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Jan 29, 2015

Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheffield Wednesday, one of England’s oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world’s largest producers of tuna products.

Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100 percent stake in the Championship (second tier) club.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Sheffield Wednesday, one of England’s oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world’s largest producers of tuna products.

Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100 percent stake in the Championship (second tier) club.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Unique Old Firm derby as Rangers meet Celtic for 400th time

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Celtic and Rangers have played each other 399 times in competitive matches but their 400th Old Firm duel in the Scottish League Cup semi-final on Sunday will have a special place in their shared history no matter the outcome.

For the first time since they first met in 1890, the two clubs, who have won 99 Scottish titles between them, are not meeting as equals separated by a few points in the same division.

Jan 29, 2015

Pochettino faces Spurs keeper dilemma before League Cup final

LONDON (Reuters) – Manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a tough decision if goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both fit to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on March 1.

He must decide whether to keep faith with number two Vorm, who has played every minute of the campaign, or give a Wembley spot to Lloris, one of the best keepers in the world and his regular first choice.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Pochettino faces Spurs keeper dilemma before League Cup final

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a tough decision if goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both fit to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on March 1.

He must decide whether to keep faith with number two Vorm, who has played every minute of the campaign, or give a Wembley spot to Lloris, one of the best keepers in the world and his regular first choice.

Jan 28, 2015

Blatter faces serious challenge at last

LONDON (Reuters) – If anyone had doubts that football believes the time is right for change at FIFA, the roll call of people ready to unseat incumbent president Sepp Blatter should dispel them.

With the deadline to submit candidatures for the FIFA presidential election closing at 2300 GMT on Thursday, four men are optimistic of getting their names on the ballot paper for the vote in Zurich on May 29.

Jan 28, 2015

Soccer-Penpix of likely FIFA presidential candidates

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – With Thursday’s 2300 GMT deadline approaching for candidates to declare their intention to enter the FIFA presidential election race, the following are penpix of those expected to enter the campaign which will be decided with a vote at the FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29.

To be accepted as an official candidate, those wishing to run must have the nominations of five national football associations and prove they have been actively engaged in football for at least two of the last five years.

Jan 28, 2015

Soccer-Blatter faces serious challenge at last

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – If anyone had doubts that football believes the time is right for change at FIFA, the roll call of people ready to unseat incumbent president Sepp Blatter should dispel them.

With the deadline to submit candidatures for the FIFA presidential election closing at 2300 GMT on Thursday, four men are optimistic of getting their names on the ballot paper for the vote in Zurich on May 29.

Jan 28, 2015

Figo says has nominations to enter FIFA race

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Portugal international Luis Figo said on Wednesday he wanted to stand for the FIFA presidency revealing his plans one day before nominations close to enter the race.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona forward announced his intention to run against incumbent Sepp Blatter in an interview with CNN and said he had the five nominations needed for an official campaign.

Jan 28, 2015

Soccer-Figo says has nominations to enter FIFA race

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former Portugal international Luis Figo said on Wednesday he wanted to stand for the FIFA presidency revealing his plans one day before nominations close to enter the race.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona forward announced his intention to run against incumbent Sepp Blatter in an interview with CNN and said he had the five nominations needed for an official campaign.