was carrying some 45 people. Police say the boat became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side. Nine bodies have been …

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South Africa sack coach Mashaba over insults


South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba was fired Thursday for insulting top football officials last month, the national association said. The sacking was expected after heated exchanges between the 66-year-old and South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan following a World Cup qualifier. Mashaba refused to accept the touchline …

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Queen steps down as patron of children’s charities


The Queen will step down as patron of 25 national organisations at the end of this year, says Buckingham Palace. The patronages, including the NSPCC, Save the Children, Barnardo’s and Battersea Dog’s Home, will be passed on to other members of the Royal Family. Rugby Football Union, the Lawn Tennis …

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Colombia plane crash: airline chief arrested over Chapecoense disaster

Bolivian prosecutors have detained the chief executive of LaMia, the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia killing nearly all of Brazil’s Chapacoense football team. Gustavo Vargas, the chief executive, and two other employees of the tiny Bolivia-based charter airline were taken to a prosecutor’s office in Santa Cruz for up …

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Atleast 76 dead in Brazilian soccer team’s plane crash


A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people, Colombian officials said Tuesday. Five people survived. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency …

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