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# Under fire
Liberia president George Weah criticised after watching son at World Cup
The former AC Milan star has not been seen in his homeland where people are battling soaring prices and shortages of basic goods.
# Under fire
Croatia fans punished for 'xenophobic behaviour'
Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan was targeted for his ethnic Serb roots.
# Under fire
Embarrassing Carabao Cup exit piles pressure on Frank Lampard
The Toffees were made to pay for a number of defensive mistakes as Bournemouth ended their run of four successive Premier League defeats.
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'Furious' Lille punish striker for clubbing ahead of PSG drubbing
Mohamed Bayo was signed from Clermont for more than €12 million in July.
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Ian Foster hails All Blacks, slams 'vicious' media after sinking Springboks
The second-round victory halted a horror run in which New Zealand lost five of six matches.
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'I'm going grey and my hair's receding quickly' - All Blacks boss Foster jokes as pressure mounts
Following Saturday’s defeat to the Springboks, New Zealand have now lost five of their last six games.
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Sponsor drops Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell over LIV defection
The Royal Bank of Canada ended its sponsorship of the golfers.
# Under fire
Avram Glazer defends Man United reign after troubled season
The Red Devils’ 58 points represented their lowest tally in the Premier League era.
# Under fire
Bayern Munich stars slammed for Ibiza trip after defeat
The Bundesliga champions crashed to a 3-1 loss at mid-table Mainz on Saturday.
# Under fire
Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.
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'Give us a refund' - China's latest World Cup humiliation sparks fury
A 3-1 defeat at Vietnam ended any slim hope they had of reaching the tournament.
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Barcelona accuse Bartomeu's board of 'serious criminal behaviour'
His successor Joan Laporta took over he was forced to allow iconic star Lionel Messi leave on a free transfer.
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# Under fire
'Disdainful' abuse of Koeman condemned by Barcelona
Fans were seen gathering around the Dutchman’s car and shouting abuse.
# Under fire
Steve Bruce's son says he's been made the 'fall guy'
The former Man United player will take charge of his 1,000th game as a manager when the Magpies host Tottenham on Sunday.
# Under fire
Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.
# Under fire
Stefanos Tsitsipas defends lengthy bathroom breaks at US Open
The Flushing Meadows crowd turned on the Greek and booed him during his five-set loss.
# Under fire
Hazard apologised to me, the players and the club - Zidane
The Belgian star joked with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy after the full-time whistle on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
# scrutiny
Celtic’s principal shareholder Dermot Desmond hits back after coming under fire
The Scottish club failed in their quest for a record 10th consecutive title.
# Under fire
Training ground row and injury crisis, Bruce vows to 'circle the wagons' at Newcastle
The 60-year-old has endured a difficult week on Tyneside. Download
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Ireland captain McCabe and Arsenal team-mates apologise for controversial Dubai travels
Gunners boss Joe Montemurro has spoken out about the disappointment at the club.
# Under fire
Celtic fans gather at stadium to protest again ahead of Kilmarnock clash
Disgruntled Hoops supporters convened at Celtic Park once again.
# Under fire
Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination
The club’s fans were heavily criticised for booing players taking the knee before their match against Derby last Saturday.
# Under Pressure
Harry Maguire should be taken out of Man United firing line, says Rio Ferdinand
‘In these situations – that I’ve been in as well, you sometimes need to be taken out of the oven.’
# David de Gea
Solskjaer non-committal over De Gea starting against West Ham
De Gea made costly mistakes in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
# Under fire
Solskjaer backs 'mentally strong' De Gea as United bid to seal Champions League spot
‘This is not going to become a David de Gea press conference,’ said Solskjaer as questions about his goalkeeper’s errors continued.
# Under fire
Eight men sue Man City over Bennell abuse
The former football coach is currently serving a 30-year jail term for multiple offences.
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Mo Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection
The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine.
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Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism
The former Ireland striker has recently taken over as the association’s Interim Deputy CEO.
# Australia
'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video
Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.
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Spygate 2.0? New England Patriots admit video crew violated NFL rules
However, the Super Bowl champions maintained it was not on purpose.
# Under fire
Italy legend Cannavaro severely reprimanded in China
The World Cup winner has been criticised for his ‘weak ability to rectify mistakes’.
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'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme
Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.
# Under fire
Argentina seem to be at war, says coach
Lionel Scaloni believes there is too much pressure on his side at the Copa America.
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'He lost the head, he did something that should never be done in a sporting environment'
Sean Cavanagh on the recent disciplinary travails of his former team-mate Tiernan McCann.
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Five-star Morgan says 'every goal counts' with USA's 13-0 hammering of Thailand 'part of growing the game'
The United States showed no mercy, and they’ve been widely criticised for it.
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Former Fulham striker criticised after saying 'it's laughable when a black player represents Russia'
Vladimir Putin’s human rights advisor, Mikhail Fedotov, has hit out at recent comments made by Pavel Pogrebnyak.
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Unapologetic Trudeau denies interfering in prosecution of Canadian engineering firm
Facing calls to resign, Trudeau addressed the allegations at a news conference today in Ottawa.
# Under fire
Defiant Sampaoli facing Argentina sack after World Cup shambles - reports
The coach is rumoured to be at odds with his players, including captain Lionel Messi
# Under fire
Argentina deny reports players want manager out
Jorge Sampaoli has received criticism after his side were beaten by Croatia.