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Oct 22, 2014

Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told Reuters on Wednesday.

Piara Power, who is a member of FIFA’s Anti-Discrimination Task Force, stopped short of calling for Russia to be stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup but feared an African team could walk off the field at those finals unless action was taken now.

Oct 22, 2014

FA waiting for referee’s report on racism claim at Norwich

LONDON (Reuters) – The Football Association were waiting to receive Mark Clattenburg’s match report on Wednesday after the referee stopped Tuesday’s Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United following an alleged racism row.

The 1-1 draw in England’s second tier at Carrow Road was overshadowed by allegations that Norwich striker Cameron Jerome was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Oct 22, 2014

Soccer-FA waiting for referee’s report on racism claim at Norwich

LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – The Football Association were waiting to receive Mark Clattenburg’s match report on Wednesday after the referee stopped Tuesday’s Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United following an alleged racism row.

The 1-1 draw in England’s second tier at Carrow Road was overshadowed by allegations that Norwich striker Cameron Jerome was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Oct 21, 2014

Superb Hazard leads Chelsea to record win

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League win when they crushed Maribor 6-0 in a one-sided Group G match on Tuesday, with Eden Hazard scoring twice and Didier Drogba and John Terry back among the goals.

Belgian midfielder Hazard played a pivotal role in a superb performance with two goals, one from the spot, as Jose Mourinho’s men stretched their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Oct 21, 2014

Soccer-Superb Hazard leads Chelsea to record win

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League win when they crushed Maribor 6-0 in a one-sided Group G match on Tuesday, with Eden Hazard scoring twice and Didier Drogba and John Terry back among the goals.

Belgian midfielder Hazard played a pivotal role in a superb performance with two goals, one from the spot, as Jose Mourinho’s men stretched their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Oct 21, 2014

Chelsea sail on with impressive win over Maribor

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho’s side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Veterans Didier Drogba, 36, who scored a penalty, and skipper John Terry, 33, were both on the scoresheet along with Loic Remy, Eden Hazard – who scored twice, once from the spot – and an own goal.

Oct 21, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea sail on with impressive win over Maribor

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho’s side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Veterans Didier Drogba, 36, who scored a penalty, and skipper John Terry, 33, were both on the scoresheet along with Loic Remy, Eden Hazard – who scored twice, once from the spot – and an own goal.

Oct 20, 2014

Liverpool and Stoke City win amid more top flight drama

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers with four goals coming in a frenzied seven-minute finale at Loftus Road as the drama continued in the Premier League on Sunday.

QPR’s Steven Caulker put the ball into his own net – Rangers’ second own goal of the game – in the 95th minute to hand Liverpool the points after home substitute Eduardo Vargas had twice equalised in the last few minutes.

Oct 20, 2014

Real seek first win over Liverpool, Totti eyes more goals

LONDON (Reuters) – Two of Europe’s greatest clubs with 15 European Cup successes between them renew their rivalry at Anfield on Wednesday with Liverpool looking to preserve their unlikely 100 percent record against Real Madrid in Europe’s elite competition.

While that match evokes past and present glory, Barcelona play Ajax Amsterdam in another Champions League match between European aristocracy with eight European Cup wins between them.

Oct 20, 2014

Soccer-Real seek first win over Liverpool, Totti eyes more goals

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Two of Europe’s greatest clubs with 15 European Cup successes between them renew their rivalry at Anfield on Wednesday with Liverpool looking to preserve their unlikely 100 percent record against Real Madrid in Europe’s elite competition.

While that match evokes past and present glory, Barcelona play Ajax Amsterdam in another Champions League match between European aristocracy with eight European Cup wins between them.