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FIFA reject Suarez's bite appeal

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all football activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.

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#FIFA suspends Nigerian football

Nigeria was suspended from international football on Wednesday because of government interference, FIFA said in a statement.

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Progress made in Rio 2016 preps: IOC

Brazilian Olympic organisers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism'' to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to IOC President Thomas Bach.

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#Germany crush #Brazil to make World Cup final

Germany poured in the goals to hand Brazil their heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semi-finals that stunned the host nation.

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SF preview: #Brazil v #Germany

Brazil will grind to a halt when the hosts, missing injured talisman Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva, take on European heavyweights Germany in their World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

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NFL concussion case nears settlement

A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted preliminary approval to a settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players who suffer from brain damage and dementia as a result of concussions suffered on the field.

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No apology for Krul penalty tricks

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul insists he did nothing wrong in confronting Costa Rica's penalty takers during a World Cup quarter-final shootout.

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Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano dies

Former Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died in the Spanish capital two days after suffering a heart attack.

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Djokovic wins epic tussle with Federer

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets.

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A Krul substitution sends Dutch through

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semi-finals.

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