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Court case threatens to take gloss off Ostersund’s rise

It was one of European soccer’s most heartwarming stories, an unconventional club from a sleepy city in central Sweden making an eight-year journey from the amateur ranks to beating Arsenal in the Europa League.

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Fan killed in stampede in Zimbabwe

With supporters attempting to gain entry into the country's national stadium, a crush of people has reportedly led to a home fan passing away.

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Cup of Nations: Australia 4, SKorea 1; NZ 2, Argentina 0

New captain Sam Kerr scored twice and former captain Lisa De Vanna once to lead Australia to a 4-1 win over South Korea in a Cup of Nations women’s soccer match.

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English Women’s Championship player fired over racism ban

Sheffield United women’s player Sophie Jones has been fired by the club after being banned for five games for racism.

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South Korea says FIFA approached on World Cup bid with North Korea

South Korea says it was approached by FIFA about bidding along with North Korea for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

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UEFA Champions League

The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League will be the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

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Morata nets brace as La Roja labour to victory

In the absence of coach Luis Enrique, missing due to a family emergency, Spain beat Malta 2-0 thanks to Alvaro Morata's double.

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FIFA bans former senior VP Chung for financial misconduct

Former FIFA senior vice president David Chung has been banned from soccer for 6 1/2 years for financial wrongdoing linked to a $20 million building project.

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Ramos penalty gets La Roja up and running

Luis Enrique saw his Spain side battle to a 2-1 home win against Norway in Euro 2020 qualifying, thanks to Sergio Ramos' penalty.

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Australia beats Argentina to clinch Cup of Nations title

Australia clinched the women’s Cup of Nations title with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Wednesday.

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Spain’s hostility to Kosovo forces UEFA to move youth games

Spain’s refusal to respect the flag and anthem of Kosovo has forced UEFA to move qualifying games in the Under-17 European Championship.

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH, also known as Bayer 04 Leverkusen [ˌbaɪ̯ɐ ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩], Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen or simply Bayer, is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and hosts matches at the BayArena.

The club was founded in 1904 by employees of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, whose headquarters are in Leverkusen and from which the club draws its name. It was formerly the best-known department of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a sports club whose members also participate in athletics, gymnastics, basketball and other sports including the RTHC Bayer Leverkusen (rowing, tennis and hockey). In 1999 the football department was separated from the sports club and is now a separate entity formally called Bayer 04 Leverkusen GmbH.

Bayer Leverkusen have won one DFB-Pokal and one UEFA Cup. Their local rivals are 1. FC Köln.

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