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Record Breaking Transfer Completed or Money in Sport

Listen here Paul Pogba, a 23-year-old central midfielder, signed his world record €133 million move from Juventus to Manchester United on Thursday night. Ironically, Pogba, lured by a €1 million worth contract, left Manchester United for Juventus four years ago. Spanish team Real Madrid held the record for purchasing the most expensive player…
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Qataris Are Celebrating Their Handball Team

Listen here Qatar, a small Arabian country in the Gulf region, accomplished tremendous, unexpected success at the Handball World Championship 2015. Qatar finished in second place gaining the silver medal. France, on Sunday 1st February, beat them in the final. Qatar was the first host country in the Gulf Region to stage a Handball World…
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Was It a Foul?

Listen here It is estimated that there may have been a billion viewers watching the 20th FIFA World Cup opening match between the home team of Brazil and Croatia. However, the greatest attention after the match was directed at the Head Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan. He called a questionable foul against Croatian player Dejan Lovren.…
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Do You Speak Football? (English and German)

Germany is a fixture at international tournaments. The national side has appeared in the finals of the World Cup seven times, three of them as the victors, including a 1974 win at home when they were led by football legend Franz Beckenbauer. Germany will start the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the same group as Ghana, Portugal and the United States.…
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Do You Speak Football? (English and Italian)

With four World Cup victories, Italy is second only to Brazil in the number of times it has won football’s most prestigious contest. The Azzurri last came out on top in 2006 in Germany. Gianluigi Buffon, who was in goal during that tournament will captain the 2014 side. Italy will meet England, Costa Rica and Uruguay in the group stage. Kaplan…
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Do You Speak Football? (English and Russian)

Led by former Real Madrid, Roma and England head coach Fabio Capello, Russia come into the 2014 World Cup ranked 18th, according to FIFA. The Russians, who have not appeared in a World Cup since 2002, will face Algeria, Belgium and South Korea in the group stage of the tournament. Russia will host the next World Cup in 2018. Kaplan International…
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Five Cities Eager to Host 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Listen here Five applicant cities, Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) submitted their application files to host the Games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in March 2014. These files will be reviewed by an IOC appointed working group, which will then report to the IOC Executive Board.…
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