• The Premier League Best XI of the season so far
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    The Premier League Best XI of the season so far

    With 14 of 38 game weeks in the books, we have formally reached the halfway stage of the Premier League season. (I know, it hardly seems like yesterday that the Leicester City boys were parading their trophy on the bus.) Thus far, Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed

  • Zidane’s Madrid on cusp of setting new unbeaten record
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    Zidane’s Madrid on cusp of setting new unbeaten record

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. When Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez midway through last season, the inexperienced former midfield standout got off to an auspicious start with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Eleven months and one Champions League title later, Madrid faces Deportivo again at home on Saturday with the chance of surpassing its longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902. On Wednesday, Madrid equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. “It’s important to continue to make history and continue our good run,”

  • Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers
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    Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers

    DHAKA/DOHA (Reuters) - Bangladesh labor activists said on Friday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly. The suit, filed in FIFA's home city of Zurich with the backing of the largest labor union in the Netherlands, calls on FIFA to force Qatar to adopt "minimum labor standards" for migrant workers preparing for the tournament, including at least the right to quit a job or leave the country. The Gulf state has faced criticism of its treatment of foreign workers from Amnesty International, the Building and Wood Workers' International organization and others.