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Rubiales three-year ban for World Cup kiss confirmed by FIFA Rubiales kissed Spain midfielder Jenni Hermoso on the lips against her will after the Women’s World Cup last in Sydney in August, for which he is set to face trial in Spain. Qatar beat Jordan to retain Asian Cup with Afif hat-trick The 27-year-old Afif was the hero, holding his nerve as quickly as from the penalty spot within the first half and, after under dogs Jordan equalized, twice more in the second interval. It is felt that UK Sport cannot make a serious plea for extra public funds if they have not themselves made savings and proven that they’re working as efficiently as attainable. An email to stakeholders inside the sector cites the necessity to make a “credible case to Government”. UK Sport has invested £305 million in Olympic and Paralympic sport during the current 4 year cycle but it will want this funding to rise to round £360 million just to maintain pace with inflation, following dramatically increased costs.

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