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Qatar to use foreign police officers at 2022 World Cup

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Doha (AFP) – Police officers from different countries will be on Qatar’s streets during the 2022 World Cup in an effort to prevent hooliganism, a senior security officer for the tournament has said.

Major Ali Mohammed Al-Ali, deputy executive director for security with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body overseeing the tournament, also predicted that Qatar would deliver “the safest World Cup in the world”.

Armed police greet fans at UK sporting events after attack

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London (AFP) – Football supporters arriving at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea were greeted by the sight of armed police days after a terror attack in Manchester.

Robust security measures were in place at major sporting events across the United Kingdom following Monday’s suicide bomb attack after a pop concert killed 22 people and wounded dozens.

Armed police greet fans at UK sporting events after attack

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London (AFP) – Football supporters arriving at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea were greeted by the sight of armed police days after a terror attack in Manchester.

Robust security measures were in place at major sporting events across the United Kingdom following Monday’s suicide bomb attack after a pop concert killed 22 people and wounded dozens.

Twenty-five hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby

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Madrid (AFP) – A total of 20 supporters and five police officers suffered minor injuries in scuffles outside the Vicente Calderon stadium prior to Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

A spokesperson for the Spanish capital’s emergency services said the 25 people had been treated for “cuts and bruises, all minor”.

Tight security in Madrid for Bayern-Real clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Some 1,800 police officers will be deployed to the streets of the Spanish capital for Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, city hall said.

The quarter-final second leg, which was declared “high risk” as is common for high profile Champions League games, comes after several European ties have been marred by violence.

Tight security in Madrid for Bayern-Real clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Some 1,800 police officers will be deployed to the streets of the Spanish capital for Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, city hall said.

The quarter-final second leg, which was declared “high risk” as is common for high profile Champions League games, comes after several European ties have been marred by violence.

Polish fans held in Madrid after clashes

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Madrid (AFP) Thirteen Polish supporters of Legia Warsaw were being held Wednesday following clashes with police before the football club's Champions League game against Real Madrid, police said.

Among them is the leader of an ultra group, a police spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

Polish fans held in Madrid after clashes

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Madrid (AFP) Thirteen Polish supporters of Legia Warsaw were being held Wednesday following clashes with police before the football club's Champions League game against Real Madrid, police said.

Among them is the leader of an ultra group, a police spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

Fan violence mars Madrid cruise past Legia

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Fan violence mars Madrid cruise past Legia

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Videos

Video: Jack Wilshere talking to police after nightclub fracas

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was seen being questioned by police officers after reportedly being involved in a nightclub fracas. The England...

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Euro 2012: Violent clashes mar Russia vs Poland match

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The Warsaw police department deployed 6,000 officers, in one of their most intensive security operations, and it proved crucial in tamping down the violence that ensued before the Russia vs Poland match. Even so there were 184 arrests as fans from both countries fought pitched battles in which 10 police officers along with 10 fans were treated for injuries.

Oddballs

Man Utd striker Bebe escapes bailiffs by hiding in team-mates boot

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Manchester United flop Bebe reportedly hid from bailiffs at the club's training ground before fleeing in the boot of a team-mate's car. The 23-year-old was hunted by debt collectors at United's Carrington base, where he was training with the Under-21 squad. The bizarre reports from Goal.com suggest that bailiffs had tried to track the £7m [.

Police force provide superb crime-related twitter commentary during England v Italy quarter-final

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After hearing that Ashley Cole and Ashley Young were racially abused on Twitter after England were knocked out of Euro 2012, you could be forgiven for re-evaluating the worth of the popular social networking platform. Thankfully, our 140-character  faith was restored when we heard this story. On the night of the England v Italy quarter-final, [.

Valencia fan chucked out of stadium for bouncing the ball off Levante keeper’s head

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A Valencia supporter found himself missing some of his side's match against Levante last night after being escorted out of the stadium by police. His crime? Bouncing the ball off the head of Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua. The fan 'returned' the ball to Munua when he came to retrieve it from fans behind his goal.

Houston Dynamo

Report: Three Toronto FC players arrested in Houston

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As if Toronto FC's season was not already bad enough, in comes word that three of their players have been arrested for public intoxication.

According to the Toronto Sun, Toronto FC players Luis Silva, Nick Soolsma and Miguel Aceval were jailed outside of a nightclub in Houston on Sunday night.

Soccer Busines: Colorado Creative, Legal Trouble & More

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Time for some quick hitters from around the soccer business world. We'll start in Colorado, where the Rapids have taken a unique step to promote season tickets and reward their best customers. The team's 2013 jerseys will include the names of its 2012 season ticket holders woven into the shirts.

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Bradley finding his footing in Egypt

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When soccer riots broke out in Egypt in February, Bob Bradley did not hesitate to speak out despite having only just arrived as the new coach of the national team.

It didn't matter that the American had been in Egypt less than six months or was still coming to terms with the country's post-revolution politics.

Fan Shot Before Argentine Derby

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Derby clashes are always fiercely contested affairs but when violence hits heir a non contest. Argntina's volatile Avellaneda derby between Racing Club and Independiente was one such contest after a fan was shot during fighting between rival fans which got out of hand. The match ended 1-1, but with 1,200 Police officers needed and no doubt more Hospital staff, it would make you wonder 'Is it all worth it'?

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Athens Derby Between Panathinaikos & Olympiakos Abandoned After Stadium Set On Fire (Photos & Videos)

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By Chris Wright

The Athens derby between the two strongest sides in Greek football, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, had to be abandoned with eight minutes left after sadly predictable rioting broke out amongst the crowd (populated solely by Panathinaikos fans as, ironically, no Olympiakos fans were allowed to attend for fear of trouble)Â though, in actuality, the match was beset with violence and stupidity which began several hours before kick-off when hundreds of youths attempted to make their way into the stadium without tickets.

Athens derby abandoned because it was on fire

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Even without the away Olympiakos fans barred from Sunday's Athens derby against despised rivals Panathinaikos due to league restrictions, there was still enough violence and explosions to get the match abandoned.

From Reuters:

The start of the second half was delayed by 45 minutes as fans pelted police with flares, molotovs and missiles and was subsequently abandoned altogether with nine minutes remaining with Olympiakos 1-0 ahead through Djamel Abdoun's 51st-minute goal.

Newcastle United

Can Newcastle Unload Ranger And Xisco This Summer?

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Newcastle's 20 year-old striker Nile Ranger today denied assaulting two revellers and two police officers during a night out in the Newcastle city center. Nile Ranger - in court again today The Londoner faces charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Stephen Simpson and David Armstrong.

Racial Slurs Over Newcastle United Players – 29 Year-Old Man Arrested

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There have been racial comments made on social networking sites  yesterday directed towards Newcastle United. It seems the slurs were  based on the number of  black players the Newcastle club have on its books, and of course we just signed another top Senegal International - Papiss Cisse yesterday.

Wayne Rooney

Police Find 29 Bags O’ Cannabis In Raid On Rio Ferdinand’s Restaurant

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By Chris Wright

According to several of this morning's newsrags, a 55-year old junior chef has been cautioned and 29 bags of cannabis have been seized from a locker at Rio Ferdinand's 'Rosso' restaurant (the sordid den of inequity where Wayne Rooney reportedly solicited the services of one 'Juicy' Jenni Thompson over a candlelit bowl of chicken nuggets) in Manchester following a Police #drugsraid at the Italian eatery on Friday afternoon.

PICTURES: Rooney At Goodison

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February 19th 2005: United won 2-0 on Rooney's return to Goodison Park since leaving Everton to progress to the FA Cup semi-final. Roy Carroll with hit with an object thrown from the crowd, 30 fans were arrested and 5 police officers were injured.

August 13th 2005: Rooney scored United's second goal in a 2-0 win on the opening day of the following season.

PICTURES: Rooney At Goodison

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February 19th 2005: United won 2-0 on Rooney's return to Goodison Park since leaving Everton to progress to the FA Cup semi-final. Roy Carroll with hit with an object thrown from the crowd, 30 fans were arrested and 5 police officers were injured.

August 13th 2005: Rooney scored United's second goal in a 2-0 win on the opening day of the following season.

English Premier League

Post-Red Card Beatdown In Russia

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Disney is not going to do a cartoon remake of the Russian Premier League anytime soon. That may be an exercise in acknowledging the obvious, but it remains true the RPL isn't for the kiddies. Roberto Carlos might have a few words of commentary in that realm.

And yet, it can still manage to surprise with some off-pitch shenanigans, like this weekend, when one player who'd just been sent off in a reserve game was beaten in the tunnel by men "dressed as" police officers.

Momentum Builds For Full Release of Hillsborough Documents

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As parliament prepares to debate the full release of documents relating to Hillsborough and the long-suspended dominos begin to fall, momentum building towards what seems more and more an inevitable release of what has shamefully been kept hidden for far too long, it's been a nervous day of remembrance and retrospect for many just as much as one of cautious hope for the future.

Premier League Kick-Off? Forget About It!

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The long awaited Premier League return is in jeopardy after the recent spate of riots most notably in the capital and in other major cities. 16,000 police officers are currently situated on the streets of London leaving not enough officers to patrol football matches across the land. Several midweek Carling Cup fixtures were already cancelled, [.

Media Watch

Labour MP Andy Burnham: We’ll get justice for the 96

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Labour MP Andy Burnham: We'll get justice for the 96

In dusty box files in the House of Lords, there are thousands of badly photocopied papers. They look inconsequential. They are anything but. The boxes contain personal ­statements from police officers who witnessed at first hand one of the biggest peacetime disasters in our country's history.

Labour MP Andy Burnham: We’ll get justice for the 96

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Labour MP Andy Burnham: We'll get justice for the 96

In dusty box files in the House of Lords, there are thousands of badly photocopied papers. They look inconsequential. They are anything but. The boxes contain personal ­statements from police officers who witnessed at first hand one of the biggest peacetime disasters in our country's history.

Riots

Policing the riots and criticising the police

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I am hearing a lot of criticism of the police as the dust settles in the wake of the recent riots. This strikes me as particularly knee-jerk and opportunistic. I saw a lot of scary scenes from the comfort of my front room and I saw a lot of people's lives being torn apart by thugs and criminals and mindless morons but the one thing I didn't see was police lounging round doing nothing.

Anarchy in the UK

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I have to say, I have empathy with the looters. When you see no other option for survival, I totally understand the mindset of trying to obtain what you need to live. Of course, I'm talking about those who tried to loot food and water in Somalia not the idiots in London right now who are stealing televisions, clothing and anything else they can get their hands on.

The Rest

Everton: Aaron Lennon Receiving Treatment For ‘Stress-Related Illness’ After Being Detained Under Mental Health Act

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Everton winger Aaron Lennon has been detained under the Mental Health Act after police were called to an incident in Manchester over the weekend.

According to the Guardian, Lennon was taken to hospital on Sunday after police officers assisted him on a busy road in Salford.

A statement fromGreater Manchester police read:

Police were called at around 4.

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9/11 Remembered From a New York Soccer Fan

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Today, ten years after the fateful 9/11 disaster, is full of emotions, sorrow, grief and remembering those that sadly died in the airplanes, in the buildings and the many firefighters and police officers that made the huge sacrifice to risk ...