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(Adds details) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho's side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches. Veterans Didier Drogba, 36, who scored a penalty, and skipper John Terry, 33, were both on the scoresheet along with Loic Remy, Eden Hazard - who scored twice, once from the spot - and an own goal. ...
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By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) - FIFA has said it is happy with the progress being made by hosts Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup after the governing body's inspection committee carried out its first official visit. "As we heard today, everything is going according to plan, which is great news for everyone," said committee head Chris Unger, whose delegation has visited stadiums in St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi and two arenas in Moscow. ...
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(Adds details) ROMA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma on Tuesday that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked. Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller, from a penalty, also chipped in before halftime as the Bavarians exploited the many gaps left by the Roma defence in the Group E match. ...
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(Releads with Fernandes statement) LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has apologised to supporters and rebuked the Premier League club's manager Harry Redknapp and striker Adel Taarabt for their public spat over the player's fitness. In a statement on the club's website (www.qpr.co.uk), Fernandes called a halt to a row that has escalated since Sunday. "We regret these issues being played out in public and both Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt have been notified of our disappointment regarding their handling of the situation. ...
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By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho's side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches. Veterans Didier Drogba, 36, who scored a penalty, and skipper John Terry, 33, were both on the scoresheet along with Loic Remy, Eden Hazard - who scored twice, once from the spot - and an own goal. ...
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Barcelona club member to drop suit against NeymarBARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Barcelona club member who filed a lawsuit over the cost of Neymar's transfer fee said Tuesday he has asked his lawyers to withdraw the suit.


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LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. After completing a 16 million pounds ($25.79 million) move from AC Milan in August, Balotelli has found the net just once in nine games in all competitions. ...
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ROME (AP) -- UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.
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(Adds details) By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) - CSKA Moscow staged a stirring fightback to come from 2-0 down and earn a 2-2 draw against Manchester City in a Champions League clash played behind closed doors on Tuesday. First-half goals from Sergio Aguero and James Milner put the visitors in command, but the Russian side fought back after the break, with Seydou Doumbia's strike giving them a lifeline and Bebras Natcho's 86th-minute penalty earning them a share of the points. ...
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Southampton SunderlandSunderland players have offered to refund the ticket of every fan who attended the 8-0 defeat at Southampton.