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Oct 3, 2013

Trade unionists protest outside FIFA over Qatar workers

ZURICH (Reuters) – Trade unionists showed a symbolic red card to FIFA as they protested outside the headquarters of soccer’s governing body on Thursday over labour rights in Qatar, host nation for 2022 World Cup,

Around 100 protesters from Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the Swiss union Unia gathered at the front gates waving red cards as FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting to discuss the tournament.

Oct 3, 2013

Soccer-Trade unionists protest outside FIFA over Qatar workers

ZURICH, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Trade unionists showed a symbolic red card to FIFA as they protested outside the headquarters of soccer’s governing body on Thursday over labour rights in Qatar, host nation for 2022 World Cup,

Around 100 protesters from Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the Swiss union Unia gathered at the front gates waving red cards as FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting to discuss the tournament.

Oct 1, 2013

Draxler stunner sparks Schalke after Swiss protest

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – Julian Draxler scored a stunning goal to earn Schalke 04 a 1-0 victory at Basel in a Champions League Group E game that was briefly interrupted by a Greenpeace protest on Tuesday.

In the fifth minute activists dropped down from the stadium roof on cables to unfurl a banner criticising Russian state-owned Gazprom, sponsors of Schalke and the Champions League.

Oct 1, 2013

Greenpeace protesters interrupt Champions League match

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters interrupted the Champions League match between Basel and Schalke 04 on Tuesday when they dropped down on ropes from the stadium roof and unfurled a banner protesting against tournament sponsors Gazprom.

Play was halted for around five minutes when four protesters wearing orange boiler suits and helmets descended slowly on ropes which they had dropped from the roof after a few minutes of play.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Greenpeace protesters interrupt Champions League match

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters interrupted the Champions League match between Basel and Schalke 04 on Tuesday when they dropped down on ropes from the stadium roof and unfurled a banner protesting against tournament sponsors Gazprom.

Play was halted for around five minutes when four protesters wearing orange boiler suits and helmets descended slowly on ropes which they had dropped from the roof after a few minutes of play.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Stunning Draxler strike for Schalke sinks Basel

BASEL, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A stunning Julian Draxler strike gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 Champions League win at Basel on Tuesday, bringing the Swiss back down to earth with a bump after their shock victory at Chelsea last month.

A partially cleared corner fell to the 20-year-old 25 metres from goal, and although it came to him at an awkward height, he delivered a superb rising shot into the top corner after 54 minutes.

Oct 1, 2013

Qatari response weak and disappointing, say trade unions

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – Qatar’s response to allegations of maltreatment of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation has been “weak and disappointing,” the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said on Tuesday.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported last week that dozens of Nepali workers had died on building sites while the ITUC said on Friday that 4,000 lives would be at risk before a ball was kicked at the tournament.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Qatari response weak and disappointing, say trade unions

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Qatar’s response to allegations of maltreatment of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation has been “weak and disappointing,” the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said on Tuesday.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported last week that dozens of Nepali workers had died on building sites while the ITUC said on Friday that 4,000 lives would be at risk before a ball was kicked at the tournament.

Sep 30, 2013

Finals a distant memory as Ajax face Milan

BERNE (Reuters) – Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan, who have twice met in the final of Europe’s top club competition and won the title 11 times between them, clash again on Tuesday in a Champions League match which is far from the heady days of their past.

Manchester City’s attempt to progress beyond the group stage for the first time continues when they host champions Bayern Munich while Russian pair CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg will both attempt to collect their first point.

Sep 30, 2013

Soccer-Finals a distant memory as Ajax face Milan

BERNE, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan, who have twice met in the final of Europe’s top club competition and won the title 11 times between them, clash again on Tuesday in a Champions League match which is far from the heady days of their past.

Manchester City’s attempt to progress beyond the group stage for the first time continues when they host champions Bayern Munich while Russian pair CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg will both attempt to collect their first point.