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Soccer Break Friday

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SOCCER-EURO/SPAINIt’s gone quiet on the football news front though the sun’s still out in Europe as we await another weekend of unrelenting on-pitch drama in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Anyone out there lucky enough to be attending the Serbia v Northern Ireland match? 240 fans got the nod.

World Cup winners Spain are also playing against Czech Republic. Fascinating country Spain, full of interesting dynamics. Read here for a thorough explanation.

Sticking with politics, and Libya’s qualification for the 2012 London Olympics could be in danger after the conflict in north Africa.

from Left field:

Upton Olympic Park – surely a “no brainer”?

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SOCCER-ENGLAND/WEST HAMWest Ham United fans are probably more worried about what league they will be playing in next season than what stadium they will occupy in 2013 but their new owners' plan to move to the Olympic Stadium certainly bears examination.

Nervously hovering above the relegation zone, West Ham are under the fresh new ownership of David Gold and David Sullivan and if their previous owners dismissed the idea of the three-mile move to Olympic Park, the new men have been quick to bring the issue back to the table.

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